Friday, March 03, 2006

Global Dimming

I followed a link from Nameis's blog this morning to a transcript of a program which aired in the UK on the BBC. This transcript of the show is a bit long, but every word is worth reading.

Very frightening stuff is happening to/on our planet and we need to pay attention for the sake of the generations to come. This article brought to mind images of the Earth's blackened sky in the Matrix movies.

The implications of this phenom on people with seasonal effective disorder (ie: Me) would also be an interesting avenue to explore.


nameis said...

Thank you, again Sublime. Just re-read your comment - somehow means a lot more to me this time I read it. Do have a good week-end.

gav25 said...

I think I saw this documentary on the telle a few months back. It's frightening stuff isn't it?

When I speak about it to my friends they think I'm crazy =(

Sydney, Australia

alan said...

No one ever wants to hear that they may have to change their own life, or give up something "for the general good", be it of their own community or the global one. GE knew for years what they were doing to the Hudson River was wrong, was immoral, was unconcionable, and not only continued doing it, but then fought a decades long legal battle to get out of cleaning it up, and suceeded half way, only having to do a partial clean up if I remember the final verdicts correctly. The execs still got their bonuses, the stockholders got their dividends, everyone laughed all the way to the bank except for the people who watched the river die, and those who were killed by it...

The only "green" corporate America wants to see is a dollar bill, and until they can figure out how to make money from it, they will continue down the same path they've been on for 70 years taking us all right along with them!


Blogzie said...

This is one of the few times that I'm glad I'm fifty and I will most likely be dead before the true horror of all this becomes evident.

AKH said...

Wow, I just read that article and it is scary what could happen if we don't get this all under control.

That's why I joined the virtual march to stop global warming. If your interested in joining, you can click on the tip at the top of my blog and it will take you to their website.