Interesting Read on Global Warming

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lswhitecivic

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dacheat

..is grounded.
this is pretty much where my mind's at too. however, i'm a fan of some of the 'green' concepts coming out....though i think couching them in this desperate global ecology failing now facade is getting old. we are the most advanced species on the planet, that doesn't mean we can stagnate. we should continue to improve our processes and minimize our impact on our environment - or we should die off and let a more deserving species take the reins.
 

George777

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There are always different ways to look at a problem. Most often, we only hear about the side that seems more dramatic.

Michael Crichton's book, "State of Fear", was an awesome look into both sides of the global warming debate. Anyone that knows Chrichton's work knows that he does TONS of research and mixes a shit ton of facts into his books. It's an interesting book for those of you that have the time or desire to read it.
 

phyregod

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this is pretty much where my mind's at too. however, i'm a fan of some of the 'green' concepts coming out....though i think couching them in this desperate global ecology failing now facade is getting old. we are the most advanced species on the planet, that doesn't mean we can stagnate. we should continue to improve our processes and minimize our impact on our environment - or we should die off and let a more deserving species take the reins.


Being an outdoors type, hiker, boater, etc.. I am a big fan of the green stuff, too. Not the "hype" green, but actually being friendly to the envornment green.

One example: I deliver Pepsi for a living, and pepsi ships all their stuff in plastic crates. Those crates get used over and over and over again.. thousands of times. We also distribute for Gatorade.. They put all their products in cardboard boxes, and some they even go the extra mile and heat-shrink a thick layer of plastic over them.. This is all 100% waste when the case of gatorade is gone, A box and a plastic wrapper in the trash. Now multiply this by the multiple millions of cases of stuff gatorade sells every year, and you see just one small facet of a company creating literally thousands of tons of trash every year. They could just as well switch to plastic crates, and although the initial investment would be heavy they would save a ton of cash in the long run.. As well as keep all that stuff out of the land fills. Starbucks, Sobe, Dole, Minute Maid, non-abtex Dr.Pepper, Jones, Lipton, etc. are not using re-useable crates either.. And thats just some of the stuff that we distribute.

Shell out the cash up front, save money in the long run, and benefit the enviornment at the same time. This is the kind of envirmental stuff I'm for.
 

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Being an outdoors type, hiker, boater, etc.. I am a big fan of the green stuff, too. Not the "hype" green, but actually being friendly to the envornment green.

One example: I deliver Pepsi for a living, and pepsi ships all their stuff in plastic crates. Those crates get used over and over and over again.. thousands of times. We also distribute for Gatorade.. They put all their products in cardboard boxes, and some they even go the extra mile and heat-shrink a thick layer of plastic over them.. This is all 100% waste when the case of gatorade is gone, A box and a plastic wrapper in the trash. Now multiply this by the multiple millions of cases of stuff gatorade sells every year, and you see just one small facet of a company creating literally thousands of tons of trash every year. They could just as well switch to plastic crates, and although the initial investment would be heavy they would save a ton of cash in the long run.. As well as keep all that stuff out of the land fills. Starbucks, Sobe, Dole, Minute Maid, non-abtex Dr.Pepper, Jones, Lipton, etc. are not using re-useable crates either.. And thats just some of the stuff that we distribute.

Shell out the cash up front, save money in the long run, and benefit the enviornment at the same time. This is the kind of envirmental stuff I'm for.

the funny shit about it is they probably think they are being "green" by shipping in recyclable/biodegradable cardboard and recycled/recyclable shrink wrap, instead of those bulky (evil)plastic containers

so many people are completely misguided with the whole process that they fail to see the obvious answers right in front of them, and they end up being far more wasteful or damaging in their efforts to be environmentally friendly
 
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