Good + Bad news on future gasoline prices (fresh off the press): The recent OPEC meeting in Doha failed to agree on an anticipated production quota for oil. Markets are already starting to react and we’ll be in for lower gas pump prices for quite a while. Good news for us, bad news for Gaia.
Looks like Iran + Saudi Arabia (Shia + Sunni ) will be waging an economic war of chicken, driving down global oil prices.
That may be good for your pocket book over the short term (and I will also be smiling at the gas pump only) – but it’s really, really sad for Gaia and our children’s future. What it really means is that both Saudi Arabia (whose oil reserves are WAY overstated – insiders have known this for a long time) and Iran will try to outpump each other to break their opponent’s economic health. The last, decades long war these two countries had killed 100’s of thousands – this one may last longer and be more devastating in the long run – globally.
Just when we think we may be coming out of an artificial bubble of low oil prices, another political twist continues to accelerate our inevitable rush toward post peak oil mayhem.
But stay tuned: One little ‘incident’ in the Strait of Hormuz or OPEC country could spike oil prices at any time.
The ‘great unraveling’ (WTR) of our fossil fuel bubble continues at an accelerated rate now.
With the fear mongering over mosquitoes (West Nile and Zika virus) perhaps we can forgo chemicals and pharmaceutic industry’s advertising/marketing of toxin loaded (nanoparticles, DEET, etc) products and stick with Gaia’s own solutions:
Rub any of these on your skin before going out: Lemon balm, Catnip, Basil, Lavender, Peppermint, Citrosom, Rosemary + Sage. I’m going to put these into some outside water containers and see if they can deter larvae from forming.
One of the teachings within WTR (work that reconnects) is about the great unraveling calling us to do the great turning. It’s best put by a 14 yo posted on WTR website 04/20/2015 “This time we are in is to me an opportunity. I believe we are faced with an incredible challenge to take part in the Great Turning or the Great Unraveling. There is no guarantee either way but as Joanna Macy once said, it is in uncertainty that we are our truest selves. I think that we have to take action in every way we can to shift our consciousness and sense of community. It is critical that we take charge right now, and open our eyes to the true need of the Earth and the state we have put it in. I think that it is schools like Manzanita and communities like the one we have, that will thread the importance of earth connection and social connection back into our society, which I believe will eventually result in the Great Turning.”– Puma B., age 14, Manzanita School, 1/30/15
TWO current unravelings:
Earth wobblings: Hold steady now… our 60,000mph ride seems to have a front end misalignment. Seems the melting ice in the Artic is causing a bit of an imbalance and increasing Gaia’s wobbling. The pop media claims its the 900m tons of melting ice in the Artic. NASA JPL scientists claim: The finding was a surprise. This region has lost water mass due to depletion of aquifers and drought, but the loss is nowhere near as great as the change in the ice sheets. So why did the smaller loss have such a strong effect? The researchers say it’s because the spin axis is very sensitive to changes occurring around 45 degrees latitude, both north and south. “This is well explained in the theory of rotating objects,” Adhikari explained. “That’s why changes in the Indian subcontinent, for example, are so important.”
Another pop media comment (mostly by climate change deniers) was that we’ve only measure earth wobble for 35 years). Scientists actually have wobbling data (peer reviewed) dating back 44,000 years. But (this is what alarms me!) scientists are saying that the current increase in wobbling is generally meaningless! say what? My intuition and 15 billion year connection with Gaia tells me otherwise. Perhaps the increased wobbling is another part of the great unraveling, and we need to double down on the great turning.
I’ll put my creds with the Inuit elders in the Artic:
The elders maintain the Sun doesn’t rise were it used too, they have longer day light to hunt and the Sun is higher than it used to be and warms up quicker than before. The elders who were interviewed across the north all said the same thing, their sky has changed. The stars the Sun and the Moon have all changed affecting the temperature, even affecting the way the wind blows, it is becoming increasingly hard to predict the weather, something that is a must on the Arctic. The elders all agree, they believe the Earth has shifted, wobbled or tilted to the North.
The Zika virus is now being raised to ‘alarm level’. The Zika virus may be associated with an autoimmune disorder that attacks the brain’s myelin similar to multiple sclerosis, according to a small study that is being released today …
For those familiar with biomimetics, nature has several processes at play: daily happenings, systems + processes and strategies. It’s this last one that we really know little about. Seems to me that each couple years nature throws another virus or disease at us that confounds all our science + medical knowledge. It’s almost as if nature was spying on our research and devising new ways to circumvent our vaccines, antibiotics, etc. So maybe the Zika virus will take center stage for a while, we may or may not get the better of it… but WAIT, nature has more in store for us. Why don’t we just simply honor nature’s resilience and stop declaring war on it? Perhaps we can just embrace a great turning toward Gaia and trust in her rather than science + pharmaceuticals… just sayin’