The End of the World is Nigh
It would be nice to think that walking to work instead of driving might save the planet but it won’t. If indeed there is universal Global Warming, as well there might be, it is almost certainly influenced to some degree or another by human activity on this planet.
It would be nice to know roughly how many humans there were 3000 years ago living largely in caves and mud huts but, at most, it will be a few millions, most of whom did not live that long. One wonders why it took so long for us to get here. The human race in a matter of just 30 centuries really has lit this world up, especially at night. If you want to know how crowded the world is then go to Tinnamen Square in Beijing on a public holiday. If you want to know how empty the World is, then fly over it at 400 mph and look down and see how much is barren, empty, inhospitable land. Later in the flight look out the window and gaze down on all that blue, cold, deep water. Approximately six billion humans actually live on very little of the Earth‘s surface - probably less than 20 percent - (someone please tell me). Ants inhabit more. The trouble is we all want to live in the same places. Many of us worship different gods, speak different languages, eat different foods and have different ideas as to what makes a good leader. We do not all think the same but we all love our own kids. Actually most of us would be happy to live out our lives in a house on a hill overlooking the sea in St Tropez or somewhere else equally delightful in your neck of the woods. There is only one Cote D‘Azure.
The fact is that there are always too many of us living in the good bits and not enough living in harsh bits. Some of us live high on the hog; not enough of us live as well as we might. Those living well want to keep it that way and those not doing so well want to improve their way of life. That’s understandable isn’t it? But the politicians, those crafty devious chaps who want to keep the voters happy and more importantly in line, threaten us with dire consequences if we don’t toe some line or another. ‘The End of the World is nigh’ is not a new way of thinking. Currently the politicos have developed the concept of Global Warning which has the advantage that they can charge for it. It can be blamed for many of the world‘s imbalances. Unfortunately be aware that if the Yellowstone Park explodes again one day, as well it might, then you’ve got a few days to empty the deep freeze.
But do not worry, the chances are you will die in a bed - most people do. It is only a question of whose. In the meantime use either Flash or L’Oreal to wash your hair, Procter & Gamble Inc will be pleased either way.