Tuesday, June 14, 2005
The Debate's Over: The Globe Is Warming
This is the main headline of yesterday's USA Today. According to the NASA
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, it is now confirmed that due to carbon
dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases, Earth is trapping more energy from
the sun than it is releaseing back into space.
"Finally!", I have to say. It has always been hard to believe for me that
while the rest of the world has been accepting the fact, and has been
working on solutions, the US still decided a final call on the issue could
not be made. Well, at least the "global warming dark ages" have ended.
I guess it may be a bit easier to believe in global warming if you can
look out your window and see a mountain that used to be covered by
a glacier that's now completely snow-free. And I guess the
frequent occurance of extreme weather such as flooding in Europe or an increase
in tropical storms didn't give us enough of a hint. Even satellite photos of
certain areas from years back compared to now didn't convince some
This issue has bothered me for a while now, and I am not even what one would
consider an environmentalist! But it is now time to move on and join in the
effort of finding a solution.
Posted @ 1:54 AM by Egger, Markus (firstname.lastname@example.org)