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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Freaky Weather

Whether you're a proponent of the we're all going to hell in a handbasket theory or you don't have a thought about what the weather says about our immortal souls, you've still got to admit there's some strange stuff going on. While I don't think earthquakes qualify as weather phenomena, we've had enough this year for them to qualify as phenomena. Add to that flooding in divere places and other and we have ourselves a full scale weather freakshow. Al Gore said there'd be days like this. If ever there was a time to look on the bright side of gas costing more than a cup of Starbuck's coffee, it looks like now is the time. Hopefully with people driving less we will lessen our greenhouse emissions and give the earth a chance to catch her breath without choking from the noxious CO2 fumes. While we're driving less, perhaps we could finally get serious about finding alternative fuel sources. Me thinks the governments drags it's feet on this because they have not worked out how they can effectively monetize. I add this as a theory based on the people who are in trouble for not paying taxes on there usage of biodiesel. Let me add this is biodiesel they made themselves. Caesar will have his pund of flesh. I may be mixing my metaphors there just a tad, but you get my meaning. The cool thing about the environment is that we have an opportunity to make it right. While you ponder ways in which you can lessen your carbon footprint so there is an earth on which to leave a legacy for your future generations, take a read of some of AC's weather related articles.

First Person Perspectives: Cedar Rapids Hit by 500-Year Flood; Iowa City Threatened

North Carolina Wildfire Threatens Air Quality

EconomicFallout from the Midwest Storms

Earthquakes Continue to Rock Reno, Nevada

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