Archive - Sep 6, 2006
All of our photos from the trip to Grand Haven are (temporarily) on the web here.
Here are a couple of videos of the kids on the Frog Hopper. The aspect ratio is messed up on the first one because I had the camera turned sideways:
Kevin, Allison, and I rode the Ripcord together. We were winched to the top of the 183 ft tall launch tower and then dropped to the ground, swinging from a cable tether back and forth.
Here's video of Elliot on the Mad Mouse roller coaster. THe aspect ratio is messed up on this one too:
From an article of the same title by Felicity Barringer in the NY Times:
California's political leaders announced an agreement on Wednesday that imposes the most sweeping controls on carbon dioxide emissions in the nation, putting the state at the forefront of a broad campaign to curb the man-made causes of climate change despite resistance in Washington.
The deal between the Democratic-controlled Legislature and the Republican governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, calls for a 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, and could establish controls on the largest industrial sectors, including utilities, oil refineries and cement plants. The state has already placed strict limits on automobile emissions, although that move is being challenged in federal court.
The Bush administration has rejected the idea of similar national controls on carbon dioxide emissions, and efforts to get Congressional approval for such firm caps on emissions have repeatedly been defeated.
This is good news to me. There is certainly much that is unknown about global warming, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. See also the coverage in the LA Times.
In case you haven't seen it yet, OK Go on YouTube: