Global warming: what a joke. Seriously? How can people actually freak out over something that Al Gore says? I mean, I do my part to help the environment. I recycle, turn off all the lights, I buy the special light bulbs that help save energy, and my washer and dryer are energy efficient. I am just not one of those “oh, the world is going to overheat and explode and we all will die if we do not do anything to save the planet!” I recently found out that you could get a tax deduction if you buy like an energy efficient car or something that helps the environment. I found this kind of cool, but honestly, I would not do that; I just do not care that much about it. Sure, we should all try to keep the environment nice but do we honestly need to go overboard with the “lets all save the planet” stuff? Please, do not get me wrong, I think we should all respect the environment, but the environment can adapt and reach a state of equilibrium.
Back on the topic of global warming, I think it is a hoax, especially since it has been recently exploited that Al Gore made up some of his information that was used in his movie “An Inconvenient Truth.” According to Wikipedia, global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth’s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-twentieth century and its projected continuation. Sure, we have had some very hot temperatures, but we also have had freezing temperatures. The Earth has these cycles of cold and hot temperatures. That is just how the Earth works. Some people are now saying we are actually in a global cooling since, apparently, the average temperature of the years is slowly decreasing. I do not know what is going on with the temperature, but I am pretty sure that we are not helping out the ozone layer.
When I think of the environment, I always think of the movie “The Happening.” In the movie, the Earth is basically sending out a message to the humans populating it. The Earth is telling them that the environment needs to be reborn and how it needs to reach equilibrium, as I stated earlier. As the movie progresses, the Earth starts killing off people and animals by giving them a “disease” that makes them turn into a suicidal zombie-like vessel. Imagine if that could actually happen in real life? Not going to lie, but if the Earth could alter with a humans’ biological make-up, then I would be pretty scared. After watching that movie, I was more aware of my surroundings. I wanted to protect the Earth more so than ever, but now I have reached the conclusion that I can only do so much, and that one person can’t save the entire world, no matter how hard one tries. I think if we all just become a tad more attentive, then we should make a small difference.