Want to notice and thank Doug Mercer, V01DTM, Vice President of Field Services for RAC, for sending out a notice to the ARES national e-mail reflector inviting them to reading the Transformation documents. It’s vital to involve everyone in this debate and the Field Services folks are as involved as you can get.
While we’re on the topic of ARES, there was a very interesting article in last weekend’s Sunday New York Times about Weather Extremes and Climate Change (In Weather Chaos, a Case for Global Warming) referenced here in a New York Times Blog post by Justin Gilllis.
So what’s this got to do with ARES?
Well some parts of this country could see significant weather pattern changes creating wide-spread weather related problems. (Pakistan is currently going through its worst rainy season on record. In one place I saw a report that 30 feet – you read that right – of rain had fallen. Ontario is in the middle of the hottest summer I can remember with over six weeks of 30 degree days. Wild fires in B.C. have been burning all summer and the list goes on.
Amateur Radio will have a more prominent and vital role to play if Global Warming really is happening. Go join your local ARES group and get training now.