Monday, November 1, 2010

As the World Burns

How the Senate and the White House missed their best chance to deal with climate change.

This is quite an article from the New Yorker magazine. go to http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/11/101011fa_fact_lizza

This is a very long article, at 10 pages. It's very informative if you can make it through the whole thing. If you don't want to have to click each time you go to the next page, at the bottom of the first page click on "View As A Single Page", then just scroll away.

The article does not paint President Obama in a positive light when it comes to climate change. He had his chance to follow through on a campaign promise to do something about climate change, but under pressure he dropped the ball- in this case the ball representing the Earth. To me it doesn't mean it's too late, but lawmakers have to pull their heads out of the sand and do something NOW, before it IS too late.

In the meantime, we can each do something to help. How we each eat, and how we each lead our lives does affect our health, and the health of the Earth.
Eat a plant based diet. It will do you, and the Earth a World of good.
We need to especially be good role models for children. We need to be concerned about what kind of Earth they will be living on after we are in the compost bin.