Friday, September 02, 2005

The New War - USA vs Earth

Is the current disaster in the Gulf States the first blow in a new war? Hurricane Katrina has dealt a serious strike to Earth's adversary, the United States of America.
How so? Ridiculous you say. Twisting something for his own use against America. Maybe not ...
Hurricanes are influenced and use the surface temperature of the sea to gain strength and fury. Global warming is here, whether some parochial interests try to hide it or not, and scientists agree that the temperature of our oceans is now at its highest ever in history.
Those same conscientious world scientists have warned now for years against global warming, and the facts are becoming indisuptable. Fish stocks are waning. Sharks are moving north with warmer water. Polar ice caps are falling into the sea. The highest land temperatures are being recorded daily. Drought is common to many countries, including the US. The world's weather is definately changing.
The Kyoto Protcol is an agreement between many countries, and with these scientists, that if we do not change our ways and reduce toxic and dangerous emissions, our Earth will continue to destroy its human parasites. One hundred and twenty nations have currently signed this agreement. The general idea is that we need to reduce our greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent. Britain's Tony Blair has committed to 60% in 50 years. France has targetted 75%. Germany a similar amount. Forward thinking nations have realized that without a commitment now, our future could be dim indeed. There is a point at which it might be too late. Crops will fail. Cancer rates will soar. Fresh water will disappear. The very essence of human life will change.
The USA will not ratify the Kyoto agreement.
The reason?
The oil and coal lobby in America is stronger than the environmental folks. After all they are nothing but tree huggers and dandelion pickers. (this is nothing new, the lumber lobby is causing the US government to ignore the World Trade rulings regarding Canadian softwood even though it adds over one thousand dollars to the cost of a home.)
Vice President Dick Chaney announced 19 MORE coal burning plants almost as the Kyoto Protocol agreement was being published! That is the present US attitude. Those who know Gaia theory might reason that ... "the physical and chemical condition of the surface of the Earth, of the atmosphere, and of the oceans has been and is actively made fit and comfortable by the presence of life itself." Perhaps some of us have embraced that balance and the theory that life is precious to Earth, and Earth is precious to life.
If Earth itself exists as a living being, now being destroyed by some of its own misguided parasites in their greed for money, then it is not really a stretch to imagine that Earth wants to survive and has struck the first blow in its own defence, Hurricane Katrina.
Can we expect more warfare from our host?

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  2. Anonymous10:10 am

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