When I do this, I have the pleasure of listening to the two finches who have built a nest in the rafters under the garage. I can also listen to the chatter on the small road that fronts our house. I just heard one of our neighbors, out walking her dog, exclaim, "its a hot one today."
The US NOAA tells us that this year is on track to be the warmest year in recorded history.
Scientific American tells us that we are approaching the limits, already, of heat and humidity that humanity can tolerate.
I attended a meeting of the Town Council this week, and a person commented that it is really hard to reduce your carbon footprint; hard and expensive. I agree on both counts. I do not have solar panels on my roof because I cant afford them. I don't drive an electric car because I can't afford one.
I get that its not easy and its not cheap, I think we all do. But I also get that it is NECESSARY. As the UN Secretary General said last week, the virus is bad, but Global Warming will be - in some cases already is - far worse.
My wife and I hang our laundry out to dry every day, because it eliminates natural gas and saves energy and money. We boil water using an electric kettle because it is electric and we get our electricity from Deep Green. We are slowly replacing our light fixtures with LEDs because they save us energy and money. We drive a ten-year old Prius because it so cheap, compared to a gas-guzzling car. We ride our bikes whenever we can because it keeps us healthy, it saves burning fossil fuels, and it saves us money.
And, there are so many great people in Fairfax who do so much more.
It is hard, and it does take work. But the alternative will be harder and will cost a LOT more in so many ways.
We are Fairfax, we can come together and find common solutions, and we will. We will try not to focus on why we can't; let's try to focus on how we can.
Thank you. Switch to Deep Green. Send this email to a friend.
We are recruiting! Join us if you can. asd;lfkjasd;lksdf;l