By Dr. John Reizer
I have been reading, viewing and hearing information about global warming/climate change for years. I am not a big fan of the mainstream media, but occasionally I am forced to take in these products like everybody else.
I was watching the daily weather forecast yesterday and they were talking about climate change. On another day, I was in a doctor’s office and the television in the waiting room had a program discussing how global warming was melting away the glaciers at the North Pole. I turned away from the television and picked up a magazine from a coffee table in the same waiting room and there was an article about how the ocean water temperatures have been steadily rising over the past decade.
It doesn’t matter what media products you encounter, they’re all reporting the same message. Evidently, human beings are making planet Earth warmer, and unless we collectively do something drastic in the immediate future, the entire planet will be doomed.
If climate change is a real issue (and I am not convinced that it is), the members of society should be given some specific instructions by various governments on how to resolve this potentially catastrophic global crisis.
I keep trying to find the official recommendations to resolve this serious problem. Believe me, I don’t want polar bears and other arctic animals to run out of ice. I am a caring person and I am completely serious about wanting to find a solution.
I know for a fact that human beings are polluting this planet. And it wouldn’t surprise me if climate change was a real phenomenon. But it’s so hard to trust the messenger, with regards to this subject, because it has lied to the members of society so many times in the past about equally important subjects.
But just for the sake of being overly cautious about a really important place (Earth), let’s give the powers that be the benefit of the doubt. Let’s say that global warming is a real thing and that it has been taking place for many years. What do the governments of the world want us to do to resolve the situation, other than paying more taxes and fees (Carbon Footprint Taxes) in order to offset the carbon emissions that are being released by each living and breathing person?
I guess I could wash my towels and dirty laundry every fourth day instead of every third day. I could definitely adjust my thermostat in my home and office to a setting that conserves energy. I could stop buying plastic bottles in the grocery store. I could stop eating meat because that was one of the suggestions I read about in National Geographic or some other publication. I guess that I could also stop breathing and exhaling as much air as I have been, but that might be a tricky one to pull off.
From what I have observed, this problem of climate change is firmly centered around the massive energy corporations that are continuously polluting this planet beyond belief. Carbon emissions are coming from automobiles and factories that burn fossil fuels 24 hours a day. And until the powers that be are willing to refrain from these lucrative practices and offer citizens of the world free energy technologies and clean running automobiles that have existed for many decades, all the other little things like delaying your laundry chores and not eating meat won’t put a dent in this problem.
Governments around the globe can collect carbon footprint taxes from now until the end of time, but that’s not going to keep the planet from getting warmer. Carbon taxes will not slow down climate change. Carbon taxes will only harm the citizens of the world, financially speaking, and continue to enrich the companies and powers that be that are causing the problem in the first place.
What do yo think about this subject?