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Thread #120620 Message #2627169
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
08-May-09 - 01:00 PM
Thread Name: Where are all the green & climate songs
Subject: RE: Where are all the green & climate songs
First, I quote Pogo, the old Walt Kelly cartoon from the 1930's, wherin the title character opines, "We have met the enemy, and he is us."
Second, we might also consider ice age music. According to a body of evidence from yet another group of earth scientists and including data on sun activity, we may be approaching the beginning of another "little ice age," such as was experienced between 1630 or so and the late 1800's. Perhaps there is existing music treating on that phenomenon.
What we do not presently have, despite all the media hype and hand-wringing, is scientific unanimity on this whole subject of whether or not, and to what extent, man's activity truly affects the global climate. There is enough "bad science" on both sides of the argument to leave one perplexed.
What IS known is that having clean air, water and using resources efficiently and wisely, and treating Mother Earth kindly, just makes good sense. We can certainly celebrate THAT in song.