Inadvertently, I found myself involved with the first Earth Day in 1971. I didn’t understand what it was completely about, perhaps I was doing too many drugs that year, but I helped Mr. Robert Matheny pull it all together.
Today some still deny that our climate is changing even as the forests and ice caps shrink, even as some species near extinction. Others still believe that we have done nothing to cause this as the earth has gone through periods of ice and heat before.
I believe we are the cause as I watch the seas rise and the weather patterns change.
I truly believed when I read that one man had sailed the Northwest Passage Alone. For the first time, the Northwest Passage was free from ice two years in a row, and Tommy Cook sailed that route in 2010. Others have done this before. His site tells us, “From 1903 to 1906, Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to successfully pass to the Pacific from the Atlantic via the Northwest Passage. In 1977, Willy de Roos became the first person to sail the Northwest Passage solo in a 41 foot steel ketch.”
As The Geezer worked in the Automotive Museum as a docent yesterday, Lessa and Zoe with gramma in tow went to the Museum of Man. We found the park filled with white tents all scattered about like confetti in preparation for Earth Day 2012. I’m not going to be there in the sunshine today, but I believe. I’ve changed my lifestyle because I believe.