Global Warming – Man-Made or Natural Phenomena is not the Issue

The Visible Human Virus

Ok, here it is.  My first step upon my soapbox.  My opportunity to discuss the issues that face human kind and our planet.  Personally, I do not feel that global warming can be PROVEN to be man-made.  I personally believe that the science involved is far too complex for us to factually assert that the rise in global temperature is the result of 100 plus years of man and machine.  I am not saying it is not possible – it is just not factual.  The real problem I see facing the earth is the uninhibited expansion of mankind and his inability to blend with his surroundings.  For those of you who thoroughly enjoyed the Matrix Trilogy, the most powerful and accurate scene in the whole movie is when a machine describes mankind as a virus.  We must face this reality – we are quickly destroying the host that provides our survival.  We are destroying nature at exponential levels in the name of progress.  Let me make this clear right now – I am a capitalist.  I believe that freedom and the ability to make money in a free market fits the will of humankind better than any other political model.  That being said, we can create capitalistic markets that transform us from being a terra-virus.  We can create a symbiotic relationship with the earth while promoting capitalism.  People can make money, build beautiful & sustainable dwellings, engineer fuel efficient yet aesthetically pleasing means of transportation, and distribute goods throughout the world without the use of fossil fuels.  IT CAN BE DONE!  It doesn’t have to be tree-huggers vs. big business.  It can and should be man living in harmony with the earth versus a virus infecting and destroying the host it cannot survive without.  Whether you are an environmentalist, an activist or a capitalist you must face the evolving human virus.  It is time to act.