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post #26 of 130
^like al gore? i imagine "an inconvenient truth" was pretty convenient for his business...
post #27 of 130
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Originally Posted by biodiesel View Post
Go green and buy some marijuana
Save money on gas by walking
Recycle things that can be recycled efficiently.


IMO "Going green" is really a way to say "Don't waste and misuse shit" which I don't see anything wrong with.
^Totally agree. I mean yeah, it is way trendy to be green right now..a lot of items are mistitled (prius included). But even so, is there really anything wrong with conserving resources? I am glad that some people are at least trying to become more aware about their purchases and what they do with that stuff after.
post #28 of 130
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Originally Posted by jskidder View Post
^like al gore? i imagine "an inconvenient truth" was pretty convenient for his business...
LOL at one point he was buying them from himself.
post #29 of 130
^he must have spent a fortune. i read that his home uses more energy than most small towns...
post #30 of 130
^In a month, he uses what the average home uses in an entire year...in ONE of his homes. I hate when celebrities get involved
post #31 of 130
he's more than involved, he practically started all of this bullshit with his bullshit documentary which was just a way to get people to send money to his bullshit carbon credit company...
post #32 of 130
Well, without Gore's tomfoolery there'd be no ManBearPig so it about evens out.
post #33 of 130
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Originally Posted by trippybrowneyes View Post
I am sick of green
lol that is like saying "I'm sick of the future."

Enjoy your Armada or whatever it is James drives, because one day we'll like back like "wtf were we doing?"

People who get preachy about ANYTHING are annoying...

People who are completely fixated on being green can be silly, but even dumber are the people that are fixated on being anti-green just because they don't want to do what the environmentalists say.
post #34 of 130
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^In a month, he uses what the average home uses in an entire year...in ONE of his homes. I hate when celebrities get involved
Al Gore is a celebrity?

I thought he was a former Senator from TN, Vice President for 8 years, and the popularly elected President in the 2000 election. I guess I was wrong, he must be one of those Hollywood types that doesn't know anything about how stuff works...
post #35 of 130
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Originally Posted by **christine** View Post
It could be worse, you could live in the UK. In some places you get fined for putting the wrong things in your recycle bin
Haha, I know the feeling, and council tax is f-ing high ...


Yeah, Like people say Americans live in their own bubble ! Big country, to care alot ! But here in UK some people taking this problem much more serious, with all the flooding around and it getting worse. We even had tornados 1st time in 100 years.
post #36 of 130
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Blame companies that just cash in on this green trend by fooling people that don't know any better into thinking they are helping the environment/ozone/global warming/renewable resources/etc.

Since it sells so well they just throw a fucking "green" stamp on it and people go nuts and BUY BUY BUY.

God forbid people actually research things they could do to actually help.
Word. it's all marketing. the only green is the $$$$$ that big companies make
post #37 of 130
^^ Well that's another approach to this problem...
post #38 of 130
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Originally Posted by **christine** View Post
It could be worse, you could live in the UK. In some places you get fined for putting the wrong things in your recycle bin
NY does it only discourages people from recycling
post #39 of 130
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Originally Posted by Cez1029 View Post
NY does it only discourages people from recycling

How does it discourage people?
post #40 of 130
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Originally Posted by mdg1976 View Post
Word. it's all marketing. the only green is the $$$$$ that big companies make
The only way that environmentalism is going to have a future is if people can make money with it. That's the downside to our capitalist system, no one does anything unless there's a buck in it. So if we need to fool some people into buying 'green' stuff in order to move forward as a society, WTF are you all complaining about?

Seriously, grow the F up. We should have been doing all this twenty-five years ago when Jimmy Carter told us to conserve...but we weren't mature enough to handle the concept of sacrifice, so we've spent the last quarter-century electing Presidents that told us we could have it all, and that the party would never end. Look where that's got us now!
post #41 of 130
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Originally Posted by **christine** View Post
How does it discourage people?
when they get fined for incorrectly sorting the recyclables they just frustrated and give up. I've noticed it happens a lot around my parents neighborhood.
post #42 of 130
^Americans need to grow the F up and realize that freedom is about a lot more than using as much gas as you want and throwing shit wherever you want.
post #43 of 130
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The only way that environmentalism is going to have a future is if people can make money with it. That's the downside to our capitalist system, no one does anything unless there's a buck in it. So if we need to fool some people into buying 'green' stuff in order to move forward as a society, WTF are you all complaining about?

