Most people worldwide agree we’ve had some kind of climate change. Extreme weather, daisies in December… Some argue mankind has had nothing to do with it, others claim it has everything to do with it and that we should move from coal and oil to more sustainable alternatives.
We’ll run out of coal and oil anyway. Coal powerplants produce toxic air emmissions and lots of problematic waste when they try to ‘clean’ the air, so they are not ‘zero waste’ or ‘healthy’ at all.
It is VERY problematic when oil or gas are acquired by fracking or from tar sands or such. Water can be polluted, health of people jeopardized. Traffic exhaust fumes affect health of people too: air pollution has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and more.
Some think climate change is a ‘hoax’ – it could be a PR stunt for the solar, wind and nuclear industry, though it seems quite unlikely. More likely, nuclear industry attached itself to what some scientists have been saying, and tried to exploit the cause.
Some believe ‘HAARP’ and ‘chemtrails’ or other illicit weather modification technology have been making these floods and extreme weather.
I don’t know why there would have to be ‘either – or’ though. Isn’t it possible that they could both be true? ‘Natural’ or ‘climate change’ induced storms or rains could be ‘amplified’ with undercover technology, or ‘climate change’ could make started weather worse.
Even if ‘weather wars’ might be just SF – science fiction now, weather warfare has been exploited in the past and may likely be again, so it’s good to know how to detect it and protect against it. And use weather modification for the good.
Some people are convinced weather modification or any ‘geoengineering’ or such are at best only ‘quick fixes’ that don’t really fix the problem of climate change. But I think we need to pull all our resources, as long as they are relatively environmentally and health-friendly. Yes, let’s strive toward a low impact lifestyle… While we’re doing that, cycling and walking and taking public transport and car-sharing etc. and lowering our electricity usage, let’s keep the ‘big picture’ in mind. But big floods or other disasters can create lots of damage and if this damage can be prevented, surely weather modification programs and monitoring of any such activities can help?
Conspiracy theories have it that some might be after population reduction – some openly admit it. But with new discoveries in agriculture such as vertical farming, desalineation of water etc, feeding the world is not a problem. Not everyone is greedy for ‘a lot’, some just wish ‘survival’… The real issue is wise use and distribution of resources.
But where are the big profits, you say?
Well, there may be lots of ‘little profits’ like from crowdfunding, or different profits. Ideally, each person, community, company and country would have different ‘profit centers’ and ‘energy centers’, like in permaculture.
Sure, some say destruction makes economic ‘growth’ – short-term, this can be true, long-term, we may run out of resources to make new ‘stuff’ and place for waste though. And let’s admit it, we like our stuff, why make new if not needed yet?
New modes of trade and lifestyle are needed, sharing economy and circular economy are part of the answers. More on that later. But if people had fridges on lease from a company, surely that company would be interested in maintaining wellbeing of the fridges for as long as possible before having to fork out for materials to make a new one, if the old one were kaputt.
As now they get paid only for new fridges, floods and destruction may have been in their interest. As long as the factories weren’t flooded themselves.
We need to change mentality. We need less stuff, not more.
So, are floods a conspiracy theory or climate change or could be both? Who knows.
But let’s do everything we can to prevent them.
Let’s invest into flood prevention on all levels – but in a way that people who live in flood areas are consulted too, not just studies made and everything looks good on paper, when in reality…? Let’s not build in flood areas. There are many empty or half empty houses elsewhere! Let’s find better ways to move the economy or reach consensus/agreement (some conspiracy theory sites argued that disasters/extreme weather have been used to blackmail governments into complying).
Let’s not search for secret trade agreements, but achieve transparency and truly democratic processes. Is this possible? I don’t know, but we sure can dream.
Will what has just been written cause another flood? Hope not. Then one could likely assume the weather modification conspiracy theory, though rains have been announced as well. So the final word is still unsaid.
Though I’d much prefer to read an entry on cnn or elsewhere on the internet, rather than have to do guesswork as to what ‘they’ like or don’t like.
Surely, if there could be a fair deal like written in a previous post, that could benefit the economies more than any TTIP or TISA. But what about the corporations? Let’s see in another post.