Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Why I'm skeptical about manmade global warming

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know by now how much I like to make fun of Branch Gorevidians.

In reality, I'm actually fairly agnostic about man made global warming.

See I get when you start your car in the garage and don't open the garage door you will ultimately die of carbon monoxide poisoning. So obviously, spewing this stuff into the atmosphere can be a good idea.

None the less, a couple of weeks ago, I was driving back from Columbus to my palatial estate. by the end of my drive, I must have had hundreds of bugs splattered on my windshield. And it dawned on me.

How many trillions of bugs do we humans  kill on a daily basis? Think of all the insects we kill through our cars, our lawnmowers, walking, etc.

How much of a dent have we made in the insect population?

I've yet to hear one person say that our ecosystem is in jeopardy as a result of the loss of insects.

In fact, every morning on my drive to work, I see at least one newly dead opossum, raccoon, squirrel, goose, etc in the road way. Despite the genocide of these various forms of wildlife I have yet to hear that opossum are an endangered species.

So while I'm agnostic as to man's impact on the environment, I'm also smart enough to realize that the world's a pretty damn big place. And if we cannot even make a dent into the world wide mosquito population, what makes someone think we have that much of an impact on global temperatures.

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