Thursday, 14 September 2006

No Worries

We’re flooded by alarming climate change news these days. The latest is that methane that was stored in the Siberian permafrost 40,000 years ago is starting to bubble out.

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, so some scientists are asking whether this is the start of a vicious circle of warming.

It would be easy for us to throw up our hands and say, “We’re doomed, let’s just party!” But we can’t. My kids and all the others in their and future generations won’t let us give up. There’s a lot we can do to make a difference right here and right now.

My kids’ have been playing a CD of Disney soundtracks non-stop for the past three weeks. After three weeks that Lion King song, “Hakuna Matata” is stuck in my head. So I’m putting it to good use - give or take a few changed lyrics:

No worries for the rest of the day,
It’s our carbon-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata