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9.06.2007

Climate Change Workshop

It could be disappointing that on about 30 people showed up at today's workshop on Achieving a Sustainable Florida in the Face of Climate Change.

The folks at the University of Florida's Agricultural Extension office here in Tallahassee had a series of speakers. And while there may not have been anything really new presented, it's always good to be reminded that the choices we make all have an effect on our environment.

A guest on a repeat this week of the Daily Show, author Alan Weisman, spoke about his book The World Without Us. In his book, he confirms what we have been suspecting for as long as humans have considered these things: the planet
earth would be just fine, maybe even better off without us.

"Let us try a creative experiment," the author proposes: "If humans disappeared from earth, what would happen? To your home, for example. To our cities, farms, and oceans. To the animals that remain. Or to the billion tons of plastic we'd leave behind."

Jon Stewart and Alan Weisman had a great time speculating about the fate of all that plastic we have created. Maybe, they pondered, a virus would adapt and would have the greatest feast in the universe.

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