Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Al Gore Effect

Global warming is the only thing Al Gore has going for him. This supposed warming of the earth caused by humans is the only thing that keeps Algore from disappearing from the headlines. And so Gore travels the country telling people not to drive their cars or search for alternative means of living because he believes that humans are destroying the earth. And while he travels and preaches suffering for man, Gore uses 20-times the energy of the average household. So, what's that say about Al Gore? Why should I cut back when "Green Man" himself refuses to do so?

Personally, I don't believe the whole global warming argument. And their are plenty of scientists out there who try to debunk the myth but they are ridiculed and ignored and disgraced by the agenda of global warming. And, believe me, there is an agenda out there being advanced by the global warming crowd. A documentary will soon air in the UK which will attack the "lies" advanced by the global warming theorists.

But my question is this: How arrogant is Al Gore and the global warming crowd? Humans might destroy humans...but humans will not destroy the Earth. I would write such, but I think Charlton Heston said it better than I ever could:

"Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There's been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away -- all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time.

It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. Might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It's powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. You think this is the first time that's happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine.

When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. Hundred years ago we didn't have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can't imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven't got the humility to try. We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us."

Amen.

1 comment:

Davis said...

Mr. Swisher, you have absolutely got to stop smoking reefer before you write these articles.