Monday, July 16, 2007

Climate Change and our Kids' Future

We all are aware that climate change will be changing the places we know. I'm from New England, and call that place home. A recent study by the Union of Concerned Scientists states that the New England Climate could change significantly, devastating traditional sport like skiing and snowmobiling,ending cod fishing on the Georgia Banks, and eliminating such flora as the Sugar Maple.

The New York Times picked this up, as did the Boston Globe, which said quintessential New England was at risk.
Imagine Vermont without maple syrup, Maine with fewer lobsters, and New Hampshire without the brilliant red foliage that enlivens fall mornings. Unthinkable?

Each generation has its significant challenges. It appears that climate change may be our kids'.