Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Planetary Emergency Of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

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Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it is happening very quickly - and has become a true planetary emergency. The Chinese expression for crisis consists of two characters. The first is a symbol for danger; the second is a symbol for opportunity. In order to face down the danger that is stalking us and move through it, we first have to recognize that we are facing a crisis. So why is it that our leaders seem not to hear such clarion warnings? Are they resisting the truth because they know that the moment they acknowledge it, they will face a moral imperative to act? Is it simply more convenient to ignore the warnings?

Perhap, but inconvenient truths do not go away just because they are not seen. Indeed, when they are not responded to, their significance doesn't diminish; it grows.

See the movie. Buy the book.

5 Comments:

At 8/03/2006 1:51 PM, Blogger t. said...

Global Warming and climate change happening slowly?? It snowed in Italy today!!! 3rd of AUGUST!!!

 
At 8/03/2006 2:50 PM, Blogger Vicki said...

That sounds like kooky weather to me, though I'm not familiar with what is expected in Italy during August.

How do you explain it?

 
At 8/04/2006 4:50 PM, Blogger EatPeacePlease said...

Vicki, I don't know how I'm "late" to this blog, but I think it's wonderful that you have started it up.

 
At 8/11/2006 10:42 PM, Blogger karen said...

I finally saw "An Inconvenient Truth" Wednesday night. It was powerful and a little scary. I think Al Gore is an excellent speaker.

 
At 7/22/2007 12:11 AM, Blogger alvinwriter said...

I've posted this before, but I'd like to share it here. It's the fact that the Earth lies between Mars and Venus---two extreme planets---Mars is cold while Venus is hot. Strangely, they almost have equal percentages of carbon dioxide in their atmosphere. Mars CO2 is at 95% while Venus's is at 96.5%. Logic seems to dictate that they would be both hot due to the greenhouse effect. Why are they different? Interestingly, Earth's carbon dioxide percentage is only at .03%. With these comparisons, it doesn't seem to make any sense, but it does give us something to think about. What really is this thing called global warming?

You can read more about the debate on global warming in TheNewsRoom link here: http://www.thenewsroom.com/details/469005?c_id=wom-bc-ar

There are other great content on the subject in TheNewsRoom which have proven useful in promoting awareness on global warming. See how these can help by sending a personal email to jtowns@voxant.com.

- Alvin from TheScienceDesk at TheNewsRoom.com

 

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