Monday, February 15, 2010

Is Global Warming Real?

Amid reports that this is the coldest winter on recent record, and the handful of snowstorms America has experienced the past month or so, comes news that the raw data on which the whole climate change theory was based might be compromised! But The OddBlog wants to go on-record here with a little common sense - some points we have made here in the past, but want to revisit briefly just for clarity and, hopefully, an effect:

Though we have often questioned the veracity of the global warming theory, we know that conservation of our natural resources is an important subject. We have also been "hard" on many mainstream conservationist theories and ideas, largely because they go wa-ay overboard.

Any reasoning human being should be able to conclude that pollution is bad, mm'kay? Whether or not it has any greater change on the atmosphere, artificial "reefs" made of garbage, low-hanging clouds of smog over major metropolitan areas, and pictures of dead and dying animals, covered in oil and trash, are clear indications of a need for change. However, the truth is that such a change can be affected by everyone changing just a few, simple, almost imperceptible, habits! Furthermore, these very changes go hand-in-hand with practicing a better, cleaner, healthier lifestyle all the way around, so there is a built-in incentive for everyone to take-up these habits.

Remembering to turn off the lights when you leave a room not only conserves energy for everyone, it lowers your utility bill. Trading-in your gas-guzzling SUV for a more sensible vehicle not only conserves fossil fuels and the atmosphere, but saves you money. Recycling is another habit which takes a few weeks to establish, can save you money, conserves resources, and is easy to incorporate into your lifestyle. Diminishing your reliance on your vehicle can not only save you money and conserve resources, but the exercise is also good for your health.

These are very simple, very convenient, and very powerful changes to your lifestyle which add an extremely minimal amount of time and effort to your daily routine and reward you, as well as the rest of the world, in their practice. Instead of donating money to questionable initiatives, making major life and lifestyle changes, and going completely overboard, why not start with some of these small practices and take it from there?

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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