American Brain Waves
I have chosen the above title to show how we follow the American Hegemony.
The Current need is alternative Energy Sources! We are not investing on Solar Power.
Why I d not know?
Below are two my old pieces reproduced.
They are in a private domain and not visible in public domain.
Human DestinyIt looks likes human needs take paramount importance.
The needs of other living beings on this planet is no concern.
Human needs are not measured by bare existence but by uncontrolled desire, greed and exploitation of the very environment he lives in.
He is not very responsible but very erratic in behaviour.
He explores and expands both in numbers and the spheres of influence.
When the going is good he expands and when the going is bad he perseveres at the expense of all other beings.
Human is the only species known to eats its own beings and all the other edible beings.
He does not spare anything that this earth can offer,
When the going is good it is Lancashire hotpot with lamb but when the going is bad it is only potato hotpot.
His culinary desires which includes cannibalism speaks of his destructive nature.
How can we say he is a rational being?
Only rationality is his own existence at the expense of sometimes his own fellow beings.
Rat race and nothing but rat race.
That is the virtue of all powerful capitalism, power and wealth.
There is something wrong in this simple equation.
Expand, exploit and try to gain control at every advantage point.
He does not learn lessons from the past,
40 years ago in 1973, when oil price hike followed after the Middle est conflict he was ill prepared.
I saw what that meant for our children.
Thousands and thousand of children died of starvation and illness.
We are not ready for its repetition.
This time it is the global warming which is going to precipitate it.
40 years ago it was oil and energy and thereafter the food crisis.
When there is scarcity we tend to invest more on the same resource instead of changing to alternative resources.
In fact after the last oil crisis we had being using oil at a rate far more energetic than before.
We were not ready for the global warming.
In fact we did all to precipitate it.
Then there will be a Youth Bubble.
The rich dictators were not receptive to the needs of the poor while piling up money for their own fantasies.
How can we say man is rational.
His greed dictates the front line.
The ones who are behind the line or sitting on the bench have no say.
Unfortunately this equation is going to change.
Be prepared the human, the stupid exploiter.
I was bit inquisitive why there are so many tornadoes and hurricanes in America.
I just went to Google Earth and had a little peep from above of North America’s, the West and the East.
There is hardly any difference in tree cover over the land, East or West.
Mostly farmland and build up areas.
That did not give me any clue to the state of the forest cover.
Then I went and searched deforestation.
Americans harvested 90% of the land in 70 years from 1850 to 1920.
Entire East was covered with Forest and fair proportion of the West was covered with primary forest.
The deforestation continued to this century and America now has mainly secondary forest covering 10% of the land.
American knew that the CO2 problem started around 1920 and continues even today due to their exploitation of fossil fuel.
Did they tell the truth to the world?
In Sri-Lanka we had 90% forest cover until around 1850 and British started deforestation for coffee and tea cultivation.
By the time they left in 1948 forest cover was over 60% but before they left they pass a law prohibiting encroachment of the Crown Land.
From 1948 to 2000 we have decimated another 40 percent especially after 1970.
We are now below the minimal threshold of 25% to maintain our rivers.
This land now can be called the People’s Land instead of the Crown Land and the tree felling and the development go on.
When the thermal power plant is operational we will be approaching 10% level which is the cut off point for desert classification.
Acid rain will do the rest even we stop cutting to Zero.
Then we can say we are better than America in case of deforestation and go for an IMF loan.
Very soon we will be no different from Dubai.
Regards to American tornadoes and hurricanes trees act as a wind breaks and control the water cycle better.
They should reforest America back to 1920 or continue to have this cycle every year.
Problem is there is no country rich American can go to avoid hurricanes since rest of the world is no better including China.
This is what I call the development of the Earth Crisis.
The prediction that world ends in 2012 should be rephrased that "The irreversible loss of biodiversity is in full swing from now onward with the global warming well established and irreversible."
We Sri-Lanksn will be drilling oil with Indian help till sun goes down.