|Glacier National Park July 2009|
Fortunately, these measures didn't last forever. My concern is that one day they will be in place forever because of global warming. Only, it won't just be a small town in North Carolina but across the country and across the world.
In 2009 my daughter and I traveled to Alaska by car. Citizens of Alaska told us about global warming is effecting their environment. Climate change is everywhere there. The thing was, we couldn't see it. Unless you live in a place you can't grasp the changes. You can only hear the stories.
|Glacier National Park entrance sign 2009|
Standing there made me sad. I and my daughter were standing there looking at something that her children may never be able to see. It made me feel as though we are robbing them of part of their future.
|Glacier National Park 2009|
Global warming effects all of us. The global climate change will certainly impact the next generation. I can remember several times in my childhood when it snowed for Christmas. My children can only remember a couple.
Hubby's job has an annual conference that he's required to attend and I usually go with him. It's been held in the same place in the mountains, on the exact same weekend for generations.
Our first year to attend this conference was in 1995. It was so cool then that we hit the Wal-Mart to buy jackets. This year, air conditioning had to be installed in the 100 year old auditorium.
I didn't need to watch an Inconvenient Truth to know that the earth is in trouble.
But, I did need to go to the website climatecrisis.net for more ideas on how my household can make a difference. It turns out that we're doing pretty good. The website also gave me ideas on how my family can work harder to combat the global warming.
We're going to put some changes in places in the near future. We're only one family but every thing we can do will help lessen the problems of global warming. My grandkids deserve to see those glaciers. Don't yours?