3.3.07

Global Warming 101

"What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so."
- Mark Twain
I've not always been interested in the environment partly because I didn't know anything about it and therefore didn't really care. It wasn't until I started travelling since moving to London that I saw how beautiful the world is and how lucky we are. I also have a boyfriend who has always been into this thing. Since I've been with him he's always tried to get me to recycle and notice the world around me like how amazing it is that fox's live near by us or that every spring we can see baby geese around the pond of our local park. Yoga has helped too by stripping away all the chaos and centering myself which has also made me also stop and listen to the world around me. So, all of these things plus getting a bit older has jumpstarted my interest in the environment as well as other issues.
My interest in the environment (and learning) led me to watch the documentary last night called "An inconvenient Truth". Whether you like Al Gore or support him politically or not is immaterial as its an excellent documentary that really does make you think.
I believe everyone is entitled to their own views. However, whether your black, white, gay, republican, Democrat, Socialist or Communist- the one thing that we all share is this planet. No matter what we believe we owe it to our children to ensure that they can take advantage of the beauty which surrounds us in the future. I would encourage everyone to watch this documentary, learn about issues like global warming and know that everyone can make a difference if they just bother to give a damn. Simple changes make such an impact and even little things like turning the lights off or walking instead of driving everywhere will really really help. I firmly believe everyone and anyone can make a difference!
Check out the film's website for more information on the film and how you can decrease your carbon imprint on the environment: http://www.climatecrisis.net

3 comments:

Michelle said...

peter and i have a running joke with the title of this documentary - every time i make a comment about how weird the weather is or how gross the sky looks he says, "well, it's an inconvenient truth..." ha. seriously, i agree with the idea that we all share the planet, regardless of our beliefs, and that we should all help out. thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Carolyn said...

What I don't understand is why those who defend the natural cycles theory don't want to change their impact on the environment. We don't know exactly how humans are impacting the earth, but we are impacting it. Why not try to leave earth a little better than we found it? Regardless of whether or not global warming is caused by humans, what harm would it do to live a little greener?

I have always tried to do my part. I want to have my own little plot of land and be self-sustaining on that plot of land. As little impact on the earth as possible is my goal. I just don't understand why people are so against treating the earth with respect!

Angela said...

Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my blog! :) You are such a sweetheart!