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21 April 2006 @ 12:28 am
I've been wanting to talk about this for about two weeks. In the first week of April Time magazine did a cover article on global warming, and I have to say that it really really opened my eyes. I knew, and I have known for a while, that global warming was a real problem, and that it was happening now - all I had to do to know that was to go outside two days in a row in January, where the temperature would be 60 degrees one day and 20 the next. Our climate here hasn't been so much changing so much as spitting up whatever it feels like on a daily basis. That's not a healthy environment. I knew that. I have been watching the hurricane seasons and listening to the warnings with increasing dismay; but it wasn't til I read the Time article that the proportions of the crisis really sunk in. I had no idea that global warming was happening as rapidly or as universally as it is. I had no idea that in some parts of the world glaciers are receding at a rate of 180 feet a year. I didn't know about the feedback loops--how the more the ice melts the faster it causes the ice to melt; how the warmer currents are threatening the gulf stream, and how one million different species could be completely extinct by the year 2050 unless we lower the CO2 levels in our atmosphere. I just didn't know.

In fact, since the magazine access is archive only, I figured it was worth it to me to pay 2 bucks to bring access to everyone who might not read it otherwise.

Be Worried. Be Very Worried.
Polar Ice Caps Are Melting Faster Than Ever... More And More Land Is Being Devastated By Drought... Rising Waters Are Drowning Low-Lying Communities... By Any Measure, Earth Is At ...The Tipping Point

Click for article. 3,000 words.Collapse )

Thankfully there are things we can do, and one of the things Time recommended in a sub-article and I embrace is www.carbonfund.org. Carbonfund is a site that calculates exactly how much CO2 emissions you are responsible for sending into the air, just by existing (That number in itself is a wake-up call). And then it lets you donate a set amount to certain nonprofits fighting to cut CO2 emissions to offset the cost of your particular contribution to the problem.

I don't have much money, but the Time article (which I absolutely recommend reading every word of) has galvanized me into donating a little each month to help combat the problem. Anything and everything we can do, people.

I'm no environmentalist. But I urge all of you to look seriously at the problem of global warming, research the facts, and find out what you can do to stop greenhouse gas emissions.

Aaaaand finally: Screencap Of Love!Collapse )
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let's get the seven lines.
21 April 2006 @ 08:07 pm



kessie: *flails with love* i love this pairing so much
cimness: god. so do i.
cimness: there aren't enough randomly-combined letters in the world.
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