Tag Archives: Biodiversity

Global warming, a lost war?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/february-smashed-all-time-global-heat-record/724635

Are we loosing the the war against global warming?, yes…. ignorance, apathy and personal interests are winning.

The 6th mass extinction began with the last ice age and now it’s being catalyzed by man on a geometric progression. Honest scientists agree with the evidence so far. Dishonest scientists (there are a bunch who sold their soul to the devil), politicians and big economic powers deny the truth because they can not see beyond their own generation, do not want to see, do not care beyond that. Ignorance and stupidity of the people (who associate dinosaurs to cavemen) help them a lot with their behavior. The results are obvious, when the conveyor belt that regulates the temperature on far north and south of the globe will really slow down, we will have a new ice age, now with 8 to 10 billion people instead of the few millions of 10.000 years ago, with depleted resources of all kind, famine, lack of water, deserted oceans and more. Apocalyptic, yes it is,  but the scientific evidence so far and the projection based on it shows no bright future. How many honest people in the world know about this? Is there a future? Emissions control right now is like a band aid put on a terminal ill patient and since advertising controls the mind of the week, there is no doubt about what will happen.

Man…inhuman?

Man has broken all the schemes in the animal world, all other organisms of all kinds show a behavior based on their strict genetic code that regulates them and Nature takes care to mediate before any alteration on the balance occurs, ensuring the Biological Diversity that has allowed life on Earth shortly after its formation (some 3,000-3,500 million years ago) and the development of advanced life dating back around 500 million years.

The man began to write its own evolutive storyline about 7 million years ago, won the title of Homo sapiens merely some 100,000 back and reached adulthood after the last ice age, 10,000 years ago.

Since then he has been able to bring to extinction countless species of plants and animals by wholesale hunting, poaching or destroying the habitats and biodiversity. Man sets a price on everything, not only to products and services but to land, environment, animals, plants and even human life. Wars are a way to use his animal inherited component to go beyond reason and reach his ultimate goals. Man kills but not to get the kill to eat, man kills to obtain power, kills for money, kills for sex, he even kills for pleasure. The other fellow humans are only worth to the extent that they are useful, cities are important because they focus their chances on economic revenues, now cities are almost miniature polluted countries. Man closes his eyes and turns his head to the limited capacity of the planet’s resources, breeds wildly in numbers and not even cares about the impoverished world he will leave to his descendants. On the one hand we see billionaires showing off their fortunes, mainly obtained over the innocence or human stupidity and shallowness and at the same time over a billion people are starving or eating very poorly but a billion pets are fed as parasites buying its “love”….

Humanity is a concept based on a the human capacity to show a whole set of feelings that animals can’t because they do not have them but this man is getting more and more hypocritical by the day, more heartless, more cruel, more inhuman.

Environmentally Friendly? Really?

The dawn of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain on the second half of the XXVIII century brought the biggest economical, technological and social changes in human history since the Neolithic age.

The increase in urban population in cities with medieval layout meant overcrowding, unsanitary conditions and the appearance of the first social pathologies: alcoholism, prostitution and crime, from 800 million inhabitants 250 years ago we increased to almost ten fold today.

That huge population expansion with virtually no control, has produced enormous changes in the ecosystems on earth, disturbances that Nature effectively could regulate before through natural processes of transformation and degradation, now were no longer possible because there were millions of new substances for which she has no natural processes of transformation, on the other hand the amount of waste produced by the man is so big that it constantly accumulates as environmental pollution.

Man can NEVER understand completely Nature, had to split it in a myriad of small fields trying to explain how it works and in the end many of these fields, known as Sciences, can not be paged together.

On the last decades, pressed by some tragic consequences appearing on the environment, man has invented the term “environmentally friendly” as an umbrella masking many of the commercial activities leading to pollution, putting in the data base sheet many chemical limits lower that the previous ones but never what –on my opinion as a Chemist- can be called friendly with the environment, first because man do not fully undestand how the environment works and second because none of those limits are near to what they are in Nature.

Lets face it, lets be honest, scientist are hired by private companies to “test and establish limits of chemicals of human waste products (of any kind), the governmente hire another group of acientists to prove it and once the bill is established, companies are free to exploit the resources legally. It happens in almost all kinds of human enterprises, mining, manufacturing, food industry, water recycling, building industry, fisheries, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, the list is limitless.

I do not want to introduce any discussion about corruption, either in Science, Government or private companies, that factor, absolutely stuck in Homo sapiens genes, can be a matter of another discussion.

Animal Rights?, the Right Ones..

