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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-02-09 09:43 AM
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144. I took environmental science in the eighties
we did testing for acid rain and learned about the impact on forests, like those in Canada and in Germany. Yes, global warming is a cyclic event; however, we are rapidly hastening that event. Also, what is the effect of industrialized contributed global warming compared to natural slow process global warming?

We had a chance in the seventies with Carter to cut our oil dependency and research alternative energy sources. Apparently, the greedy oil industry wasn't quite happy with that agenda. They were much happier acquiring more oil (by wars), polluting the atmosphere and keeping their product exclusive until the very end. Plastics is another product (oil based) that is harming our environment. I remember in the fifties, we had no plastic. We survived quite nicely, thank you.
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