Thursday, December 07, 2006

Comment on "Not So Hot"

"It's hard to panic about global warming when you're freezing."

Cute opening, but from what I can tell, Kevin O'Brien was serious in his Dec. 6 column in the Cleveland Plain Dealer when
he says the topic of global warming gets more press than it deserves.

I kept reading the entire article looking for the punch line, but
never found it. If he was trying to be funny he did not succeed. If
he was serious, we are in big trouble if he is in the majority.

Laugh all you want as you shiver in the cold, while thinking what we
do does not have global implications.

When the truth is finally
staring everyone in the face it will be too late.

The time is now to scale back on consumption of the earth's
resources. Right now, not tomorrow. Conserve, conserve, conserve.
Every little bit helps. Give back to the earth what is taken.
Consider how your actions will be seen seven generations from now.

Government will not be able to reach consensus on how to implement
change, so individuals must do it on their own. Everyone is
responsible; everyone can choose the positive path of nourishing
self, others, and the planet.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kristen said...

The Plain Dealer did print this letter in the Sunday, Dec. 10 issue, but for some reason it does not appear at the link to letter responses to this editorial. Perhaps there are regional versions.

I met one of the letter-writers, Richard Stuebi, at the talk I attended on Thursday in Rocky River. He is a contributor to the Cleantech blog.

1:17 PM  
Blogger K-Oh said...

That Kevin O'Brien editorial was indeed scary.

8:58 AM  

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