Connect the Dots
There is a class five storm coming in. The morning will reveal how it treats those parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama that are in the track of the eye. As the day progresses, the states to the north will probable see some pretty severe weather.
Earlier this month I posted a story about how Climate Change is making hurricanes more severe.
It won't do much good to study Climate Change today.
The oil production facilities in the gulf and in and around Louisianna will probably be shut down for a while. This will effect oil prices. They will probably go up. Unless, or course, the big traders decide to take the market the other way just to take the smaller traders with the long positions out.
There is a war and there has been a war in the Middle East for a good while now. Almost anyone with an ability to look between the lines of the official news pronouncements knows that it has to do with the resource that propels our economies. Its a resource that they have and we need.
This resource, although plentiful, is now about half used up. Even Chevron says it.
There are good people who want to stop this war. Many will even say that this war is for oil.
But they don't seem to have a plan to continue our present energy consumption patterns if we don't continue to secure these strategic resources.
We may be against Hurricanes, but we cannot stop them.
We can build higher dikes. We can build stronger homes. We can choose to not build so close to the sea. But we cannot stop them.
And if we want to put an end to this war, or any other war, and bring the troops home,
We must find a way to provide the energy, the food, the water, the housing, and the other basic human needs for all of the peoples of this earth.
If we want to stop war, we must change our views of ourselves, our worn out sense of nationalism, and all the archaic mind forms that divide us.
We must deal with the roots of war.
If we humans are at the midpoint of our oil resource,
And if the atmosphere is so full of carbon, our climate is changing,
we have but one choice.
Humankind must use the energy that we have been given.
And that energy is all around us.
Someday, every roof, every surface that sees light,
can become part of the solution.
We need an International Manhattan Project
to provide energy for all of earth's crew members
with the light of our days.
We can do this.
Through global cooperation,
not global competition.
We can do this,
nonviolently not violently.
There is a saying that humans will make the right decision,
once all the other alternatives have been exhausted.
We can do this.
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