>> Nice day out today. Bit hot and humid, but the air-con >> seems to be keeping that under control. > > See, that's one of the things that puzzles me... > if global warming is such a problem, why don't we all just, > like, turn our air-con on all the time? I mean, that's gonna > help cool the planet down, right? sebastian potter, you are a laff riot i just wanted to say how much i enjoy your sense of humour homo sapiens? more like homo sap -- we are such stupid gets let's not mention what drives all those air-conditioners -- mostly, coal-fired power generation stations here in ontario, fully ONE FRICKIN HALF of our air pollution is caused not by our own vehicle emissions, but by coal plant emissions -- from the US Midwest!! on a related note, one way to mitigate the effect of vehicle emissions on the atmosphere is to drastically reduce the fuel supply one way to reduce the fuel supply is to use it up, to the point where what's left is prohibitively expensive one way to ensure it gets used up quickly is to keep the price down now, and encourage consumption it's a race, plain and simple -- will we run out of gas before we fuck up the atmosphere on a more encouraging note, one way to stimulate research into alternate fuel sources is to foresee the end of cheap gas iraq's oil -- here, america, take it, it's yours, all you gotta do is overcome a minor qualm involving, oh, nothing more than a small matter of ethics -- will only last so long then what?