It could be worse

But not a lot worse. Just as we are hearing that the current hurricane season, just winding down, was not as bad as it could have been, we also have this:

More than four times the number of natural disasters are occurring now than did two decades ago, British charity Oxfam said in a study that largely blamed global warming.

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Comments

  1. #1 Dave Briggs
    November 28, 2007

    It’s funny you mentioned this. I was just thinking the other day that people may be thinking that since there was no Katrina this year everything must be OK.
    I can’t pay close enough attention to it all, but from the fringe I have heard of record drought, famines and floods all over the world, with no end in sight!
    I know on every issue I bring up there are going to be people on the other side of it. I respect them and their opinions and welcome their comments. I mentioned on my blog about this topic that in a way it doesn’t matter if you think man is doing it, or nature. The important thing is that we find out everything we can about all of it and do everything we can!
    We are fortunate to live in the habitable zone in our solar system, but even that is no guarantee that planet will be habitable. 650 million years ago we had “snowball earth” with ice a half mile thick covering the whole thing! No really my idea of habitable! LOL!
    Nature has kicked up it’s heels before and froze or roasted the whole place before, but we gratefully have been born into an era that’s habitable.
    I think it behooves all of us to care about the state of the planet and environment for us to live out our years here and most importantly for those just starting on their journey on the big, blue marble.
    Somebody must think it is important with Al Gore receiving a Noble Prize for caring enough to make it priority.
    In issues like this I think it is very important to not focus on where the fence is or if you are on this side or that or sitting squarely in the middle. But find out what everyone can agree on and pursue working on that.
    Perhaps someone could come up with a new buzz word, like climate caring, or whatever, that everyone could rally around so we could get all the “Big Brothers” in the world more involved to insure a happier, healthier place for all of us!
    Thank you very much,
    Dave Briggs