Saturday, April 7, 2007

I'm turning into a tin foil head.

Keith and I are on the Global Warming Watch Committee of W. Burnside. (We are the only 2 members.) We get disturbing news updates telling us things that make us think of bomb shelters, learning to grow your own food, and a dismantled federal government. After Katrina (etc.), do you trust the federal government to take care of you? I don't.

Meanwhile, in the United States of ADHD, where we are too arrogant to think that we should curb any of our desires, even if it means helping the world (us!) last a little longer. After all, this is the land of Manifest Destiny, take all you can while the gettin's good. Where we (the Royal We) still operate under the principle that God told Adam he had dominion over all of the animals. Uh, humans are late-comers to the animal kingdom; we do not rule the earth---the Earth rules us. We are about to find this out. How well are humans going to adapt to global warming?

Last week a report was released, predicting the future basically, but hey they're scientists, so they probably have the best guess of any of us. "The 1,572-page report, finished...on Friday, was prepared by more than 200 scientists, and a 21-page summary was endorsed by officials from more than 120 countries, including the United States." (The Ledger from here on out). "...the panel predicted widening droughts in southern Europe and the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, the American Southwest and Mexico, and flooding that could imperil low-lying islands and the crowded river deltas of southern Asia."

So much for moving to Mexico.

"Essentially there’s going to be a mass extinction within the next 100 years unless climate change is limited,” added Dr. Hare, a visiting scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.


RockO said...

Do you realize, shit's probably gonna his the fan when we're in our 60's and 70's? We're gonna have to be some fit old ladies!!!

start running now!!!

RockO said...

i meant 'hit the fan'

yeah...mass extinction...scary.