With all this debate over Global Warming, and the recent airing of the global warming scientist's dirty laundry it makes one stop and think. The weather patterns are changing, I don't think anyone would argue about that. But why?
Are carbon emission standards just another way for the rich to get richer? (I happen to think YES!) Just look into which companies will hold the most credits, and who owns the companies that will profit from the trading of these credits. One of them is the man who supposedly once claimed to have invented the internet. Enough said. Ethanol? It should be illegal with all the water used to make it (4 gallons of H2O for 1 gallon of Ethanol according to Mother Earth News)...seriously, we Americans waste all the water already. Biofuel? Horrible emissions. I wish everyone would concentrate on reducing the chemicals and pollutants we pump into our air and water just because we should, not because it's trendy to "go green". That would do a lot of immediate good for all creatures on this Earth.
Some scientists say we are experiencing the next global extinction. Our climate is changing, food will become short (shorter) if this continues, and water is already a serious problem in many parts of the world. Disease will take hold like never before. 2012 is a very famous year. The earth has gone through many historic changes since it's existence, what makes us think it would 'put it all on hold' for us? Just some food for thought.
(P.S.- for anyone that was lacking pollinators (honey bees) in their gardens last year, go for the bumbles! They are attracted to certain flowers and are great pollinators as well. I will try and dig up some specifics on varieties and post them.)