Is Our Planet Growing Growing Gone?

As I see more and more evidence coming out everyday it seems pretty obvious that there is scientific consensus that "Climate Change" is in fact happening, and has been accelerating. So my question to you is what is it that we can really do about it? Are we already past the tipping point, or is there still time left to save humanity from itself? Is greed going to drive our planet into oblivion or will greater minds prevail and unify against big money and big politics? These are the questions that need to be asked to our leaders, so do not be afraid to let your voice be heard!

Watch these videos below and let me know what you think we can do to solve this growing problem...

This video is straight from the recent World Economic Forum, these people are the brightest and best when it comes to the science behind climate change... have a listen to what they have to say. Frightening predictions on our changing world, but they do lay out a couple things that need to be done immediately if humanity is going to survive. Remember, no one country can solve this problem on it's own, now is the time for unity is our environmental policies... check out my "far out" ideas of a national recycling program or the solar powered indoors... hey just go out and make some damn noise you and I can make a difference!


Does Anyone Believe George W. Anymore?

So like most Americans I did not watch the State of the Union address last night on television. I read the news and I saw the highlights today though, and I am simply appalled. I mean first of all Bush lied to us about why we went into Iraq in the first place, the famous "weapons of mass destruction." Then Bush's administration is caught altering documents about climate change and the effects that it is having on our planet. So what do they come up with? Now all I hear coming out of his mouth is that we need to develop alternative fuels, and use less gasoline. I mean give me a break he has the power to change things... it is all just a lot of "talk" and no action. This administration has been against our planet and for dirty oil money from the beginning, and the only reason for this U-turn is because Bush finally realized that he could get a few much needed popularity points from mentioning the words "alternative fuels." What do you think? Are we really headed for a change in environmental policies? Check out the video below for a bit more information.

If you still need more proof from another source you can check out this post from 60 minutes, or if you are still a skeptic like I tend to be, perhaps this will change your mind.


A Nationwide Recycling Program?

Since I live in Michigan I am well aware of the real money behind recycling. Here in Michigan, and also in a few other states beer and soda can/bottles that are purchased are automatically required to pay an extra 5-10 cents for "deposit". People in these states have to return the empty product to any store to receive their "deposit" back. Now this does work on some level, as it forces people to think twice when they toss away a beer/soda can into the garbage.

The question to you is "should people really be forced into recycling", I mean it seems like common sense to me. If you really think about it, when you go to the store and buy a can of corn you are paying for the corn inside and the aluminum can on the outside, yet most of us will simply toss this in the trash, not even thinking that the aluminum you just tossed in the garbage is actually worth something. Sure it might not be much, but think about all the other items that could be recycled, milk containers, newspapers, beer cans, bottles, and just about anything else that is glass, aluminum, plastic, cardboard, or paper. You are literally throwing away the savage value of all of these products.
So my question is why isn't there a company out there that will pay for your trash? "One man's trash is another man's treasure" after all! So hey go out there and make a difference... I mean you can only bury so much trash before it becomes a real problem, right?!


How I Quit Smoking In Just 6 Long Months

This was one of the most difficult experiences in my life so far, but once I realized that a lot of the addiction is simply in your head, and that money was literally going up in smoke I decided to change my ways. I had tried a few times to quit before of course, but this time was a little different. First of all, I had a nasty cold and my throat was pretty tore up. Every hit that I would take was actually a bit painful and so I thought to myself, "why the hell am I torturing myself like this?" Not to mention at the time, I was half broke and couldn't really afford the nasty addiction in the first place, I just decided now was the time. I set it in my mind that I was never going to smoke again... it wasn't going to be an easy thing to do, but anything is possible. I mean wasn't there a time in my life when I didn't smoke cigarettes? So the first couple days were pretty horrible as you may expect, but I realized that this addiction was mostly all in my thought processes/habits and all I really needed to do was keep my mind occupied. Video games, plants, rolling coins, TV, exercise, pacing, literally anything to keep me from thinking about it. Now sure this was not very easy at all, but it is possible, anything and everything is possible. One of the things I noticed that what makes it difficult for a lot of people to quit is that there always seems to be all kinds of other smokers around you, but hey you need to embrace that, if anything you should think of the smoke as a good thing... at least you get a little of that sweet, sweet, nicotine right? So the more I thought about it the more I became conscious of the fact that I could beat this thing, I mean every day without smoking was another small victory, and soon every battle became easier and easier. Hey, like the title says it took me about 6 months to stop thinking about it all together, but I made it, and there are millions of other people out there that have quit too! So what I hope you can get out of this is that all you need to do is make that decision in your head that you are going to quit, and that you can quit... give yourself a reason to quite smoking cigarettes, and then try to keep your mind occupied as much as possible the first few days/weeks... even plan some stuff ahead of time. Know that it will not be a cake walk, but hey is anything these days? So what are you waiting for, "put out that smoke and breath some air..."


Religous Groups Are Even Catching On

This video from the weather channel show some of the different ways the religious groups are getting involved and spreading the word about what is happening to our planet. It is good to see the science is finally starting to win the battle here. I have read numerous articles lately about Exxon Mobile paying scientists to dispute climate change and it is really disheartening.

People though are waking up and seeing these changes for themselves though. I mean just look at this "winter" that we have had this year. I personally have never seen anything like it! I had new mum plants springing up from the ground in my backyard around Christmas and no snow what so ever here in Michigan. Plus it was just released yesterday that 2006 was the warmest year on record. These type of stories are starting to hit the front page and I say keep them coming... you can only fool the people for so long!


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