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Fragile Earth

by: Toni Massari
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With the event of satellites, the marvel that is the view of our planet seen from space has gained almost universal notoriety so that today we are accustomed to its beauty and oblivious to its fragility.
satelite
The Earth's atmosphere is a thin veneer, and all that protects and supports life.

Fragile Earth: The Tenuous Nature Of The Existence Of Life

Nothing brings home the tenuous nature of the existence of life on Earth-like the full view of its atmosphere, in profile, that so starkly illustrates the flimsy capsule of gases that is the only barrier between us and the absolute void of space.

Trees, grasslands, wetlands, oceans, all play some role in this awe-inspiring whole. Yet, each depends on such a gossamer web of bacteria, fungi, humus, tendrils of fine roots seeking out moisture, retaining particles of soil, clinging to existence. Photosynthesis, respiration, evapotranspiration, feeding on soil, light, air, and water, transforming them into the very fiber of our living Earth.

water, sky, plants, wetlands Florida

First Life On Our Fragile Earth

Yet today countless industries and those employed by them, recklessly and relentlessly hack away at the very composition of that capsule, threatening its stability, due not to some intrinsic function of the planet, but to this network of ephemeral life that has evolved to maintain it.


                                                            Origin of Life - How Life Started on Earth
                                                                                     Fragile Life

August minds have examined the probability of life appearing spontaneously on any one planet, and all agree that specific prerequisites must exist for this to happen. The earth must not be too hot or too cold, too dry or to wet, exposed to powerful, destructive radiation and shielded from cosmic rays.

Recommended: New Equation Tallies Odds of Life Beginning

The question of whether the creation of the first molecules could have happened by chance, as a result of random chemical and electrochemical reactions, or whether intelligent design is the prerequisite for the momentous – if microscopic – events, is the subject of much debate and sometimes acrimonious arguments. But the fact remains that we have in the Earth’s life-sustaining biosphere a veritable miracle, of probabilities, if not of actual creation.

origin evolution graph

This begs the question: with the likelihood that the unique and prerequisite conditions may never be repeated, how dare the human race, that has benefited of the products of this wondrous chain of improbabilities, pillage and plunders this planet, and taking its every life form onto a path to extinction?

Project Mass Distraction Versus The Fragile Earth

Those who, like me, were born in the 1950s, were indoctrinated into the tacit acceptance of our 'progress' and the inalienable right of Man not only to dominate, but also take what it will from the world and indeed the universe. No-one taught us, as children, that we belong to the whole, not the whole to us.

And yet by the 1960s-70s many of us had reached that conclusion and rebelled against materialism, exploitation, appropriation, colonialism and all the other forms of predation that, pieced together, amount to parasitism!

protesting people banners

It took sex and drugs and rock roll, the entertainment industry and much societal distraction – from music to movies, tourism, television, and computer games – to distract our and our children’s generations, and the entertainment industry grew rich on 'project mass distraction.'

But the inevitability of outcomes, of physics, biology, ecology, hydrology, and their effect on climatology, spells the end of the great age of waste, leaving us to face the age of endings.

Fragile Earth's Destruction

So we can expect an end to free water for all, even as the likes of Nestlè, Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola suck our artesian basins dry for profit, leaving human communities and wildlife to die of thirst.

Recommended: Consumerism In ‘The West’: A Society Built On Exploitation

We can say goodbye to the endless fields of golden wheat, swaying in the breeze, as the land dries to a dustbowl, leaving only shriveled husks and the bleached bones of cattle, in the vanishing pastures.

boy skeleton animal drought

When the last of the forests has gone, then what shall we humans do? What good will the oil reserves the rich will have amassed be when we cannot grow food or find water to drink?

And when those vast forests that produced our oxygen have gone, when the algae of the oceans have died, that also contributed to our oxygenated atmosphere, in the acidic seas of our making, what will the technology of our mad genius avail us?

Recommended: Breaking: Did You Know, All You Read About CO2 Rise Is Half The Truth

Genesis Again?

