Lesson #Two: Global warming is real.
It is completely irrefutable that global warming is taking place, though the ones causing it are also the ones saying they are preventing it. It was not until any real concern was broadcasted about global warming that the type of climate change we fear started to churn. After finding out just how concious people were becoming to the pollution of the time, the same calibre of eco-villain as made infamous on Captain Planet shows made ways to capitalize on this too. Even worse they found they could promote something as an “eco-friendly” alternative which just changed one concern for a different one. The less informed planeteer could easily be swayed into buying their products thinking they were doing good, being convinced immediatley after reading the “green” slogan on the package without asking too many questions. Though these spiral CFL bulbs are said to last longer and use much less energy, just one contains enough mercury to contaminate an estimated 6,000 gallons of water beyond safe drinking levels*. Karl Hans Welz, inventor of the Chi Generator, likes to call these bulbs “cancer coils” and producers of DOR. Keep in mind some climate change is part of a natural planetary cycle, and some of it is being caused by man-made pollution, though there will never be as much pollution now as will be made as some of the measures proposed to combat global warming**. You see, they took over a theme and movement and warped it into something that would make this statement true, “We MUST change the planet to stop climate change while poisoning the earth.”
What we can do instead is buy LED lightbulbs, which have no mercury and use less energy than incandescent, and do just what the Captain said by the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. A perfectly suitable alternative energy system already exists, and more alternatives are already used in developing countries.
Though we may be very well tempted to, we shouldn’t lash out at this misdirection. As said before, it is for the planeteers of our earth to take care of it to the best of their resources and within their legal means. Remember, Captain Planet never physically beat any of the eco-villains, though he easily could have. He instead gave them up to the proper government authorities, even when they resurfaced later on to cause more grief. When there was an eco-emergency, at that time the planeteers got together to thwart it there and then, and stood on call till the next one appeared. What they did not do is go to Hoggish Greedily’s house and tepee it, nor intimidate the people into sabotaging or demolishing Dr. Blight mechanations on sight. The Planeteers didn’t fear-monger, they gave the facts and the solutions to stop pollution, and so should you being one of the elite special forces of Mother Earth. Remember these things the next time you hear “Go GREEN” on anything, because the one that said it might be Mr. Plunder with a mask on.