ABC News is looking to construct a story in which it looks like they’ve already made up their minds and dismissed those who say “global warming” is either a natural cycle or complete hogwash.

If Al Gore is correct, which ABC News is clearly running with, we’re in the early throes of global warming. There are subtle and not-so-subtle signals, according to the former Veep. Those things that signal global warming are a slight rise in temperatures, increase in CO2 levels and an increase in the number of hurricanes.

We’re also becoming so paranoid that we’re going to begin to attribute anything and everything to global warming.

So, with that in mind, ABC wants to know something:

ABC News wants to hear from you. We’re currently producing a report on the increasing changes in our physical environment, and are looking for interesting examples of people coping with the differences in their daily lives. Has your life been directly affected by global warming?

We want to hear your stories. Have you seen changes in your own backyard or hometown? The differences can be large or small — altered blooming schedules, unusual animals that have arrived in your community, higher water levels encroaching on your property.

Here’s where you can send in your story.

Even if you’re on board with Gore, loosen the seatbelt for a moment and at least admit that this is pretty premature, silly, and an effort to force a story and create a conclusion. In other words, it’s what network news does best.

Some responses that we can offer ABC:

How has global warming directly affected your life?

–I’m a Carolina fan, and Gore says that global warming leads to stronger Hurricanes, and I’ll be…it does, because we won the Stanley Cup for the first time.

–Al Gore needs energy going around the country telling us that global warming is nigh. Al Gore needing more energy means less food for my family. Food make Al Gore strong.

–It melted the polar ice caps and flooded my home in Topeka. Oh wait, I’m not supposed to give that answer yet, am I?

–I sell air conditioners, so I’m lovin’ this!

–It caused Hurricane Katrina, which in turn allowed me to buy my own waterlogged school bus on Ebay.


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