Climate change no longer tops US environment worries
The people who get on the telephone and pester other people to tell them what’s important and what isn’t have made a disturbing discovery. Whereas the US public used to think global climate change was the daddy longlegs to fret about, they’ve switched horses. Now they’re worrying about whether they’re going to have enough water to drink, along with a few other things.
Considering how well informed, literate, intelligent and prone the US public is to worry about what celebrity is fooling around on a spouse, or what dress some celebrity wore to some function, this represents a surprisingly practical and unlikely issue for the citizenry to choose for concern.
Not to say it’s timely. Timely might have been better defined as back before the fish in all those major rivers downstream from cities discharging treated sewage into them developed worrisome ulcers on their skins. And became scary to eat in other ways.
Timely would have been back when there weren’t houses over all the major aquifers built to demand future water until the mortgages were paid off in four decades. Timely would certainly have included a population asking itself,
“Am I going to be able to eat [or even smoke] the grass I’m irrigating by robbing water from an aquifer with a 100,000 year recharge cycle? Any chance this golf course would grow grain crops as a better use of non-renewable and as-yet uncontaminated water?”
But the telephone pesterers didn’t go a step further and ask the well-informed pestered what, precisely, they’re each doing to better the situation. Maybe the next p0ll will do that. The answers will involve writing letters to politicians and signing petitions, almost certainly. Not flushing the commode once a day and keeping the showers short.
Sure as hell not letting the lawn die and the golf clubs rust.
Posted in 2012, America, Country Life, Current Issues, Nature, Science, Survival
Tagged culture, environment, Human Behavior, humor, Life, lifestyle, Nature, society, sociology, survival
Good morning readers. Thanks for coming by for a read this morning.
Flux Transfer Event Topology,
Old Sol – Fondling Mother Earth With Magnetic Fingers
I doubt anyone’s going to be edified by this, understand what I’m saying, or assign anything serious to it. But I’m going to say it anyway.
Those flux transfer events between earth and Old Sol and their 8 minute dayside intervals are manifesting themselves in a number of indirect, measurable ways a person in his right mind wouldn’t be inclined to attribute to them. The 8 minute gap isn’t actually an 8 minute gap, but is filled in with flux transfer events targeted somehow to other solar system bodies. Those show up as reflected energy detectable and measurable on darkside earth, distinguishable by the magnitudes and distances of the objects doing the reflecting.
The hypothesis, weak enough to begin, weakens further relative to the ‘active’ and ‘passive’ events sunside, spinward and anti-spinword, and the ‘hidden’ events the guy at University of Iowa detected. But there’s a body of indications the passive events are actually the boundary zone where the reflective energy merges and influences the weakening dayside events.
It’s not my intention to persuade anyone to the accuracy of what I’ve said here. The limited testing I’ve done to form the hypothesis has been almost entirely on darkside and twilight-zone data. However, the data I’m using is probably only one of the ways these events are manifesting themselves and being recorded as unrelated phenomena. Anyone with an interest and a smidgen of imagination can probably find other datasets equally measurable and testable.
And anyone not interested enough to do it probably is better qualified to judge whether there’s any validity to it.
Posted in 2012, Astronomy, Human Behavior, Relationships, Science
Tagged Astronomy, culture, Human Behavior, humor, Nature, science, technology