Had a chance to watch the doc ‘The Age of Stupid’…kind of plays into my last blog on Capitalism (except this show is about Global Warming – but it’s sooooo cause and effect).
The issue of global warming is really something that doesn’t get much attention where I live – in that it never makes the news. However it is getting quite clear the weather patterns are being affected by this phenomenon – 99% of scientists are pretty sure about this ‘warming’ (which is enough to convince me).
I also have been watching the weather patterns locally and in the last 10 years weather has been changing that I have also observed. This year has been pretty poignant to be honest. Locally we had snow fall before the leaves on the tree’s fell (Fall is disappearing). Then in Spring, the snow melted in 2-3 days with some crazy +20 temperatures (we seem to be losing Spring as well). This followed by a month and 1/2 of cloudy days (in the sunniest places in Canada). Then to top it off, we had 9 places flood in approximately a month and a level 3 tornado rip through (which is odd since we haven’t had a tornado of that calibre in some 90 years). Needless to say, the average person can see something is changing.
The Age of Stupid talks clearly about this weather phenomenon and stuff like floods and extreme weather (even the mixing up of the 4 seasons). Most of this falls at the feet of the energy crisis and the problems it is playing, mainly in the last 50 years or so. The rush for oil also seems like the rush for our own demise. I guess, like the show, I find that sad since we knew we could change things and decided to sit back. One man from New Orleans called it the ‘Age of Ignorance’…but I think it’s just an age of ‘Greed’ (where money means more than humanity’s safety).
60% of people don’t think global warming is real, can’t blame them, not like the news media is giving this problem much press. People in this age are quite enthralled by the TV and what it has to say – from news to advertising – humanity in the West is taking it’s cues from propaganda and not what they can observe and study (it’s pretty easy to watch tv than it is to read a book). But this is sad to because when that 60% wake up this earth will have been ravaged by the weather patterns.
I personally think we won’t wake up and address this problem on any mass scale. We’ll slowly march to our own demise as a planet as we pretend to think our luxurious lifestyles didn’t come with a ‘price’. This all seems so Tanakh prophetic to me for some reason, like we can forecast our own doom, warn people of their ignorance, they still don’t care, and the masses pay for the ignorance. Except this time, for the first time in history, this actually is global. So the prophecy is for everyone, not a select group of people.
‘Heed the words of the those making the claims about this planet moving in an irreversible direction or prepare for your generation and the one’s after you to be punished’