To the first question: No, I don't believe the human population has a global impact on weather changes, or much of anything else. We populate only a small fraction of the surface of the planet, and our numbers are still very small compared to other life forms. I believe that if the planet is warming, it's entirely a natural accuring event, and nothing we can do to stop or slow it down. This fad, was born from observations in ice core samples from the north and south poles. Doesn't really say much about the planet as a whole, nor much about the pre-ICE AGE world. The planet was once a much warmer place before the big chill that killed much of the reptile life. Perhaps the planet earth is only recovering from whatever event that cooled it downHello everyone ,
do you believe that weather changes nowadays are due to
human activities ( indurty in general ) ?
Are you really concerned regarding this problem ?
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I completely agree to that. And I heard people talking about "global warming dictatorship", like those who believe that global warming is caused by the man are imposing their ideas to others. It seems completely unlise to me arguing that global warming doesn't exist or it is caused by an increase in the solar activity (ridiculous theory, Sun is too big to vary like that), and also arguing that there is a dictatorship that damages our "way of life"..... We may just have to evolve UV and heat resistant skin, CO2 scrubbers, webbed feet, and an appetite for plankton...assuming that survives .....
Our country is trying to do its bit, but again.... not popular with the majority of voters.
I think a survey revealed that the amount of CO2 released each year worldwide was equivalent to the amount of CO2 released by four Mounts St. Helen. It is disastrous.Just out of curiousity, does anyone know how many degrees the planet's overall temperature has increased over the past 20 years? How many degree/year can we expect for the next 20 years? If we could actual stop releasing all greenhouse gases, how long will it take for the previous 400-500 years worth of damage to be reversed?
Man-made greenhouse emissions aren't the only sources, nor apparently the largest contributer. Is there anyway to reduce natural emissions, other than killing all plants, animals, insects, and bacteria? Stop volcanos from erupting?
I agree that at some level it should be "solved" at government level, however I have no faith in the UK government so would be inclined to suggest we would be better off without any involvement.It may be a problem that has to be "solved" by governmental action. A nearby city had a can and bottle recycling progrram established by a local ordinance. It functioned for about 10 years, but required the local stores to give over some space to receive the cans and bottles.
The largest recyclers were the homeless. People would come in with huge bags of cans to get the $.05 recycling payment (a charge that was tacked on to the original sale price).
The store owners were unhappy about the loss of profitable space, and campaigned againt the program. They were ultimately successful in getting the recycling program repealed. They are making more money now, but the litter of discarded cans is back.
Some funded program needs to be instituted. It should be easy and convenient to recycle. I would be happy to sort out items, especially it it did not require a trip is 25 - 50 miles to get to a recycling center. No such interest seems to have occured to the state legislature. Sadly, if it's not profitable, it's not likely to happen.
lol, else u wud have Dav-id (beckham) instead."Boy, do the simple stuff first, and the difficult stuff will follow" - he was also my football coach and I didn't listen to him then either!
Yeah, kind of wonder if that nickel deposite idea was really that great. The responsable people would be recycling anyway, most people would still be dumping the empties as usual. Mostly it just seemed like the derelic street people just exchange the empty beer bottles for full ones. Atleast somebody is picking up some of the litter in the streets... But seriously, it just made a simple way for these addicts to stay hooked, rather then get them to get thereselves straightened out and cleaned up.Find a profit motive and you find a motive!!!
My wife and I save about $200US per year by carting our own trash to the dump. They just happen to have extensive recycling facilities there, and they just happen to charge a lower fee if we avail ourselves of those bins.
Regarding the five cent bottle & can tax... screw it!! On the few occasions when I've bothered to try reclaiming that nickel, it has cost me a dime. Badly maintained automated machinery jams, attendants are inattentive, and the whole process reeks of stale cheap beer. No thank you! I'll gladly pay a nickel per bottle for the privilege of NOT returning my empties!
Maybe I should hand the bottles out to those guys begging on the on-ramps...
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