“Global Warming” and the environment. This sounds like the awesome essay we all had to write on Friday! Yes, global warming is in quotations, because it is a ridiculous idea. In fact, NASA apparently claimed that they were misreporting the temperature of earth just so that they could get some more funds to support the space program. It’s a good way to get people to support you, but bad that you made people literally crazy about the whole global-warming-we’re-all-going-to-die-of-heat thing. The earth has never been in a continually consistent interval of temperature. It has had times of extremely high temperatures and then it has had the ice ages. Just because it’s a little hotter than normal one year, it doesn’t mean that the earth is starting to burn because of our oh, so horrible habits of driving cars. I’m sure we aren’t protecting the ozone layer as much as we could, but nobody should be hindering their life decisions on the fact that we’re “ruining environment”.
On the passages from the essay on Friday, the “environmental wackos” (ha) were complaining how nobody who is rich and powerful brings up the environment in any of their meetings. Last time I checked, engineers are the ones who are coming up with new ways to conserve energy and are constantly working toward alternative-fuel research. Engineers are intelligent, powerful, and pretty well off. So, environmentalists, you have no right to say that.
I also find it humorous that the environmentalists tend to be liberal and they tend to live in the city. The city is where the most harmful pollutants are gathering. The conservative red-necks (no. not all conservatives are redneck. I’m from California. I’m not a redneck. I am conservative.) who actually live on their land, harvest their food, and own a bunch of livestock, seem to have no issue with the way the environment is right now. This seems logical to agree with, right?
Mind you, I am not saying that we should all run around with aerosol cans and spray away into the air. Neither should we throw trash on the ground, because then our communities look nasty. But I am also saying that not everyone should trade in their favorite Corvette in for a Prius, or car-pool with a convict from work, or ride their bikes 40 miles on their commute to their job in the city. We shouldn’t try to destroy it, but if you choose to take drastic measures to conserve the environment, don’t try to push your ideas on other people. It’s a little like religion; believe what you want, but respect whatever other people believe.
I’m actually a little lost on what I was trying to say. So, in short. Yes, conserve the environment, don’t make it your life goal to destroy it, but don’t become a maniac environmentalist and lose common sense. Also, don’t attack the people who disagree with you on your environmental views, because you’re not helping out the environment now, are you?
So environmental maniacs…HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!
There’s a little thing called greenpeace. If you’ve ever heard about the people who are all “SAVE THE WHALES” and then try to stop huge ships in the ocean on their tiny rafts, then you know what greenpeace is. This group of environmental extremists really makes me mad. If you’re stupid enough to try to stop huge ships in the ocean because the whales can die, then you might as well go hang-gliding and try to stop airplanes from killing birds. This is way too extreme. It should probably end; I’m surprised these ships put up with their shenanigans. If I was just transporting goods, driving my ship along and people in tiny boats pulled up and starting THROWING things at me, I would take one of the anchors on my ship and just sink their boat. Maybe a whale will come save them.
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