The bad news is that the earth is rotating slower even as I type.
The good news is that the speed of retardation is so slow that by the time a day becomes as long as a month the sun would have evolved into a red-giant and there probably wouldn’t be anyone left on earth to complain about how even a really large lunch is just not enough to get through the rest of the day.
Even better news is that this slowing down of the earth is because of the gravitational pull of the moon. It’s not our fault!
Nowadays everything to do with the earth and the changes it's going through seems to be our fault. Even the fact that ‘environmental’ and ‘conservation’ make sense in quick succession is evidently something to worry about.
When I first heard about the concept, I wanted to help. Then the bell rang – it was time for Maths and I forgot all about it.
Recently Global Warming came back in my life. I think 2007 is to blame, first with constant complaints about climate change, then Al Gore’s movie and finally the Nobel Prize. Now it refuses to leave. Conversations seem to steer towards it, every thing I’ve watched on TV makes me think about it – Tata Nano, Reliance Power, Britney’s Rehab.
Sometimes I get up in the morning feeling worried and guilty. It takes me a while to realize that the feeling isn’t because I’ve missed a deadline or haven’t studied for a test. It’s Global Warming.
Surely there are other people who feel the same.
Surely I’m not the only one who is weighed down by the burden of it.
Surely all this guilt and worry isn’t good. For all I know, it probably is a major cause of stress, heart problems and even cancer.
I think Global Warming has a lot of potential. With a bit of research it could probably overtake “my dog ate it” to become the best excuse ever.