A dark and lovely Hershey Forward Ambulation GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! More stars out this morning but not moon just yet. Winter’s Coming!
Talking Tuesday Ed-vise today. Cause I love Talkin!
The world is on FIRE!!! Or Flooding! Or freezing! Or, well, the climate is changing. Days getting hotter; rains getting heavier; flooding getting worse; and on it goes.
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published their 6th study on climate change. And the numbers are looking worse. Worse than the previous 5. Of course the Limaugh-diots will jump on it and say that these scientists know nothing because they didn’t predict it right in the first place. None the less, things are changing.
I did a read in the Economist about the report and a couple things jumped out.
First, the pollutants spit out by the coal and oil industry (heavy fuel) actually contribute to global cooling. Hmmm. They should market that. In fact, I recall back in the 70s there was a big concern about global cooling due to the amount of fossil fuels and oil issues going on.
Oh wait. THOSE POLLUTANTS KILL HUMANS!
The second part deals with the concern the 234 member panel of the IPCC had about how the study would be perceived by government entities. That is by elected politicians, that is…by ‘Merica et al.
IPCC receives a bunch of their money from ‘Merica. If we don’t like the findings, we demonize the scientists and strip the entity of their money. Basically we put them out of business and make sure they can never get jobs again.
Which reminds me of history (eye roll; here we go).
Back in the 1600s there was an astronomer named Galileo Galilei. He had the balls to come out and say the earth was NOT the center of the universe and that it also rotated around the sun. “HERESY” said the church. and sentenced him to prison and banned his books from being discussed.
Just because you don’t agree with the science doesn’t mean the science is wrong. It means it needs studied.
Those who don’t learn their history will be condemned to repeat it
I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember it’s not the end of the world if you don’t know what apocalypse means. Think about it!