$4.00 Gasoline

Gasoline averages around $3.85 a gallon here in Southwest Kansas, but this past weekend we bought our first $4 a gallon gasoline. Okay, let me be exact, we paid $3.999 a gallon in Gardiner, Kansas.

I read somewhere that by July 4th weekend, fuel would be $5, but I am hoping that is all just hogwash. Even paying $4 is HOGWASH!

Last Chance for Civilization

I have just been introduced to a new blog…well, new to me anyways….at Wisdom of the Trowel. There, I found an entry about an article for which I had been searching for a few days now. An opinion piece entitled, Civilization’s Last Chance, in the New York Times discusses humanity’s never-ending belief that there will always be second chances and “do-overs” when it comes to our ecological environment. Filled with metaphors, this article offers a grim look at a future headed for disaster if emissions are not limited quickly.

 I would like to send a special thank you to Lewru for posting the article along with the link. I had seen several blogs discuss the article without giving credit to Bill McKibben or the New York Times.

Earth Hour 2008

Earth Hour 2008 Through one of the community forums that I frequent I discovered Earth Hour 2008. So often when thinking about how I personally can make an impact on fuel consumption, global warming and other major issues that threaten our environment I feel overwhelmed and wonder if what I do actually makes a difference at all. I am excited to report that I just signed up for the new Earth Hour 2008 event at the Eath Hour website! Earth Hour is on 29 March 2008 at 8pm, and it looks like it’s going to be really big. This event started in 2007 and made a 10% impact on fuel consumption by 10% for one hour. Wow! So far this year, as well as Sydney, there’ll also be Chicago, Tel Aviv, Manila, Copenhagen, Melbourne, Brisbane and Toronto all turning off their lights for an hour in the name of fighting global warming. And I’m sure there’ll be more cities by March. Feel free to take a look around the website to see how you can make a difference or sign up for Earth Hour with me by visiting www.earthhour.org/user/14im/ sign-up and join the movement.