Friday, April 22, 2011

Hot Enough?

London at 7:30 AM on April 22. We are always concerned with Earth's climate, even before royal weddings. After another freezing Winter, England and Wales suffered the driest March in more than a century. (Texas is also undergoing drought.) With yesterday's temperature of 26C, London is having its hottest April on record. We all remember stories of biblical plagues. At first the Pharoahs denied there were plagues at all, then they said the plagues were not a result of their actions. Finally the Pharoahs were forced to let the people free. When will the people be free?



Blogger Kea said...

It looks like it could take a while. Let's see ... another 10 years of rising food prices, water shortages, population growth, increased unemployment, materialist marketing overloads and rapidly disappearing species. And don't get me started on the state of physics academia. So after 10 years of that in the West, the power balance will be totally shifted in favour of overpopulated China, India, Brazil etc, and no one will care about the starving people on London's streets, let alone the fact that only the privileged can study.

Another 10 years after that, even the rich people in China will be forced to admit the unsustainable nature of the wretched mess. In the meantime, gender, race and minority issues will have gone miles backwards, and a large fraction of the global population will be illiterate.

So I'm guessing about 20 years before the global revolution occurs. Not clear if we will survive or not.

7:31 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Now we know what the fall of Rome must have been like. Sad if our civilization, with all the strides made for the status of women, should fall to such barbarism. From government to science, we have plenty of Neros fiddling away.

2:35 PM  

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