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The Earth Strikes Back

It was a beautiful weekend, and the perfect storm for introducing our kids to environmentalism. First, we watched Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” which is a real eye-opener. We learned that the ocean could rise 20 feet in the next 50 years if we don’t do something to reduce carbon emissions.


Today we headed to Ferry Beach in Saco to celebrate Earth Day with the Ferry Beach Ecological School. While we were there we walked down the beach and encountered the damage from the recent Patriot’s Day storm. Wow. This picture doesn’t even come close to telling the story, but I like this shot because you can clearly see how much land literally disappeared overnight. Check out the manhole cover sticking up about 6 feet out of the ground – it used to be level with the street.


Pay attention to what’s happening to our environment. Get educated about what you can do to help reverse the damage. I urge you to watch “An Inconvenient Truth” if you haven’t seen it yet.

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Taken on April 22, 2007