Friday, August 11, 2006
Are Things Heating Up?
I haven't seen An Inconvenient Truth yet, but I expect that I will agree with it. There has been a lot of talk about global warming lately. People who are against the concept (largely conservatives) say that it's paranoid Chicken Little "the sky is falling kind of stuff". The people who believe that global warming is an issue (largely liberals) are saying that people are simply trying to ignore the truth, hoping it will go away.
Whether you're conservative or liberal, it's time to tear down these partisan barriers and admit that something is going on. Like it or not, global warming is becoming a reality.
There was a heat wave that tore across our country last month. We all felt that at some time.
When I was in Seattle, the temperature of the ocean had heated up to 15 degrees higher than normal, hence the lack of oysters.
Many of you will disregard that as simple summer weather. We've had heat waves before, right? Life goes on, doesn't it?
Here's something you may not know: this heatwave also caused a brief but bad drought in areas of Europe. The result? Reduced grain production.
What does this mean to you? Well the price of malting barley has soared in recent weeks.
What does that mean? Next year, you might be paying a lot more for European beer.
That's really hitting us where it hurts. Are you with me now? Isn't it time we did something?
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