The Last Weekend of Twenty O’Seven

It’s not a happy subject, but global warming is going to move up on everyone’s radar in the coming year. Here is what Bill McKibben had to say in todays Washington Post…

Bill McKibben – Remember This: 350 Parts Per Million – washingtonpost.com

This month may have been the most important yet in the two-decade history of the fight against global warming. Al Gore got his Nobel in Stockholm; international negotiators made real progress on a treaty in Bali; and in Washington, Congress actually worked up the nerve to raise gas mileage standards for cars.But what may turn out to be the most crucial development went largely unnoticed. It happened at an academic conclave in San Francisco. A NASA scientist named James Hansen offered a simple, straightforward and mind-blowing bottom line for the planet: 350, as in parts per million carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It’s a number that may make what happened in Washington and Bali seem quaint and nearly irrelevant. It’s the number that may define our future.

I am well aware that not everyone feels the same urgency…yet. By the time everyone does we may be headed down a road we wish we hadn’t. Reading the above article sent me on a  quest to read more of Mr. McKibben’s work so I ended up on his website –www.billmckibben.com. From there I followed a link to Mother Jones Magazine for:

Reversal of Fortune | Mother Jones

The formula for human well-being used to be simple: Make money, get happy. So why is the old axiom suddenly turning on us? [March/April 2007]

A well written piece you should take the time to read. Then spend some time exploring some of the other articles linked from his site…It’ll be time well spent…

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