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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Environmental group: "Blah blah blah, Earth in danger, blah blah, destruction of natural habitats, blah blah, fossil fuels, blah blah blah, humans to blame, blah blah blah..."   (suntimes.com) divider line 507
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2004-10-22 09:24:02 AM  
Human activity is destroying planet,

How obvious are the first 5 words of this article.

'We are spending nature's capital faster than it can regenerate,'' said WWF chief Claude Martin, releasing the 40-page study.

Claude then went on to challenge HHH for the world championship title.
 
2004-10-22 09:32:27 AM  
The thing I've always found comforting is that Mother Earth has a way of striking back. Hell, one day, we'll be out of natural resources, billions will freeze or starve, and it'll start all over again. Of course, I won't be here. I hope.
 
2004-10-22 09:35:02 AM  
That really should say, "Human activity is depleting the biosphere" but that's not as snappy.
 
2004-10-22 09:36:16 AM  
Whamdangler said what I was basically going to say. *shakes tiny fist*
 
2004-10-22 09:37:42 AM  
in the history of the earth, we are mayflies. and considering that we are going to get another ice age at some point, i, for one, welcome our global warming overlords
 
2004-10-22 09:44:42 AM  
If I may...

*ahem*

WE'ER ALL GONNA DIE!!!
 
2004-10-22 09:52:39 AM  
"Hello, Arizona Bay."
 
2004-10-22 10:11:14 AM  
*slaps Dancin_In_Anson*

Pull yourself together.
 
2004-10-22 10:17:43 AM  
It's so hard...I mean, there's an ozone hole and it's getting hot and we're going to have another ice age from the heat and I know it's my fault for liking my air conditioning and then in 1 million years the sun is going to blow up be cause my wife drives an Explorer and and and


WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!
 
2004-10-22 10:40:15 AM  
*LA LA LA LA LA LA* I can't hear you!
 
2004-10-22 10:43:28 AM  
Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well, maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and she wants to quit because she's losing? Well, I say hard cheese!

/hear hear!
 
2004-10-22 10:43:31 AM  
 
2004-10-22 10:47:53 AM  
Ignorance is bliss
 
2004-10-22 10:53:00 AM  
Dancin_In_Anson

Take a deep breath. Inhale. Good. Now exhale. Isn't that better?

Now go and read this.
 
2004-10-22 10:54:44 AM  
Oops, THIS.
 
2004-10-22 11:06:11 AM  
I wish we had a president who believed in science.
 
2004-10-22 11:13:21 AM  
DIA, for someone who lives in such a rural area as you do, i'd expect you to care a little bit about the environment.
 
2004-10-22 11:13:34 AM  
You think global warming is a big deal? Bah, that's nothing. What I'm worried about is the heat death of the universe. In a closed system, such as the entire universe, the entropy must rise. Energy is spent and cannot be reversed. Eventually our sun will die down, and we can go to another sun, but eventually that will die as well. In time, the entire universe will spend all of its energy and be left with nothing to supply the vital energy required to support any known form of life. Global warming is nothing.
 
2004-10-22 11:18:09 AM  
that's so callous, TheOmni. you're totally ignoring proton decay
 
2004-10-22 11:19:31 AM  
...as well as black hole evaporation through hawking radiation...
 
2004-10-22 11:29:36 AM  
 
2004-10-22 11:48:03 AM  
2004-10-22 11:29:36 AM Dancin_In_Anson [TotalFark]/B> Or, I guess not.
 
2004-10-22 12:21:21 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson

Blah blah blah, free market, blah blah, Bush is great, blah blah, damn hippies, blah blah blah, biodiversiwhat?, blah blah blah...

 
2004-10-22 12:45:11 PM  
Mom's gonna fix it all soon...
Mom's comin round to put it back the way it oughtta be...


/Tool
 
2004-10-22 12:48:18 PM  
pontechango...When you get that problem of yours corrected, I'll see your tinfoil hat group and raise you one of my own...

Oh...and I almost forgot...

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!
 
2004-10-22 01:01:11 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson

You prefer the expert opinion of two agricultural scientists* over thousands of atmospheric scientists**? That's real smart. Let me know if you find any polyps.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Co2science
** 1. http://www.nap.edu/collections/global_warming/index.html
2. http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/wg1/index.htm
3. http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/ggccebro/chapter1.html
 
2004-10-22 01:05:46 PM  
On the subject of Global Climate Change, of course. I'm sure your "tin foil hat group" is very bright when it comes to the agricultural impacts of increasing CO2 concentrations.
 
2004-10-22 01:23:47 PM  
Human activity is destroying planet, environment group warns

How is that America's fault? Last time I checked we were the fattest nation in the world due to our inactivity.

Skinny people are destroying the world!!!
 
2004-10-22 01:41:26 PM  
I can do the same thing and provide link after link after link that says that your agricultural scientists are full of shiat.

30 years ago, Time Magazine ran a cover page story about the coming ice age...now just 30 short years later, the world is heating up at a rate that's going to kill us all by starting a new ice age or whatever the nuatural disaster du juor is?

