Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Warming?

I heard another silly "global warming" report today and thought about how prone we all are to group think. Any idea, repeated often enough and long enough, begins to seem plausible. There is much, much of the world I have not seen. But spending just two weeks in Alaska gave me a perspective on the millions and millions of acres that are not inhabited because the environment is just too cold and harsh. We all know that these places exist, but there is just something about seeing with your own eyes that makes you realize how complex the environment is and how silly we are to think that we control the future of the universe. Here is one of the hundreds of pictures I took during that trip.



3 comments:

Kathryn said...

Hehehe. I was watching Ice Road Truckers and they asked one of the guys (he was actually on Jay Leno) what he thinks about global warming. He basically said that he has been up in Alaska for 30 years and he thinks global warming is a bunch of bunk.
I think our planet just naturally evolves and changes and scientists want a reason for everything so they start making stuff up. ???

Supabloggasuprememama said...

Wasn't there some study about one volcanic eruption doing more damage to the atmosphere in one spurt than humans do in a really really REALLY long time? yeah that was vague. I need to go look it up. But its definitely a trend. I'm going to start saving the environment by antique furniture shopping. GO ME I'm SUCH A TREE HUGGER!

Lerra said...

I wanna go to Alaska.