Good day Humboldt County!
Paths of resistance leads to dead ends when it comes to really solving the planet’s problems.
You can’t mention the subject of Global Warming (or the slew of other tags meaning the same thing like Climate Change) without being labeled conservative, or liberal, effectively polarizing any chance for cooperation.
Once it becomes all about protecting the brand – Republicans or Democrats – and not about addressing the rapidly changing climate – the people are left without solutions because of ideologies.
There’s been over 3,000 weather records set thus far this year. Worldwide weather patterns are becoming increasingly unpredictable and destructive. Rather than detail every drastic example, you can fill in the blanks. I’d like to move on to something more positive – like using science to help predict Mother Nature’s future movements. But there’s this problem…
Japan has built a computer twenty times faster than the fastest American machine.
Here’s one reason why:
“The accomplishment is also a vivid statement of contrasting scientific and technology priorities in the United States and Japan. The Japanese machine was built to analyze climate change, including global warming, as well as weather and earthquake patterns. By contrast, the United States has predominantly focused its efforts on building powerful computers for simulating weapons, while its efforts have lagged in scientific areas like climate modeling.” (The New York Times, April 20, 2002)
My solution, which will be roundly ignored by government contractors for the military, the Pentagon, and every Hawk in Washington, is to cut back on our bloated Defense Budget and invest the money saved into weather research that may save millions of people’s lives in the coming years. A common sense approach like that doesn’t seem to have a chance in our toxic political climate.
Time for me to walk on down the road…