posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 09:03 AM
I have said this before, and will no doubt have to say it again. It does not matter any more what the cause of global warming is. It matters not one
whit if it is man made or natural. The real deal going forward, is what we can do to insulate ourselves against its effects.
Some believe that the effect cannot be reversed, and that only very small mitigations could be made at this point to the sum total effect, even if we
never drove cars again, never burn fossil fuels at powerstations, quit smoking and used roll on deodorants from now on. So the real concern is, how do
we prevent coastal regions and island nations from suffering total humanitarian nightmares in the time to come.
Thailand (at least I think it is Thailand) are commissioning architects to build floating houses on pontoons, and also floatable cities. This is one
example of a pragmatic and sensible approach to the possible terrors of a future which will see sea level rise beyond the capacity of current
infrastructure to withstand. But for one nation to be thinking about DEALING with that future, rather than some vain Canute like attempt to avert it,
is not going to amount to a whole hell of a lot. The future we are looking at demands a united approach to saving lives all over the globe.
Remember, we are not supposed to be saving the world. The damned planet is trying to kill us, wether at a whim, or as a vengence for our idiocies and
chemical excesses, and all we can do is try and survive.
In all honesty, I think people will survive no matter what happens, albeit in small pockets in the high mountains, or other high land areas. But
there is a difference between survival on that scale, and the possible saving of the large majority of peoples across the world. Its no good
individual nations surviving, and its no use single tribes of man hiding out in limited space in the mountains.
Mankind as the cancerous wretch that it is, must survive and become stronger and wiser, and it cannot do that if it is thrown into the dark ages by
circumstances beyond its control. If mankind is to survive, and crucially if all our learning and knowledge are to survive, then there must be a
unified approach to funding and building technological and logistical protections into the way we ALL live our lives.
Perhaps ultimately it is time we got off this rock and left for pastures new. Perhaps thats why the 100 year space mission is being dug over again at
the moment. All I know is, trying to hold back the sea is a damned fine way of getting drowned. A submarine on the other hand....