Ecology Life

The nature of natural

What is nature? Nature is all around us. It is the people, the animals, the buildings, the roads, the atomic power plants, the power cables all around us, the oceans, the forests, television, mobile phones, the radiation we humans emit on ourselves, the trash we create, the metal cars we dismiss within a few years to rot, the vast amounts of plastic we throw into the environment, the floating islands of junk, the homeless, the airplanes, the effects we have on the environment, the wars, the poor, the rich, the enslaved, the enslaving, the sick, the healthy, the crazy and demented, the young, the old, the rivers we stopped, the rivers we created, the people we displaced, the species we murdered, the species we consumed to extinction, the new species we created, the people we medicated, some of which were healed, the people we medicated and killed by mistake, the people we medicated unnecessarily, the people we killed for oil, gold and diamonds, the people we rescued, the coca cola we made, the burgers we sold, the societies and cultures we created, the societies and cultures we abandoned or killed or stifled, the games we played, the drugs we made, the drugs we consumed, the drugs we sold to little children who don’t know better…

All this is nature. We are the planet, part of it. The planet produced us, and we can continue existing, or we might cease to exist soon. It is our decision, but our decision is natural, guided or misguided as it may be, and we will either kill ourselves, or allow ourselves to continue to exist. It is up to us, up to our “nature”, to control our own future.

At least until planet Nibiru comes for a visit in a few years and kills us all 😉

Ecology Life

Cooler earth inevitable

We seem to be heading towards a period of time where the planet is going to get cooler and cooler to the point where we may face longer winters, and harsher weather.

The logic here is simple: I see two energy consumption models:

  1. Internal energy – fossil fuels, gas, wind, etc. these are all elements that exist within our planet.
  2. External energy – sun and other types of radiation, the earth gets infinite amounts of those.

We are still consuming #1 and will be doing so for a while however the trend is clear – the planet is going to move to solar power. Solar panels will provide electricity to convert water to hydrogen, or heat water.

When we move completely to #2 we will be using energy generation techniques that do not generate heat – on the contrary, they take heat and convert it to energy or in the case of air conditioning, convert it to lower temperatures.

30 to 50 years later, the pollution will finally settle into the dirt, giving us pristine air quality of the likes you can breath on the alps. The lack of pollution and other greenhouse gases will lead to increased heat loss through the atmosphere, and to colder weather. This will no doubt be a slow and gradual process, but this is where I see things going.Comments please? 🙂