Thursday, June 15, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

I went to see Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth on Thursday June 15 presented by Monday Magazine and KOOL FM.

Worth seeing! 2 thumbs up, 3 1/2 stars!

I wonder what would have happened if Al Gore had become president instead of Bush.

I mentioned this movie to my landlord. His comment was to be open minded and see both sides of the issue; Is this really global warming?, there was past ice ages, glaciers are receding but some are advancing.

I went and did some research on my own. Al Gore's presenation on CO2 emissions is true; yes glaciers are receding and some are advancing, but those advancing are small and those receding provide water to large numbers of people. What happens when those people don't have any water to drink or can't grow crops? Doesn't that warrent a disaster situation? Which is maybe why disaster planning is one of the fastest growing careers, but isn't actually advertised.

It is human nature to bury your head in the sand, to say "it won't happen here" or "it won't happen in my life time" and not see the bigger picture. I think we all need to change our way of thinking before we have to change our way of life for the worst. We need to make changes, we need to do something.

Plan on having children in the future? Do you have children now? Think about those future generations, think about what may happen to them.

I don't remember who said it but I think one of the best quotes I heard in a long time is this and I may not be quoting it word for word but the message is still meaningful:

"I use to ask my Dad what did you do in the war Daddy referring to World War Two, I wonder when my kids grow up and ask what did you do in the war Daddy how will I answer them and tell them what I did in the war on global warming."

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