There are half a billion dogs on the planet and if we add cats and other pets the number skyrockets to over a billion. There are also about a billion people that does not feed well, ranging from malnutrition to famine but….. we prefer to look the other side while we feed pets, give them living facilities, grooming, pet-sitting, entertainment, psychologic consultation, vets, insurance, medicines, hospitals, surgical attention and more, much more. Many, many people do not have access to that quality of life. There are exceptions though….working dogs as sheppards, trained dogs to detect bombs, illegal money, drugs, fires, rescue, dogs for the blind, dogs for vigilance, dogs for people that lost all loved ones are all out of the question, what I am against are the pets converted into parasites, just suckling resources to fulfill man’s miseries.

Besides that, there are thousands of NGO defending the rights of animals to avoid abuse by man but most of them refer to pets (mainly dogs) and animals used/trained for entertainment. Most of those people do not have any idea that hundreds of millions of animals are massacred every year on behave of feeding stupid culinary,  medicinal or economical apetite. Sharks fin soup at 100$/plate, (tasteless but flavored with a cube) causes 100 million sharks to be de-finned and launched to the sea still alive. The wholesale “sport” hunt in Africa, the unproved “oriental medicine” based on myths make kill a huge amount of elephants, rhinos, big cats in general for those “special” parts that cure or invigorate sexual powers. Besides dozens of other examples, the continuous destruction of habitats leads to death to numerous species causing the unbalance of Nature’s equilibrium.

All of the above is much more important in terms of “human rights” that caring for pets, once species are gone, are gone forever and it has a crucial influence in human life, man spits to the sky and then tries to avoid it using an umbrella, what a paradox, but this paradox seems to be imprinted in the genes. We know what the future will be, at least some of us know, either for us or those that don’t by ignorance or looking the other way, the future will be the same. The history of Earth and its inhabitants has given enough evidence about the short term future on a geological magnitude.

Money, Money, Money, what else?

I’ve asked myself so many times about the subject that I won’t do it anymore, there are no reasonable answers to why people’s population grow so wild in this limited Earth’s resources.

Who get benefits for it?, the sellers of hucksters, ALL of them. The more people, more wars, so weapons are in demand, the more people, more electronics for everyone, the more people, more taxes to cash, the more people, more thieves and murderers, earthquakes, volcano activity, tsunamis, more, more, more, more……vehicles for sale, spread of diseases, medicines, countries, diplomats, politicians, chemicals, pollution, contamination and on the other hand more lacking of food, education and access to a better quality of life. The conclusion seems to be simple, the world is dominated exclusively by money, what produces revenues drives the world, no matter of the consequences, no matter if it lasts just another generation or two, or three. What matters is all and now. Shallowness and stupidity are the two words that come to my mind to define Mankind, working hardly to be extinct in record time geologically when compared to the rest of living things, past or present.

MAN, a mistake In Evolution?

During the last four billion years when the first unicellular organisms started life on earth, Nature has done countless experiments on evolution, millions of them have not been successful and the species evolved from it had a short living path on the Planet, in geological terms.
The successful ones produced, among millions of species, the dinosaurs (150 million y.o.), crocs, turtles, birds and mammals, only to talk about big vertebrates. Man started as Homo perhaps 7 million years ago but became modern man about a hundred thousand years back and the final evolution took shape after the last ice age, barely 10.000 years ago, the only Homo species alive.
What is the future of man as a species? Despite ALL other organisms, man can think, is able to design and construct things, create art and culture, Science and Technology, Health and medicines, but at what price? Man is specially good destroying stuff, especially the Nature around them for his own short term benefit. In fact man is the only living organism that do not follow the principles of Nature, a paradox after having tried for millenia to understand how it works. Despite all knowledge available we do not know but a nano-fraction of Nature and in general terms we do not care, we behave as if the Universe revolves around us.
What is the expectancy of man’s life on earth? Minimal if compared with modern living animals, besides that, man make things easy for Nature, killing among themselves and polluting or consuming the resources needed for their survival. Man will not stand another thousand years, thinking very optimistically. Man seem to be one of those mistakes of Nature in terms of Evolution.

Act or die

http://www.youtube.com/embed/6-3X5hIFXYU

The attached video has been circulating on the web and social media for a while. Terrorism and wars are justified by arguments of religious fanaticism, that rather than uniting people promote the destruction of Nature’s Biodiversity to bring the population of the world into chaos and disaster.

Spitting up and using an umbrella to avoid splashing us has been the behavior so far, we are deaf and blind to the reality before us.

The invasion of Islam is not only by wars, such as the Moors did in Europe in the VIII century, it  is being conducted quietly thanks to selfishness, ignorance and stupidity of mankind, with the complicity of politicians, governments and economic power.

We are heading back to a new era of Middle Ages in the 21st century, the only thing that might stop it is the continuous transformation of The Planet through natural disasters that might level it up.

More than 90 % of the species that have existed on the Earth are extinct, we are one of them that eventually will become extinct in the short or medium term. Earth still has 4.5 billion years to go, perhaps less selfish and more intelligent species will emerge and will go back to explain our absurd behavior.