Thursday, July 29, 2010
We're having a heatwave.....
The above is from CBC News, showing ten indicators which together confirm global temperatures are rising, and have been increasing year over year for decades.
TV and movies and even official space programs have got some of us thinking that it's only a matter of time before mankind will walk on and perhaps conquer other planets around other stars like our own. In spite of all that entertaining chatter about 'warp speed' and 'hyperdrive' and all that fantasy, the truth is that we're stuck here, like it or not, simply because the distances to other places are too vast, and our technology isn't able to repeal the laws of science with nothing more than wishful thinking. So where am I going with all this? Just to say that instead of dreaming about some mythical 'Star Trek' technology saving our butts from our own stupidity, perhaps we should seriously consider the other possibilities, just in case.