Tuesday, September 1, 2009

One World

The smoke from the Las Angeles fires has blanketed Summit County and the Blue River Valley for the past couple of days. The smell is very strong also.

The county put out a health alert yesterday saying that if you can't see five miles then you should stay indoors. I have not been able to see Lake Dillon which is 1/2 mile from my house. There goes my day.

The weatherman from Channel 7 in Denver yesterday showed the satellite photo of the stream of smoke moving from southern California to Colorado. The hurricane that is hitting Baja today could have some impact on the fire danger in California. We can only hope.

When we can look at the earth from 26,000 miles out it should remind us that we truly live in a global environment. What happens anywhere impacts the smallest part of our personal world. I laugh when people either reject or deny the premise. What is true is that they are in denial because the thought of all of this is scary. People are afraid of other people who might speak a different language or have a different skin color. So sad when you think about that.

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