Skip to comments.Manmade Global Warming: The Solution (Pat Sajak, Host of Wheel of Fortune, gives a modest proposal)
Posted on 07/26/2010 2:11:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Manmade global warming, like so many other social and economic issues, has become hopelessly politicized. Each side has dug in its heels and has accused the other of acting irresponsibly and dishonestly. For the believers, the other side has become the equivalent of Holocaust deniers; and for the doubters, the other side has become a cult intent on manipulating mankind to remake the world in some sort of natural Utopian image.
The divide has become so great, it seems virtually impossible to bridge the gap. However, Im not writing for Ricochet merely to outline problems; Im here to offer real solutions. And Im not just blowing carbon dioxide.
Lets assume that a third of the worlds population really believes mankind has the power to adjust the Earths thermostat through lifestyle decisions. The percentage may be higher or lower, but, for the sake of this exercise, lets put it at one-third. Now it seems to me these people have a special obligation to change their lives dramatically because they truly believe catastrophe lies ahead if they dont. The other two-thirds are merely ignorant, so they can hardly be blamed for their actions.
Now, if those True Believers would give up their cars and big homes and truly change the way they live, I cant imagine that there wouldnt be some measurable impact on the Earth in just a few short years. Im not talking about recycling Evian bottles, but truly simplifying their lives. Even if you were, say, a former Vice President, you would give up extra homes and jets and limos. I see communes with organic farms and lives freed from polluting technology.
Then, when the rest of us saw the results of their actionsyou know, the earth cooling, oceans lowering, polar bears frolicking and glaciers growingwe would see the error of our ways and join the crusade voluntarily and enthusiastically.
How about it? Why wait for governments to change us? You who have already seen the light have it within your grasp to act in concert with each other and change the world forever. And I hate to be a scold, but you have a special obligation to do it because you believe it so strongly. Then, instead of looking at isolated tree rings and computer models, youd have real results to point to, and even the skeptics would see the error of their ways and join you.
So start Tweeting each other and get the ball rolling. Well anxiously await results. See, I told you I had the solution. My work here is done.
wow-that’s actually pretty brilliant
LOL, sounds like a plan!
And when these things do not happen....and they won't...the Moonbats and Hippies will start their rants all over again and say the rest of "us" aren't doing enough. Then we're right back where we started from.
Though, I would like to see "their" numbers plummet when "they" try to live on 'organic' food alone.
Right now he has an appointment with a massage therapist to get to.
If they do and there is clear demonstration it works, I’ll join them. I agree Al Gore, lead by example.
-—great—I’m going to forward it to every warmist I know—
Just curious. Let's say the after the "Great Experiment" we observe temperatures worldwide that are lower on average by half a degree F, why would you want that? Would you want temperatures that were even lower? I used to play ice hockey when I was a kid, but now I'd sorta like to be the first one on my block here to have a palm tree.
He is also a Viet Nam vet according to same source.
I’ve always said I’d give a better listen to the Greenies when they came to me in their solar or wind-powered car.
While that is a rational and achievable idea, it breaks down when the assumption is that you are not the problem, but, everyone else is. Liberals do not believe that solutions apply to them.
Since when did Progressives believe in reason?
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