Dumbo’s Ears: What We Know and What We Don’t Know
You are probably wonder what “Dumbo’s Ears” means. In our class, our metaphor for blogging about global warming is “taking small bites out of the elephant”. We were recently focusing on what information the media tells us. This interesting article my dad pointed out to me on CBS News talks about if the media is hyping global warming. Global warming does seem like part of the issue is leaking out here and there – what we know and we don’t know, how ironic it is when we just learned that the earth is heating up when there is a slight possibility that in the near future Earth could cool down. An article posted in August of this year was written about Al Gore on the media’s failure to adress global warming. Gore is debating whether or not it is fair to blame George W. Bush on the whole mess.
While fights and protests to save the planet are going on, in this day and age, we have to look what comes after all of the pain and suffering. If spending a couple extra dollars on organic foods, energy efficient light bulbs, and even if your energy company offers a green energy plan, won’t that help. Sure its a couple extra dollars out of your pocket for the trip to Cancún you’ve been saving for; but cleaner, fresher air to breath and live in is important – it’s how we thrive. What are your thoughts? Would you want future generations to see a greener planet?