Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Melting Ice and What To Do About It

Watch the following video and then use your brain to think of ways how to see this as a good thing:




Assuming that Greenland's ice really is melting as these "scientists" tell us, why must they always take a negative view of it? The way I see it, all that melting ice is a blessing and not a curse or disaster. How? Well, there are many places on this planet that desperately need fresh water. Why doesn't someone start harnessing this emerging source of fresh water? Couldn't water trade become the "new oil"? Couldn't some enterprising people begin to collect, store, and transport that water to the places that really need it? Wouldn't that solve several problems at once?

And another thing. Why doesn't someone harness the hydro-power of all that flowing water? I don't necessarily mean building dams because it would be problematic to build permanent structures on a quickly changing terrain. Why not construct mobile hydro-power units that can be moved when needed or dismantled and moved? Or maybe something similar to an oil-drilling platform that is used in the ocean? It seems that there are so many opportunities to approach the melting Greenland ice as an emerging resource instead of an imminent disaster.

I think the biggest problem is that so many people are either too stupid or too blind to see opportunities when they are literally flooding over them. I've often wondered, why can't the "climate crisis" alarmists who insist that mankind's activities are destroying the planet see that if mankind can destroy then mankind can also create and adapt? But really, I do not believe that mankind's activities are "destroying" the planet. Sure, mankind's activities do affect our environment. That is a basic "law" of evolution. But why is it so hard for those people to see that trying to preserve a very narrow set of conditions only inhibits evolution and progress instead of helping it?

Well, I don't really expect answers to these questions, but it would be really nice if some people would start considering how to use changes as stimuli for progress instead of whining and moaning about things changing and trying to "stop" it, which is completely useless and will be unsuccessful anyway. Change is the nature of life. Period.

We wouldn't even be here if our ancestors looked upon every change they encountered as a thing to fight against or to stop. What did they do? They looked at the changes and figured out how to deal with them and how to use them to their benefit.

1 comment:

mr_g said...

Interesting perspective. I like the idea of harnessing the water for power or using it where needed. But I'd just as soon see the melting slow as much as possible. I just don't think "less" massive polar ice caps can be a good thing - but then I'm no scientist.