Once again, global warming reaches headlines with recent news from Greenland reporting a large chunk of ice has broken off the north polar ice caps. While Greenpeace activists claim this to be our own man made global warming’s fault, many scientists are urging people not to panic, saying a break like this, besides its size, is a normal occurrence happening on a regular basis in the Arctic. Still, no one can deny that today, after the big break, Greenland’s Petermann glacier is the smallest it has been since 1962.
Global warming was something of a hot topic a few years back, no pun intended. Al gore set the movement squarely in the public eye with his film An Inconvenient Truth in 2006. The debate had already been fired up among political and scientific circles, but the film really helped bring the discussion to a broader audience.
Some of the very small steps that you can take start in your home and with the products that you purchase. You can use recyclable bags at the stores instead of getting new plastic bags each time you go. You just have to train yourself to bring them in from the car with you. This is a small step but with big results when you think of how much isn’t going into the landfills.