So, I can remember sitting in the corporate cafeteria in Minneapolis in 1998. I remember eating my pizza and reading the Star Tribune.
I was fascinated by an article that was discussing the warming of the temperatures and the impact it would have on Minnesota. It would turn the northern pine forests into grasslands. Even a shift in a few degrees would be enough to change the way the landscape looked and behaved. It would take years, but the impact would be unmistakeable.
I also remember discussing this with friends and family. Some would disagree that we were getting warmer [though I felt things were changing even as a kid; we were getting much less snow as I grew older], others felt that while we were warming, the degree of warming would not cause the changes being discussed. Others yet felt that yes, we were warming, but the pattern was predictable. Nature changes.
Now fast forward to the current Global Warming debate. I have always been interested in the topic and did my own reading. Over time I’ve landed on the “Denier” side of the dabate. And I’ve always felt a little uncomfortable there.
Until I bumped into Coyote. Double Ivy, small business owner and Libertarian.