Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Isn't it true that the Environmentalists are part of the problem

Isn't it true that the Environmentalists are part of the problem?
In my opinion they are contributing to the very problem they aim to solve. Two big climate conferences have been held in less than a month, both in idyllic, far-flung, holiday destinations รข€” first Valencia, Spain, and now Bali. They were preceded by dozens of smaller gatherings. In Bangkok, Paris, Vienna, Washington, New York and Sydney, in Rio de Janeiro, Anchorage, Helsinki and the Indian Ocean island of Kurumba. The U.N. estimates 47,000 tons of carbon dioxide and other pollutants will be pumped into the atmosphere during the 12-day conference in Bali, mostly from plane flights but also from waste and electricity used by air conditioners at five-star hotels lining palm-fringed beaches. If correct, that is equivalent to what a Western city of 1.5 million people, like Marseilles, France, would emit in a day. But real figure will be twice that, more like 100,000 tons, close to what the African country of Chad churns out in a year. What say you?
Politics - 12 Answers
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1 :
I've heard that a vegan diet can make a person emit more CO. gas than a typical 4 cylinder economy car.
2 :
The planes would still run if barely anyone bought tickets.
3 :
Well yeah....
4 :
EnviroMENTALcases are a big part of all the problems. Energy dependence, wildfires (which created more CO2 than a years worth of driving, and destroyed the very thing that recycles the co2). I can take up the cause of keeping the Environment clean, but you have to allow some give and take somewhere.
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I say that all people contribute, on both sides. People often don't practice what they preach either. I don't know why you expect more.
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so your answer is too? ..Nothing...yea that ought to help, just what I would expect from you.
7 :
"Part" of the problem ??? They are doing their best to BE the problem ! I hope all those envirowhackos freeze to death in the dark. In the meantime , I'll be warmed by starting a fire, and to hell with the "carbon footprint" it leaves ...I'll be warm, and they will be freezing.
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Everyone living in most countries today is "part of the problem" unless of course, one is completely off the grid and removed from society and working under autarky. However environmentalists: a) are aware of their, and others' effects b) try to show others about the effects on the environment c) try to change things so that being industrialized and enjoying the fruits of society doesn't mean environmental destruction. I think that going to a meeting where things get accomplished and change happens is a simple case where the benefits outweigh the costs.
9 :
Pollution and greed are the problem
10 :
So....if you believe we should try to protect the environment, you should travel by horse and buggy????? If they used the telephone to have a conference call you guys would come up with statistics that 50 tons of coal were burned to produce the current to make those calls. Pathetic!
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Instead of flying around the globe to "discuss" things. Why don't they get down to resolving some of these issues. If people would "do" more than "talk" we all could accomplish more. If they have a question or need to discuss something, why don't they just call on the phone?

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