Or this?Â I propose a wager, like Pascal’s but for Climate Change Deniers:Â If I am wrong, I don’t lose a damned thing. If you are wrong, we all lose the only planet we know of capable of sustaining the human species, and all of our grand-children die. You want to take that bet, fool? Â (Ten Bears)
If you wish. Tomorrow morning on Breakfast in BendÂ my guest will Howard Wooldridge, co-founder of LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Wooldridge is a retired detective who has spent the last six years representing in the US Congress those law enforcement professionals who oppose our prohibition approach to some drugs. In 2003Â Wooldridge rode his horse Misty from Savannah Georgia to Newport Oregon, and now he is back in the saddle riding his bicycle – like a Paul Revere, to urge Americans to repeal marijuana prohibition and treat marijuana like alcohol – back to Georgia. Join Alan, Phil and I as well as whomever happens to wander through the studio as we visit with Howard and kick out some Free Speech Radio News Headlines, local weather, community events and anything of science I might find interesting at four or five in the morning. Brew up some tea, seven o’clock.
Out here on the Oregon High Desert local businesses and environmental conservation groups are partnering to conserve water, improve the fish and wildlife habitat and make the heart of the region’s Deschutes River more attractive to recreation and tourism.
We oft hear from those who doubt the climate is changing or the world is older than a mere six thousand years that it is arrogant to presume that we mere humans could possibly have an affect upon our planet. It is, after all, a big place that has experienced many changes down through the eons, and the thought that we could “destroy” it, or make uninhabitable to humans, is generally unfathomable. Fathom this, climate change and pine bark beetles”¦