This drives me bonkers.
First, I'm not going to get into it with someone about if global warming is real or not, so lets not go down that road. I'm simply stating my opinion here.
I do think humans are too dumb to prevent it, call it ignorance if you will I'll agree to that, but we are a nation of "bigger, better, faster". We must have our hummers, suvs and all that bs. Does soccer mom need the suv to carry her son to and from school, nope, but did she buy it because it's the new thing that everyone else is doing, you better believe it. Yes some people use them for a purpose, but don't tell me 90% of them do not need them. It's this mentality that I can't stand, it's the same mentality that makes people sit in their living rooms playing wii instead of going outside and getting exercise.
To the government, what the f? Is it really about their views on specific caps, the little details, or is it about voting against the other party? We spend more time arguing if global warming is real or not rather than doing whats right for the environment EITHER WAY. But hey, since we don't know if it's real, why do anything good for the planet? (sarcasm) Don't give me the bs about car hybrids, suv hybrids. They can do better than that and they know it. If you can have stealth airplanes back in the 70's, do you really expect us to believe the best they can do with a hybrid suv engine is 30mpg? Horse hockey. I ride motorcycles, and am glad to see the number of scooters on the road, even if the only reason is to save gas money, at least they are doing something less harmful. I'm well aware there are many other factors hurting the environment, but the car emissions and public attitude is a prime example of the human problem.
We are sticking our heads in the sand, we are pulling the whole, if I don't think about it, it isn't real. Is that being dumb or ignorant, hell yes. To sum it all up, we are too stupid to prevent it, and too stupid to do anything to fix it when it seriously changes our climate. We as humans don't want to do it ourselves, do our part. When there's a group of people (government) that has the opportunity to pass a bill to help the planet, they are too busy with their ignorant, petty, half-assed politics.
About nuclear power plants, it's always NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard), might as well be BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything).