Chron on energy & global warming
- Several stories today in today's Chronicle on energy and global warming confirm that times are changing. "Energy efficiency; it's good for us and for our climate." says www.HoustonClimateProtection.org
- "Oil hits record highs" investors worry about oil shortages. Page 1. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/3800726.html
- story about electricity rates where our electricity wholesaler says it needs to charge lots in case a "devastating hurricane damages the area." http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/3800147.html
- "Rolling Blackouts as Texas Heats Up". Page 1. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/3800112.html
- Our new group, www.HoustonClimateProtection.org was written up. "Group says climate in dire straits" http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/3800075.html
Nan Hildreth, Houston 713-842-6643 713-443-3104, www.HoustonClimateProtection.org
"What if the secret behind civilization is that we've had really good weather? ... A sudden cooling and drying 8,200 years ago set back the development of the first cities in the Fertile Crescent. Some 4,000 years ago, decades of drought accompanied by howling winds scoured the Mesopotamian plain of the Akkadians, the most powerful civilization of the region. The Mayans never recovered from intense drought in the first decade of the tenth century A.D. ...
Now climate is changing again."