An Inconvenient Truth

#1
Movie featuring Al Gore and global warming. The man stands tall. By a peculiar twist of fate, I was educated on these matters since about age four. If you want to tangle with global issues - and by the way i want to emphasize that these are not republican/democrat issues - then go see this flick. If you want your kids and grandkids to fish, then get your butt into gear. High gear. Because the longer we stall, the worse its gonna get.

Otter
 
#4
otter said:
If you want to tangle with global issues - and by the way i want to emphasize that these are not republican/democrat issues

Otter
It seems that this might be more of a partisan issue than you make it out to be. Gore consistently bashes any on the right for the state of the environment. Any time any where, he uses his platform to take shots at GWB and Repubs. Environmental issues are bipartisan, but Gore certainly isn't.

PB
 

doublespey

Steelhead-a-holic
#6
That it may be an uncomfortable truth for some (or that Al Gore is a Democrat) does not invalidate the truth of the message. Not much mileage to be gained from bashing GWB anyway - his approval stinks and neither he nor Dick will be coming back after this ride is over.

I'm neither Democrat or Republican. Don't particularly like Al Gore, and think even less of GWB. If Al has a legitimate point to make, I'll listen. Ditto for GWB.

I personally feel this is a legitimate issue and transcends politics. It ~should~ be treated as a wakeup call for all people that occupy this planet Earth (100%last time I checked). ;)

my .02,

Brian
 
#7
doublespey said:
That it may be an uncomfortable truth for some (or that Al Gore is a Democrat) does not invalidate the truth of the message. Not much mileage to be gained from bashing GWB anyway - his approval stinks and neither he nor Dick will be coming back after this ride is over.

I'm neither Democrat or Republican. Don't particularly like Al Gore, and think even less of GWB. If Al has a legitimate point to make, I'll listen. Ditto for GWB.

I personally feel this is a legitimate issue and transcends politics. It ~should~ be treated as a wakeup call for all people that occupy this planet Earth (100%last time I checked). ;)

my .02,

Brian

Well said! As anglers we should set aside our varying beliefs on god and guns,(which is ultimately the determining factor for current partisan political alignment among most U.S. citizens) and all join together in protecting our environment, and ultimately our fisheries. Global warming(Global climate change is actually a more correct term for what is happening) is REAL. Lets refuse to allow our personal pride in our own ethics and morals stubbornly prevent us from conceding that we are all in the same boat, and the damn thing is going down quick!
 
#9
I'm no psychic(sp?) but i can see this going into a long drawn out political debate where no one wins. Then mingo posts a funny picture(i always look forward to these posts) then move on to the next political debate.

Guess what guys this is not a political forum so take it somewhere else.(see Forum Rules) If you really want to sit in front of your computer screen and debate shit that you personaly cant change, then bug the admins untill they put in a political debate section in and you can all go to town and leave the fishing forum to fishing.

Its time for a smoke break :cool:
 
#12
im not talking about politics, or Jerry Jones ( just out of curiosity, what IS the relationship between Jonesville and global warming, other than the fact that they are both tragedies which could 'a been, should 'a been averted before they happened?), or Al Gore or Dubya (my guess it that THEIR temperatures are each about 98.6 F, so no sweat). What i'm talking about the elephant in the living room: global climate change. Whether this is a major change in the "natural" glacial/post glacial climatic cycle, or - as i am personally convinced, given a huge body of evidence accumulated by scientists from all nations over the last half century, that global industrialization is throwing the equivalent of avgas on the planetary greenhouse fire - is immaterial. Fact is, its here. Big, really ugly and not backing off. And i would like my son, and his sons and daughters to fish rivers of their dreams. So, in turn, i'm not backing off. Continuing to fish while saying habitat destruction - at any level - is "not my problem", just plain isn't in my vocabulary.

Otter
 

Porter

Active Member
#13
Soylent Green :) a better movie and really the direction we are moving...right? right? ....Ham sandwich on wheat w/ a hook in it?

:confused: me too!
 
#14
Remember how the MF Snoq was fishing like September in May last year? If you liked the '05 snowpack, you and your kids will love the year 2040.

We could just wing it and hope it does not happen. But it seems as though 276 peer reviewed articles stating that Man is contributing to Global Warming, and 0 (zero) that says we do not, ends the argument.

dang science...