Dorsi Diaz: SF Climate Change Examiner

Me? A Reporter?

It's interesting to journal about your life and then look back and see where life has taken you. If someone had told me that I would be writing for the SF Examiner on Climate Change a few years ago, I would have thought they were crazy. But crazy or not, incredibly that's exactly what I'm doing nowadays. As I look back at my life the last few years, I really shouldn't be so surprised at this turn of events.I guess I just have to laugh because I had decided NOT to pursue writing about climate change, but the man upstairs had other ideas!!

Why had I decided not to aggressively write about climate change? Well to be quite honest I was getting tired of beating my head against the wall getting people to even acknowledge it. Even to this day the debate rages on with a few people I disagree with. In response now I just politely nod my head and continue to come up with pro-active solutions for what I KNOW is happening - Climate Change. It's real, it's now and we need to do something about it. That's what I do know. So just for fun here I thought I'd post a blog I wrote a couple of years ago about climate change, just to show you got to be careful what you wish for..lol!!

My MySpace Blog Post from 2007

This post was on my MySpace blog from 2007- and remember while reading this that I had wrote about Climate Change a good 3 years before that. So it's interesting where all this has led me:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
WARNING OF THINGS TO COME
Current mood: contemplative
Category: News and Politics

"Almost three years ago I wrote a compelling article about climate change and shared it with some of my business colleagues.

That column was never published because my stint as a columnist for our local paper was just winding up at that time. For 5 years I had wrote about everything from local baseball games to my son getting hit by a car.Lots of community news and I absolutely loved it. I loved my readers and got alot of positive feedback about life issues that I wrote about. You could say I was sort of a mixture of Erma Bombeck/Ann Landers/and radical. Thanks to my editor at that time, I was allowed alot of free speech, a real rarity in these days.

Back to that column that I wrote three years ago: It was highly controversial at the time: I remember even getting banned from MySpace for talking about it...

There were so many arguments about it at the time- most of them saying that global warming did’nt even exist or that it was a "natural phenomenon". I argued till I was blue in the face- trying to warn my family and friends of the impending disasters to come. Most listened, some just kinda looked at me like I could be losing it because my fervor to talk about it was so strong. What incensed me the most about the subject was the governments complicity in hiding facts about climate change, altering documents that had to do with climate change, and the pressure that was put on the mass media not to talk about it.

INJUSTICE JUST RUBS ME THE WRONG WAY.

AND THIS WAS AN INJUSTICE OF GLOBAL PROPORTIONS, AFFECTING ALL MANKIND.

In that first column, I had predicted that there would be horrendous hurricanes to come, and within 2 months Katrina hit. Since then, we have been having unprecendented hurricanes, even in places they’ve never been before.I am no prophet or psychic. I'm just a very observant person that has a larger scale vision of the "bigger picture". Obviously there are other people that look at the bigger picture too because within months the movie an INCONVENIENT TRUTH with Al Gore hit the small time cinemas. I was so happy, someone important taking the issue of global warming and running with it.

Now I see in the news we are back to the same old garbage- debating over whether global warming is real or the catastrophes that are unfolding before our eyes are caused by "solar warming" or other causes.

OK, to the point here:

Everybody is so busy finger pointing once again that we are missing the bigger picture here:

THE EARTH IS WARMING, IT REALLY DOES NOT MATTER A WHOLE LOT WHO DID WHAT OR WHY, IT’S REALLY ABOUT WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS?

As an informed and avid reader on the subject, the best thing I can do now is to warn all who read this: We are going to go through some major changes in our lifetime because of our earth heating up. I monitor several news sites a day, and I can tell you that everyday somewhere in the world we are having a record breaking disaster because of it. One day it’s flooding, one day it’s fire, one day it’s freak waves, drought is upon us and the list goes on on and on.A few months ago I knew we were going to soon be facing mega or "super" fires.Today, the fires down in S. Cali are yet another evidence of climate change.

I am not going to stay quiet on this matter anymore. The time for arguments are over. Anytime I know we are facing some coming natural change I am going to speak up, and it’s not to argue the merits or demerits of climate change.It’s only to let people know what to expect, because folks, I’m sorry to say but you sure are’nt going to hear it from our government.

They are too busy trying to figure out who’s to blame."

"I am not going to stay quiet on this matter anymore"

So notice that one little observation I made about my thoughts on climate change a couple years ago :"I am not going to stay quiet on this matter anymore".

I guess I just have to look back and say the last laugh was on me. Little did I know how prophetic those words would be! So come join me over at the SF Examiner where I talk about Climate Change - the good, the bad and the ugly. Things should get very interesting indeed........

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TKIMWRSVC 7 years ago from United States

I have been saying this was happening for years, along with Peak Oil.


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

You have a chance to make a difference in lives, that's amazing. We have the most beautiful state in the country and I don't care who gets offended by that, and yet, we are so destructive to our land, our beaches, its sad.


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Dorsi 7 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

TKIMWRSVC: You are one of the few that understood years ago.

Golden Toad; Yes I am happy that I "can make a difference" . What that difference will be I don't know. The very very sad thing is that I believe we are in or about to hit a place where we have "runaway climate change", and nothing any of us do will matter at that point. We will be in full force throttle trying to come up with engineering marvels, and we will have to think fast on our feet for what's unfolding.

It's just very very unfortunate that this was not being addressed many many years ago.


