"If you can go to the Native people and walk away with any doubt about what's going on, I just think you're not listening.” [Read]
If he means, but “what’s going on” that the weather is changing, then he is right, unfortunately, he means more, as do Lieberman and McCain and… They believe they are in control of this little planet.
Let’s say they are right and that global warming is occurring. The following question must be pondered:
We must suspect, throughout the history of the planet, it has cooled and warmed, and since it is the planet, it has been in a state of either global cooling or global warming, so why is global warming bad? And, if the brilliant politicians can put a stop to global warming, won’t that in fact create global cooling?
Really, doesn’t this amount to screaming “the sky is falling!!!!” Perhaps it is just easier for some to consider themselves more significant than anything they could experience has deemed plausible. Perhaps they have never taken a moment, that single moment, to say how incredible it is that we are here, and just admire the beauty stirring all around, in all of its forms. That does not mean they have to ruin it for the rest of us who can see what a magnificent gift this is, and how much bigger than us it has always been, and always will be: There is no thermostat for us to control. (If you are not happy with the design, you’ll have to take it up with the designer, and the designer will not be found in Washington, or Rio, or Kyoto, or…)
No matter what we know, we will always know little, and that can be observed just by looking at your hand and noting how completely it is beyond our ability. Yes, we should strive to learn as much as we can, but we stop learning once we know, and everything we seem to know, each successive generation shows us how little we really knew. What do you think we know about billions of years’ weather patterns, about global