Meh.

It's junk science paid for by your tax dollars...

And don't forget...


WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!
 
2004-10-22 01:53:32 PM  
I can do the same thing and provide link after link after link that says that your agricultural scientists are full of shiat.

30 years ago, Time Magazine ran a cover page story about the coming ice age...now just 30 short years later, the world is heating up at a rate that's going to kill us all by starting a new ice age or whatever the nuatural disaster du juor is?

Meh.


Sure, there are some ridiculous extremist scare stories floating around. It's still absolutely factual that we are depleting natural resources at an astonishing rate and this planet cannot support us indefinitely. We're running out of time to start addressing it, and your "LALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU LALALALA" is just plain f*cking ignorant. Not that it's the first time though.

It's junk science paid for by your tax dollars...

$200 billion. I'll say it again. $200 billion. One more time... Two hundred. BILLION. And I will say it every time you make some ridiculous smartass comment about how "my" tax dollars are being misappropriated.
 
2004-10-22 01:54:15 PM  
Meh. It'll last until I'm gone, anyway, and I don't have any kids.

Fark the rest of you.

*drives off in an SUV while spraying aresol cans of Cheeze Whiz on dolphin burger*
 
2004-10-22 01:55:39 PM  
Actually, I take that back. I simply don't have the time to respond to every ridiculous smartass comment you make.
 
2004-10-22 02:06:15 PM  
It's still absolutely factual that we are depleting natural resources at an astonishing rate and this planet cannot support us indefinitely. We're running out of time to start addressing it,

ok, i'll assume that is true. but have faith in human nature and the market. when resources become more scarce, prices go up and alternatives are developed. it happened before and it will happen again. when we need the technology, demand will create it.
 
2004-10-22 02:08:08 PM  
this from the article is telling:

''We are running up an ecological debt which we won't be able to pay off unless governments restore the balance between our consumption of natural resources and the Earth's ability to renew them,'' he said

this is science as a political cudgel.
 
2004-10-22 02:08:32 PM  
As soon as someone can tell me how humans caused the end to the last 4 ice-ages, I'll sell my SUV, buy solar panels, and live completely off the grid.
 
2004-10-22 02:09:33 PM  
Damn, albo...that's not science! That's proven logic! You can't fight science with proven logic...Don't you know anything?

And once more before we go live....


WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!
 
2004-10-22 02:10:12 PM  
This is news? Everyone knows the apocalypse is upon us! Duh!

/John Titor
 
2004-10-22 02:11:11 PM  
Please stop overfishing the oceans, polluting the air and water and starting wars!
 
2004-10-22 02:12:15 PM  
D_i_A, yeah, because government laws forced people to switch from whale oil to kerosene
 
2004-10-22 02:12:42 PM  
I still can't figure out that whole WWF/WWE thingy

/So confused
 
2004-10-22 02:13:29 PM  
WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Reminds me of "Panic Button" on Chicken Run DVD.
 
2004-10-22 02:13:31 PM  
I gotta say. The phrase "hard cheese" makes me chuckle.
 
GTP
2004-10-22 02:14:47 PM  
Blah blah blah, Earth in danger, blah blah

I'm disappointed, when I saw the words Earth in danger, I assumed this was going to be another article on Halo 2.

/November seems like it will never come
 
2004-10-22 02:15:02 PM  
Republicans: "Blah blah blah, nothing to worry about, blah blah, it's your god-given right to drive a gigantic gass-guzzling SUV, blah blah, just need more refineries, blah blah blah, now please go shopping and ignore the news, blah blah blah..."
 
2004-10-22 02:15:08 PM  
They forgot Poland.
 
2004-10-22 02:15:13 PM  
What TheOther said. I couldn't care less what this place looks like once I'm out. As for those with kids: don't worry, they'll learn to deal somehow.
 
2004-10-22 02:15:14 PM  
blah blah blah it's true blah blah blah
 
2004-10-22 02:15:18 PM  
ok, i'll assume that is true.

You don't have to assume it. It's fact.


but have faith in human nature and the market. when resources become more scarce, prices go up and alternatives are developed. it happened before and it will happen again. when we need the technology, demand will create it.


That's a "somebody else's problem" approach and an oversimplification. We already do need the technology, and it's not being created, or at least not quickly enough. Populations, industrialization and resource depletion are increasing at an exponential rate and technological solutions are not keeping up. We've had a demand for cancer and AIDS cures for a long time now, but we still don't have them. Why? Because these things don't magically appear. It's going to take a lot of time to come up with viable solutions to environmental problems, which is why we need to be pushing harder now.
 
2004-10-22 02:15:46 PM  
who's the idiot who wrote that headline?

sheesh, you'd think people might care that we are polluting/consuming ourselves off the planet -- for what? this year's nike shoe? because the television tells tells you youve gotta have It(TM)?

christ. talk about a farking arsewhipe.
 
2004-10-22 02:16:10 PM  
I say we build SpaceShipTwo and go exploit some other green planet.
 
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