July 23, 2006

Global Warming

I sat down and watched a bit of television, last night. I'm a fan of the Discovery Channel, so I went there to watch a few shows. Then came their show, "Global Warming: What you need to know..." While some of it was kinda interesting, most of it bored me to death.

"Never have CO2 levels been this high in the past 600,000 years..." was one of their quotes. And then they speculate that the reason that is, is because the rainforest, the Earth's lung, is being killed off by loggers, and lack of rain. The trees there can no longer process the CO2 into oxygen. This could be very true. Could be.

I noticed though, not once did they mention the real culprits behind this over abundance of carbon dioxide. They blamed fuel guzzling vehicles, our lifestyles and the energy expended maintaining them, and some other crap. But never were those fitness freaks mentioned. No aerobics instructors tossed under the bus.. it's not right.

I mean, think about it. Fitness buffs in general release more CO2 into the atmosphere than the average person. Respiration is increased, thus the rate of CO2 being released into the air is increased. Aerobics practicioners, in particular, are responsible for many times over what a sloth like myself would release into the atmosphere. Selfish bastards... killing the earth so that they might live. I'd like to see this added to the Kyoto Protocol.

One solution offered was for storage of CO2 in under-sea caverns. CO2 would be pumped into caverns under the sea bed, instead of being released into the atmosphere. It's a pretty cool idea, but you've gotta wonder what happens when the planet finally farts... No, seriously, it was pretty damn interesting.

Not a part of the show, but something that I had caught just a few minutes before it began, is Stephen Colbert's (of the Colbert Report) take on global warming, and Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," with his own documentary, "The Convenientest Truth." Check it out...

Posted by That 1 Guy at July 23, 2006 12:12 AM | TrackBack

It's interesting how these people can't get the weather report right 3 days from now, but I must believe what they tell me about 10, 20 or 100 years from now.

Remember "global cooling" in the 70's?
Mini ice age, we're all gonna die?

Posted by: jimmyb at July 23, 2006 03:41 AM

but you've gotta wonder what happens when the planet finally farts...

That line just cracked me up and the image in my head didn't help.

I'm easily amused..

Posted by: Nugget at July 23, 2006 08:13 AM

I watched the program with my hubby and I thought they did a pretty good job of throwing the US under the bus. Everything was blamed on our gas guzzling SUV's, our lifestyels and the fact that we didn't sign the Kyoto protocal.

We, the US are the ones that are destroying the planet. Nobody else but the US.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at July 23, 2006 09:10 AM

I'm gonna buy a car that uses more gas...Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Yabu at July 23, 2006 09:55 AM

everyone knows global warming is the cause of everything, including ebola... and the melting of the polar icecaps... on Mars... oh and the loss of 3 of the rings around Saturn (made of ice) anticipated to melt away over the next 20 years.... nothing at all to do with the increased heat and solar flare activity of the sun.

We are such arrogant pricks.

(btw... I hope that healthnut comment doesn't apply to AWTM and myself.)

Posted by: RSM at July 23, 2006 04:37 PM

Yeap...Hemorrhagic Fever is some really really Bad Bad Juju, but nothing compared to the "melting of the rings".

I'm buying RSM a cold beverage!!!

You name the place.

Posted by: Yabu at July 23, 2006 05:09 PM

How the fuck do they know what the CO2 levels were even TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO!!!

Christ. I swear, I need to start tuning these fucktards up.

Posted by: og at July 23, 2006 07:47 PM

Please do, Og.

Posted by: jimmyb at July 23, 2006 08:04 PM

Since I no longer watch network news or read a daily newspaper, I rely solely on you for news. Global warming is caused by aerobics? Hmmm. I never made the connection.

Thanks T1G for keeping the world up to date on current events. You're a life saver.

BTW, Any update on that Tom Cruise / Katie Holmes baby? I just can't get enough of those celebrities!

Posted by: Jerry at July 23, 2006 10:46 PM

Um- Global Warming DOES NOT EXIST.
It's a earmworm-word that has been tossed around SO MUCH- that people take it AS TRUTH.

Has anyone EVER researched WHERE the term GOLBAL WARMING came from? (Besides me, that is)

I bet not.
Let me tell you-
Global Warming is a 'BEST GUESS SCENARIO.' It's a MAYBE...and they do not have records back further than 100-150 years...prior to that, they didn't keep records. Go look it up for yourself. Research it.
Even Wiki the ASSpedia falls back and references itself on this subject. WHY?

Posted by: Rave at July 24, 2006 07:32 AM

Okay- sorry- I'm off my soapbox.....(hanging head)

Posted by: Rave at July 24, 2006 07:34 AM

Everything looks better for one's argument when one leaves out the rest of the data.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at July 25, 2006 07:50 AM

(And if you knew Ebola like WE know Ebola, you'd be SURE the end was near...)

Posted by: tree hugging sister at July 25, 2006 07:54 AM