Archive for December, 2010

December 8, 2010

Should We Be Concerned?

Planet green, treehouser, Limbaugh, O'reilly, environment
Every now and then I come across something so powerful and true I need to include it in the blog. Personally I find Limbaugh and O’Reilly entertaining. Most of the time their opinions and reportage is silly and not truthful but I look at them like I do Lewis Black or Seinfeld for that matter. They make me laugh and think. So I’m reblogging this article By Mickey Z., Planet Green

Imagine for a minute if corporate-sponsored mouthpieces like Limbaugh and O’Reilly were correct on either of these points:

Global warming is a hoax
Humans are not responsible for climate change
Well, guess what? It wouldn’t change the green movement’s primary mission. Because while some waste valuable time debating deniers, every 24 hours:

13 million tons of toxic chemicals are released across the globe
Over 100 plant or animal species go extinct
200,000 acres of rainforest are destroyed
45,000 humans die of starvation
And that’s just the tip of the melting iceberg…

Climate change, of course, connects to many of the pressing green issues but our eco-system would be in peril even if the deniers are right. We’d still have 80 percent of the world’s forests gone. We’d still have 90 percent of the large fish in the ocean gone. In other words, we’d still have an urgent need to dismantle industrial civilization and work towards a greener future.

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