Re: global warming and sea level rise

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 09:35:47 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > True, I should retract the tar balls. They can come from oil, but they also
> > can be natural. I have no idea what percentage of tarring on our beach is
> > natural and how much is artificial.
> Wait, dont retract the tar balls. I retract my original objection. Natural
> pollution is pollution just the same, and I define pollution as anything that
> bothers humans. If it bothers or slays animals that humans like, then that
> substance is pollution too. Humans are animals, therefor anything that
> humans do is natural, therefor we need not distinguish between human
> made pollution and the other variety. Except of course we've no one
> to sue with the nontechnically origin pollution. {8-]

Ah, but Spike, think of all the ecological niches that may depend on
natural pollution. We'd be irreversibly destroying many species by
eliminating pollution...

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