Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I'm Not Dead...

I'm just resting. Sleep has managed to move itself up a couple positions on my personal list of things are important. Unfortunately, this cuts into my writing time.

It also happens to be that time of year again. Yup. January 24. It's an important day in the life of The MinusCar Project.

It was a year ago today that I read this article in the morning - "Jan. 24 called worst day of the year. British psychologist calculates ‘most depressing day’" Ironically I think that calculation factors in winter weather which hadn't been exactly clear and present for a couple years now.

Later that afternoon I read this article - "Climate Change: Countdown to Global Catastrophe. Report warns point of no return may be reached in 10 years, leading to droughts, agricultural failure and water shortages" - which turned my world upside down...and left it there.

January 24 this year I found myself reading something generally a little more hopeful. It's Al Gore's January 15 speech where he is sharply critical of the executive branch. But then there was this nugget -
"And today one of the leading scientific experts on global warming in NASA has been ordered not to talk to members of the press and to keep a careful log of everyone he meets with so that the Executive Branch can monitor and control his discussions of global warming."
So, yes. It's a tough time. Nothing a little sunshine won't fix, eh? So tomorrow, I'm going to get back on my bike and enjoy as best I can our 37th day in a row of above normal temperature.

Why don't you join me? Bike to work if you haven't lately.

1 comment:

eayste said...

Our Gov't is covering up more than Global warming.
It may be time for a revolution , soon.