Green Machine

December 8, 2006

I watched an Inconvenient Truth a few days ago. It was good, I enjoyed it. I think it stayed mostly on track, but did exaggerate a little at points (not so sure global warming causes more diseases). The most frustrating thing that it highlights is the resistance of the American government to do anything. This is due to two things, the vested interests of large business who employ very well paid lobiests, and the apathy of the American people. No one wants to pay an extra $15 a month for electricity produced by wind, hydro, or solar plants. Instead we buy cheap oil which ultimately leads to us to Iraq, twice. Whether or not global warming produces a catastrophic event, we are destroying the world we know. Soon there won’t be any more fish in the ocean, the rain rain forests will be burnt, and we will be out of water, all without any global warming.

Our opulent life styles cost. It might cost a significant climate change for the entire planet, or just living in a depleted shell of the Earth’s former glory. Either way it is depressing.