UPDATESG6 CANADA 6/9/18NEW YORKER TANGIER ISLAND
WE HAVE BEEN CREATED with the stunning gifts of consciousness and sentience (the ability to experience something), gifts that science, despite its amazing accomplishments, cannot yet explain.
And perhaps it is even more important that we have yet to recognize the purpose of our own creation: the opportunity to experience love, creativity and joy, the greatest gift of all.
For this reason it is sad beyond measure that we do not appreciate what we have been given and are putting it all at risk. We are acting like our war-like ancestors rather than the special creative beings that we are.
IT IS FOR THIS REASON I draw out these time-lines. They are a challenge to understand but it is worth the effort to understand how special we ourselves are and how frightening it is to find ourselves putting everything we are at risk by not caring for the Earth.
It is a stunning irony that just as we are realizing who we are, that we are on the verge of destroying what has made our existence possible. As a species we have not yet learned to recognize how stunningly special our minds are and the joy we can experience, for we are still fighting the wars that helped create us.
BELOW IS THE SECOND TIME LINE, a history of our evolution and another miracle that we have been given minds to discover and understand this amazing creation.
I OFTEN SIT AND WONDER WHY I AM HERE, why the singularity happened and how, with just two very small pictures on the retinas of my eyes my brain constructs the reality around me and then causes me to experience that reality.
EACH PAGE IN THIS WEB SITE could be a library of books. I have chosen to include small samples of large swaths of science for the simple reason that wonder and astonishment should be important parts of our lives and there is little that can compete with the creation of the Earth and of human beings. However, in this case it only works if you contemplate the illustrations a bit, or better still just go to the web and find "formation of the Earth." If you are not astonished out of your shoes, you are not paying attention.
And if you are not paying attention then what will happen is exactly what is happening. The Earth has been decimated by mining, oil drilling, forest cutting, strip mining, fracking and so forth. Not to mention roads, buildings, and houses by the billions. And it has taken its toll.
EVERY BIT OF DEVELOPMENT uses carbon based fuels for heat, light, and energy, in many different ways so that as of 2012, 2.4 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) were added to the air every second. Total global carbon (C) emissions from fossil fuel use were 9.8 billion tonnes in 2014. It is hard to believe that this much carbon would not have a major effect on the Earth. It does and it has reached a critical level. The following part of this website is the story of the consequences of all that carbon.