First, some contest news.
I've agreed to feature the winner of Abandoned Places
, a contest being hosted by ~otsego-amigo
. The deadline for this contest is November 11, so get your urbex-loving asses over there and submit a photo!
Also I will be a judge in the Big Cats
contest being hosted by ~leocbrito
. The deadline is November 7 and there are some very nice entries already. What are you waiting for?
Ok here's my soapbox issue today... and please remember I'm not trying to piss anyone off.
I've been watching with great interest the election campaign in the United States. My interest stems from the fact that the rest of the free world looks to America for solid leadership on global issues... not always because they are morally or even ideologically correct... but because they have the biggest gun... and used
to have the fattest wallet (they apparently still have the biggest credit card).
My main issue? ... Global warming.
I was greatly appalled by something I heard during the vice-presidential debate the other night. Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and Republican running mate of John McCain, managed to (between her cutesy winks and scripted lines) utter some of the most incredibly ignorant rhetoric ever to leave the mouth of a politician.
When asked about global warming and its causes she denied that man was playing a significant role. She went on to blame the cyclical effect of planetary climate swings.
Well I thought she had just blown it right there. Game over. But then as the news organizations replayed the debate, they showed a room full of Republicans actually BOOING Joe Biden (Palin's opponent) when he stated flat out that the problem was man-caused.
...eyes wide shut.
So my question is this:If one doesn't believe that global warming is caused by man, then what is one's rationale or motivation for trying to curb emissions and take the world down the green path?
In other words, does the Republican ticket take global warming seriously? Do they believe it can be solved? Do they even want to TRY to solve it!?
Maybe all they offer is lip service.
Food for thought, my American friends (at least those of you who care about solving global warming), to consider when you walk into the polling booth in November.
For more on this issue please check out this interesting and informative journal my dear friend =jocarra
wrote back in April: A few notes on global warming...end rant.
Well it sure is nice to be back and able to spend more time here at deviantART. I just want to say a HUGE thanks to all the people who have supported my photography, bought my prints, and added me to their watch lately.
~~~~~'A Gift of Seasons - 2009'a brand new calendar featuring some of my better landscape-format prints suitable for the seasons. I hope you will consider it as a gift for a loved one perhaps... a gift of seasons.