Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Global warming poses a dire threat...second only to nuclear weapons

Maybe I should change my homepage at work away from reuters.com, today is awash in bad news about the environment. Anytime you see a statement like, “Global warming poses a dire threat to human civilization that is second only to nuclear weapons," you have to take notice. I’d never even heard of the doomsday clock, and while the focus of the clock is on nuclear weapons, clearly they scientists involved realize other issues may be more likely to end the world than a single button.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I'm challenging Devin's friends, relatives and coworkers. I've pledged to match dollar-for-dollar up to $100 for new pledge or contribution from now (1/22/07) onward.

I'm thrilled Devin's recycling plastic grocery bags. Here's how to avoid even using many of them to begin with--take cloth tote bags to the store instead.

Another idea--insist that clerks and salespeople NOT put additional items in plastic bags. They typically try to shove greeting cards, ice cream, even detergent and dishwashing liquid into extra bags.

Here's a link to a Colorado environmental group around since 1965. In fact, I used to work for the group when it was known as the Colorado Open Space Council! Now the Colorado Environmental Coalition. http://www.ourcolorado.org/