Wednesday, July 04, 2007

How in the world do people come up with this kind of "paranoid schizophrenic" thinking?

Human greed takes lion's share of solar energy

July 3, 2007

HUMANS are just one of the millions of species on Earth, but we use up almost a quarter of the sun's energy captured by plants - the most of any species.

The human dominance of this natural resource is affecting other species, reducing the amount of energy available to them by almost 10 per cent, scientists report.

Researchers said the findings showed humans were using "a remarkable share" of the earth's plant productivity "to meet the needs and wants of one species".

They also warned that the increased use of biofuels - such as ethanol and canola - should be viewed cautiously, given the potential for further pressure on ecosystems.

The scientists, from Austria and Germany, who publish their results today in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, analysed data on land use, agriculture and forestry from 161 countries, representing 97 per cent of the world's land mass.

This showed humans used 24 per cent of the energy that was captured by plants. More than half of this was due to the harvesting of crops or other plants.

The human use of the natural resource varied across the globe, ranging from 11 per cent in Oceania and Australia, to 63 per cent in southern Asia.

An agriculture professor at the University of Melbourne, Snow Barlow, said the paper showed humans were taking up too much of an important natural resource.

"Here we are, just one species on the earth, and we're grabbing a quarter of the renewable resources … we're probably being a bit greedy."

Chee Chee Leung
Now how creative can one get in blaming humanity for being here? Now since we eat beans and cornbread, etc. we are hoarding up the suns energy for ourselves? At the expense of what?

Oh well...

XtnYoda Shalomed

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Well, now that Jerry Falwell has died, (no animosity intended...seriously) someone must rise up to take the lead in pronouncing that the consequences of living on a dynamic planet is the result of "God's judgment" against "sin".
This is in the same mentality as those that go the same way...just with a little different slant...that the planet is going to a "global warming" hell in a hand basket...and it is now the planet playing God in judging totally sinful and selfish humanity. (Wow, if the global warming alarmists ever figure out that they are in the same camp as Falwell...oh the weeping and wailing!) Smile ((Perhaps someday folks will figure out that if we want to live on a dynamic planet that that by definition means "change" is to be expected...that is part of being "dynamic".))

Anyway...who is taking the "religious high-road" of "finger-pointing" and blaming a few "floods" around the globe on our "sins"?

Are you ready for this??? we is the....

Church of England!
I think I'm rather in shock? I didn't know that the Church of England was part of the right-winged, fundamentalists, conspiratorial mind setted radicalized extremists such as Jerry often labeled himself when pronouncing woe and judgment against America and other societies?

Floods are judgment on society, say bishops

By Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Sunday Telegraph
Last Updated: 12:13pm BST 01/07/2007

The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops.

Bishop of Carlisle: Floods are judgment on society
The Bishop said pro-gay laws were to blame for the floods

One diocesan bishop has even claimed that laws that have undermined marriage, including the introduction of pro-gay legislation, have provoked God to act by sending the storms that have left thousands of people homeless.

While those who have been affected by the storms are innocent victims, the bishops argue controversially that the flooding is a result of Western civilization's decision to ignore biblical teaching.

The Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, argued that the floods are not just a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also a judgment on society's moral decadence.

"This is a strong and definite judgment because the world has been arrogant in going its own way," he said. "We are reaping the consequences of our moral degradation, as well as the environmental damage that we have caused."

Notice how the good Bishop ties the environment's judgment to man's effect..."that we have caused," with God's judgment against "moral" sins using the environment.

The bishop, who is a leading evangelical, said that people should heed the stories of the Bible, which described the downfall of the Roman empire as a result of its immorality.

Where does the bible describe the downfall of the Roman Empire since it didn't happen for a few hundred years after the last book of the NT was coined?
I guess vacuums don't stay empty long and the vacuum left by Jerry's absence seems to have been filled rather quickly.

XtnYoda Shalomed


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