April 13, 2008

Glacier Meltdown


This is a link to an article about melting glaciers in the United States mountain ranges. It notes the significant loss of ice in the 1980s. For those who remember Mt. St. Helens' explosion, my puzzle is whether global warming is caused by us or by the increased geothermal activity. When I looked at the pictures on the History Channel this morning, I saw additional trees growing where ice was before. And this is a bad thing? What is the bad thing is the massive affect the warming will have on the weather and the landmasses. Those folks who wanted a room with a view of the sea will need to move inland. Those folks who were born on islands will have an especially tough time of it because those nations that have land will not be willing to bring the people escaping from climate change on board. If we as Americans are as angry about illegal aliens from Mexico, how on earth will we be magnanimous enough to open our borders for the folks from the smaller Pacific Islands that are sinking even now. From Tuvalu to Bangladese leaving because of climate change, this mass migration will cause a terrible disruption between the HAVES and HAVE NOTS. All of us need to be thinking about how to bring these people into our lands...now....before it becomes too late.