Saturday, June 28, 2014
Some submissions appear to be well thought out. This isn't one of them. George Carlin was very funny guy and I loved his comedy routines. But, I sure hope no one ever mistook him for a scientist.
I could disqualify this one off-hand simply because it does not address the question in a scientific manner. But, let's make some comments.
Carlin's argument (and he never disputes global warming, man made or otherwise) is that the planet has been here for 4.5 billion years and we are no threat to it. That is a true statement. The planet is not a living being and it will continue to go on no matter what we do to it. Carlin himself makes the key point, though. The planet might go on, but that doesn't mean we will. And, he is just fine with the idea we will go away.
And, even if the race goes on, how many people are we going to kill, injure and make ill so the fossil fuel industry can keep its profits? How many people are going to suffer from a lower standard of living so that we can send our money to billionaires?
That is the key question. Carlin has the attitude that we need to just sit back and die. I don't agree.
This challenge did nothing to show man made global warming is not real.