Spirit of CommunityGeekologieNo Impact ManDear friends, I don't say this often but I am scared. Not scared to the point of paralysis. Not scared enough to run away. Not scared enough to stop trying to help. Not scared enough to think we're doomed. I was lucky when Hurricane Sandy hit. That night, the lights flickered a couple of times. But when I woke up, lower Manhattan was flooded and without power. We in the Tri-State Area didn't get Katrina. Yes, there are some good parts. But there is a lot of suffering. I hung up the phone with a friend just a few minutes ago. In a coffee shop this afternoon, everyone at every table was talking about climate change. Katrina, Irene, Sandy, droughts all summer, busted corn crops, water shortages in the southwest: it's hard to believe we aren't seeing what the climate scientists predicted. It feels ironic and sad. Fracking--the drilling for natural gas by injecting poisonous chemicals into the same rock formations that our drinking comes from. Especially when the sun shines everywhere.
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