Sunday, February 25, 2007

Climate Crisis

It's clear to me that we have a climate crisis, and that we need to stop global warming. My most important New Year's resolution for 2007 is to take this year to discover what I can do for the coming 10-year period to actively support the cause of saving our planet. Step 1 was to view the DVD, An Inconvenient Truth. Step 2 is to tell everyone I know and everyone I meet about the climate crisis, encouraging them to take Step 1.

An Inconvenient Truth is an urgent warning for everyone. It needs to be communicated from person to person. It offers choices each one of us can make which can change the outcome of our life on this planet.

When my daughter, Katherine (1980), got done seeing An Inconvenient Truth two weeks ago, she felt compelled to act. She made a list of things she could do to help stop global warming. Each day since, she would ask herself, "So, what did you do today?" As she completed an item, she would check it off. One idea on her to do list was to make a website http://www.whatdidyoudotoday.eu. This blog is dedicated to Katherine.

1 comment:

dale weiss--what did you do today? said...

in response to the article Hybrid Or Biodiesel? on http://www.liveearth.org/

Shane Says:
September 27th, 2007 at 6:52 am
The problem is not biodiesel or hybrids, the problem is cars. We need to think about energy usage in a “PEAK OIL” world (look it up!) meaning after there is no more oil available for use(5-25 years). Fuels like biodiesel will be necessary for emergency vehicles and mass transit, but there will never be enough of it for everyone to drive cars even with hybrid diesels. We need hybrid diesel trains, and an investment in mass transit. For local transport like grocey shopping a bicycle would suffice. Many other countries use the bicycle as their primary means of transportation. I also wouldn’t expect hydrogen to come on line anytime soon (see Who Killed the Electric Car?) Plus generating hydrogen takes a lot of energy that right now comes from coal and oil. Make sure to check out PEAK OIL though as it will change the way you view the future.