Friday, February 18, 2011

Global climate change

Minnehaha Falls
Today's StarTribune carries an article "High Anxiety: Spring flooding promises to wreak havoc across much of Minnesota with some river cities and towns in danger of seeing water levels that could exceed recent records." Additionally, on the global level, we're hearing about food prices rising due to poor crops caused by changes in the climate, mainly flooding.

A study reported reported by Brian Vastag with the Washington Post found that human emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are linked to the increased precipitation in North America and elsewhere throughout the world during the second  half of the 20th century.  

While  you or I can't easily influence the greenhouse emissions of others in China, India, or the United States, we can work curb our own wasteful habits.  It is both in our own best interest and the interest of future generations.

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