Thunderstruck: Part Two

I’m gonna need a little help here, kids.

I happened to read an article on Bloomberg entitled, “Extreme Heat Uncovers Lost Villages, Ancient Ruins, and Shipwrecks”. Here’s an excerpt for reference:

Volatile weather and heat-induced drought are unearthing glimpses of lost archaeological treasures and forgotten history … shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental gardens, and ancient cities.

The first thing that jumped out at me was weather. As anyone who’s paid the slightest bit of attention to the IPCC and the western governments that subscribe to and exploit its shibboleths to redistribute wealth knows full well, this isn’t weather. It’s climate change. Weather is just a word the climate-deniers use to explain atmospheric and meteorologic conditions and phenomena like heat, cold, rain, snow, floods, droughts, tornados, and tropical storms that are caused entirely by anthropogenic climate change.

Then There Are the Questions
The more I read, the more curious I became.

Who caused the climate change that put all those lost archaeological treasures and forgotten history, shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental gardens, and ancient cities underwater in the first place? Somebody had to have caused it. And somebody should be blamed for the climate change that precipitated (no pun intended) all that calamitous inundation, right? Given the fact that the economies of those ancient cultures largely comprised animal husbandry and farming, was the climate change that caused the flooding attributable to greater volumes of cow farts?

In a larger context, won’t the melting of all the glaciers on earth caused by climate change yield enough water to compensate for the droughts caused by climate change? It should be a wash (no pun intended). If the earth’s water cycle is constant, making the volume of water on the planet constant, isn’t drought just a distribution problem? That should be a cinch to fix.

All we’ll need is the electric excavation and earth-moving equipment that will be necessary to dig the requisite trenches (no fossil-fuel-driven internal combustion engines for us). Then all we’ll have to do is lay the appropriate amount of organic piping to carry the water. And once we set up enough solar- and wind-powered pumping stations, we’ll be able to move the water to where it isn’t. Duck soup.

One More Thing

Once we have our environmentally harmless, climate-friendly global water-distribution system in place, the only thing we’ll have to decide is whether we want all those lost archaeological treasures and forgotten history, shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental gardens, and ancient cities to remain exposed — or whether we want them all back underwater again.

And given the fact that we actually believe we can influence the climate of an entire dynamic and ever-changing planet, a management decision like whether we want all those lost archaeological treasures and forgotten history, shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental gardens, and ancient cities to remain exposed or to be underwater should be a snap.

Reality Check

No matter what else we might be, we’re masters of avoidance and self-delusion.

Science can’t be settled. Anything that can be settled isn’t science. Settled science is a signal. It’s a signal to stop thinking: “Hey! You there! What are you thinking about? What are you saying? We have this all figured out, and this is no time to be questioning our motives, examining our agenda, resisting what we tell you to do about it, or to be concerned about the money we take from you to support our agenda.”

It’s easier to go along than it is to question anyone, especially ourselves.

People who don’t have their own houses in order should be very careful before they go about reorganizing the world … People have things that are more within their personal purview that are more difficult to deal with and that they’re avoiding … the way they avoid them is by adopting pseudo-moralistic stances on large-scale social issues so that they look good to their friends and their neighbors. (Jordan Peterson)

If we get our own houses in order, we’ll be shocked at how many things take care of themselves.


Mark O'Brien
Mark O'Brien
I’m a business owner. My company — O’Brien Communications Group (OCG) — is a B2B brand-management and marketing-communication firm that helps companies position their brands effectively and persuasively in industries as diverse as: Insurance, Financial Services, Senior Living, Manufacturing, Construction, and Nonprofit. We do our work so well that seven of the companies (brands) we’ve represented have been acquired by other companies. OCG is different because our business model is different. We don’t bill by the hour or the project. We don’t bill by time or materials. We don’t mark anything up. We don’t take media commissions. We pass through every expense incurred on behalf of our clients at net. We scope the work, price the work, put beginning and end dates on our engagements, and charge flat, consistent fees every month for the terms of the engagements. I’m also a writer by calling and an Irish storyteller by nature. In addition to writing posts for my company’s blog, I’m a frequent publisher on LinkedIn and Medium. And I’ve published three books for children, numerous short stories, and other works, all of which are available on Amazon under my full name, Mark Nelson O’Brien.

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