April 18, 2012
Leaked Video: Live Goats’ Legs Cut Off With Tree Trimmers.
Yes, PETA has some extreme stances (against owning pets for example) but this is a video and article that I felt was too gruesome to be tossed aside as an “extremist cause.”
I hate re-blogging. I’m sorry it isn’t my own work but in an area I feel strongly about I would rather have people that have devoted their lives give you the rest of the details.
April 10, 2012
With an approximate 925 million people suffering from hunger and malnutrition in the World one would assume that their health should take precedent over stopping global warming. That is the basis for Sherwood Idso‘s argument that global warming is, in fact, a good thing.
He does not adhere to the usual debate over whether or not Global Warming is occurring. He argues that increased CO2 is key to
crop fertilization that sustains biodiversity and averts worldwide famine, and since Global Warming increases CO2 it helps reduce starvation.
If Global Warming was reversed by environmentalists and Barack Obama’s alternative energy plans one would expect to see a proportional decrease in available resources. Thus leading to resource wars between struggling leaders in attempt to save their nations.
Such an assertion requires extraordinary research and credible sources. After further research (AKA reading the first line on Idso’s Wikipedia, link here) it came to my attention that Idso’s “research” organization, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, had received donations from Exxon Mobil.
So, just how powerful are corporations? Powerful enough to fund research projects as credible as a creationist argument.
March 29, 2012
Yes, I love to environment. Yes, I would like to move to clean energy, yet considering the unrest in the Middle East I don’t think that reducing the need for their number one export is such a great idea.
It is scary to think of America being “energy dependent” on unstable countries, but are those same countries dependent on American
consumers. A typical environmentalist will warn of the massive amount of oil that the U.S. uses everyday, but I may be more concerned about the Middle East falling into more chaos than it is already present.
As a former Libertarian, I still have much faith in the free market, but reducing the demand in America for such an important part of these countries’ economies harms international trade considerably.
Please comment if this theory is misguided in any way, or if you have any additional information to add to this scenario.
March 28, 2012
It seems as though the GOP has come to the consensus that environmentalists are no more than tree hugging, oil hating, windmill builders that have come to take away jobs, and that anything that comes out of their mouths can be disregarded. Many conservatives do not realize that clean energy is not limited to algae. There is a source of energy more efficient than solar power, wind power, algae,and natural gas combined, and it happens to be nuclear.
Instead of complaining about gas being $4 a gallon I believe a push to expand the number of America’s nuclear power plants. I believe it would, or at least should, be an area in which both parties agree on. Also, did I mention that Bill Gates is a strong supporter of the future of nuclear power?
wind power (Photo credit: twicepix)
Thankfully the movement towards nuclear energy is finally starting to pick up, although I do not know much about the negative impacts this brings. If anybody has any information regarding this type of energy I strongly encourage you to help inform me!
March 16, 2012
When one looks at Rick Santorum’s First 100 Days Economic Freedom Agenda the first thing he says he will do to improve the economy is:
UNLEASH AMERICA’S ENERGY: I’ll approve the Keystone Pipeline for jobs and energy security. I’ll sign an order unleashing America’s domestic energy production without picking winners and losers on Day One. I’ll allow states to choose where they want to explore for oil and natural gas and to set their own regulations for hydrofracking.
While I believe the Keystone Pipeline is something that should be approved I would like to call attention to the last part of this plan. Hydrofracking.
Allow me to explain hydrofracking to you. Blast chemicals into the ground in order to make a hole to take oil from. While I am not as concerned about natural gas’s effect on the environment, I am concerned about how desperate we have become. These chemicals poison the air, water supply, and animals in the surrounding area. I also have to include HUMANS in that list.
While the right may not care about animals, I beg that they will stop when there is a direct impact on humans as well.