Inspired by Moreno Glacier

Christiana 2022-04-22 07:01:31

It has been more than two years since I went to Calafate, Argentina to see the glacier. I was working in Argentina at the time, and flew to the south on the weekend. The plane at dawn on Saturday arrived at noon, and it was still the end of winter in Argentina. The sky was lightly raining, and the whole town was quiet and cold. , and the roasted whole lamb on the firewood makes people feel a little warm. After booking the Sunday glacier tour at the B&B, we walked to the nearby Argentine Lake. This small town is built along the lake. The grass and trees by the lake have not had time to spit green, and they still maintain the appearance of winter. They are yellow in large areas, but not desolate. Walking on the soft and fine mud by the lake, you have to see Many flamingos have orange tips and white bodies, and a piece of feathers just reflects the overall color scheme of the big bird. Picking up one from the wetlands, looking at the faint remaining paw prints, they came over gently. Finally, after we were about to end this aimless wandering, the sun showed its face, and the wooden houses in the distance were reflected in the lake, with red roofs, white clouds, blue sky, and green lakes. This is a classic match. On the second day, the tour guide came early to pick up people and drove to the Moreno Glacier. Since they had to fly back to the city of Buenos Aires for work the next day, they booked a sightseeing group with the shortest time, and went back to the nearest glacier to experience it within one day. Drive to the lake, change to a boat, and slowly approach the main body of the Great Glacier. It was really shocking to see the favored big thing at first sight. A large area of ​​Lan Yingying spanned the earth, and from time to time, large pieces of ice fell from the heights, making a roaring sound. Then the boat docked on the land beside the big ice object, disembarked and changed into professional climbing equipment, climbed the iceberg under the guidance of the tour guide, and began to get in close contact with it. Only wearing extremely heavy spiked shoes can hold the ground tightly without slipping, but I still fall down when I speak without paying attention, and my palms are worn out. However, this little pain is also inconspicuous in front of this creator's darling. Climb up with the guide's path one by one, making regular clicking noises. Along the way, there are ubiquitous ice cracks, as well as a small ice lake that is a little bigger than the cracks. The blue color from the deep is The most beautiful blue I've ever seen, it's so pure and elegant, it's just the right blue. When I stopped at a certain height, the tour guide gave everyone a small glass of whiskey, and knocked a small piece of ice into it, oh! Drink this refreshing and hot liquid, your body will warm up, and you will enjoy the feeling of being in harmony with nature. After descending from the glacier, we hiked to the land park, where a wooden staircase was built, which can be overlooked from a height. From this perspective, we can really feel what is called a "flowing feast". It turns out that these glaciers are squeezed down from the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains. "Flow" down! From a distance, this gigantic object vividly shows how it traveled thousands of miles and went through hardships to get to where it is today, showing off its beauty to people. After returning to the cloth market, I immediately threw myself into the busy work. The short two-day trip did not bring any waves to life. It was nothing more than taking a lot of pictures with the glacier and smiling like a flower, and with a little more talk, I could say that I once drank the whisky with the glacier, that's all. Until today, I watched the American documentary An inconvenient truth ( ), I remembered that encounter with the glacier. This is a film about the greenhouse effect that came out in 2006. To be honest, I found it in a review of Chai Jing's "Under the Dome". In the same way, a video of an American standing in front of a big screen with all kinds of graphs and figures showing the horrific rise of the curve shows how terrifying the increase in CO2 emissions in recent years (before 2006!) , how much the world has warmed, how much the sea water temperature has risen, how the global glaciers are disappearing at an accelerated rate, among which I saw the piece I once stepped on, and recalled that piece of blue that was naturally moving! Suddenly, a sense of sadness fills my heart, the distant mysterious beauty is rapidly melting, we were still excited to see the big ice fall, now I can only pray please slow down! Can my unborn child see this unrepeatable beauty? Just like the little girl in Chai Jing's film ignorantly asking what is the blue sky. Thinking of all this makes me so sad. The greenhouse effect, a word that often appears in international conferences in books and television, the resulting carbon trading and even carbon finance, and the commitment of developed countries to reduce emissions after a few years, how close are these various things to ordinary people? When we are all immersed in our own little world to manage our lives and relationships with others, we lament why there have been so many hurricane disasters in recent years, how many people will realize that when summer is getting hotter and winter is getting shorter and shorter It turns out that the greenhouse effect has become so serious? A passage from Dr. Mann, who was rescued in Interstellar, made me think over and over again, "It's much harder to get people to join forces to sacrifice themselves to save the population than to save themselves and their children, and human evolution has not moved beyond this simplicity. We can only give emotionally, or even everything, for the people we know, but this kind of giving is hard to go beyond our personal vision.” Fortunately, we haven't reached the point where we only eat corn in the film, so do we only need to consider that we and our children can run freely under the blue sky, breathe good air, and appreciate the breathtaking What about the natural creation and work hard? Gathering sand will become a tower. In fact, this is really a travelogue.

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An Inconvenient Truth quotes

  • Al Gore: We have the ability to do this. Each one of us is a cause of global warming, but each of us can make choices to change that. With the things we buy, the electricity we use, the cars we drive, we can make choices to bring our individual carbon emissions to zero. The solutions are in our hands. We just have to have the determination to make them happen. Are we gonna be left behind as the rest of the world moves forward?

    [on the screen behind him, a list of countries appears]

    Al Gore: All of these nations have ratified Kyoto. There are only two advanced nations in the world that have not ratified Kyoto, and we are one of them. The other is Australia.

    [on the screen, a map of the United States is shown]

    Al Gore: Luckily, several states are taking the initiative. The nine northeastern states have banded together on reducing CO2. Uh, California and Oregon are taking the initiative. Pennsylvania is exercising leadership on solar power and wind power. And U.S. cities are stepping up to the plate.

    [on the screen, a list of cities appears, to applause]

    Al Gore: One after the other, we have seen all of these cities pledge to take on global warming.

  • Al Gore: Ultimately, this question comes down to this. Are we, as Americans, capable of doing great things even though they are difficult? Are we capable of rising above ourselves and above history? Well, the record indicates that we do have that capacity. We formed a nation, we fought a revolution, and brought something new to this earth, a free nation guaranteeing individual liberty. America made a moral decision that slavery was wrong, and that we could not be half free and half slave. We, as Americans, decided that of course women should have the right to vote. We defeated totalitarianism and won a war in the Pacific and the Atlantic simultaneously. We desegregated our schools. And we cured fearsome diseases like polio. We landed on the moon! The very example of what's possible when we are at our best. We worked together in a completely bipartisan way to bring down communism. We have even solved a global environmental crisis before, the hole in the stratospheric ozone layer. This was said to be an impossible problem to solve, because it's a global environmental challenge requiring cooperation from every nation in the world. But we took it on. And the United States took the lead in phasing out the chemicals that caused that problem. So now we have to use our political processes in our democracy, and then decide to act together to solve those problems. But we have to have a different perspective on this one. It's different from any problem we have ever faced before.