Monthly Archives: October 2006

One week to V

Remember, remember the 5th of November.

I think next Sunday (November 5) would be a very fine time to watch the film “V for Vendetta“ once more. If you haven’t seen it yet – or want to see it again, then why not buy or rent the film for at small video event November 5? That way, you won’t be watching the film alone; in spirit we’ll all be watching it together. 🙂


“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”

October 27, 1916

Today is my grandmothers 90th birthday! Not that it shows. I’ve seen persons at 60 or even younger that seem or act much older. The day begins with brunch for everyone who wants to congratulate her. Later on she has arranged a banquet for the close family.
It’s not easy to imagine (at least for me), how it must be to have witnessed most of a century of ups and downs in this world.

Global warming, part 3

First a note to the people, who like to read the BaseBlog, but doesn’t have any interest in environmental matters: this might be the last writing about global warming. Also because writing about it doesn’t make the problem go away – just as ignoring the problem won’t solve it either. You can find the other parts of my global warming trilogy here: part 1, part 2.

Just a few words about global warming and ice age!
Here’s one of the problems with global warming: imagine that the nice warm weather keep on coming – with temperatures rising each year.
First we notice the warmer seawater. As most people know, hurricanes grow over the sea; and the warmer the water is, the bigger the hurricane gets.
Then the ice at Greenland and the Poles start to melt faster. The water level rises, floods a lot of land all over the World and create millions of refugees.
The cold water from the melting ice suddenly makes an end to the Gulf Stream because the difference in temperatures, that makes the stream work, has been leveled out.
After the Gulf Stream stops, it’ll only take few years – some say 10 years, others think it’ll only take 2 or 3 years – before large parts of the World once more gets an ice age!
Luckily a lot of people won’t have to go through this. I’m talking about all the people who, before that, has drowned in the floods, or died from hunger or war.

Now you might have an idea why some of us think that global warming is a bad thing. And why a lot of politicians don’t want to talk about it. And why I don’t like to keep on writing about this topic in this blog, where I prefer to write about fun stuff.