should we bother?

Discussion in 'The Environment' started by themysterytramp, May 31, 2007.

  1. indian and chinese industries are going mad. will the little we do in our lives make the slightest bit of difference when our carbon footprints are dominated by industry, and with new powers emerging, it will get ten times worse? i think its too late. focus on finding non carbon emitting fuels.
  2. rainbowedskylover

    rainbowedskylover Senior Member

    actually china has invested a lot of money in finding non carbon emitting fuels (probably more because of the profit and independance they would get out of it). so there is a bit of hope.
  3. TreePhiend

    TreePhiend Member

    I can't stand it when Americans complain about how much fossil fules developing states like China and India use. Much of their industry produces goods that are consumed in the west. Instead we should be adding much of their "carbon footprints" to ours.
  4. Good point treephiend ! very good point

    also it woud be good to see what it means for china to double its output would mean it owned 25% of the carbon footprint - foir the USA to double its footprint it would own half the worlds carbon footprint

    ok so with the USA at 25% to blame and the UK at 2% to blame and china at 13%

    you need about the 6 nearest polluters to the usa to make up that 25%

    no matter what appologists for the USA say - their economy should change or we should impose sanctions !
  5. lankymidget

    lankymidget Worlds Tallest Dwarf

    As long as there are people trying to find alternative ways for developing countires to develop in the same way as the U.S. and other modernised countries did, we should not give up hope or bow to defeat..

    As individuals, we should do what WE feel we must to save the environment.. Governments have their own responsibility, and it's greater than ours.. Ultimately, they WILL be accountable for what happens to our planet..
  6. Puffis

    Puffis Member

    We should always try because we may change enough peoples' minds that the environment could actually be changed, but even if it doesn't it is a worthy cause, and something that we as creatures from this Earth are obligated to do.

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