A few weeks back I posted about how the carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere are the highest they've been in 800,000 years. That's a long time, yo. Now comes news that Mother Earth is the hottest she's been in 12,000 years. Relative to the first number, 12,000 years doesn't seem like much, but that's like 10,000 years before babyjesus, people. And that was a minor speed bump 12,000 years ago. We are fast approaching temperatures the earth hasn't seen in..::pinky finger to lips, Dr. Evil-style:: one MILLION years. The scientists who know about these things feel like we are near the tipping point where, no matter what we do to reverse gears, it's gonna be too late. I know I'm harping on this topic, but this is apocalyptic shit right here, G. If it makes you uncomfortable, or bored, surf on, my brotha. And lest you think I'm all talk and no action, I'm taking a few concrete steps to diminish my impact on the earth. I'm getting ready to downsize my living situation. Do you think I'll be happy in less than 800 sf? I'm gonna give it a go. Ever notice that at least half the folks on Small Space, Big Style are homos? I'm also shopping hybrid vehicles. So yeah, that's all FUTURE sounding, so in the interim, I've done this.
Meanwhile, it appears the Bush administration is blocking release of a study which suggests that the increase in frequency and intensity of hurricanes may be due to global warming.