compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
that has certainly seen the forces of nature
simultaneously effect the lives and lifestyles of 50 million or
more citizens of the USA, cannot -
1. AWAKEN every individual US citizen to the fact that weather systems
are changing to the detriment of over half of our species
2. INFLUENCE the outcome of the coming Presidential Election by
asserting the Bloomberg Business Week strapline -
- THEN all the efforts to attentively listen to and appropriately act upon
Rio de Janeiro in 1992, will have been and continue to be, in vain.
A storm can be both thrilling and terrifying, an event that transcends logic.
Or to put it another way, a storm is an opportunity to experience awe.
And in some way it feels as if this journal entry is related to the last one.
The idea that storms and the experience of God might be related.
The idea that - to know a storm at the outermost edges is vastly different
from the relationship you experience with the storm as you near its heart.
I was somewhat bemused to see that amazon.com were advising customers that
were seeking to purchase a copy today of Mark Lynas' 2004 classic -
that even expedited delivery may be impacted by Hurricane Sandy ! - which must
serve as a very poignant reminder - to ALL of those Republicans and independents
seeking to shift their so called allegiance from Obama to Romney - of Mark's own
words with which he prefaced that particular publication -
"President Bush and his administration have risen to the global warming challenge
with responses ranging from obfuscation to pretense to outright denial ... I'd like
to issue each and every one of them a challenge. Come to see with me - see what
I have seen and try to understand what global warming really means for us and
our children. Leave Washington and travel to the places I have visited."
THE IRONY now is that there is no longer any need to LEAVE WASHINGTON -
ALL the consequences of their actions and non-actions lie strewn at their feet,
across the 20 or more states that surround them - as has been reported in the
Bloomberg Business week article, David Rothkopf, the chief executive and
editor-at-large of Foreign Policy, noted in an Oct. 29 blog post that -
"Sandy also brought my hometown, Washington, to a standstill, impeding
affairs of state ... IN TRUTH, what’s lacking in America’s approach to climate
change is not the resources to act but the political will to do so."
Even Coolmel's very eloquently stated position about Corporate America -
with respect to either Obama or Romney being only a figurehead thereof -
must raise the issue that - even Corporate America must begin to understand that
"growth" of their own corporate greed cannot continue if their own actions are -
KILLING the goose that lays the golden egg !
Although the likes of Charlie Rose and Bloomberg, Ananpour and CNN & scientists such
as Michael Oppenheimer continue to raise the issue of global warming & climate change
- and John Englander's new book High Tide on Mainstreet has just been published -
for me, the only specific template of equitable and appropriate global action remains
to be found in Colin Mason's 2030 Spike and A SHORT HISTORY to the FUTURE.
AS many of the quantum physicists of the day have stated - both
individually and collectively - "OUR species concept of time is merely
an illusion - the past, the present and the future are ALL just different
perspectives of the same reality" - begging the question, as ever,
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