Can We Talk?

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Can We Talk?

And Speaking of the Environment

Seems that – oh boy, my face is red – I am confusing pollution with the climate change culprit, carbon dioxide.  Hey, wait a minute, maybe I’m not the one confused.  Carbon dioxide.  Isn’t that what we exhale?  Don’t tell me exhaling is bad. 

Carbon dioxide – isn’t that what trees breathe in?  Isn’t that why it’s good to have indoor plants?  Oh, I don’t know.  I’m just going to stick to what really bothers me – POLLUTION! 

When stinky stuff spews out of tailpipes, that’s pollution.  When slobs throw garbage on the sidewalk or anywhere other than trash receptacles, that’s pollution.  When I can hear, from the penthouse, boom boxes blaring from cars thirty floors below, that’s pollution.  Let’s face it, if you want to blow out your eardrums, that’s your business.  Do it with the windows up.

But to get back to air and water quality.  We still have to live and work and manufacture things.  Without that, we’d be back living in caves.  So what are we to do?  Well, the technology is there.  Solar energy, wind energy, hydrogen fuel, methane gas made from sugar, corn and any number of renewable things.  And whatever happened to cold fusion?  Wasn’t that supposed to be the energy source of the next millennium?

Oh, come one, we’re smart, creative and obstinate.  Are we going to be forever beholdin’ to the oil god?

March 28th, 2007 Posted by | Climate Change, Environment, Personal Opinions, Pollution | no comments