Image by giumaiolini via FlickrEvery time the subject of global warming comes up we are asked to take precautions to "save the planet."
The government use green issues to con more money out of the taxpayers in the pretence that it is to help "save the planet."
This planet has survived the formation of our solar system, collisions with the moon (if our scientist are to be believed) meteorites crashing onto its surface and wiping out life forms, extreme degrees of heat, and cold during any natural phases, or catastrophes it goes through, so it is not the planet that is in danger but mankind its self.
Instead of using the term "save the planet" we should face facts and admit its human beings who are at risk, not the planet, and use the term "save mankind."
Mankind, or the human life form we are, has only been on this planet for a short space of time in comparison to the lifetime of the earth, and the way we abuse the resources on it might accelerate global warming, but no matter how hard we try to combat the changes on earth whether we are responsible for them or not, mother nature with always win.
As long as the earth rotates, and orbits around the sun, these changes will always occur, the planet WILL survive, and mankind being just another phase in its cycle might, like the dinosaurs be another casualty in its evolution.
The planet will save its self, with or without our help, and the taxes we are being conned into paying to save it, are more for the survival of government finance, rather than anything else.