Climate Change 

Yesterday I finished reading the book Winds of Change, about the effect of climate on civilizations (and nations). Today I saw the movie An Inconvenient Truth, which covered much the same ground. I thought the film was more powerful -- obviously the images (such as the time-lapse disappearance of Lake Chad) made a difference, but I think it was just better done. The book went into a bit more detail about the science of things like the ocean conveyor belt. The movie also discussed this, and mentioned how shutting it down once plunged Europe into a short ice age. This could happen again. We just don't know. It's certainly irresponsible to do nothing when the stakes are so high.

It's definitely worth seeing the movie. And then taking action! 

Posted: Sat - July 15, 2006 at 10:04 PM