A note from the road.
Over the last few days I’ve been thinking about this. I’ve seen or heard TV programs, magazine articles, radio news reports and commentaries and personal conversations about Global Warming. I’ve heard both sides (I didn’t even realize there were sides) use all kind of proof or evidence to support their faith or disbelief in Global Warming. Some say a trend, others a cycle. Some say, “coincidence” and insist some random occurence means nothing. Some point to the past and strange weather phenemona of the past to disprove GW while others point to the present and weird weather phenomena to prove GW.
There are some who talk about GW to further their own political agenda or their own capitalist cause, from fundraising to ‘miracle products’ that will save the planet. Some talk about GW, write about GW and hold events, rallies and sing-alongs for GW or against GW.
Pretty soon they’ll be insisting that the theory of Global Warming be taught as fact in the public school. Don’t misunderstand, I don’t mean ‘theory’ the way some unbelievers might use that word but the way science uses the word. They’ll insist that both sides be given equal time and no doubt some school districts will ban the teaching of Global Warming all together. These will no doubt mostly be the ‘Red’ states.
My simple faith in Global Warming has been shaken. Maybe the property I own on the Island isn’t so likely to become waterfront soon. The many who don’t believe, the scientists who scoff at my faith and who scoff at their colleagues who have the same faith I have, they can’t all be wrong, can they? Maybe I’m just a fundamentalist and I need to make more room for other people’s beliefs and opinions because I’m even thinking that belief in GW or lack of belief, could lead to conflict with others. Even war.
That’s what I’m thinking about today.
(as I take a break from our family grief)