Enviromental Change

By Michael Pankonien

They were the children of Greatest Generation and the bridge builders to a new era. Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, it is thanks to the children of these era’s that we owe the progress of the Green Movement.

However, this progress did not come unhindered. One must remember that this was an era of great turmoil for our nation; the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, the dephs of the Cold War. While the creators of the Green Movement were the heralds of a new generation of preservation in our country, they were also stooped in this turmoil as well.

Now as the up and coming children of our generation (during a time which, while it may seem incredibly unstable between bust economies and world war’s on terror, is remarkably calm compared to the whirlwind of the 60’s and 70’s) have a chance to lead progress in the green movement. We are free of the distractions and influences that reeked the world in those days.

An easy example of this is they Kyoto Protocol; 39 industrialized countries and the European Union came together to work out a deal on curbing greenhouse gasses. Such global cooperation would have been unheard of 20 or 30 years ago; but now, change is just a day away.

Check out this link on why this is great news: http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100902/sc_livescience/massextinctionthreatearthonvergeofhugeresetbutton