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Global Warming Global Warning

This video is from www.blogactionday.org .

I’m sorry I missed the news. I was not aware of this eventin time. Here’s some news of those who participated.

Perhaps next year I will find out about it early enough to participate. It will be exciting to hear how many bloggers discussed the climate this year.

In a way I am very happy that at my age I will not be around too much longer to really suffer the effects of the climate change that is happening. That can’t be a cop out however because in my recent educational spiritual  journey,  I’m beginning to think more along the lines of reincarnation!

That’s a big whoops in my attitude about things. Karma is starting to make more sense. Frightening sense but sense nevertheless. Perhaps I shouldn’t just say that I probably won’t be that affected and say instead that I was given a voice to speak my opinion. Perhaps I should use it now.

I doubt if anyone can still keep their heads buried in the sand and deny that warming is taking place. To do so is denial of scientific fact at its best. At its worst, if the denial is based purely on personal economic benefit or cost, it is sheer stupidity and greed. (Remember karma.) I am unable to download this video but please feel free to listen to Rep. John Boehner.

Rep. John Boehner cites cows’ flatulence to defend his sacred carbon emissions 

Records from land stations and ships indicate that the global mean surface temperature warmed by about 0.9°F since 1880 (see Figure 1). These records indicate a near level trend in temperatures from 1880 to about 1910, a rise to 1945, a slight decline to about 1975, and a rise to present (NRC, 2006). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded in 2007 that warming of the climate system is now “unequivocal,” based on observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level (IPCC, 2007).

global warming

Climate change brings with it human suffering. There is no denial that prolonged droughts have caused the deaths of a multitude of people all over the world. Increased major storms and flooding are continuing to wreak havoc everywhere. Last week’s snow in the midwest and on Saturday in the northeast are unprecedented. Winter wasn’t even over in some areas of the northeast until late spring. Are we now anticipating two seasons of the year? October Snow

                                      October snow.

We seem to have so many calls to action in our world today that in order not to go crazy we will have to pick our battles carefully. Do we fight deforestation, gas emissions, air pollution, CO2 buildup? What? Where do we even begin?

CO2 increase in the atmosphere

CO2 increase in the atmosphere

http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7y.html 

Causes of greenhouse gases

Causes of greenhouse gases

http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/exhibitgcc/causes03.jsp

Granted there are many causes for climate change that can not be in our control. It’s just nature rolling the dice. You won’t need to write to me to express those concepts. I already know. But look at the graph above. Isn’t it time to change the industrial output, our cars, etc. From what I understand, we can even help the cows have less gas if we were to allow them to graze on grass instead of the current feed they are receiving. Better yet, the amount of cattle being raised is growing exponentially. Perhaps we should decrease our intake of beef instead. Now I’m not at this point advocating everyone become vegetarian but cutting down the consumption significantly would do us more good than harm.

As a nation of people, I think we, the people, are starting to “get it”. The question is how do we makes the changes necessary? How do we let the industrial captains and their hired lobbyists who so badly influence Congress understand that we need or stronger yet, demand, immediate action? How do we use our voices in a way they will be heard?

Since there’s so much out there on climate change and bloggers just added so much more, I’ll make this short today. I thought I’d share with you a poem. Namaste. Attic Annie

Global Warming Global Warning

Copyright Attic Annie 2006 All rights reserved

 Global warning global warming

Global warming global warning

 

From what I’m learning from what they say

The world temperature is climbing day by day

The water at sea level is a risin’

Could Lubbock beach sunsets be on the horizon?

 

Global warning global warming

Global warming global warning

 

What’s that? You’re hungry? You want some beef?

Just drive up to the field out by the dead reef

You’ll see hot cows standing in clumps

Just carve your burgers right off of their rumps

 

Global warming global warning

Global warning global warming

 

You’re thirsty? You want to drink something cold?

Well, we can serve you, if you’ll be a little bold

When you see the iceberg come floating by

Just grab a bucketful of chips on the fly

 

Global warming global warning

Global warning global warming

 

Disease carrying mosquitoes are on their way

When dengue fever’s common there’ll be hell to pay

If you walk outside and get malaria

Just make sure there’s someone left to bury ya’

 

Global warming global warning

Global warning global warming

 

Number 5 hurricanes increasing in number

Beetles in Alaska decimating the lumber

Severe droughts in the south and west, floods in the east

Could we be approaching the belly of the beast?

 

This public service announcement brought to you by Exxon-Mobil, Royal Dutch Petroleum, Saudi Arabia, livestock breeders, and public and private vehicle makers and drivers  everywhere!

 

Global warming global warning!

 

 May not be published in any form without writer’s permission

Attic Annie atticannie.wordpress.com

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