I grow a garden. I buy locally grown produce, organic whenever possible. I compost our food scraps and garden waste, keep chickens for eggs, and save rainwater in barrels to supplement tap water for yard yuse. But
I should be doing more. I should have a hybrid car. I should have solar panels on my roof. I am not doing enough.
I can’t do enough by myself. Not when China is building new coal-fired plants at breakneck speed. Not when the world has 7 billion people and more on the way every second. We’re gonna go to hell in a hand-basket and it’s gong to be an increasingly hot trip. How can we fight global warming if people don’t believe that it’s real? How can we fight global warming if people are more concerned about the economy or whether or not OJ did it, or whether or not Dr. Murray killed Michael Jackson, or what Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan are up to. Wh Who the hell cares about them? Not me. But apparently millions of other do.
Jeez, people, wake up. The planet is going to burn. We’re headed for more severe storms, more severe droughts, and food and water shortages.
To keep the planet from heating up another 2 degrees C, we need to keep carbon dioxide levels below 450 ppm. Some say 350 is better. We’re at 390 ppm now. Every day, more power plants are going online, burning more fossil fuel. The International Energy Agency says that we have only five more years in which to get things under control. After that, it will be too late. Those new plants will go online and they will be producing all the carbon dioxide that the atmosphere can hold without cooking us.
But I may be preaching to the choir. Where do you stand on the issue of global warming? Do you believe that the planet is getting hotter and the climate is changing? Do you believe that it is manmade? Do you think we can do anything about it?