As I sit here at Oxmoor Lodge in the comfort of my apartment, I am watching the devastation of the tornados in Moore, Oklahoma and nearby areas. How horrible – the leveling of a town; the deaths, the frightening experience for everyone, especially the children trapped at school, the parents of those precious family members, and the elderly.
Another natural disaster. What next? More flooding, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, tsunamis and/ or hurricanes…
Global warning or climate change is a subject that shows no sign of cooling down.
When will we start listening to the warnings that Al Gore tried to impart to us? Why haven’t the people who are in a position to effect change at least looked into the possibility that he had good information instead of checking him off as an alarmist?
Here are some facts we can’t dismiss from the National Geographic Society.
The rate of warming is increasing. The twentieth century’s last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest in several millennia. The Arctic is feeling the effects the most. Average temperatures in Alaska, eastern Russia and western Canada have risen at a rate twice the global average.
Arctic air is rapidly disappearing and the region may have its first ice free summer by 2040 or earlier. Glacial and mountain snow are rapidly melting. Northern Montana’s Glacier National Park has only twenty-seven glaciers versus a count of 150 in 1910.
National Geographic News has great information on this subject.
I get very annoyed when the naysayers in Washington refuse to shut up about how we are going to leave so much debt for our children. We better first give some thought to the shape our world is going to be in at that point and what the chances for survival will be in a world that we let be consumed with waste and byproducts while doing nothing to change how and what we consume.
Humans are pouring much more carbon dioxide into the universe than the plants and ocean can absorb. Please read the available information. And take it seriously. Our earth needs some friends to help her survive.