Tuesday, July 25, 2006

When I'm on the other side of the globe

Everything strange and interesting happens on the opposite side of the world of where ever I'm at.  When I went to Thailand in January of 2005, all that everyone back home could talk about was these horrible storms and floods washing everything away, when I get home it's warm and dry, the grass is green and the sun is shining.  Now on this trip, hundred degree temperatures stretch all the way across the nation, my home town has had weeks of record breaking temperatures.  Even for those who don't believe in global warming and would deny the entire theory with their last breath might be having second thoughts, what if those guys were right?   


This summer could be a taste of what the future holds if they are.   Imagine, if you will, what would happen if the temperature was this hot or hotter for months at a time, not much different for the deserts that I've been living for the last few years but there's a reason why they're called deserts.  How would our crops and livestock handle these kind of changes?  How about the places that are the borderline states for needing A/C?  With the rising cost of energy, could we afford it?  Would we, as the human race be able to adjust fast enough to cope with the dangers posed?  Or will we let the next person elected take care of it?  As usual, there are more questions then there are answers. 

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