Krista - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
After Mary Elizabeth's thread, and some of Christa's comments, a thought came to me:
Does it even matter who's right?
The argument tends to always be about a) whether the climate is actually changing, and b) how much human activity is affecting our climate.
It seems to me that most everybody says that human activity is affecting our climate to SOME degree. But one side says that it's nowhere near as much as science would have you believe. The other side says that humans have a major effect on our climate.
My question is this: who gives a damn? Whether we're affecting our environment a lot or just a little, does it really matter? Should we not all be trying to reduce pollution and toxic emissions anyway, even if tomorrow we find out that we have absolutely NO effect on overall climate?
Why do we keep getting in pissing matches about who is right and who is wrong, when it only makes sense ANYWAY to try not to belch pollution into our air and water? Why do some people use denial of climate change as an excuse to drive the most gas-guzzling, inefficient vehicles around?
Am I just being naive, or are we hurting ourselves and our planet by getting all hung up in who's right, who's wrong, and how many fracking lightbulbs Al Gore has in his house?