This is going to be a very cold week in Chicago. And after I had been promised global warming. Dang.
Okay, truth be told, I am not really convinced either way about global warming. But when gas prices went up, I did start thinking about ways to save gas. But, if my husband took public transportation, he would need me to drive him to where he could pick it up, about halfway to his place of work. Not exactly a gas saving opportunity.
I always recycle. I don't believe in being wasteful. We are called to be good stewards of the earth, whether Global Warming is fact or a hoax. That means not treating our resources like a never ending supply of _______.
We will wait to get a new car until there is a well made, affordable, American hybrid to choose. Because I can't afford expensive and shoddy, and gas prices are going to continue to be volatile. I have nothing against people who choose foreign cars, but I have a cousin who works as a salesman for GM. When I buy a car, he looks out for me. Shouldn't I do the same when I choose a car?
With or without GW, pollution is unpleasant. Perhaps even unhealthy. Pollution emitted into air and water should be limited.
But let's face it. If I never drove again, or took another airplane, grew my own food, became a vegetarian, recycled everything, did absolutely everything right, I still wouldn't save the earth as much harm as is emitted by one burning oil well in the middle east. That doesn't mean I am claiming license to be irresponsible, but if I became a fanatic, I wouldn't change the world. If we all became fanatics, we still could find global warming is a natural phenomenon.
I think Global Warming (and evolution for that matter, but that is another can of worms), should be taught as a possible theory, alongside other theories. Maybe we should be careful, and hedge out bets by recycling, walking when possible, and finding other sources of energy. But we shouldn't treat GW as fact.
Okay, now believers in GW and disbelievers can commence hating me alike. Go ahead. You probably could use something to bring you together to the table. It might as well be "Helen at Random Musings is full of Scheiss "(which is German for shit).
All that, just to say it is colder than a politician's heart here in Chicago this week. I put away the muumuus, and am rockin' the velour sweats this week. In a Jessica Rabbit sort of way. At least that is my story as to why it is tight, rather than that I have gained a few pounds since last winter, and I am sticking to it. Enjoy the video.