I can't help but feel that a large portion of my generation is suffering from lack of purpose. There seems to be an innate knowledge that 'things aren't good'. Most everyone I know is not happy with the state of the world. These feelings are delivered by an entire regiment on unaddressable woes. We are at war in Iraq. An 8 sq.
The home experiment continues. I've been through a few full rotations of the bin, and have gathered in the vicinity of 30lbs of good potting soil after its left my kitchen and gone through the worms.
Some basic observations:
Me 6 months ago: http://www.treslervania.com/node/205
Not that it isn't something startlingly obvious, but it is nice to be vindicated once in a while. Although his didn't have any pictures of Giant Frogs.
I'm getting awfully tired of seeing politicians praise environmental action with one hand and backstab it with the other.
See this movie. An Inconvenient Truth
Very important topic.
Al Gore does a remarkable job of explaining this crisis in terms that are easy to understand and indisputable. He manages to contextualize the problem of global warming in a way that makes it evient how it affets you.
In truth it didn't tell me any new information - but that's because I've been studying this topic as best I could since the fourth grade. Most everyone else needs to know the consequences that will face us if we don't change the way we are living right now.
I know I might get accused of exaggerating this problem - just watch the movie. Global Warming is very real and vey much going to affect us all in our lifetimes - it already is.
Right now, it is indisputable that that the ice caps are melting more than they have in the past 650,000 years. Not a single expert disagrees on this point. This dispels the myths that global warming is cyclical, can't affect the world drastically, or not a direct consequence of our own human impact.