I was a bit of a coward during the Bush Administration. I was afraid to speak my mind. Afraid that religion would be imposed on me. Fear is a crushing thing, diminishing the spirit, innovation, hope, and growth.
I wonder how much that fear and control contributed to our current financial issues. Humans thrive with hope and opportunity. I'm way more of a socialist than a Republican, but people don't put in effort without the hope for reward.
And now I'm side tracked... God I love science!
So global warming is bad. I was talking to this bus driver the other day and he says to me, "Global warming could be natural."
And I replied, "Humans evolved here. We're natural. Of course global warming is natural. Extinction is natural too." *smile*
Brings to mind a line from a Bruce Campbell movie, "You had a case of terminal stupid and I've just cured you."
So.. back to global warming... and there is this guy, Nathan Myhvold! He's got this brilliant idea how to stop global warming! A bit of geo engineering! So brilliant. So volcanoes explode. Yes, yes they do. Laki when Ben Franklin was alive and Mount Pinatubo exploded in 1991, they had a cooling effect on the planet.
Nathan Myhvold has a way to do that without the exploding and falling rock!