I fear few things - but this works  

bullseyetou 64M
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2/19/2006 7:27 pm

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I fear few things - but this works

I don't know why I don't fear much for my own life. I guess I have come to terms with my own mortality. Someday I will be food for bugs or fertilizer for trees and thats ok; I had my turn and its been a rough but fascinating ride. I have learned so very many things and still enjoy the delicate and complex beauty of something as simple as a flower.
Sex has been a pleasure that I treasure and pursue with great enthusiasm. The taste and smell of a woman's naked body beats the best meal I've ever eaten. The best part is that they are all unique and wonderful to share with. I think it will be hard to say goodbye to sex when the time comes; unfortunatly it is inevitable.
I often rail against our societies' shortcomings in my blog and hopefully influence the reader to address these issues in their own lives. I have little tolerance for "zero tolerance" policies as all too often injustice is the result.
But I write tonight about something I have heard about for years, a herd of hungry beasts on the horizon, the boogyman under my bed - they are not at our throats right now but make no mistake; they are coming to eat us. If we mount an all out assault right now we will still suffer
considerable damage but might just survive. If we do not we are damned.
The monster is global warming. In thirty years Glacier National Park will have no glaciers - correction I read that 4 years ago. Greenland is melting and at high speed.
Coastal cities will be under water by the end of the century if not much sooner.
We are now seeing devastating hurricanes, extream widespread stormy weather, I expect the additional shifting weight of all this arctic ice melting and flowing into the seas will shift the balance of the tectonic plates ( those are the land masses we live on). The result of this is bad in two ways - increased volcanic and earthquake activity. By the way New England is not exempt from earthquakes.
While all this is going on we have nothing better to do than go after muslims and muslims go after us and nuclear lunatics go after everybody. People - pull your heads out of your asses and wake up!
If we don't pull together, and soon; we are going to be eaten by a much bigger monster than us.
Like I said before, I'm ready to die when the time comes - no prob, lived a large chunk of my life already.
What scares me is the promise I made my children and their children. "This is a nice place to live, you'll like it here". But I can't keep that promise because we fucked up. Now they are all fucked; what a despicable legacy to leave behind.
Our goverment is spending 5 billion dollars this year to analyze the problem again. Yet we do very little to actually address it and the clock is just about done ticking. If we don't act, and fast, to reduce greenhouse emissions, all the studies in the world won't help.
You and I can do something. In our own lives we can become more concious of the pollutants we put out and take steps to conserve. It isn't enough to save the world but it might just buy a little more time, maybe just enough for our kids to save it.
The punch line is this. We have introduced enough pollutants that even if we stop every single emission today , global warming and the damage to ensue is a machine already well in the works. It will take decades for things to slow down, decades, if not centuries, more for our little planet to return to a normal stable environment. Thats only if we are lucky.
Think about it.

yemanyah_returns 40F

2/21/2006 6:25 pm

Read "State of Fear" by Michael Crichton sometime and tell me what you think of it. For a short read it has somewhat dense material, but explores how even the best intentions of any movement can be corrupted.

bullseyetou 64M
175 posts
2/23/2006 7:47 pm

Yemanyeh - once again I am impressed by your mind. I am a fan of Crichton and will look up your suggestion, ty. Also, I believe very much that most of the best intended movements are eventually currupted; alas I'm a child of the 60s.

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