Hurricane Gustav has weekened a bit blowing, and causing a lot of damage, over Western Cuba…but conditions are ripe for the hurricane to pick up strength as it heads into the USA, possibly in the New Orleans area, which has the potential to be quite cruel.
I have lived in Alaska, worked in Alaska and visited Alaska on the order of twenty times. I have been to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and have (as a youth) hitch-hiked up the haul road back when it was gravel and since 1972 have opposed all drilling in ANWR. Im not going to change my thinking now on that.
I firmly believe we need to cure our fossil fuel addiction and support a transition, in the world, to alternative forms of energy. I believe we should look at solar, wind energy and biofuels first. Then we should look at other forms of energy.
My thinking is that this change to alternative forms of energy is good for us (We humans), better for birds and bears (will they survive our change, and will our change be quick enough…I do hope so if this is the way our species goes on energy…there are troubling signs that we may keep our oil addiction going…I hope thats not the case!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and the win-win alternative for other life forms.