Killer Oceans' Blog Narrative, Mind Candy Hobby
Killer Oceans webmaster to young people: read every day and read widely. Know the meaning of systemic.
An elder blogger has years of practical experience, usually. Experience becomes important for environmental blogging. Older bloggers have the advantage of seeing our planet's habitat destruction over decades, up close and personal, and from afar. Wetland destruction for up-close experience comes to mind for this blogger.
There's no denying the destruction of wetland habitat in Southern California. In my home town, Bellflower, California, I had the dubious distinction of seeing the destruction of wetlands near my home and the growth of megalopolis gridlock. Nearby wetlands joined "progress" and became an asphalt parking lot for a strip mall. Wetlands became sparse as did insect populations, now a worldwide event.
I now live in one of those parking lots, albeit in human habitat as seen from space. Insect populations no longer abide this way of life, I see.
My experience includes witnessing the pollution of coastal waters as DDT and heavy metals like mercury and lead drained into our killer ocean. Most likely, today, Southern California discharges tons of Monsanto into our very own killer ocean. Every rain carries Monsanto from lawns and flower gardens into our open sewer system leading to the ocean. So we have a "Monsanto ocean" now. It's hard to say from my keyboard, though.
As a boy, I learned to fish from the Orange County, Seal Beach Pier, and surf near the General Electric power plant's warm water discharge. Friends called this surf spot "the tub" for obvious reasons. It remained warm even in December. What it lacked in big waves and "form" it made up with its bathtub-like warmth; we had no idea that Earth's oceans were catching up with the "Tub." Climate scientists like Roger Revelle knew, though.
Roger Revelle, a World War II US Navy Commander, knew about ocean acidification. He knew about ocean absorption and emissions of carbon dioxide as well. Earth's oceans were becoming killer oceans for the soft-shelled critters below the waves. Commander Revelle may have suffered some sense of indignity and depression, considering the weight of his findings over against the war to save liberal democracy. I sense the same for my generation and the ones to follow.
From our beaches, we saw that carbon sulfates, carbon dioxide particles too, were on the rise. I intuited climate damage, "something amiss in this." This "smog" rose over Los Angeles, and it encroached over the Los Angeles basin.
These fossil fuel sulfates glided on south-easterly winds and into the eyes and lungs of young boys and girls for a generation. Today we pay at the gas pump for kinder gasoline to burn in our cars and lawnmowers. We do this for the "school kids," we tell ourselves.
We knew about car exhaust, then. I also knew how gas-burning lawnmowers spewed dark exhaust. These were the days when a boy could earn money mowing neighbors' lawns. The cash paid for beach trips.
So, from our parking lots to Monsanto laden, DDT poisoned killer ocean fish, a boy grew into a man with practical, environmental experience. This type of practical expertise develops intuition. The mind plays at crystal ball-like glimmers of the future. Learning the truth did not come as a shock, but somewhat as a surprise.
Today we have the Internet's many millions of environmentally related articles from journalism to peer-reviewed scientific journals. Commander Revelle's research has a place on the Internet for anyone with an interest in climate science. There's no excuse for remaining in the dark, on the dark side with climate deceiving fossil fuel corporations.
We have NASA's growing, eye-witness documentation of humankind's perpetration of global genocide, as well, thanks to President Kennedy's cold war race to the moon, a non-race, but fortuitous. I'm glad for this. So "Good luck," I say to young environmental bloggers.
A question arises here. Is it better to have known a safer environment and then lost it, or is it better to have never known a safe environment" This is sort of like asking, is it better to have great wealth early in life and then lost it, or is it better to have never known great wealth? Maybe this is not such a good analogy.
This is sort of like asking, is it better to experience great wealth early in life and then lose it in old age, or is it better to have never known great wealth? Maybe this is not a good analogy.
And then we have the fossil fuel industry, a leveler for both young and old bloggers. This blogger had no idea that the fossil fuel industry hid the results of its climate research. How could I?
Still, I should have guessed it. I knew about, suspected "something," considering smog from car exhaust and nauseating lawnmower exhaust. Plus, I had my share of campfire experiences, I admit. Many times while in the Sierra's above Bass Lake, my friends and I questioned the outcome of our campfire smoke. It rose in sharp defiance of the mountains' pristine air molecules. So one billion cars burning fossil fuels most mean somethiing.
Now, imagine growing up knowing that your government aided and abetted the fossil fuel industry's climate deceptions. Older bloggers were saved from this pain and suffering. The fear and trembling that must arise from knowing that your government conspired against your family, friends, and life itself. This is not hyperbole.
Then, thanks to a new brand of information sharing, the Internet, this information became magnified for all. Plus, there's the new brand of truth-telling politicians, like Sheldon Whitehouse and Alexandria Acosio-Cortez - - truth-tellers. I'm glad for this, but these new politicians are too few and too late for many of Earth's species-populations in the wild, and possibly civilization.
In the end, today's younger environmental bloggers know from an earlier age the depth of corporate and government moral corruption, something my generation remains to confront.
Baby boomers have an ocean of science facts; yet, they ignore the consequences. Future generation must suffer as a result.
Finally, to the chagrin of all environmental bloggers, we know the depth and breadth of fossil fuel's moral corruption. Our government abides it. Our government's moral corruption dwarfs that of Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot.
Perhaps we might have lived happier lives, not knowing.
Memorial Day, May 27, 2019
Insect apocalyspe coming in September blog - "ecological Armageddon'
We continue to ignore the needs of the 7th Generation on land and our killer oceans. An imminent threat to the 7th Generation and earlier generations we find in insect extinction. Without pollinating insects, war, famine, and hell on Earth become inevitable.
- Globally, pollinators are in decline
- Major Threats to Pollinators
- Pollinator decline - Wikipedia
Habitat Loss: Pollinators' habitat loss, degradation, and fragmention account for a great deal of habitat loss - - killer land. Loss of native vegetation replaced by manicured lawns, crops, and non-native gardens account for loss, too; loss of reproduction sites, loss of nesting and mating sites, and food loss lead to a rapid march to extinction.
Just when I thought I was done posting about Alexandria, here she is again on YouTube, and this is good. She has an infrastructure plan already! What happened to the White House?