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........
My First Article as SF Climate Change Examiner
- Global warming: natural, man-made or a hoax?
Dorsi Diaz has been writing about climate change since before it was accepted that we had a “problem.” An avid researcher on the state of our earth, Dorsi is passionate about unraveling the truth about climate change -– the good, the bad and the ugl