London received 6 inches of snow yesterday and was expecting another half a foot today. When I lived in England, we received a dusting, if that. Today, as I just walked in from the golf course, as of 6 am it is snowing again heavily. Global climate change is here and adaptation seems to be the order of the day. Whether or not we have reached the “tipping point”, as Al Gore speaks of in his book, is yet to be determined. In “An Inconvenient Truth”, where climatologists speak of little things like the polar ice caps and Greenland and Antarctica and the speed with which the ice is melting and the causes for this calamity and the solutions…if that does not alarm the leaders of this planet we all live on, I am not sure what will. That tipping point has not been reached and all of this wild weather we have been experiencing, not only here in the United States, but all over the world, is an indicator of our biggest problem as a race we have–the insistence that we must use the same methods to create energy–150 years ago we did not have this problem. My grandmother, who was born in 1905 and lives in southern California, has seen all of these “breakthroughs” occur. She saw the industrial revolution create the first automobiles, planes, and even a rocket to carry a man to the moon. I sure would like her to see some breakthroughs in technology that could save our planet from our own demise. Technologies that rely on green not greed. Peace M
February 3, 2009
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