Yep, the glacier
s are retreating, Global warming
and all that. The part that I find amusingly ironic
is the rarely considered alternative to retreat, advance.
A lot of good research
material suggests that the earth should be in the entrance stages to another ice age
, and that the only thing preventing this is the global warming created by industrial emissions
I will be the first to agree that pollution and the greenhouse effect
is bad, but let's consider the alternative for a moment. How conveinent would it be to have a mile thick sheet of glacial ice slowly moving south through Canada
and into Wyoming
Unfortunately, the way we're going isn't really any better. Even if we were able to convince a quarter of a billion Americans
to stop driving their automobile
s, the problem wouldn't be half solved. Rampant disregard for environmental controls in emerging industrialized countries
eager to suckle from the wealthy teat of profit hungry American corporations
would easily cause the same problem on their own.
So where does that leave us? Too much pollution
and the coasts may rise by 30 feet or more. Too little pollution and we run the chance of kick starting aother Ice Age. Balance
is important in any dealing with nature, but I believe she dislike stasis
as much as a void
Maybe Snake Plissken
had the right idea after all.