Bad news first:
You may have heard the latest crazy idea of the environmental movement. It's call http://www.1010global.org/
The goal is to reduce by 10% the CO2 emission every year.
Last week those great guys had the idea of a video that would by "funny", here's the link to the video, you will need to login into your YouTube account to see it. You can see many reaction on those blog, here and here. You can also see the reaction on some news network.
Now some good news... The world is not going to end...
Now back to the why I find this being a crazy idea. From a quick calculation, cutting our CO2 emission will first do almost nothing to change the temperature of the planet and second it will probably destroy the economy. So why will this change nothing for the temperature on the planet, watch this video. I recommend looking at this video in full screen and pause it to have time to read.
If you are not still convince, then look again at this video.
On the other hand, we have an urgent mater to take care of... In 40-50 years, we will start to run out of fossil fuel (Oil, Coal and Gas). This will be very bad for the overall economy and livelihood of the all societies on the planet. The worst thing is that according to many authors, we will need everything that is left to build the future infrastructure needed to live without those fossil sources.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 11:45 AM PDT
The goal of the 10:10 Project is to cut carbon emissions by 10 percent per year. Sony, which supported the 10:10 Project until a promotional video featuring exploding global warming skeptics offended a lot of people, has its own project called the “Road to Zero.”
While they mean well, supporters of the two initiatives seem to have forgotten Zeno’s paradox. Suppose that people are particularly zealous about their carbon-cutting and cut 50 percent per year, not 10 percent. Not only does that make the math easier, it biases the numbers against the argument I’m making.
Their emissions would go from 1 to 1/2 to 1/4 to 1/18 to 1/16, and so on. Emissions move asymptotically towards zero, which is a fancy way of saying they never actually get there.
As with most campaigns of this sort, 10:10 and Road to Zero may succeed in making people feel good about themselves. And there is some value in that. But the schemes, especially taken together, are too clever by half. Or, more likely, the opposite.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 08:01 AM PDT
A video by a group called 10:10, shows the environmental wackos for exactly who they are: environmental wackos. The group has just apologized (kind of) for the video.
The video is graphic, so don’t watch it if you think you won’t like seeing exploding bodies.
The video shows three scenarios where individuals are asked to cut their carbon emissions. When some of the individuals refuse, they are blown up (including children).
At first, I thought this was a satire of extreme environmental pressure groups–then I realized this actually is a video by environmental wackos showing their true colors (and spoofing themselves without realizing it).
More troubling though, it is a message consistent with many of the enviros who believe in population control–get rid of the humans who won’t do their part to reduce carbon or who use too many precious resources. It makes it very difficult to just say it was a “joke” when the message about population control is consistent with the environmental extremist message.
There appear to be many businesses, educational institutions, and individuals associated with this group, such as Sony. They may want to reconsider this support.