Similarly, to blame man's actions for every natural event is pure ignorance.I don't really follow the politics of global warming, there is a struggle for power and money and resources and all sorts of things out of my hands BUT....
The fact that man has the power to make significant changes in his environment doesn't take a whole lot of brain power to grasp. Anyone seen a photograph of South America lately? In the dark? IT'S ON FIRE. Men are pushing up great swaths of timber and striking a match to them. It's not too difficult to understand the concept of fire and heat. Same goes for the oil we burn, the nuclear material we burn, the coal we burn.... it's all about energy release and it creates heat. Anyone sitting in a heated building shouldn't have too much trouble understanding that the environment they are in... is a man made alteration of the earths natural condition. Do we have the power to change the temperature? Geez... this is basic, of course we do. We do it all the time.
You know, not too long ago, the skies of America would sometimes go black with massive clouds of migrating passenger pigeons. They were so plentiful and such a good source of cheap food for labor, we learned how to kill them with efficiency. Usually, they would put out a bunch of fermented grain for them to feed on and when a mass of them had fed up and become to drunk to fly, men would run out and club them by the thousands. Now... a few people back then got the idea that we might actually kill them all. And you know what the responses to this were? The same crap we hear now about climate issues. People said it was absurd to think that man had the power to kill them all. They said it was even ARROGANT to think that man could affect nature in that way. They said we simply didn't have the power to kill them all. Never happen.
They don't exist anymore.
Every time you strike a match or start a car or turn on the heat, YOU create heat on the planet that would not exist with out your actions. This is elementary.
Whatever the effects are, whatever the consequences, I can't say. But to deny man's ability to change his environment with his actions is pure ignorance. It's beyond logical thought and I highly suspect, almost 100% politics.
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Absolutely. I am not blaming man for anything indirectly. I am not sure that "blame" is even a word I would choose. What we can say though is that nuclear power.... and all that heat we discharge into massive bodies of water? We cause that. Directly. We heat up some pretty significant amounts of water, directly by cooling for power generation.
Fires.... every time you strike a match.... everytime you start a car, every building we heat, every home, on and on and on. There is no discounting man's ability to change his environment.
You know, the next big thing is water shortages. Our major aquifers are going dry. States are making major grabs of water resources because the sources are going dry. Now, I guess some can claim this to be something other than man, despite the fact that we have drilled millions of wells to pull the water out of the ground so we can crap in it and send it into the ocean.
Thing is, there are serious consequences, not coming, but already happening, for what can really only be attributed to over population. It's not that we're evil or bad.... it's that we, like most animals, tend to regulate population according to the amount of resources on hand to sustain us. And once we hit the industrial revolution and began using machines to cultivate and extract resources, the lid came off population. And you can bet the lid will go back on, in a painful manner. The world won't sustain the population we have. Clean drinking water alone dictates this. Never mind food. Among the biggest mistakes history will reflect on us is the use of clean drinking water to shit in. It's something we take for granted but it is quite insane. It won't be long, in the grand scheme, before that will stop.