Archive for April, 2007

Happy Earth Day and More

April 20, 2007

Earth Day for some, is a joyous occasion. It is a mixed bag for me!!! Anyways Happy Earth Day!

On global warming Juliet Ellperin has been busy in the Washington Post again on this topic. See the Friday Post for more or go on line to Washingtonpost.com, or small and locally the Washington Post will be in newsstores tommorow or Sunday. I should say most News Stores, not all.

Ellperins latest for those who have the paper is on A-20. the first section of Friday’s very busy news day. Most Americans, including this one, believe in global warming and think the US government should do more to stop it. Or we should. Do not wait a minute for this admionistration!

It is a top ten issue on “people who know lists”. It is number 1 on mine. I have 4 children, and the “baby boomers” are not as healthy as thought (also in today’s Post), and education and job welfare is an issue of real concern to me. Sobering to say the least.

I am not a prophet of gloom but I have a lot of reasons to be fearful today, and that is new to my life. How about yours?

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Read Sundays Washington Post (If you can.)

April 16, 2007

There are 2 global warming articles on A6 of the first section of the Washington Post. One is chilling titled Military Sharpens Focus on Climate Change  and on the same page is Interior Reviewed Studies Weighing Risks to Polar Bears. Both are by Juliet Ellperin, who has reported hard on global warming for the Post.

If you are from out of the Washinton D.C. area the Post can be found in your local smalltown newsstore. If you have a computer, these articles are on yesterday’s Washingtonpost.com, website, or today’s Washington Post archives for news stories. They were in Yesterday’s papers. Both articles should be read if you believe, like most of us, global warming is happening. The Military article emphasizes foreign countries and security. Think Patriot Act and acting now, which is very important.

I led an unorganised Stepitup07.co global warming hike on Saturday to Hughs Hollow, MD. There were 7 of us. I had my 4 year old daughter. Bill Mcibben, the author, is one of the people behind this global warming organization.

I had several, very friendly Dutch women, on the hike. They were nice and did not mind the informality of the hike. They hiked much faster than us. It was very wet. Hughes Hollow was full of birders and 1 dog-man. We heard a lot of young turkey hunters (Fortunately away from HH) blasting their shotguns after 9 AM, which is unheard of exept at the local target range. I hope the turkeys, no turkeys or they (hunters) were shooting at air. Well there should not be turkey hunters along the C and O Canal ( A National Park), but there was too much water to cross;only in April, because a month ago it was dry and water started at Violets Lock, a mile or two, down the Canal.

Matt

Kerry and Gingrich Actually Agree on Global Warming!

April 11, 2007

Kerry and Gingrich, staunch enemies on most things, have the same perspective on global warming. As further proof of the non-partisan nature of this issue it was no surprize to see Kerry lined up on the pro-global warming side, but to see Newt Gingrich there was a real suprize. Should I watch out? With the Imus shuffle going on this jewel was almost lost in the weeds.

Matt

New Consensus

April 10, 2007

While I am building my new website, as many of you are aware 2000 scientists and more than 120 governments, gave a grim climate report saying that many of the worst scenarios about global warming are true. Many of the naysayers can say what they want and not believe in global warming effects or that global climate warming is, or is not, man caused. I also say that we as scientists should be paying attention, much like we did when Racheal Carson was writing. If the temperature rises just 3.6 percent above the average temperature of the eighties and nineties of last century, nearly a third of the species on earth will vanish. My opinion is that most of these will be carnivores or obscure groups like the amphibians. I say that with great deferance to these groundbreaking biologists. We should be paying attention, there is no sky falling as far as I can see.

Matt