[Homestead] Global warming and the media, was Re: Peak oil
genegerue at ruralize.com
Fri Mar 2 23:25:53 EST 2007
> I know some of you listen to Coast to Coast at night..I'm not
> ashamed to
> admit that I do...last night, there was a very interesting guy, Lowell
> Ponte, talking about global warming...he brought up some ideas I
> thought of, but that make sense to me. He seemed to "untwist" the
> sordid world of all the global warming statistics that you always hear
> about, and had some very interesting things to say about sulfer
> emissions in particular.
> He bucks the mainstream ideas, and was harsh on Al Gore..not a good
> thing for those of you holding the populist view on global warming,
> his interview is in the first hour of C2C, and you might want to
> to it if you missed it...
Global Warming Commentary
First hour guest, science writer and Newsmax columnist Lowell Ponte
offered commentary on global warming, which he does not view as being
associated with human-contributed C02 emissions. He argued that the
issue has become overly politicized, and that Al Gore's film An
Inconvenient Truth is laden with errors.
Let us accept errors on the part of scientists and other believers of
the theory of global warming caused by humans. Let us consider that
Mr. Ponte is a professional writer and speaker and must write and
speak to continue to enjoy his Southern California beach lifestyle.
Let us wish him well. But let us look beyond. As homesteaders, how
shall we react to all this contentious "yes, it is, no, it isn't"
arguing? Shall we act one way if global warming is affected by humans
and act another way if it is not? Seems to me we act the same no
matter the answer. We seek lives as independent from the mainstream
economy as we are able to effect. The homesteader way provides a
modicum of food and fuel security. It is a lifestyle that is morally
sound and economically pragmatic. It lives light on the Earth. And it
allows us to smile at the rabble rousers in the cities who fight for
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