Friday, October 19, 2007

An Argument For Environmental Action...

I got this YouTube video today via FaceBook.

I think he's got a good approach to the "should we act or shouldn't we act" question regarding global warming.

He's gotten a couple of bitter video rebuttals, but neither appeals to me as much as his logic does.

Check it out.

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  1. I could not agree more, it really makes more sense take action than to sit by and do nothing. Like the guy said in his video, "what's the worst that could happen?"

    There is an energy bill in congress right now that could help combat climate change, but lobbyists are trying to remove key provisions like a fuel economy standard of 35 mpg by 2020 and renewable electricity. I'm working with a group trying to make sure we get teh strongest energy bill possible. If you want there is a petition here to

  2. Thanks for the link, done.

    Yes, I agree with this guy too. The worst case as well as the ideal case probably won't pan out. However, whatever the result, I do think we'll end up with a better environment.

  3. Yeah, the two extremes are a bit much, fortunately for all the inhabitants of the world :)

    I think we have the opportunity to have efforts that are good for the environment that are cost effective as well. They dont' have to be mutually exclusive as in his theory.

    Higher fuel economy standards would really just be saving money in the long run. Thanks for checking out the petition.

  4. Research and development in addition to conserving is key. People could do basic things. I carry around a mug in my backpack/tote rather than use disposable cups.

    I was so surprised to see a woman in Seoul with a cloth shopping bag that I snapped a picture of it.

    There are little things we can do that won't put us out too much. There also might be some hard adjustments ahead if governments take on aggressive policies. It's just that legislators seem to see environmental policies as conflicting with economic policies.

    I think, as in the case of the water-powered phones, I blogged about that maybe they could be complimentary rather than conflicting.


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