Tony, you seem to think that man can(to some extent) control nature, in regard to the earth's climate. I'm inclined to think that man is pretty much subject to the whims of nature. As I previously stated, I do not think that the human race is capable of preventing another ice age, nor can he prevent the devastating effects of a CME.Originally Posted by Tony Aguire
Regardless, everything we do that mitigates our impact on the climate, no matter how small, benefits everyone.
Fossil fuels are expensive, dirty, and have a real long term impact on human quality of life. We (the USA) would have far less strategic interest in the middle east if it were not for our dependence on sweet crude. Most of the environmental impacts of mining a resource that is required to sustain daily life would be mitigated by moving to renewable energy. Wars have been fought, people have died, civilizations have been ravaged to put fuel in your tank.... Sorry, I don't like the idea of people getting killed so I can get to work.
And I don't believe for one second that the sun is solely responsible for the climate shifts we have been witnessing, nor do I believe that our impact is insignificant.