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.
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 a 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. Read the rest of this entry »
Death by a thousand cuts was last modified: February 18th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
After months of uncertainty for the PV (photovoltaic) solar panel technology industry, the clouds are clearing, and the sun is breaking through for the solar panel industry at last.
With a considerable reduction in PV costs over the last 18 months, (but won’t last forever) the old feed-in tariff rate should have been reduced much earlier conceded the industry. It wasn’t, and that’s why we saw the feeding frenzy last year.
The solar panel industry has been in limbo since the two court case fiasco over the Christmas period, thus creating customer uncertainty and a public relations nightmare for trade just finding its feet.
Just like the advent of cars, washing machines and later computers, the traditional form of rolling out technology has always seen prices trickle down to more affordable prices and PV solar panels (photovoltaic) will buck that trend.
As manufacturing is scaled up and costs are scaled-down, as more and more people adopt which usually brings down the price for everyone.
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.
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. Read the rest of this entry »
The goldfish bowl effect was last modified: February 18th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
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!
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.