Saturday, January 24, 2009

Global Warming

I don’t usually comment on anything political or potentially divisive. I just don’t feel this is the place for me to air any of my views on such topics. I figure that if you want that type of blog post you’ll go somewhere else, someplace where the writer is more qualified than I am to discuss such matters.

Me? I’m a woman following her dreams, living the best life she can and hopefully becoming the best person she can be. Totally not qualified—or interested—in writing about politics or anything else that might rile readers.

But I can’t keep my mouth closed on this one. I just can’t…mostly because every time I see the commercial that keeps breaking my heart I am reminded that this is an important topic, one that I can’t ignore. I can’t help but wonder if discussing it might somehow, in some small way, have an impact on the situation.

Have you seen the commercial with the polar bears? Not the one where the bears are lounging, sleeping and looking like they don’t have a care in the world. I am talking about a commercial that focuses attention on global warming. In this commercial there are polar bears floundering in water, trying to gain purchase on ice that looks like it keeps slipping away from them. The message is that the ice is melting and bears are drowning.

Nothing preachy here. Just an observation from someone whose heart breaks every time I see that commercial and think of those gorgeous animals drowning. I can’t help but wonder what I can do to help prevent this horrible tragedy…what we can all do if we keep the situation in the forefront of our minds and hearts.


Anonymous said...

I saw this commmercial. It is horrible. So sad.