posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 12:18 AM
When beavers over populate a river, the water sagnates and many insects, bacteria, and plants build up all which cause harm and disease in the
beaver... this causes some beaver to die off thus restoring the river to its original state.
Gia theory, the self healing Earth.
Humans over populate and raise the CO2 levels causing global warming and serious climate change. Unable to cope with the effect human populations drop
due to disasters, energy shortages, or disease.
I remember when Gia theory was huge, but now the buzz word is "Run-away Global Warming" in which as soon as things get kinda bad, they are
guarenteed to get REAL bad.
Man is an animal as much as the beaver. We will adapt or not. Things will change and life will adjust to it be it the extinction of man or rise of
Rats were introduced to Austrailia by early settlers. These rats over ran the continent and cause serious ecological devistation. To fix the problem
men imported Large lizard to eat the rats. Lizard however sleep and night and rat durring the day, thus they had no effect...except of course they
started eating all the chickens! So, toads were intorduced to provide food for the lizards. Except it turns out the toads, cane toads, are poisonous!
So then then everyone's pet cat ate teh toads and all died. The lesson? Sometimes trying to fix the problem is worse than just accepting the change
and waiting to see what happens.
People are part of nature even if we have a huge effect on everything around us. The earth is a complex system with only one rule...things WILL change
and its up to everything to adapt or die.
So, what the alternative to oil? Solar? Because sunlight not falling on mountain tops, deserts, or grasslands wouldn't change them? Nuclear? Because
pulling uranium out of the ground and converting it to waste wouldn't effect anything? Wind? Because sucking the energy out of wind/weather patterns
wouldn't effect everything else?
There is no way to not effect this world, and I see little difference between using up all the oil and adapting (or not) to the change it causes or
anything else we do. If the world used half as much energy, and it came from wind power, it would still wreck havoc on the weather.
Everyone is filled with fear of change... who has a real solution though?