Seriously, I don't thing you fully realize the scope of the problem.
Thing is, I do understand the scope of the problem... and it is NOT global warming... NOPE, NOT AT ALL. There are natural causes for what is happening in the Antarctic, natural causes that have been occurring for a couple of billion years, but we won't talk about those cos governments don't know how to fechen tax them.
BTW the planet won't do anything, because it's an inanimate object.
If you believe that then there is little or no hope you will ever see the bigger picture and start believing in the truth... which is that Planet Earth is a constantly evolving dynamic eco system, which can and does repair/heal itself.
Mankind has placed himself in harms way for centuries now, by camping at the foothills of active volcanoes, or right on top of faultilines/tectonic activity...aka earthquakes, and thoughout the centuries mankind has gone "oh woe is me, x-amount of thousands are dead", yet it is the planet healing itself. I mean, what do you think would happen if Planet Earth suddenly stopped spewing lava, or suddenly became one fused mass and there were no more plate tectonics or earthquakes? Yes, Planet Earth would become inanimate and would eventually die, as would all living things on it.
Coincidentally, the world's most fertile soils are generally situated over volcanic regions - because so many minerals and nutrients are brought up - thus creating rich farming lands, etc. upon which mankind grows food to survive. So for all the "woe is me", there is a huge plus to these so-called disasters... and maybe the increased number of volcanic eruptions over the last decade is just Mother Earth saying: "Well you've destroyed so much farmland and vegetation through mismanagement, so now I have to restore/put it back."
Hehe, Hankers, that Carlin clip is brilliant.. gotta love it. He puts it so much funnier than I, but he's on my wavelength and says pretty much the same things, though with a humourous twist to make it more interesting for his intended audience. I'm no expert on the subject(s), but I did go back to school in my early 30's to try to better myself, and through history, geography, geology and economics, I did learn something about the planet and our role on it... and because of what I did learn, I can't swallow this global warming crap.
Sure, mankind needs to clean up its act for the sake of future generations - food, health and cleaner living, etc - but it is not impacting on the planet to anywhere near the level these GW alarmists are trying to convince us of. However, there's huge sums of money to be made from environmental protection/cleanups,etc, and that's what all this GW crap is all about.... Greed and MONEY.