Underground habitats, where the Elite will hide, like rats in burrows? Or a mass exodus for a planet, not all that dissimilar from our dead Planet Earth? Or is the expectation that, once 90% of humanity has died off, the remaining 10% will terraform the Earth again, and restart the clock on a new Genesis?

rats underground
Will the elite hide, like rats in burrows?

Those who may so believe are deluded because the clock will no longer be, extinction is forever, and when microbial life is gone from the soils when all the fungi have dried to dust, no tinkering on the edges, no “seeding” of the seas will restart it.

And so the time for solutions is now! A combination of technology shifts, linked to a corresponding effort to support the natural ecosphere, is the dual action that could yead faster results.

The critical shopping list of actions that many around the world advocate is not long, but it can work, and fast!

*See my other post, here on WhatsOrb

Not Just Climate Impacts But Global Uprisings

Our children and their children have been raised in a world of the unprecedented wealth of information of every kind, and they are growing up with the science that daily reveals new threats created by the previous generations.

And so Extinction Rebellion, Fridays For the Future, and other Climate activists the world over are coming to understand their precarious position, and how it is they who will pick up the tab for our inaction.

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It would behoove us to pay attention, because today’s Activists, working in the hope that they can save their world, will be our judges and juries, when they realize that all faith is dead!

Before you go!

Recommended: Earth Matters. Nature And Us: What Was, What’s Left: Hope?

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I have an Honours degree in Environmental Quality and Resource Management form teh university of teh West of England, bristol, uk, 1999.

I have two key interests: The hydrogen Economy and Co-operative action for change.

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I am an individual, a mother and grandmother, trying to spread the message of hope,  about the Climate Crisis, loss of Biodiversity, the Soil and Water Crises and other messages about the urgency of the Earth's plight.

I have an Honours degree in Environmental Quality and Resource Management form teh university of teh West of England, bristol, uk, 1999.

I have two key interests: The hydrogen Economy and Co-operative action for change.

My website: https://planetccop.info/

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With the event of satellites, the marvel that is the view of our planet seen from space has gained almost universal notoriety so that today we are accustomed to its beauty and oblivious to its fragility. The Earth's atmosphere is a thin veneer, and all that protects and supports life. Fragile Earth: The Tenuous Nature Of The Existence Of Life Nothing brings home the tenuous nature of the existence of life on Earth-like the full view of its atmosphere, in profile, that so starkly illustrates the flimsy capsule of gases that is the only barrier between us and the absolute void of space. Trees, grasslands, wetlands, oceans, all play some role in this awe-inspiring whole. Yet, each depends on such a gossamer web of bacteria, fungi, humus, tendrils of fine roots seeking out moisture, retaining particles of soil, clinging to existence. Photosynthesis, respiration, evapotranspiration, feeding on soil, light, air, and water, transforming them into the very fiber of our living Earth. First Life On Our Fragile Earth Yet today countless industries and those employed by them, recklessly and relentlessly hack away at the very composition of that capsule, threatening its stability, due not to some intrinsic function of the planet, but to this network of ephemeral life that has evolved to maintain it. {youtube}                                                             Origin of Life - How Life Started on Earth                                                                                      Fragile Life August minds have examined the probability of life appearing spontaneously on any one planet, and all agree that specific prerequisites must exist for this to happen. The earth must not be too hot or too cold, too dry or to wet, exposed to powerful, destructive radiation and shielded from cosmic rays. 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Project Mass Distraction Versus The Fragile Earth Those who, like me, were born in the 1950s, were indoctrinated into the tacit acceptance of our 'progress' and the inalienable right of Man not only to dominate, but also take what it will from the world and indeed the universe. No-one taught us, as children, that we belong to the whole, not the whole to us. And yet by the 1960s-70s many of us had reached that conclusion and rebelled against materialism, exploitation, appropriation, colonialism and all the other forms of predation that, pieced together, amount to parasitism! It took sex and drugs and rock roll, the entertainment industry and much societal distraction – from music to movies, tourism, television, and computer games – to distract our and our children’s generations, and the entertainment industry grew rich on 'project mass distraction.' 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