Wednesday, April 02, 2008

lights out...


This past Saturday was Earth Hour and Atlanta was one of hundreds of cities participating around the world.

Below are two pictures showing Atlanta before the 'hour' and during the 'hour'.


The event was started to bring attention to global warming and the role that humans play in it. While global warming is occurring, the impact that humans play is very much up to debate. While most news stories claim that human induced global warming is fact, the reality is that some scientists disagree.

John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, is one of the more outspoken critics of human induced global warming. You can see hit argument here. There is also an anti-global warming website called Icecap.us.

I am going to a weather conference next week. Last year there was a big discussion about global warming and our role in it. The funny thing was that 75% of the meteorologists questioned the impact we as humans have in it. I would venture to say the general public would think it would be 75-90% in the other direction. It will be interesting to see if opinions and information has shifted in humans and their role in global warming.

Regardless of what you think I think it is important for humans to leave as few 'footprints' as possible and to always look for ways to lessen our impact on the planet on which we live.


Have a good week!


--Chris

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