OK. I’m guilty. I watch the discovery channel once in a while. I need to feed the inner voyeur-of-human-suffering. I sit there and watch the F5 twister damage in some mid-western town, or what’s left of it. I do the obligatory tsk-tsk-tsk and unbelievable and oh my god outward reactions that allow me to portray my dismay over the obvious suffering, but inside I’m really, really grooving on the destruction. It’s the blood lust that’s in us all.
And it’s all because of the evil automobile. Bigger and badder twisters. And more frequent Katrina-size hurricanes. Polar bears can’t get home because the generations-old route to the den just melted away. Ice shelves the size of Connecticut are
separating in Antarctica, and 25% of the worlds natural riches were found on a small island off of Greenland that was once covered and hidden by ice. What?
That’s right. Do you really think the world leaders want to stop global warming? Give me a break. They’re all salivating over the crap-loads of unclaimed riches under those miles of ice at both poles. How to get to them? Trust me, in our life time or the life times of our children, wars will be fought over the real estate under that ice.
Did you know that they’ve already figured out where the new beach-front property will be once the ice melts? Oh, and someone is buying up those “worthless” acres, don’t even think they’re not. And for what? Well, money, obviously.
But what the greedy bastards don’t know (or they’re too stupid or ignorant to believe) is that the Climate Change that they will publicly denounce and privately praise – and even worship: we might as well let the cat out of the bag – is just another hill on the cosmic roller coaster ride that has been crafting this planet since it first magically appeared in it’s orbit around the sun. Several billion years, something like 17 ice ages, and at least one global killer asteroid, and we’re just 10,000 to 20,000 years after a major ice age, and if remember my 5th grade science correctly, the earth gets really hot and tropical from pole to pole, and most of the land is under water, and then the ice comes, and another ice age starts.
Wow, we’ve got quite a bit of warming to do before that happens. Unfortunately for humankind as we know it, we can’t survive the heat. But that’s what evolution is for, isn’t it? Won’t we adapt and survive? Not me and you, but our children and they’re children. Evolutionary leaps can happen in just a single generation, as is being discovered.
But, really now, we don’t have to worry about it. Because long before we have to worry about the first 10 stories of New York being under water in some kind of twisted “New Venice” world where cab drivers have outboard engines and shout “FUGETTABOUTIT” while cutting each other off, we’ll be dead.
Dead? Yep. Dead. But, how, Jerry, you ask….
The weather. Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Blizzards, Floods, Mudslides, and Ice Storms will kill us. First, it’ll seem like a bunch of natural disasters kind of stacking up (it’s happening already but we just don’t see it yet), and then accelerating, and then exceeding our ability to clean it up and move on to a more civilized even keel. We won’t be able to keep up, or keep track, of the weather systems that keep pummeling us. And all the while we’ll be dropping the old and infirm off the end of the bucket due to the rising heat. More heat waves, coupled with catastrophic rain pattern changes, and we’ll die off slowly of heat exhaustion and starvation. It’s not going to happen overnight. It’s going to creep up on us like lung cancer. We’ll keep on smoking as a civilization while the weather keeps erasing us from the map like some kind of cosmic sickle-wielding destroyer. As the scar tissue builds up on the planet from the weather wreaking havoc everywhere, we’ll be so busy crying about our own suffering (while I guarantee you someone else will be reveling in it) that we won’t notice the slow and steady decline in the population of mankind.
Once we’ve gotten to the point where civilization can no longer support the onslaught of catastrophe brought on by the weather, we’ll begin a new dark ages. One from which there will be no return.
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, to paraphrase the Bible (a book is another subject for another day).
Love and Prosperity to you ALL! Have an AWESOME Day!