Saturday, July 14, 2012

Killing Me Softly


A tipping point, as one knows, is where a seemingly little thing can make a big difference, i.e. a drop in temperature from 33 degrees Fahrenheit to 32 will cause a pond to freeze over or, if all the CO2 laced oil trapped in the Alberta Tar Sands is extracted,  Earth could become Venus, a frightening scenario deemed imminently possible according to James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in his Game Over analysis in stating just how environmentally devastating the Tar Sands project truly is.


But there's more.


We are running out of planet in our insane way of trying to sustain the unsustainable and earth is beginning to fight back. As often stated in BRT, we need earth, earth does not need us. At this point in time, Agent Smith is right. We are a virus. We occupy a space, extract everything worthwhile from that space and move on but now there's no other space to go to so something has to give. Tech can either save us or kill us depending on the choice we make. The question to to ask now is, do we have the vision and courage to make the right choice before it's too late? 


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