it is pretty obvious and straightforward to those not invested in divisive political and economic arguements that the sun has much more to do with global warming than the industrial revolution and it`s effects.
so why is it that we need to continually find an ad hominem target to blame for the increase in global temperatures and the potential threat to our existance?
the same reason why we blame others for the mundane occurances in our lives.
concsience and obligation.
we are conditioned to an acrimonious reaction to everything from spilled milk to someone else getting a raise at work.
and as long as people are mentally lazy enough to enjoy blaming others for our problems, solutions will never be found.
it reminds me of an interesting episode or two i had when i first began blogging.
i deliberately don`t capitalise my posts for a number of reasons, the greatest of which is the simple fact that if someone is going to be pedantic enough to focus on the case size of letters on a page, they aren`t equipped for the type of discussion enjoined here and therefore self-edit.
when i first began blogging i was attacked relentlessly for my lack of higher case letters at the begining of sentences and for proper names..........and i told the commenters pretty much what i said above.
and that this was my little corner of the blog community and i was going to have my way in that regard.
and thinking back, the majority of those types were staunch global warming junkies determined to wind down industry to save the planet for future generations of tent-dwellers and weren`t open to debate.
they merely wanted obedience.