Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
He's not that far off on Iraq. I don't know where the cannibalism insanity comes from.
I do. Anyone here ever see the movie Soylent Green, starring the late Charlton Heston?
Unfortunately, whether caused or accelerated by humans or not, global warming is a naturally occuring reality.
What is NOT natural is the rapid depletion of natural resources through human consumption, and that depletion may trump global warming in the short term.
We are an INCREDIBLY arrogant society if we think for one minute that we are impervious to the climate shifts that naturally occur on this planet.
And said climate shifts can cause chaotic change. One really good volcanic eruption could send this planet into decades of cold darkness. Yellowstone Park is sitting on top of a giant caldera that could wipe most of the USA off a map within a matter of minutes.
But hey - it's much easier to live in a bubble of pretense, isn't it?