- Climate change isn't happening
- Climate change IS happening, but it's cyclical and not caused in any way by man
- Climate change is happening, it's partially man-caused, but there it's too late to do anything about it.
But I wonder about the other side of the argument. There are real steps we can take to change our global habits, but some of our very personal habits contribute to climate change, if only in a small way. Is this the opposite progression?
- Climate change is happening
- Climate change is in part, caused by man
- There's nothing we can do about it (except make sure everyone knows about it), because it's too late.
I'm not talking about convening the G2, or making China go solar; I'm talking about our own driving habits. I know people who *could* bike to work, but don't, who drive a gas-burning automobile hundreds of miles to experience nature(there's irony), or who commit their weekends to driving a couple hours each way to watch their fourth child play "select" soccer - with complete understanding that climate change isn't a problem.
Isn't this oh-so very typically American? To claim a problem, draw attention to a problem, even campaign for a problem.... Ass long as what we're talking about it someone else's problem.