This is like so many issues today, so what if my actions might have a negative impact on someone else?
It all boils down to the pie concept... there is just 1 pie, the planet. We Americans represent 5% of the people pie, but we serve ourselves 25% of the natural resource pie and then add 28% to the pollution and waste pie... We all talk about our rights, but never consider the rights of others.
If there is a cake cut into six pieces for six people, and the first 2 people to arrive at the party each eat half the cake, is that OK?
This is so much bigger than this little global warming issue. It is all about consumption!
What we consume, how we consume it, why we consume it and what we do with it when we don't want it or need it anymore.
We know the right answers, we have solutions... we can change for any of a hundred reasons related to these issues.
Most people who post here can not see themselves as they really are, and how others see them. They believe it's all OK, and we should just keep doing what we've been doing, there's no harm.. but there is!
Why do we have an immagration problem? Could it be that those outside of this country see that the only way to get their fair share is to come and take it, and dream of becoming Americans too?
Why do we have a terrorist problem? Could it be that those that have had their piece of cake eaten by someone else just aren't going to take it any more, and this is the only way they can get our attention?
Don't worry, go shopping all you good Americans... buy those toxic toys, because what you can't see, smell, hear or taste won't really hurt you, it's just a theory... right?
All those on the opposite sides of every issue truely believe their side is the right side, when in many cases both sides are way off in never never land, which America has become.
The world is changing, and we are the ones changing it. We still lead, and many will follow, but where?
Unlike in the past, we have a better idea of what our current life styles are doing to the planet. There are many choices that we are free to make today, that will be forced upon us all very soon if we choose poorly, with out options and no more choices left. Who will you blame then, yourself or someone else?
We all must meet in the middle and get past this point. We all have valuable input. We have all been created as equals, and should have equal rights and protection under the law. I still believe that, do you?
By the way, the source of this article is from one side of the issue, not the middle... more polarized crap! The truth lies somewhere in the middle.