That's right, CLIMATE CHANGE. An Inconvenient Truth. What one of the climatologists in a recent interview with Amy Goodman*** called the "Voldemort of our time". Only we don't have a Harry Potter, or a Frodo Baggins, to fight the Dark Lord. We're all in this together, and the "Dark Lord" is the dark side of humanity that denies the almost inconceivable, that sacrifices the future of all children for greed and an insatiable lust for power, that trivializes the tragedy of the 6th Extinction into dancing Polar Bears that sell Coca Cola.
Earth scientist James Lovelock (Interesting name, if you think about it, considering the situation) originated the now highly accepted premise that the Earth is a complex, interdependent, self-regulating bio-system, a living being - "Gaia Theory".
As New York and the East Coast try to recover from the unprecedented "Frankenstorm" Sandy, it looks like GAIA cast her vote. PACHAMAMA made a political comment.
|Gaia by Esther Johnson|
We're not the first unsustainable civilization, as Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond pointed out in his book Collapse, but we are (to the best of our knowledge) the first global civilization, the most environmentally lethal, and with the greatest consequences. Even in the face of massive overpopulation, and some pretty clear evolutionary indicators that women should have equal rights with the other half of the human race, Biblical patriarchs living in the 21st century, but making conclusions from books written sometime around the 2nd century, continue to insist that they shouldn't even have birth control. And although it's been 6 years former Vice President Al Gore released his definitive movie "An Inconvenient Truth", nothing much has changed. How about "Fracking", and genetically modifying the food sources ("Frankenfoods")? "Geoengineering"? HAARP and chem trails? Nuclear waste? Deforestation?..........
Are we the New Atlantis?
Can we change the story?
***Democracy Now: http://youtu.be/YPfAvgJLDyA