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Pope Expresses Worry About Climate Change

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Pope Expresses Worry About Climate Change
Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday he wants to wake up consciences on climate change during his pilgrimage in Australia. Mid-flight he was asked about climate change following discussions on the environment during this month's G-8 summit in Japan. There is a need to "wake up consciences," Benedict responded. "We have to give impulse to rediscovering our responsibility and to finding an ethical way to change our way of life." Adding, "we have our responsibilities toward Creation."

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Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 7 years
Some people are like that. Nothing wrong with it.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I don't have a problem with change. It's the radical changes that scare me.
Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 7 years
I don't have a problem with change. And with the way oil prices are going, I also have no problem throwing up some solar panels and buying an all electric car. Even if you take the "green" out of the equation ... it saves money!
Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 7 years
I don't have a problem with change. And with the way oil prices are going, I also have no problem throwing up some solar panels and buying an all electric car. Even if you take the "green" out of the equation ... it saves money!
stephley stephley 7 years
The Pope just called for thinking ethically - that shouldn't be a sweeping change.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I have no problem volunteering to do something to make my part of this planet a little better. I am against sweeping changes that will radically change our lives and livelyhoods based on a fear and suspicion, but no real facts.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
But it is so silly. Both sides can come up with statistics or quotes and blah blah blah. If we don't know what we can't control, why don't we work on what we can control? Until science comes up with a difinitive answer on global warming, all this debating is just a waste of time, don't you think? Eventually, one side will be right and the other will be wrong but we will all more than likely be dead before science says yay or nay definitively. Heck, Scientist may never come up with a definitive answer. When it comes to global warming and the environment, I am of the opinion that we should all just do what we can to make the planet a little nicer. If we are saving it, great. If not, then at least the air we breath will be a little fresher. Nothing wrong with that.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
But it is so silly. Both sides can come up with statistics or quotes and blah blah blah. If we don't know what we can't control, why don't we work on what we can control? Until science comes up with a difinitive answer on global warming, all this debating is just a waste of time, don't you think? Eventually, one side will be right and the other will be wrong but we will all more than likely be dead before science says yay or nay definitively. Heck, Scientist may never come up with a definitive answer. When it comes to global warming and the environment, I am of the opinion that we should all just do what we can to make the planet a little nicer. If we are saving it, great. If not, then at least the air we breath will be a little fresher. Nothing wrong with that.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
Yes, we can all agree to that, but the issue isn't about cleaning the air or ground, it's about believing that we are capable of having an impact on the global temperature, and we are the only impact of the climate change.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
I think we can all agree that mounds of garbage are unsightly and clean air is the best to breath, so shouldn't we all do our part to make the world that much better? Even if it won't save the planet, but just make it a nicer place to live?
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I would like to also note that Malaria and Malnutrition have been around for far longer than global warming. I don't understand how they can suddenly say that these deaths are now caused by global warming, and not just malnutrition and malaria.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
It was said twice on the Discovery Channel Episode talking about the planet earth.
stephley stephley 7 years
"I will add that the dinosaurs thrived during a prehistoric global warming period. Because of the CO2 levels, the forests thrived, which provided an abundance of food for all the creatures." Are you 100% certain of this or is it theory?
stephley stephley 7 years
"I will add that the dinosaurs thrived during a prehistoric global warming period. Because of the CO2 levels, the forests thrived, which provided an abundance of food for all the creatures." Are you 100% certain of this or is it theory?
Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 7 years
I think we should send you to a developing country and see how that changes your outlook on life. Then maybe to a rainforest. That way you see both sides of the spectrum.I'm must off. The work day is over. Later!
Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 7 years
I think we should send you to a developing country and see how that changes your outlook on life. Then maybe to a rainforest. That way you see both sides of the spectrum. I'm must off. The work day is over. Later!
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I have to head to practice. :wave: Good night everyone.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I will add that the dinosaurs thrived during a prehistoric global warming period. Because of the CO2 levels, the forests thrived, which provided an abundance of food for all the creatures.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
No, global warming isn't going to kill people. Countless of species go extinct all over the earth without human involvement, and that is part of the natural cycle of the earth. I will agree that ethanol is not a solution to our oil crisis, given that it requires more oil to produce the crop to create ethanol than ethanol provides, but that is a different subject.
stephley stephley 7 years
People likely have been dying from it for some time:"A study, by scientists at the World Health Organization (WHO) determined that 154,000 people die every year from the effects of global warming, from malaria to malnutrition, children in developing nations seemingly the most vulnerable. These numbers could almost double by 2020.'We estimate that climate change may already be causing in the region of 154,000 deaths...a year,' Professor Andrew Haines of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine told a climate change conference in Moscow." I believe the study was in 2002.
stephley stephley 7 years
People likely have been dying from it for some time: "A study, by scientists at the World Health Organization (WHO) determined that 154,000 people die every year from the effects of global warming, from malaria to malnutrition, children in developing nations seemingly the most vulnerable. These numbers could almost double by 2020. 'We estimate that climate change may already be causing in the region of 154,000 deaths...a year,' Professor Andrew Haines of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine told a climate change conference in Moscow." I believe the study was in 2002.
Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 7 years
Global warming is GOING to kill people. So why not prevent it while we can? The reasons for global warming have already killed countless animals in the rainforests (a big reason for that is the joke that is ethanol). And chances are the cure for cancer is in the rainforest!
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
Do you really think global warming is similar to cancer? Cancer kills people. global warming doesn't. Trying to alter the natural ebb and flow of the earth sounds like a recipe for disaster. Look at the wildfires out west. The big reason these fires are as large as they are is because nature isn't allowed to clear the underbrush, via smaller fires every year. The result is a seies of super fires that are difficult, or impossible to stop.
Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 7 years
So we should stop trying to find a cure for cancer then?
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
Excuse me while I go bang my head against the wall after that comment...
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