Friday, February 02, 2007

Wake Up!

Speaking again of public radio, did anyone else wake up to the definitive news summary today that “Global Warming is real and the earth will be substantially altered for thousands of years”? Or something like that…I was still groggy. That is NOT news to me or many, many scientists, but interesting to hear it so flatly stated on NPR (and apparently lots of other more right wing stations). Great words to literally and figuratively “wake up” to though, eh? Even the groundhogs are telling us to wake up.

I’ve seen more acceptance of this Climate Change idea from politicians and even Park Service officials around here lately, too, so it will be interesting to see where these new, stunning “revelations” get us. Finally some good change, perhaps? But is it too late? I believe that it IS too late to actually stop the climate change, but perhaps more people will learn to live lightly (and therefore for longer) on our now-compromised planet. Maybe.

Sometimes I’m optimistic about people learning to change their consumption habits, but other times I just want to crawl under the covers for a few days. But even people still in denial about the climate will have to deal with the unpleasant, mundane consequences, like this article about never-ending colds. Great... (Thanks to the Worsted Witch for posting those links!)

Such cheer. Sorry. I seem to be wordier than expected, so there's still one more not-so-cheery (but interesting) news-related item to come, in the next post...

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