goldbrick wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Don't worry about the planet. The earth will be around until it gets hit by an asteroid/meteorite or the sun expands to vaporize it. Human civilization as we know it is what is in peril, not the planet itself. Even full scale nuclear winter will probably have less impact on 'life on earth' than the last meteorite strike that wiped out the dinosaurs (who were in existence for 100's of millions of years).
Goldbrick, it is no use to discuss this issue because too many of us have been brainwashed to believe the media's thirst for flashy, apocalyptic stories that are sensational.
Yes, we need to stop using petroleum, but not for environmental reasons.
We need to stop using plastics which poison the earth's oceans
We need to stop cutting down forests for wood and land development (without replacing the downed plant life).
We need to stop buying our food, produce, and bottled water from distant places, which destroys the local environments.
However, these nice, idealistic ideas will only remain empty IDEAS and complaints because - you, and me, and even our country will not change the behavior of all of the other ignorant third world countries that don't care a rat's butt about this.
All they want is to get a piece of the pie of the American lifestyle.
Why do you think that Global immigration has become such a massive problem... Because western civilization is a very fertile place to be, So all the world's impoverished and uneducated peasants want to come over to get free stuff, and like the past poster said, will skyrocket and increase world population. That is biggest environmental problem that we will be dealing with for the next 30 years.