Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Who all believes in global warming, raise your hands.
I believe our Mother Earth is experiencing a warming trend but I'm unconvinced this is some abnormal event caused by us evil human beings (mainly the Bush administration).
Who knows how harmful greenhouse gases are? I don't and if a scientist tried to explain it to me I'm sure my eyes would glaze over. I'd be willing to admit that releasing excess greenhouse gases into the atmosphere isn't the best thing to do. Does it contribute to global warming, I'm not so sure. I don't think anyone really knows for sure.
I think it's our responsibility to ensure the Earth is kept clean. Yesterday was Earth Day and I hope everyone at least took the time to pick up a piece of garbage or plant a tree or recycle something.
I think those things are important. For instance, dumping dead dairy or beef cows in the Yakima River is bad. That goes for old refrigerators and abandoned junk vehicles as well. It's time we took care of our planet.
Manufacturing companies should be made to deal with their waste in a way that doesn't pollute the land. Recycling should be encouraged everywhere and I wouldn't even mind if it was mandated by law.
I believe all of these things should be done but don't tell me humans are responsible for global warming without some proof, please.
Case in point, as of last Sunday I can now say I've played tennis in the snow. That's right, snowing on April 20. What a nutty day.
I spent three Mays in Pullman while I was attending WSU and it snowed in all three of them. But, we were 2,400 feet above sea level there.
Here in Sunnyside we are not 2,400 feet above sea level so when it snows here in April, I look to Al Gore and ask where my global warming is. I could use some.