James, I feel pretty much the way you do. Cleaning up our environment, conservation, clearing the plastics and trash are all very worthwhile. I have noticed there are a number of individuals who have taken up cleaning the ocean, even forming small companies that have taken it on. Very happy to see that.
What I object to is the focus on CO2, which as Charles noted, rises and falls over time and which as I noted, is already triggering more plant life, which absorbs it and puts out oxygen and nutrients that will feed a lot of people. In a religious sense, maybe the tiny rise in CO2 is God's way of providing for our 7 billion fellow humans.
Whatever you believe, we can't go wrong cleaning up all possible pollution. Let's just be smart about it and wait til we have some serious solutions on CO2. Meanwhile, plant lots more trees and manage the West's forests so they stop burning down every Summer and Fall. Can you imagine the amount of CO2 and other real pollutants have come from the California fires of the last few years?
The more I do, the less I accomplish.
Last edited by DesertRatTom; 10-31-2019 at 12:19 AM.