Gotta chime in here and I'll be f*****d if it ain't true, but unfortuntaly lefties, and I consider myself one of those, are against the fun things in life. Red meat boohoo, loud engines boo hiss, formula one shiver, and nice looking women oooh bother. Then again let us not forget that the world today presents us with a problem or two. Say all you want about Al goer and the writer chap that flies around promoting his book on global warming and the world going to sh*t and all that. unfortulately it is all true. Everybody in China and India and Africa who up to a few years from now would never have dreamed about having the luxuries that we take for granted are now getting motorized and using a disproportionate amount of resources just like I do with my two alfas, my daily driver XJR, my wife's Odyssey and my new McMansion that I just bought after f****ng 20 years of education and striving. Don't tell me that just because someone was born in China or India they should not enjoy a wasteful lifestyle as much as I do. OTOH, we all do need to make a difference if your kiks and grandkids are gong to enjoy it liike I do now. To do that we need a rethink. You bet i burn gas in my XUR and my mcmasion is too big for a nuclear family. But at least I am not flying all over the world for a weeks' holiday if I can enjoy myself just as much with a short dirve and nto with the jet lag thx very much. Plus I can do the green offset thingie which I do. Say what you want about Al Gore but thanks to him and other folks there is at least a growing understanding about what it takes to keep our current lifestyles going and that we are going to have to pay the piper one way or another. I don't have all answers but I thank Al Gore and that Monbiot guy, they work ot make the world understand. Remember that saying about he who is wihtout sin should throw the first stone and all that. Peace.
People believe what they are told. Hell, 95% of the world still believes in some sort of omnicient, omnipotent and omnipresent magic sky fairy!nero, I GUARANTEE, you have NEVER, EVER, studied the numbers!!! You just drank the Kool Aid the papers fed you. Did you know that if someone died of cervical cancer, they were included in the AIDS stats??? I GUARANTEE you didn't know that! Do your homework!!! People dying of malnutrition caused by polluted water and lack of food is not rectified by giving condoms out or by pumping $15 to $20 billion into a dictators pocket. Those numbers are include in AIDS stats. nero, Can you find me the latest stats in any paper today for the US? You can't!! I could go on, but I'll spare the FACTS. Keep drinking the Kool Aid. africk is correct, the whole global warming thing is a joke. If you are so concerned, when was the last time you took a bus? Sell your polluting Alfa and get a bicycle. Where is your 100MPH Prius? One degree and the world is ending. Yeah, right. Just like our Orange County Register for years telling us home prices in OC have been in a bubble (since 2001) only to come out TODAY with the median prices at $646,000 for a NEW ALL TIME RECORD!!! We should all drive our wonderful polluting Alfas and be happy. Let the rest of the world take care of themselves since some of them hate us anyway....
I'm gonna take heat for this, but here goes. Global warming is to 2000s what the AIDS scare was for the '80s and 90's. It is the latest way for people like a has been like Gore to get in the papers and make money. If you take away the clowns that have their hands out for grants and research to promote (not study) the global warming scare, there is more real research that refutes it. Real research. You will never read about it in the NYT, WaPo, or CNN. Look at the papers of the early 90's. We are all suppose to be dead by now from AIDS. I was ridiculed by doctor freinds that never bothered to study the real numbers and statistics and how they didn't add up. Not even close!! Today, you can't even find an article in any paper about "the fastest growing epidemic" that was suppose to kill millions yearly in this country alone. Global warming, same thing. Global warming will be a problem when the Chinese stop smoking and stop spitting on their streets. Ain't gonna happen... Drive your Alfas and be happy. Let hypocrit Gores son drive his Prius at 100 MPH. I'm sure it used more gas than an Alfa at that speed.