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For seven years I lived in a penthouse on the Venice Beach Boardwalk overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I think it’s in my astrology, being the dual fish, to derive great power from living close to natural bodies of water. I did my marathon training running up and down the shoreline of Venice and Santa Monica at low tide. Sometimes I would just walk the beach and pick up sand dollars with my daughter.
I can’t say that I ever noticed any catastrophic rises in the sea level. We had a tsunami warning one night, but the wave that came in was so small you couldn’t tell it from anything else, thankfully. There were variations based on the season and things to do with high tide and low tide and the phases of the moon. After a time they built a sand barrier in the winter months to protect the bicycle path from potential flooding from storm surges, but I never saw the water level get close to it even at high tide. Instead the kids turned it into a California sand sledding hill.
There was something about the permanance of that sea level that I loved. The sense that the great Pacific’s ebbs and flows would still be there long after I am dead and gone gave my soul great peace. I’ve told family members since I was a teenager that I wanted my ashes to be spread off the Oceanside Pier from the time I lived there as a small child. California was a happy place for me.
I think the climate is always changing and that most of it is out of the control of us simple humans. The Sun is one million times larger than our Earth, for example, so I am a lover of the Grand Solar Minimum theory, which supposedly we are in up until 2050 or so. During these cycles activity on the sun affects the Earth’s climate by making weather patterns more wavy and erratic and there is an overall cooling trend. But the jetstream waves dip up and down in unusual ways, making extreme weather events (extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme drought, extreme flooding) more common globally.
Of course the bought scientists say it’s getting hotter and hotter. Some of that is straight up psychological manipulation of perception.
Some is Covidcon style bad science looking around in support of a narrative. Bad Cattitude made that point some time ago, but I’m having trouble digging up his post. In short a blacktop parking lot in full sun is going to give a hotter temperature measurement than a meadow in a forest away from industrial heat sources, yet many of the temperature monitors are placed in situations that can raise measurements by up to 5 degrees. If you want to know what the weather is, look outside.
CO2 levels may (or may not) be rising, but these are complex systems that have many natural buffers to catastrophe built in. Take global greening for instance: since plants need CO2, rising levels would cause the Earth to become more green with plants and trees. That’s probably why they use it in greenhouses. Now since carbon capture is all the rage, why aren’t they pumping it into growing operations? Farming crisis solved! I forgot they want to kill us.
I don’t discount geoengineering operations, but I don’t think they would work beyond a localized area without the results becoming unpredictable. I thought Hurricane Katrina in 2005 might have been the result of weather modification. Most people know about the flooding in New Orleans from that. Not many realize that the Gulf of Mexico shoreline of Mississippi looked like a nuclear bomb had gone off. Everything was leveled from houses to stoplights to whole buildings to the point where you couldn’t even find the road sometimes. One mile inland you’d see huge boats in trees. It was the most surreal place I’ve ever been too (and I’ve seen hurricane damage in Florida too) and it did not look natural. It looked like it could have been a man made catastrophe all right.
I’ve long believed that there are forces of growth and healing and balance that fight against forces of destabilization and chaos in complex systems. This is true in the human body and for the entire Earth. of course they’re trying to kill us. Of course you need to fight back.
Of course climate change is following in the same playbook as all problem reaction solutions do. They create a problem that, even if it does exist, would probably right itself without their intervention, then they propose interventions that make no sense to fight it. These interventions curiously always lead to financial boondoggles that enrich the elites but ultimately don’t work.
Buy hey, as long as you can blame the little people for it:
Can’t we all just get along? I’m not going to climate shame anyone. Just try to take care of you own space as best you can…