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Dutch Wrote: Schneider, nice piece. But I'm of the opinion that regardless of what you mention the polution will continue in one form or another. The more humans on this planet the more waste; it is as simple as that. Every human produces waste; tons of it. You can not compare that with animals; their waste is naturally recycled. Since humans got out of their "animal" status, the waste started. Regardless of other inventions to reduce emissions, the waste continues; even "solar cells" production create waste when they are manufactured or discarded; everything on this globe will have a "useful" life and gets turned into waste. Natural resources will eventually be depleted or more difficult to find. Also do not forget the "greed" factor will play a huge role; oil companies will not give up; money rules etc.
No, the human race will not change quickly because of "comfort levels" which we want to sustain; slum area's are here to stay and produce in most cases the most waste. Polution of this globe will continue; just the "plastic" waste floating in our oceans gets bigger by the year and will kill of all aquatic life etc.
So I'm not too optimistic; because it is a huge complex issue, which can not be solved by technology only. The damage is already done.
Amen Dutch, global warming does have its place for sure, BUT did you or anyone else see that MASSIVE, HUMONGOUS ball of T-R-A-S-H floating in the ocean when all the efforts were being made to find one of those downed or lost airplanes? It was unreal and I must add the word sickening. This huge globule was miles deep and miles long. Just think about it, this is a totally human-creation, nothing but years of people saying "If I dump this waste in the ocean, it will simply disappear". Obviously they were wrong.