A Quickie … but a bit of a downer !!!

Because  it’s my day and I didn’t have much material for it other than the Ogham I’m having a go at an off-the-cuff one now …

How many people out there enjoy “weather”? I love it, almost whatever it is. Our’s is quite odd at the moment in Britain, probably due to ash clouds as well as global warming and that brings me to what set me off tonight. I watched the programme on the Icelandic volcanoes the other night and very good it was too. The way they can change weather for us, just like that, and the amount of change too, is staggering. As I said, I love weather … but this was scary!

The big volcano, Katala, is very likely to go off in the next few months and make the lst one look like a damp squib. global warming is making the Jet Stream far more contrary than it used to be so it’s quite likely the volcanic cloud will sweep Europe quickly and, from there, make its way around the whole globe. This could mean a darkness on the face of the Earth similar to what happened with the Yellow Plague in the 500s when starvation and famine ran round the northern hemisphere.

What can we do about it? Well, stopping a volcano is not even a starter for 10! You think BP has problems? Just imagine trying to plug a volcano – I get ROFLMAO at the mere thought. So … ???

We can plan for it. It IS going to happen, it’s not an “if” but a “when”. and it’s not just air travel, that will b e the least of our worries, it’ll be food, water, livestock dying, asthma, emphysema, any lung sufferers having a really bad time and probably dying. And that’s just for starters. With no air travel that will cut off food imports as well – assuming anyone has any to spare. Etc, etc, etc.

So what’s my point? It really is high time we stopped having World Cup, Big Brother, general gossip, party politics, and if we have a barbecue summer, as our first priorities. The state of the climate really IS far more important even than the Afghan war of terrorism.

People are quite ridiculous in the way they look at weather. If it rains that’s a “bad” thing … but where do the silly sausages think their food comes from? Do they think it grows in plastic packs in the supermarket? Doesn’t anyone teach about how plants work? That plants – indeed most life on Earth – is about 70% water ??? where does this water come from? Out the tap ???

We have to stop being ignorant. we have to stop worrying about getting a degree in film technique or media studies and start doing “real” things like understanding what keeps us alive and how fragile that system is. And that we humans can’t “fix” nay of it, certainly not by throwing money at it.

Ho hum! Rant over. But I am concerned, the more I hear/see people who are completely ignorant of how life works – real life like food and air and water – but are brilliant at “business plans”.

and on that note … do you know … I met a student nurse at our doc’s practice who didn’t even know where the pancreas was or what it does when she was asked to examine me … a diabetes patient. If that’s not scary, what is ? Arrrrrggghhh !!!

Elen Sentier
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3 thoughts on “A Quickie … but a bit of a downer !!!”

  1. Thats crazy…I haven’t even heard about that Volcano. See, in America, we have documentaries about Yellow Stone etc being our killer eruption. ILike I always say, you have to cover both sides of the world to know what’s going on.

    So I am off to google…so interesting. Right now our Media is seriously blacking out lol…with the whole Gulf Oil spill going on, well its a mess.

    Thanks Elen for giving us the heads up. I love knowing this stuff. So cool.

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  2. Goodness !!! I didn’t realise you guys didn’t know. Lots of you got stranded because of it, we saw you on the news at the time :-).

    We know about Yellowstone, had a couple of excellent progs on the volcano aspect as well as a lovely seies on the 4 seasons there and the wonderful wildlife. It’s somewhere I have to go next time I come over, along with the Nevada and Arizona deserts – never seen a desert live yet and want to :-).

    Tere’s lots of stuff on the Icelandic volcanos – Iceland is basically one big volcaon itself being right on top of the atlantic fault. It came about because of an erruption which built the landmass.

    Mother Earth has a little cough and we’re all thrown all over the place. She’s a big, beautiful, powerful Lady :-).

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  3. such good points Elen. I really don’t understand why so many people are so determined to close their eyes and ears against the issues that matter most. Like a bunch of lemmings running enthusiastically towards the cliff edge…

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