And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Can I put my head back in the sand now?

Since I worked last night, I spent most of yesterday evening laying in bed watching National Geographic Channel. Yeah, I should have been napping, but that would make my life to easy.

So there I was, watching all the Earth Day specials they had on, and one thing totally jumped out at me that still gives me the shivers.

The polar icecaps could conceivably be 100% gone by 2045. For those of you (like me) who are really bad at math, that means in.....let me get out my calculator......37 years.


In 37 years I will be 67. Probably still living. My sprouts will be right smack in their middle years. I might have Grandsprouts. Oh. My. Gosh.

It was so much nicer when I knew things were bad in a hazy kind of way. I could do the whole "reduce, reuse, recycle" thing and sleep well at night. Not so much, after this. It is better to know, but golly it's uncomfortable.

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