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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Inconvenient Truth Indeed

We recently had the experience of flying over icecaps near the North Pole and thought we'd share the appalling sight that greeted us as the sun rose on an early November morning. At over 30,000 feet, the dark areas are vast lakes where the ice has broken, revealing stark examples of the effects of global warming. Minutes earlier, before the sun was up this high, we could see what looked like rivers cleaving the huge ice sheet. This is indeed what Al Gore is addressing in his informative (and scary) presentation 'An Inconvenient Truth'. We consider it required viewing by anyone resident on this planet.

UPDATE: Al Gore is asking that everyone who thinks this issue is important go to this site to send a postcard to their Congressional representative/senator that Al Gore will personally deliver on March 21st when he addresses a hearing.