Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

"Chasing Spring"

I am loving the book "Chasing Spring" by Bruce Stutz. After his recovery from heart surgery, he heads out in a car to follow spring from north to south, until he flies far north to experience almost 24 hours of light. His emphasis is on enjoying every spring, for, as we know, they do not repeat.

He writes: "Since 1950, the year I was born, the world's annual carbon emissions have gone from 1.5 billion to 6.8 billion tons. The carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere has increased from 310 to just under 380 parts per million - and done so at a rate faster than any time in the last 20,000 years and is accelerating, last year by nearly twice the annual average of the previous 50 years. Earth's average temperature has risen from 56.8 to 58.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The world's population has gone from 2.5 to 6.5 billion."

It is sobering indeed, and conservation could make a difference. I am setting intention today to be more aware.

As I type this, a seaplane flies overhead. The sun is out as are the tourists. They need their bird's eye view of Muir Woods.
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