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packerpack 7 years ago from India, Calcutta

First of all congratulation for your new job and for your first article. I didn't know I was a fan of someone who is so deep into analyzing Earth's environment. I don't do research but do follow the news about climate changes and all and make sure to do my bit towards saving our environment. It is good to have you here


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Constant Walker 7 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Very cool! A regular piece on climate change was the only missing from my news-bites page - and voila! there you were! I put up an RSS feed to your column.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Numerous-Fragments--Quick-...


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

Dorsi, People are paying more attention so that soft spot on your head from banging is worth the time. My head hurts too! Have to keep screaming to get peoples attention, squeaky wheel gets the grease. Glad you are hard at it, protective head gear may be in order none the less. LOL


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hot dorkage 7 years ago from Oregon, USA

Good for you my friend. OMG I can't believe you were banned from MySpace for talking about this!!! What was their problem???

My father (a humble junior college phyisics instructor) predicted global climate change and horrible repercussions from pollution in the 60's!  My mom, an uneducated person but with more than her share of common sense, reasoned that that nasty runnoff and crap that the smokestacks belch out has to go somewhere and if we keep cranking it out at accelerating rates there won't be any place where we can get away from it.  Back then, Mom and Dad talked up these ideas to their friends, who treated them as a couple of lovable cranks.   I decided it was a waste of time to jack my jaw about it, since no one listened, and simply tried to lighten the burden that I personally place on the environment.  I've had mixed success at this and I still have some bad habits,  but all of a sudden numbers of people are starting to do things I did for years.  E.G.  I got my church to stop using those styrofoam cups for "coffee after church" in 2002 and everytime I do the math about how many styrofoam cups I personally am responsible for keeping out of the landfill it makes me smile.  I've had very positive responses from my plarn experiments and I intend to possibly teach a class on it sometime.   A plarn bag isn't that great in itself, but what it does is burn environmental awareness into the brain of the person who makes one.  This is a battle for hearts and minds.  It's lots and lots of people doing lots and lots of infinitessimally small changes and voting with their dollars, because corporate america is blinded by their relentless pursuit of profits.   Perhaps in this global recession now that it's OK to be buying less stuff, it will also be socially acceptable, mainstream,  and encouraged (rather than laughed off as eccentric) to do funky homemade things that lessen one's  environmental footprint. 


issues veritas 7 years ago

Dorsi,

There is a counter to global warming and that is global dimming.

Global dimming happens when volcanoes erupt and spew ash around the globe. There was a recent report in the news that global dimming is also contributed to by decades of high flying jet planes around the world. They say that the dimming affects the amount of light that is available for solar energy.

In any case, it doesn't matter because the government doesn't take global warming or global dimming seriously. If they did, they wouldn't wait a decade or more to get off oil as a fuel and energy source. They would implement an aggressive plan to make the change ASAP. You know the kind of plan for an Asteroid heading for the Earth.

Whether or not it is to reverse the effects of a global warning or not, it would be a great idea to get off of the oil addiction.


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EYEAM4ANARCHY 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

Whether you believe in global warming or not, it really shouldn't even be an arguable issue that we should avoid polluting the planet.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I do not post much on Myspace anymore, but I do remember they have some arbitrary rules.  Once on a whim I visited the forum about my local university where they were discussing the orientation week.  I suggested to students to skip paying the 100 dollars to stay over in the dorm for the orientation because this was information they could learn for free on their own once they started living there.  My post was deleted and apparently I was warned it was against Myspace policies to offer insights into helping college students save money.  My theory is one person probably reported this post, and maybe the same thing happened to you.  I think it is really odd they would ban someone on Myspace because of what you wrote when there are far bigger major issues going on there.  Myspace has a funny history though.

By the way I wanted to share with you that I have been invited to write with the examiner in LA and I will the be Jewelry and Card Making Examiner.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

Global warming and all the bad that comes with it are here to stay unless we educate ourselves and seriously do something about it. Dorsi, no one is as qualified as you to get the word out and help by educating and letting people know what role they can play.


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Goodpal 5 years ago

The real issue is how long can we keep using natural resources wastefully? How long the culture of produce-more-and-consume-more will go on?

Even if people don't want to believe in global warming or climate change issues, they need to learn to use nature's gifts responsibly and stop polluting land, water, and air.


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Dorsi 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

@Goodpal) I agree and I think we are seeing the consequences of abuse heaped on our planet. Thanks for reading.


Lisa 5 years ago

I followed you here from a comment you posted on the "HUBPAGES IS A SCAM" article because I wanted to see the kinds of things you write and how you say you are so successful here .

I must say I am surprised ., if you are so interested in global warming what are you doing sitting on your azz writing about it ? Not to mention posting on a hubpages article about hubpages being a scam ?

Looks to me you are more worried about hubpages by doing searches then about global warming .

whatsa matter honey , are you scores dropping ? go worried and googled ? Looks like it .


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Dorsi 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Wow Lisa you sound very upset about something. I write part-time, and have NEVER posted anything about HubPages being a scam. This is a great writers platform and I don't know why you are so upset. I also USED to write alot about climate change, but honestly got tired of the rude comments. Obviously the weather catastrophes we now have speak for themselves. That's the beauty of freelance writing because you can write what you want, when you want.And I could care less if my scores drop, my quality has always spoken for itself - almost a million readers. I hope you have a better day Lisa. Thanks for stopping in to read anyway!

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