Global Warming, Daylight Savings, and Congress
I had just filled up my gas tank, and being a 100 mile commuter, I was not in a cheery mood. On the way to work that morning, I heard on the radio about a study made about the new Daylight Savings Time, and how it had had a negative effect on pollution rates. (I.E., they went up.)
"Typical," I thought. But then I thought more.
Now, I believe Global Warming exists. However, I'm not convinced that it's going to spell the end of life-as-we-know-it, and expecially not in the timeframe that some crazy doomsday evangilists (*cough*Gore*cough*) would have us believe. I'm not entirely convinced that Global Warming is even humankind's fault (one good sized Volcano beats us any century. Are we responsible for volcanos, too?). I simply do not believe that Humans have the power to alter the environment to the level proclaimed, either good or bad.
I do believe that we should take a step back, take a deep breath, and take a good hard LOOK. I want to know how Global Warming WORKS before I start poking around with a stick trying to fix things. Stop putting ethanol in my gas to "save the air"* and stop trying to make me feel bad about Global Warming. I refuse to feel bad about something I may not have any control over in any case!
Moral of the story: STOP TINKERING WITH MY LIFE just because you THINK it MIGHT be the right thing to do. NOBODY UNDERSTNDS GLOBAL WARMING YET. Yes, try to reduce emissions. But not at the cost of making short-sighted wide-sweeping decisions. Check your matype="text/css"th!
* By the way... an new study says that ethanol in gas makes WORSE pollution than gas without. *GASP!* Who would have thought? How about EVERYONE WHO DIDN'T WANT INEFFICIENT ADDITIVES IN OUR GAS?