. . . the shrill "it is because it is" circular reasoning has hit a fever pitch and is just getting louder. Radio ads and PSAs and event promos cite global warming as a confirmed reality, a given not worthy of questioning. Here's our premise, THEREFORE here's what MUST be done.
I'm not denying global warming, I just question the validity of the thinking that humans are having much (or even anything) to do with it. Hey, all the steps individuals may take to reduce their "carbon footprints" (groan -- it's the newest PC speak and it makes my head hurt) are probably good ideas, and I'm not against most of them (except those stupid light bulbs). But I think the mass hysteria we're experiencing is akin to Chicken Little and The Sky Is Falling Band.
My prediction is that Al Gore peaked too early, however, given our culture's notoriously short attention span for anything that isn't sparkly and shiny. They'll soon tire of his drone and we can get back to our enormous fossil fuel consumption without so much as a pang of guilt.
Bet you didn't see THIS rant coming. I'm enormously busy and mentally wiped out, so this rushed out of me like a dam breaking. Sorry.
What were we talking about?