It’s been a while since I featured a truly bat guano insane article from Grist (I actually do check the site almost every day). Here we go
Imagine Earth with toxic air, stifling heat, no water, and no signs of life — sort of like Los Angeles. This is a world laid bare by massive and catastrophic climate change, and believe it or not, it isn’t science fiction. It’s our neighbor, Venus, and it’s more similar to Earth than you might want to believe.
Venus and Earth have a lot in common: They’re practically the same size, they’re made up of basically the same stuff, and early in the life of our solar system they were nearly identical, right down to oceans and moderate atmospheres. But then climate change arrived on Venus — the same processes that are playing out on our planet today with rising carbon dioxide and an increasing greenhouse effect — and transformed the planet into an uninhabitable, 900-degree wasteland swathed in clouds of sulfuric acid.
Um, yeah. What caused that greenhouse effect with rising CO2 and swathed in clouds of sulfuric acid? There no fossil fueled vehicles. No fossil fueled flight. No fossil fueled power plants. No life taking long showers, leaving their DVRs plugged in, refusing to buy local, refusing to use 2 sheets of TP, and no life “spreading awareness”. So, what actually caused Venus to be Venus? Could it possibly have been……*gulp*…..nature? Oh, and its location in relationship to that massive nuclear furnace in the center of the solar system?