Paul K. Driessen is one of the leading critics of climate change. I checked out his website to see his proposed solutions, but didn’t find any. So their position is to keep the status quo? Not acceptable.
The website contained submssions and articles asserting that climate change may not be a crisis, and others say it is normal and not man-made. Okay, let’s say that is a possibility. Then let’s take the issue of increasing water shortages around the world. Even if those aren’t the result of global warming, something still needs to be done. Like what? I’m not finding much in the way of solutions from the naysayers. Driessen just seems to want us to buy his book.
Solution-wise, we aren’t able to currently provide enough fresh water to people around the world. So, it seems to me, the best we can do is to try to help preserve the glaciers that feed rivers that so many people depend upon. Also, we seek other ways to provide water, by drilling wells, etc. And most importantly, prevent oil and chemical companies from contaminating water in small communities. I don’t know for sure that carbon caps and clean energy legislation will help preserve the glaciers, but I’m willing to give it a try. The worst that can happen from carbon caps, as far as I can see, is that electricity will cost me a little more. I’m willing to pay that if it might help. Call it an experiment. If it doesn’t help, we can try something else.
And even if you don’t believe that burning fossil fuels is ruining our atmosphere, certainly you must realize that oil is not infinite, and that eventually we need to come up with supplements/alternatives.
And even if you don’t believe in global warming, certainly you can agree that recycling and cutting down on the waste that Americans produce would be a good thing….just in principal alone if nothing else. We are wasteful and much of that waste could be reused.
And even you don’t think climate change is a man-made problem, who can argue that planting trees is bad?
Does anyone really think that mountain-top removal and the resulting river contamination is a great legacy for future generations? Regardless of the “scientific facts” about climate change that can be distorted, manipulated, and argued, it is undeniable that there are some real environmental problems in the world, and that we should take a stand.