Second that Gershon!
Many many moons ago I delivered 7 up/RC cola. I knew an avid outdoorsman in Milboro Springs, Virginia that owned a store on my route. He told me that in Circa 1965 they were able to get television in the holler they lived in. That was the first year of his life that he ever knew boredom. Prior to that he could spend his days in the woods or wherever his curiosity led him and always keep his mind occupied and growing. After allowing TV in his life he spent considerable time doing nothing but wishing he were doing something else. Some of my best days are ones where I make a decision not to turn this computer on. I think all the luxuries, modern technology and things that make our lives "easier" are like a drug addiction. They keep us moving at an unsustainable, unnatural pace. We develop compulsions for those things even though they are sucking the life out of us and we know it.
I don't know if global warming is real or not. If it is real, is it indeed caused by what some say it is? and if it is, can we do anything to drastically change it without causing massive human suffering? As much as we like to consider ourselves educated and intelligent thinkers, no one here can truly speak with any authority on the matter. All the writings we read and statistics we are given are processed data. I have spent years reading what I know to read on the subject and have seen very compelling data to suggest that we have a problem. However for every piece of compelling data I have read to uphold those theories, I have seen very compelling data to disprove it or at least offer equally intelligent explanations for it that do not involve greenhouse gasses. Unfortunately many powerful people are getting rich off of the promotion of global warming. Too many powerful men see global warming as a tool to promote fascist political and social agendas. Many studies have been faked and it seems corruption and political correctness are becoming staples in the scientific fields. I choose to do what I know is right and within my means to preserve the environment and hope others follow suit. I am passing these things on to my children and anyone I can and feel this is the best I can do.
Some of the most knowledgeable, passionate and caring environmentalists I know are hunters and rugged outdoorsmen who drive big V8 trucks. Some of the most incredibly stupid acts I have ever witnessed in the forest have been committed by Subaru driving yuppie "green" people who make fun of anyone who doesn't believe in global warming. Whether we hike, bike, climb, hunt, fish, camp or just occasionally visit the forest, it is our responsibility to be conscious every time we set foot outside of preserving our natural resources. All of those things can be done in a responsible manner and they can all be done in a destructive manner. I would suggest that the bigger variable is the heart and respect of the person doing an activity rather then the activity itself.