Painting by Shaun Tan - 'Monolith 1 (The Quiet Town)'
The Sun Also Raises...
Sea levels, that is (apologies to Hemingway).
Related on YYC: Sun, not C02, driving "Climate Change"?
Mr. Sun - le soleil - along with a few modifications by Ms. Moon - la luna - has always, will always, presumably, affect the tides, hence the "Tide o' Life" (if you like upbeat gospel music, and I do, despite myself, this is for you.)
Salvation may well come to be a much more literal, earthly pursuit if Mother Earth's predicted future is an indication for the progeny of the humans who currently exploit her bounty.
Her only enemy -- according to self-serving prognosticators -- CO2 has been held up as a frightening, encroaching monolith, creating an increasing sense of urgency almost to the point of panic, where school kids have been terrified into skipping school to hit the streets, angrily demanding that sumpinbedunaboudit (though probably having a lot of fun at the same time).
APH.Gov.Au: Study of sea level has now taken on a more urgent importance due to the predictions of sea level rise which might result from any global warming resulting from increased emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)]
Indeed, the carbon fear levels are being raised, the above alert serving as quite an addition to a long list of other shockers emanating from media/government that most likely will further enrich the sedation industries, including pharmaceuticals, alcohol and Mary Jane, not to mention heart pills and stomach ulcer remedies.
Here's a partial list:
Guardian: VW mired in scandals of pollution and animal cruelty. Does it deserve to be rewarded with electric car sales?
Practical Ethics/Oxford: Government scare tactics re Public Health
CBS: Controversy over shocking people with autism, behavioral disorders (overlooked by the Massachusetts Department of Education)
BusinessInsider: The 20 Craziest Things The U.S. Government Wastes Money On
ClaremontComms: Excerpt: The purpose of the ad is to get the viewer hooked by playing a game before revealing the main point.
Related on YYC: Stress can kill you - Is that the aim of gov't and corporate media?
But apparently, there really is good reason to be concerned about the ultimate future of humanity.
From Geologist Roger Higgs (Member of Friends of Science):
ResearchGate: Sea level will rise 3 to 5 metres by 2100 due to the sun, not CO2: humanity in deep trouble
Dr. Higgs suggests that we Google "Groans of the Britons"; I chose to "DuckDuckGo" it instead.
Basically, back in the 400's or so, the Brits were under siege by the Scots and they appealed to the Romans for help:
Talk aboucher rock and a hard place! (Our barbarians are a bit more difficult to detect because they dress well and hold high office.)
Unfortunately, being on its own last legs (empires fail eventually: a lesson from Rome to which the Brits might have paid heed, but didn't), Rome shot back, "Sorry, pals, you've got your troubles, we've got ours (insert here the ancient Roman equivalent of 'eh?')".
That was long before the Brits knew simply everything (current example: CO2 is "the Ghost in the Machine"*) and propped up Kings and Queens and, not having learned a thing from the Roman disaster, ruled over other people's countries until they had to be kicked out or at least (as in Canada) reduced to mere lip service, and only now are beginning once more to fear their own immediate environment, though not at all clear on what/who the enemy really is.
* "Ghost in the Machine" is now tech talk for when a program runs contrary to expectations.
It's deja vu in that living so close to the sea has always been both a blessing and a potential disaster for the Brits, especially if the levels rise as now being predicted. Will there really "always be an England"? Vera Lynn - YouTube.
Not to mention Italy (YouTube). And Alaska (Guardian). And, oh yes, all of the eastern US and Canada, and also Vancouver, Seattle ..........zzzzzzzzzzzzz
More to the current point, can anyone possibly be so obtuse that they cannot deduce there's actually gold in them thar dire warnings and so-called solutions (for a select few)? For example, electric vehicles, especially if enforced. And who knows; tomorrow may never come, right? Well, I keep getting tomorrows, so I figure everybody else must be too.
If I seem to harp against electric vehicles, it's because it's so obviously Trudeau's "grow the economy" mantra, and because it's liable to be enforced at some point -- making a mockery out of "democracy" (we can call it "demockery" -- DRAT! I'm not the only one to have thought of that) when, if the government really believes in carbon-induced climate change, why is it not encouraging and increasing funding for more reliable, advanced public transportation? I mean, if scum like Hitler could do that ...?
Sadly, it's Mr. Sun who ultimately rules and the most we can do is adapt. Who knows, by 2101 humans may all have become sea denizens instead of landlubbers. Is there a movie about that? Wow, there's a documentary video! City Under the Sea (2010)
By the look of the number of similar movies on YouTube, this is not at all a new concept. Walt Disney knew about it 60 years ago!
And the Omnipotent UNited Carbon Headquarters (OUCH) merely points us to "greenhouse gas emissions"?
What good will electric cars be when we're all swimming in sea water -- except to the folks who invented them and stand to make a bundle off those and "carbon" solutions not even thought of yet, and to the "leaders" cemented into power by them. Those shysters will be pushing up sea daisies by 2100, but right now they probably feel pretty good about themselves -- and maybe have already built the sea-bottom mansions and indoor golf courses that will ensure the survival of their progeny.
Do I sound crazy? Well, don't they?
Dr. Higgs continues:
And closes with:
Dr. Higgs was subsequently, justifiably, dismayed by this Natural History report headlined:
By focussing on electric cars, of course! One hopes this leap into the dark will leave the UK with enough time in the future to figure out a solution to its real sea-rise problem.
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