Thursday, October 26, 2006
KYOTO AND BEYOND
When faced with a grave threat to a livable future for ourselves, our children and future generations, it is our duty as Americans to respond. - How Hot Does It Have To Get?
If you aren't aware of the devastating effects of global warming, it might be time to take a peek. Katrina put a face on it for us, hopefully some of us recognize it. The news continues to report overwhelming statistics on events and damage that is ocurring world wide. It does effect us, but it will impact or children and grandchildren even more. It is time to become aware, at the very least. If you want to take it a step further, consider signing the petition. Your steps are your own, they can go as far as you want to.
Many Americans are concerned and want to take action, but the government is lagging behind in their interest on this matter. 163 other nations have ratified the Kyoto Protocol (see links below for details, it is short and to the point). According the Energy Action, http://energyaction.org/do/Home, many cities in the USA are already adopting action to support renewable energy, but we are not yet united as a nation regarding this issue. Wouldn't it be nice to know what the simple things that you can do as a famiy and in your community?
One of those things is, yep, you are going be so tired of hearing me say it...local, sustainable foods. Believe it or not, you likely spend as much $$ on the fuel that transports food across the country or from other countries as you do to fuel your automobile each year. It's true. It is hidden in the cost of your food.