Sunday, July 23, 2006

I'm hot, you're hot, they're hot.......Global Warming?

This Saturday was the hottest day in my existence. I know, I said that about last Saturday, honestly though I never thought I would live to see a day past 114 degrees. So exactly how hot was it yesterday, check it out for yourself. Be sure to scroll down to the 'Daily Statistics' and look at the awesome daily high! I can think back to about 6 summers ago and every single one seems to get hotter. Of course this summer takes the cake. And it's not just here, it's across the country and well.......everywhere. So what's going on? The Discovery Channel couldn't have planned it better.. last night they featured, Global Warming: What You Need to Know. Not sure they could have picked a hotter day (lets hope so) to really grab peoples attention. We also watched Too Hot To Handle (which we Tevo'd off of HBO). After watching 3 hours of programs relating to Global Warming, what was almost as interesting as the science proving what is happening to our planet is the idea that there are people who think Global Warming is a farce. Besides the people heavily invested in gas and oil, I don't see the benefit of pretending like it's not happening. How does the average Joe benefit from sitting in his house with the air conditioning cranked on, with his entire family (including Fido) sitting inside because it's too blasted hot outside....all while saying 'Nope, No Global Warming here'. Huh? And yes, a few hot summers doesn't add up to Global Warming, I know. It's the combination of many things.
Even as a child, I remember seeing a smoke stack (maybe even on TV) and thinking; 'that can't be good', 'where is that all going?' 'that's so dirty.' If smoking a cigarette isn't good for you, why would smoke stacks be okay? To me, it's just common sense. One alternative people have come up with, is that the Earth is in an interglacial period. Hmmmm, okay...let's say for a minute that it is. The temperature wouldn't be rising as quick as it is. Something must be helping push temperatures highter at such a quick rate. I use temperature as one example as temperature is something we can all feel. It's not like we have a window into the Amazon to see it being depleted. We all don't live in Alaska to see the glaciers melting.

We can see vast changes that have taken place within the lifetime of our grandparents. How can you deny something major is happening, and that we have nothing to do with it? Enlighten me, what else is it that we aren't looking at?


At 3:02 PM, Blogger Jen said...

You have to go see "Inconvenient Truth". It's an excellent movie and so compelling. There is no way someone can deny Global Warming is happening after seeing it. I think it's a "must see" for everyone. Two paws up!

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