Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bye-Bye, Maldives?


Spending time down by the waterfront, wherever it may be, makes me aware of how fragile our connection is between land and sea. In the past two years we've spent hours on the shores of San Francisco Bay, marveling at the life cyles that unfold on its acres of mudflats, shoreline and swamps.

The land that is "waiting for development" and "doing nothing" in economic terms is in fact serving as a vital process in the age-old cycle of life. The "swamp land" that 19th-century farmers could not wait to drain is a vital part of the ecology that makes San Francisco Bay a special place.

The cycles of migrating birds, beating their tiny wings from Argentina to Alaska, link us to cycles around the globe. Melting glaciers are not a local problem. The Maldive Islands, at sea level, are at risk of disappearing completely.

We do what we can. One thing I can do is add 350.org to my blog. They are doing a great job of focusing people on one manageable goal, reducing carbon dioxode emissions to 350 parts per million. At this point scientists calculate that we can still dodge the bullet, as it were. So the widget is up there. Check it out. Together we can.

41 comments:

夢想 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
好想好好休息 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
香蕉哥哥 said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical. ........................................

枝妹 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
欣盈 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
黎仁南 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
R110926oseH said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
明宏明宏 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
裕以 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
雲亨 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
玄雨 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
劉claren0812ceb_brunette said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Domini said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
冠中 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
730A_ngelinaRabideau0 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE ........................................

EleanoreBla昭彥 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
曉薇 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
江婷 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
子帆子帆 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
瑞尹 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
凱文凱文 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
鄭湘定 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
吳婷婷 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
竹青 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
佳皓佳皓 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
倫惟倫惟 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
曾法幸 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
楊儀卉 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
雅莊王edgd春2蕙婷余惠其 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
陳韋夏陳韋夏益東富益東富 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
小袁璇 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
洪志源 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
吳承侯政霖虹 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
文王廷 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
佳陳容 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
江仁趙雲虹昆 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
48684 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
王辛江淑萍康 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
淑蕙春蕙春芬 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.