Elders Group Tries Bridging the Climatic Generation Gap

From The New York Times, October 30, 2009:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 3-year-old granddaughter, Onalenna, was puzzled.

Her older cousin, Mungi, had just deflated a large, blow-up globe to demonstrate the imminent danger of climate change.

“Are we going to go the moon then?” Onalenna asked her grandfather.

“I don’t know, I will not be here,” Archbishop Tutu, 78, whispered in his granddaughter’s ear.

The rapid march of climate change up the global agenda has prompted a new, and often poignant, conversation between the generations, and, in public, among a self-appointed elite.

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  1. California should vote on rather to mulch there lawns, and add 5 inches of pea gravel or river rock, to all the landscapes. Then pull up all the cement side walks, and do the same. It would change there circumstances substantiall.The ocean, lake and river pollution, isn’t going away unless they do. Another benefit is the rock holds moisture in the ground, adding to the potential of seeding the clouds for added rainfall. Many alkaline plants should be planted around all water ways, where we are sending wholesale polluted water into our bodies of water. Thus accounting for acid conditions, that soon kill off and become dead bodies of water.

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