Archive for ‘This crazy world’

“Where logic disappears and the full experience of being alive in this crazy world is laid bare.”

They know not what they do

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Last updated on December 16th, 2017 at 11:15 pm

“An open letter to the next generation we have let down so badly.”

Dear son

If you are reading this, then that must indicate the internet is still up and running and the most significant energy crisis predicted by many including myself has not yet occurred.

Time for changes or time for consequences?

Time for changes or time for consequences?

I write this letter to you in the year you were born 2012.

This is the year which has shown the true extent of problems which face us all. The real issues and utter suffering caused to the average person in the street brought upon by the 2008 financial failure are only just beginning to bite. Unbelievably, still, no one has been called to account or faced justice for this yet. (more…)

Climate change is really about agriculture

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Last updated on December 16th, 2017 at 11:28 pm

“The world of unintended consequences is about to hit humanity where it hurts, in his stomach!”

Every action has a consequence.

Every action has a consequence.

For those that thought climate change was about giving the British Isles a Mediterranean feel, the reality is much more dramatic. Weather patterns are changing, and this is affecting our agriculture and more importantly, our ability to feed ourselves.

In a previous article, I reminisced about the childhood memories of free food, with 25% free offers available and 50% free packets were common. A practice which is fast dying out as food manufacturers look to counter the rising costs of energy, by reducing the amount they give you for the same or higher prices. (more…)

Energy wars, famine and ecological damnation

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Last updated on December 17th, 2017 at 10:50 pm

“Listening to a radio debate about global warming, it became obvious (but apparently not all) how humanity has painted itself into a corner.”

Climate change kills.

Climate change kills.

The needs and wants of people constrained by the engine of commerce are at loggerheads with the requirements of a healthy planet. Prioritising, one of the other will lead to a devastating outcome, whichever put first. The old rock and a hard place scenario.

So world leaders have signed up to the, go with what you know, approach and continuation of growth leading to resource wars, famine and ecological damnation. (more…)

Policies on energy are a fool’s gold

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Last updated on December 17th, 2017 at 10:57 pm

Why do we let fool’s continue to chase gold?

The goldfish bowl effect.

The goldfish bowl effect.

It’s a fool’s gold to continue to increase industrial growth when it is apparently affecting our ability to feed ourselves.

Climatic changes bringing on crop failure, water supply problems and marine diversity. Nature needs protecting when so many humans, including the western world, depend.

So it comes as no surprise, that the former chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and current vice-president of the RSPB, Sir John Lawton, said this week, which the chancellor’s views on the environment are “potentially quite dangerous” and his views were “not interested in evidence”. (more…)

A wealth cap could save civilisation

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Last updated on December 17th, 2017 at 11:24 pm

“If one lesson can learn from history, it is that greed leads to downfall.”

Game changing solar panels and installations.

Game-changing solar panels and installations.

It is an ugly characteristic, which both helps and hinders humanity, but mostly leads to ruin in the end.

Greed is humanity’s Achilles’ heel.

After reading a newspaper article about Richard Ricci, a London banker with a 100 million of pounds fortune, who was then photographed buying lottery tickets, to win the 97 million of Euro prize. Why?

Here, is a man who could never spend the amount he already had, attempting to amass even more wealth for himself. Here is evidence, that people like Mr Ricci, will continually hoard money away from society. This hoarding of wealth is why the engines of commerce are failing. (more…)

Humanity’s ultimate conclusion

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 04:54 pm

“Have you thought of where this modern road is leading? What’s humanity’s ultimate conclusion?”

When the lights go out.

When the lights go out.

We are all currently enjoying the bounty of thousands of years of accumulated wisdom, which have brought, peace to most of the world and technological revolutions climaxing in the ability to break away, study and admire the planet we inhabit, which generations before us, could never have even imagined.

The road, however, long, is not unending, and the ability of modern civilisation curtailed. There doesn’t seem to be a year goes by without the cost of energy rising higher or the price of a cultures lifeblood, petrol, increasing too. (more…)

Our planet’s death by a thousand cuts

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Last updated on December 19th, 2017 at 09:01 am

“This I think is the future of our planet the Earth, although the correct expression would be “Earth’s death by a billion cuts”.”

From humble beginnings.

From humble beginnings.

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

The BBC’s ‘How to grow your planet’ series highlighted the conversion plants and trees had on a young Earth. Ultimately it’s these interactions between plants and the animal kingdom which keeps the earth healthy.

Humanity is a magnificent creature, but our numbers are without doubt overwhelming the natural processes. The planet doesn’t rely on us; it is just a ball of rock which just happened to be the right distance from its parent star for liquid water to flow. (more…)

The goldfish bowl effect

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Last updated on December 19th, 2017 at 09:18 am

“When you truly look at our planet, even our universe in simplistic terms, what has occurred to create life is just a series of chemical reactions, contained in a restricted bowl.”

Our goldfish bowl.

Our goldfish bowl.

Introducing the goldfish bowl effect.

The stars (sun’s) we see in the night sky are just hydrogen and helium balls reacting, our planet we call Earth is a ball of molten iron which hadn’t cooled down yet from when it coalesced.

Our Oxygen rich atmosphere which we take for granted is merely a by-product of early life and photosynthesis again other chemical processes.

The atmosphere; an ultra-thin gas shroud when compared to the whole planet, can be compared to an eggshell. Our excellent and breathable air is as just as thin. Apologies if I am teaching granny to suck eggs here. (more…)

How might the world really end

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Last updated on December 19th, 2017 at 09:31 am

“The end of the Mayan 5,125-year cycle is now upon us, and a new epoch in human and planetary time will soon arrive -or so goes the theory!”

Humanities impact on the planet.

Humanities impact on the planet.

Whether you think that the theory will be proved wrong, as the millennium bug was in 2000, or believe that humanity will go the same way as the Dodo, the timing of the Mayan cycle alongside recent human and planetary events will make even the most die-hard cynic think twice.

Three significant factors which may alter or devastate our modern civilisation leaving out events such as asteroids, solar flares or pandemics, are already in play, and we must ignore this at our peril.

Written below is my prediction for the beginning of our end.

Homage to our Planet Earth

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Last updated on March 11th, 2018 at 11:31 pm

“I doff my cap to the BBC’s stunning series called ‘Frozen Planet’ (Catch up on Iplayer) which has captured the extreme frozen poles in a fantastic deluge of picture-perfect realism and told it like it is, approach.

Help me!

Help me

The program’s approach to dealing with the effects, causes and irrefutable proof of our planet changing and changing fast.

The thin slither of gas which encompasses the giant rock we call home while poisoned slowly, and the symptoms of a fever like a state are beginning to emerge. Just like our immune system, the earth is starting to fight back through heat generation. (more…)