October Update

Bought a standard poodle puppy.  Bringing him home October 5, so October will be full of housebreaking, and FUN.

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Entries in climate change (2)

Friday
Aug102012

Avoiding the Uh-oh of Global Warming

I wonder if the new "anti-science" stance on the right is just a political form of denial.  If our leaders tell us that scientists are know-nothing, left-wing commies, we can pretend climate change is a myth. 

If politicians say that evolutionary biology is a godless, communist plot, we can pretend they have nothing to teach us about the overuse of antibiotics or the dangers of tens of thousands of pollutants in our air, water, and food.

If someone running for President or for Congress tells us that the rich need more tax breaks so they can create more jobs for us little people, we can pretend that corporations aren't laying waste to our democracy and opportunity for all.  We can pretend we don't have to do a thing to preserve our country: we don't have to be vigilant or hardworking or brave.

Friday
Jul132012

Cramming for Global Warming?

A friend of mine says we’re going to treat global warming the way we used to treat exams in high school and college.  We’re going to wait until the last minute and then we’re going to start a major flurry of activity to try to stop and reverse the climate change.

         Alas, I’m afraid he’s right.  This is one way we humans handle big problems.  It’s how the US dealt with World War II.

         Trouble is, the greenhouse gases that will cause tomorrow’s warming are already in the atmosphere today.  And when we finally get around to an effective flurry of activity, we may have to settle for a much warmer earth than we’re used to today. ´╗┐