Edit 3/26 2013
Below are three videos and some artwork on environmental and spiritual themes I made recently while thinking about what is happening to the earth.
The unabated use of carbon to fill our unabated desire for novelties is creating a climactic surprise for the next generation.
The U.S. Government has published this informative piece on the topic of climate change. You can be sure climate change ain't going to be fun. The quality of air is imperiled to the extent one out of 8 deaths is attributable to air quality problems. Click here.
Water quality is also imperiled. From North Carolina to China and I suspect an area near you has endangered water supplies.
Clean water and clean air have become negotiable in today's way of conducting business. This article (I just found this today and added it) explaining a NASA report on the future of civilization places a sobering vision awaiting the decision makers response. Whether there will appear someone who is willing to research alternatives instead of pursuing business as usual remains to be seen. So far the decision makers have left us with little more than promises, filthy air and water.
NASA denies responsibility for the conclusion researchers reached saying: "A soon-to-be published research paper 'Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies' by University of Maryland researchers Safa Motesharrei and Eugenia Kalnay, and University of Minnesota’s Jorge Rivas was not solicited, directed or reviewed by NASA. It is an independent study by the university researchers utilizing research tools developed for a separate NASA activity.
This official response by NASA shows the institutionalized hesitancy to man up to the ecological debacle which is upon us. In the past we've trusted experts who told us DDT was safe to use in the kitchen. It might be time to trust your own judgment in this most important of matters! We're where we are now facing the consequences we're facing because of experts who are in the employ of those responsible for the life threatening ecological problems we're facing giving 'expert advice'.
Is it time to step out of line and think, really think, for yourself?
Recurring Dreams is the video below.
Carnival of the Gods. I had a difficult time editing this until I came up with the title. Once I had the title I finished it up quickly.
Post Fukushima Meltdown Stomp
Time to party...keep smiling.
I try and imagine what on earth people are thinking when they deliberately adopt goals which result in an ultimate harm to, if not themselves, to future generations.
This is the path our civilization and society has taken. It seems sometimes that the greatest of all world wars is the war against nature.
This behavior baffles me. Is it possible the problem is a spiritual one? I ask because this is done by conscious decision making processes. Is mankind's disregard for the welfare of the earth a telltale signal of a significant spiritual disenfranchisement? If this were to be true it would be an indication of the ultimate alienation of the human species.
Whatever the reason is it is clear the planet and those on it are on a precipice. It's not too late to stop the war on nature. However, it's unlikely such an idea will be suggested as a remedy. It used to be a hell of a nice planet.
Have a nice day and keep the water and air clean.
All video and visual images created by David H. Roche.
a Clear Running Water state of mind