posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 10:32 PM
That's roughly where I see a circle. Maybe the left side of the arc a bit west. It definately has a circular shape. And it's interesting that there
volcanoes there. Very interesting. But I'm stumped. Probably cause I'm full.
Puterman, I share some of that disdain for the scientists who do stupid things. Like all the geologists who front for the oil companies. And there are
indeed many stupid ideas. We agree there's climate change.
Good. But you can't throw out everything those that believe there's an issue that needs addressing.
CO2 can be a pollutant. If you're in a room that has no oxygen, you're dead. So pollution is all relative. I tell my kid this all the time, too much
of anything is a bad thing. Yes it's stupid to put nitrogen in the water to boost algae trying to suck out the carbon. Because you'll never get the
mix right, and there's the law of unintended consequences. I'm an old school farmer. It's about rotation and balance. With the soil, with the bugs
and the viruses. You have to understand natural to strike the right balance.
It's all about balance. Humans are definately changing the enviroment, and the climate. Life helped create the atmosphere. Dinosaurs changed their
enviroments. There is no seperation. We are our enviroments. And they are drastically different then they've been in the past. Starlings are native
in Europe. They are not native here. They are the dominate bird in cities and the suburbs, and countrysides. In the cities, the European Sparrow has
become dominant. Both of these species are very agressive and have thrived. They are pushing native birds out of their territories and taking nesting
places. Even here out in the middle of nowhere Canada. They've taken up residence here in the town and are dominant around the feeders. The ravens
and crows don't seem bothered. But they are incredible, big, smart birds. They make due. But the smaller warblers get chased off.
They also group with native blackbirds and grackles. When I farmed in Niagara, the starlings would gather by the tens of thousands. They would feast
on the spilled grain. They are such a pest all over rural North America that farmers try to capture them to cull them, but it's almost pointless.
Their masses are staggering. Amongst the blackbird flocks, is a native bird called a cow bird. It finds protection in the massive flocks. This bird is
parasitic. It lays it's eggs in the nests of other birds. Since the cows due to the safety in the large flocks, and the extra food all those cattle
make, this means there are many species of birds which have to contend with failed reproduction. More cow birds, fewer other birds. Of course when
there are fewer birds to find to lay eggs in their nests, you'll find the cow birds population drops. Oh yes there are natural flucations, but when
you swing the system wildly, you get extreme results. In winter here, birds only have one chance unlike warmer climates.
Forget about CO2. Forget about the scientists. This is a problem of pure logic. There is a balance to our natural systems. And for billions of years
that balance has had it's flucuations. But it always recovers and evolution rolls onward. The simple fact is that we are throwing off this balance.
For every action the is an equal and opposite reaction. Everything we do has some consequence. You cannot have the impact that humans have wrought
without causing changes. Hell, lots are for the better when it comes to us. But for how long.
Two good examples. Resistant bacteria. Resistant insects. Anti-biotics and pesitsides are not eliminating the problem. In fact their make things
worse. They are speeding up evolution. Which creates bigger, badder bugs. More of them. In my garden I accept that I will loss things to molds,
mildews, viruses, and bugs. I will try all sorts of things to keep my plants healthy and promote a balanced soil rich with organics. But I won't be
spraying poisons on something I am going to eat. It's stupid. Scientists can up with all these stupid ideas. So it's not them that I trust. It's
the math, it's evolution, biology and common sence.
I'm unbalanced. And to try to stay as healthy and sane as I can, I try to stay balanced.
Equalibrium. A system is a system because it's always trying to achieve equalibrium. It never quite gets it right. Climate is a system trying to find
the middle ground between hot and cold.
Don't trust the scientists. Trust what you learn from your garden.