Definitely agreed... troubling concerns indeed. I'm not sure the western world would have accepted liability regardless of current economic crisis. In fact, for many, forcing the developing world to pick up our tab is a point of pride. Individuals of every society and demographic can only focus on doing the meager bits we can to improve our communities, replenish the ecology and help one another.
Climate-Gate is a non-issue. Anyone with serious concerns for Earth's ecology recognized long ago that warming alone was an overly simplistic expectation and unlikely to be the only disturbing manifestation of climate change.
However, no amount of bickering over "Global Warming" can negate our species' responsibility to consider the impact of 7 billion industrial-powered humans consuming finite natural resources, killing wildlife and poisoning the ecology with our waste.
The argument that the Earth can sustain infinitely increasing consumption indefinitely is so obviously false as to be irrelevant. Therefore, if you don't believe our ecology is currently in crisis, when will it be? If you acknowledge our ecology is in crisis, yet are unwilling to address issues of consumption and waste, how do you propose we solve the problem?
Far too many are too ambivalent, too apocalyptic, and too stubborn to actually speak the truth and get to the heart of the matters upon which the very survival of our species depends.
This is real talk in real time... I believe if you're going to poison the planet, pollute your environment and assist in the killing of all terrestrial species (including your own), you need to say so in no uncertain terms. Stop disguising your intentions with feigned ignorance, religious imperative and attempts to obfuscate fact or otherwise disrupt a simple logical argument.
Bring your facts to the argument, or STFU already and lend a helping hand to those who care for Creation!
Thanks for raising the subject beaucoupzero, sorry for hi-jacking your comments, and keep up the great work!
thanks for posting, i agree that there are big issues with our ecologic system however probably more than half of those live in poverty and in in non-industrial societies they will point out that the major polluter of the world, the western world, is living on consume/destroy mode for more than 100 years, and that most of its environmental promises are nothing but lies in the fallout of the worst financial crisis in recent times.Question is who will pay for all these things?