marlboroughman wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Greenturtle wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Marl, how about all the obvious and absolutely proven pollution from burning and extraction of fossil fuel.
In US? Absolutely overblown. Look out the window. Do you have any symptoms? Why you live so long? And no, it doesn't cause asthma. Read this:
Are you saying that if pollution was bad enough to do something about we would all be dying? And since we are not then the current level must be ok?
What I see with my own two eyes is exactly what I am talking about Marl. I would ask you to do the same.
Just look around.
When I look out my window, I see clouds, clouds carrying vaporized mercury and other toxic substances that got there from coal fired power plants, and which now have contaminated basically all waterways on earth, which in turn has gotten into fish - which means now in the fishing regulation book you get when you buy a license in almost every state in the US there is a WARNING section that describes the risks from eating these fish.
When I drive a short distance down the road, I see coal mines, both active and old. Whole mountaintops removed. The current stricter laws requiring reclamation of the ladscape after mining are a joke in my opinion. The runnoff into all the surrounding waterways leaves these rivers and streams highly acidic (and orange) and kills the life in them. It does not come back. Obviously this all ends up in the ocean too. I posted a picture for you previously of a map of all the rivers here in Pennsylvania showing the ones that are now acidic and dead from acid mine drainage (coal mining). Here is the web address in case you missed it or still think its “overblown”. Take a closer look.
https://pa.water.usgs.gov/projects/ener ... amdmap.gif
Every state in coal country will have a similar, or worse situation.
I can only speak for what I actually see and have experience with. But the list of worlwide pollution from fossil fuel extraction and burning, is very long.
Marl, maybe when you look out your window you see a pristine environment that is healthy and not headed into ruin unless we make some changes. Good for you, that must be so nice.
But you would be wrong to assume thats what other people see with thier own two eyes every day.
I encourage you, and everyone, to leave the statistics and research and news sites and all else, and look at the world for yourself. If it looks a-ok to you, that is because you are used to it, because it is all we have known, and have accepted this level of pollution as normal.