On this the day after Earth day. I begin to wonder, "how quickly are we really destorying the earth"? How many more decades, years, months, hours, or minutes do we have before we past the point of no return, in which we have caused so much damage that it becomes irreversible? Who knows, we could be past it all ready. One thing is for sure, the scientific debate is long over, but unfortunetly we still lack a real plan. I think this needs to be addressed more on a global scale and soon. I know the Kyoto protocol is out there, but without the U. S. A. and other nations like Australia stepping up it would appear that things are just going to get progressively worse. How many species need to become extinct before we act? Just a few inches of extra water across the world won't affect anything right? Let's ask the people in Alaska and in every coastal area in the world what they think. Well, what can we do to change things? Any thoughts?