Al Gore and a lot of other environmentalists are on a rampage to make everything greener. This has become a staple of pop culture these days. Everyone is going green. They say that if we don’t do something, we are going to seriously harm our existence on earth, as well as the existence of several other plants and animals.
There are after all signs that we are hurting the environment and we need to change our ways. Global warming as they say is a serious threat. As a result, Mr. Gore and others want us to start transitioning over to electric cars, renewable energy (solar, wind, ect) and become more efficient in our daily lives in regards to reducing pollution and other hazardous threats to our environment.
However, there are those that don’t believe global warming is a man made occurrence and some that don’t believe it’s even taking place at all. It is their belief that this is just a natural cycle of the earth and that these problems are not caused by us.
I’ll be honest. I don’t have all the information. What I know I’ve heard from sound bites, radio interviews and Al Gores film “An Inconvenient Truth”. But here is my take on it. Even if Global Warming is simply a natural cycle unspurred by mankind, aren’t we still better off living greener lives? Aren’t we still better off using renewable energy rather than burning the limited supply of oil we have? Aren’t we still better off driving electric cars and not polluting our cities with smog? Aren’t we still better off recycling and using less materials? Aren’t we still better off cutting down less trees? Aren’t we still better off aligning our lives in harmony with nature and the world we live in?
All conspiracy theories and disagreements aside, I don’t think it takes an environmental scientist to see the affect we have on the world around us and the harm we’ve done to wildlife with our pollution, urban sprawl and deforestation. Not to mention the affect it has on us.