Seriously, grow the F up. We should have been doing all this twenty-five years ago when Jimmy Carter told us to conserve...but we weren't mature enough to handle the concept of sacrifice, so we've spent the last quarter-century electing Presidents that told us we could have it all, and that the party would never end. Look where that's got us now!
I would have read your post, but I'm too busy right now. I need to jump in my Hummer and go buy a case of bottled water and some 100 watt incandescant light bulbs.
post #44 of 130
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Originally Posted by mdg1976 View Post
I would have read your post, but I'm too busy right now. I need to jump in my Hummer and go buy a case of bottled water and some 100 watt incandescant light bulbs.
Go ahead. If you think I'm going to start crying about it, you're going to be disappointed. I do my part; you don't have to do yours. It's a free country, which means you can be as selfish and careless as you want to be.

I never understood the mentality of people that want to do stuff simply to thumb their nose at some imaginary group of people that they hate, yet will never meet. I thought HF would be more mature and knowledgeable than the other boards I frequent, but I'm still hearing the same thing: "I don't want to think about the choices I make as a consumer, because that would be placating Al Gore and the Hippies."
post #45 of 130
i just don't think or care about it because it really doesn't have any useful impact on the environment. global warming is not a problem, and even if it was there is nothing that can be done about it. the impact of humans on the enrtire thing is practically non-existant.

though he was joking, nfj was 100% correct with his comment about "going red" one day to thry to reverse the global cooling that will inevitably take place a few hundered years down the road. the earth works in cycles and it has nothing to do with how much fuel we waste or how much plastic we consume and throw away. i thought people on this board would be more knowledgeable about things like this.
post #46 of 130
The majority of scientists disagree with you.

Wikipedia isn't always the most reliable source of information, but the entry on global warming is well-documented.

Global warming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I don't disagree the world works in cycles, but I think you're deluding yourself if you think humans have little effect.
post #47 of 130
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Originally Posted by jskidder View Post
i just don't think or care about it because it really doesn't have any useful impact on the environment. global warming is not a problem, and even if it was there is nothing that can be done about it. the impact of humans on the enrtire thing is practically non-existant.

though he was joking, nfj was 100% correct with his comment about "going red" one day to thry to reverse the global cooling that will inevitably take place a few hundered years down the road. the earth works in cycles and it has nothing to do with how much fuel we waste or how much plastic we consume and throw away. i thought people on this board would be more knowledgeable about things like this.

REALLY? James I can see you if acknowledged the problem and just chose to ignore it, sure that's fine it's your life but to down right say that Global Warming isn't harmful or that we as human being had nothing to do with it escalating so fast is down right unintelligent. I thought you were smarter than this.
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post #49 of 130
the majority of scientists can also prove anything depending on which facts they choose to present and which they choose to omit.

just to be clear though, i am not environmentally unfriendly by any means and i certainly don't try to be wasteful jujst to thumb my nose at "al gore and the hippies" as ross commented. in fact, i try to not be wasteful in general. but i have also put a lot of thought and research into things and i don't go out of my way to be overly conscious because i simply do not think it really matters. i have no problem with people who think otherwise, and if it makes them happy then more power to them. i just think the whole thing has been overdone and overmarketed at this point and we are now in a situation where its impossible to know who really gives a shit and what is really important.

and al gore is a fraud.
post #50 of 130
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Originally Posted by Cez1029 View Post
REALLY? James I can see you if acknowledged the problem and just chose to ignore it, sure that's fine it's your life but to down right say that Global Warming isn't harmful or that we as human being had nothing to do with it escalating so fast is down right unintelligent. I thought you were smarter than this.
i would say exactly the opposite to you
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