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(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

Climate change is happening -- I see it with my own eyes, right now.

I have stood in the empty rookeries of displaced Adelie penguins and felt a chill from huge chunks from a receding ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. I saw the young black spruces growing higher than ever before on boreal hillsides in Alaska and witnessed subtle changes on the tundra. I can see the ablation of glaciers near my home in the Pacific Northwest and have rephotographed 65 year old images of great Andean glaciers to show them wasting away. In the woods of Eastern North America I walked through spring wildflowers and spotted incoming migrant songbirds, knowing many of them were increasingly early. Along the coasts I have seen rising tides and heavy storms erode beaches.

I made these and other observations during 1999 and 2000 as part of a personal photographic project, "World View of Global Warming." I wanted to get beyond the raw statistics, the charts, and the predictions. I wanted to create an alternative to the numbers, the arguments over "who is to blame" and what palliative measures governments and corporations might be willing to take. I looked instead at the earth itself, with the eyes of a natural history photographer. Global warming and the climate changes it brings are actually set in motion. Physical systems, ecosystems and species are already changing. In remote locations and our familiar gardens and parks, scientists are devoting their careers to documenting the effects, taking measurements and interpreting the results in peer-reviewed scientific studies. But this evidence is missing from the political debate, rarely written about, and not seen by the public.

- "Through a Lens, Darkly," one of the features of "Reality Check: The Global Warming Debate Is Over. It's Real, Inexorable, and Headed Our Way," Gary Braasch http://www.braaschphotography.com/ and World View of Global Warming http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org, E/The Environmental Magazine, E Magazine.com http://www.emagazine.com/ - the online home of E/The Environmental Magazine, Earth Action Network, Inc., September-October 2000 Issue http://www.emagazine.com/index.php?toc&issue=43

Article URL here http://www.emagazine.com/view/?1049

This article is a part of the issue, "Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot," http://www.emagazine.com/index.php?toc&issue=43 as described below:

"This is a very special issue of E Magazine. In the magazine's 10-year history, we have on only one other occasion devoted the entire feature section to a single story. That piece, a cross-country exploration of environmental racism, appeared in 1998.

Now we're doing it again, with an international tour of global warming "hot spots." E sent some of the country's foremost environmental journalists around the world to document climate change in progress. Why now? Because it's difficult to pursue "business as usual" when we live in very unusual times." http://www.emagazine.com/view/?1048

Post Date: June 4, 2004 at 12:05 PM CDT; 1705 GMT