Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What's Climate Change All About?



Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
--Christopher Morley

On Moyers & Company this last Sunday I heard from atmospheric scientist Katherine Hayhoe about a new outlook on Climate Change and from watching that show I began to give the global warming subject some more serious thought than I had previously.

After considerable research (via Google) on climate change, I have come to an undeniable conclusion; nothing concrete will any time soon be done about it.

One aspect of the whole climate change controversy eludes me, and that is: If climate change exists due to man made interference with the correct balance of gases comprising the Earth's atmosphere, why then do those who have the power to restore the proper balance not do so? And if this is a matter of utmost, perhaps 'supreme' importance to the continuance of mankind as a race, why then do the politically powerful not act to solve the problem... 'immediately?'

It seems to me that those individuals who are leaders of nations, whether long-established kings, self-appointed emperors and dictators, or democratically elected presidents or prime ministers would all jump right in and wield what power they have... lay down the law, - saying the future of the human race is being threatened, and therefore now decree that this is what we must and will do, starting this very instant.

Since nothing, in this threat of absolute devastation, except the futile flapping of political lips mouthing obfuscative rhetoric is being done, then the national leaders are all guilty of either malfeasance or malpractice, or both.

Not so?

Oh... and the solution lies not in raising taxes. That just makes the rich richer and the poor poorer. Tax money (easily diverted) does not reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, nor rdoes it lower the average global temperature.

Nothing fruitful is going to get done.

Just watch.


Did You Know . . .?

A bite from the Brazilian wandering spider can give a man an uncomfortable erection that lasts for hours.



On this day in 1845, Phineas Wilcox was stabbed to death by fellow Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois, because he is believed to be a Christian spy. The murder of Wilcox reflected the serious and often violent conflict between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the surrounding communities. Joseph Smith, who founded the Mormon Church in 1830, had been living with his followers in Missouri, where they had various conflicts with locals, including an armed skirmish with the state militia. In 1838, Governor Lilburn Boggs signed a military order directing that the Mormons be expelled or exterminated: "The Mormons must be treated as enemies and must be exterminated or driven from the state, if necessary, for the public good."



voluminous  [vuh-LOO-muh-nuh s]
1. forming, filling, or writing a large volume or many volumes :
a voluminous edition.
2. sufficient to fill a volume or volumes :
a voluminous correspondence.
3. of great volume, size, or extent:
voluminous flow of lava.
4. of ample size, extent, or fullness:
voluminous petticoats.
5. having many coils, convolutions, or windings.



(born September 16, 1956)
David Copperfield is an American illusionist, and has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history.

(born September 16, 1958)
Jennifer Tilly is an Canadian-American actress and poker player. She is an Academy Award nominee, and a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner. In 1983, Tilly had small roles and had a recurring guest role on Hill Street Blues as Gina Srignoli. She played Frasier Crane's seductive-but-ditzy date on an episode of the fourth season of Cheers and appeared as a similar character on the eleventh season of Frasier.

(born September 16, 1949)
Ed Begley, Jr. is an American actor and environmentalist. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich, on the television series St. Elsewhere and his most recent reality show about green living called Living With Ed on Planet Green.

(born September 16, 1981)
Alexis Bledel is an American actress. She is known for her role as Rory Gilmore in The WB/The CW comedy-drama Gilmore Girls. She has since starred in films including Tuck Everlasting, Sin City, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and Post Grad.


Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
--Albert Einstein


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