A Gentle Landing On Earth (August 1, 2016)
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K “‘Humankind, we have a problem.’ Us. We be the problem. There are too many of us. Mother Nature is kind, patient and understanding, yet she is starting to demur.”
J “Of all people, Mother Nature too must adhere to the laws of Nature. She is law-abiding, you know.”
K “The most gentle landing may be for her to dispatch many of us as quickly and as painlessly as possible.”
J “We cannot take it personally. She is only following the law.”
K “True. However, the process is rarely quick and is not painless. Then those who remain can treat the Downsize as a learning experience. And then pay proper heed to the far too many nuclear reactors littering the planet and the plastic explosives hurled relentlessly at the Earth every day.”
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[See the e-commentary at “‘It’s Only A Rental.’ The Earth As a Cosmic Doormat. De-Immanentizing The Eschaton (September 28, 2015)”, “Lights Out: Renegade Nuclear Plants (September 21, 2015)” and “Over Over-Population: 10 Billion Little Miracles (And Counting) (And Costing) (January 26, 2015).”]
Bumper stickers of the week:
Keep calm and price carbon.
Produce less of everything.
Wrap the rascal.