Journal Entry

thurs 10 July 2008

An Inconvenient Truth has been playing on the ShowTime channels, lately. I've seen it already, and was disappointed at it's limited scope. (Specifically: the movie does not mention that the easiest and cheapest thing you can do to shrink your carbon footprint is to go vegan.) But I've been re-watching bits and peices.

Al Gore says that when he was born the world population was 2 billion, and it will be 9 billion at the end of his natural lifetime. That made me wonder what the population was when I was born.

World Population 1950 - 2050

I was born in 1973 and the world population at that time was about 3.9 billion. Right now the population is 6.6 or 6.7 billion (depending on your source).

I don't believe the world will get up to 9 billion humans... I believe civilization will crash years before we get to that point!


Okay, this is awesome: SuperVegan has an ongoing series of posts from Tod Emko who is currently onboard Sea Shepherd's ship, the Steve Irwin. They are in the Antarctic, saving whales!

There are just three posts so far, but dang, it's exciting! SuperVegan: Blog of a Vegan Pirate.

I love the photo at the bottom of the first post... with the pirate flag flying!!

Oh, and speaking of photos. I took my camera to 4th of July fireworks to try out the "fireworks" setting. And I discovered it's really really hard to take pictures of fireworks. Most of my shots were too early or too late. darn. But I did get one photo that was half decent:


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