Years ago I wrote a piece for E, The Environmental Magazine about how some Major League teams were getting on the “green” wagon, recycling, cutting back on water usage, etc. I kept hoping to return to the topic, but this piece by Elliott Negin, Director of News & Commentary, Union of Concerned Scientists, on the Huffington Post, serves as a new twist on the global warming front.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m a total believer in GW and the dangers that lie ahead. I’m sorry to say I’m pessimistic; I don’t see people changing their behavior (and even if they did, I wonder if it’s not too late to reverse the damage). But sportswriters and broadcasters have been talking about the dog days of summer since the game was first played. (The anecdotal scoop is that ballplayers in Babe Ruth’s era stuck cabbage leaves in their hats as relief. ) Televised games often show images of on-field thermometers registering temperatures over 100 degrees.
Sometimes I don’t know if the situations are really worse than in days of old, or are we just much more sensitive to them?