We didn’t start
It was always
Since the world’s
We didn’t start
No, we didn’t
But we tried to
— Billy Joel
Global Weirding, We didn’t start the fire, but I think we
need to put it out. Hunter Lovin coined the term
Global Weirding several years ago. You can read her
book Climate Capitalism and be inspired. She is a very powerful and gifted
She has a plan that can save us from this mess we
are in. In her recently-published book she tells us how we can go from Climate Chaos to
Capitalism and save the
planet and ourselves. You can find her on Ted Talks. It’s
time for Earth’s Children to clean house and Hunter knows how.
We must get ourselves ready for what is already
Weirding is what we are dealing
with. Southern California hasn’t been this dry in 104 years. We will be on water rationing
I have an idea! Why don’t we start planting for
other species to survive. Plant for our children and grandchildren. I always make sure that
my garden has the correct flowers and plants to
support Monarch butterflies. It only takes a few plants to achieve this. They are an endangered
species because of us. They will
bless you with their happy cavorting in your garden.
When people pull up in front of my house they are blessed with a greeting of
butterflies. Fluttering all around them as they walk up the garden path.
The Tree People of Los Angeles is a great
organization, full of useful
information that we can all use to help our environment and ourselves. We can
protect our natural resources and ensure clean and abundant water in our city
by using solutions that recreate the functions of a healthy forest in an urban
setting. Examples of nature-based solutions include permeable paving, swales,
rain barrels, cisterns, French drains and other relatively simple “forest-mimicking” innovations.
Trees can absorb an amazing amount of carbon and
hold it. Our environment needs more trees. The longer they live the bigger they
get and the more CO2 they absorb, cleaning our air for us.
Trees do not slow in their
growth rate as they get older and
larger — but instead, their growth keeps accelerating, according to a study
published today in the journal Nature.
“This finding contradicts the usual assumption that tree growth eventually
declines as trees get older and bigger,” says Nate Stephenson, the study’s lead
author and a forest ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. “It also means
that big, old trees are better at absorbing carbon from the atmosphere than has
been commonly assumed.”
We keep cutting the trees down to build more
subdivisions with more concrete, that causes more heat to collect and less water to be absorbed. As a result fewer
plants grow like Milkweed which our Monarch Butterflies need to reproduce the next generation. There are also fewer flowers for the dwindling pollinators
to forage among, as well as fewer trees to absorb CO2
and keep our air clean.
The oceans absorb a quarter of the CO2 carbon
dioxide we pump into our atmosphere every year. They are becoming more acidic
and this is changing the mineral composition of the ocean and making it hard for
crustations to build shells. These marine organisms clean our oceans.
One of Antarctica’s biggest ice fields is breaking
off. The Arctic is melting so fast that it is impacting the formation of the
mineral Aragonite, which is interrupting the food chain. There is a drop in
aragonite in the arctic ocean because it has become too acidic.
Those of you who are Crystal Healers and Dealers
should look up what Aragonite does for our planet and us. The mineral is a
major healer for our planet. According to Judy Hall’s book, Aragonite is an Earth Healer and grounding stone attuned to the Earth Goddess. It encourages conservation and recycling. It transforms
geopathic stress and clears blocked
ley lines. Our behavior is destroying this.
A team of Federal and university researchers found
that the decline of sea ice during the Arctic summer has important consequences
for the surface layer of the Arctic Ocean. As sea ice recedes to record lows,
as it did late in the summer of 2012, the seawater beneath is exposed to
atmospheric CO2, which is the main driver of ocean acidification.
In addition, the freshwater melted from sea ice
dilutes the seawater, lowering pH levels still further and reducing the
concentrations of calcium and carbonate ions that are constituents, or building blocks, of the mineral Aragonite.
Aragonite and other carbonate minerals make up the hard part of many
marine microorganisms’ skeletons and shells. The lowering of saturation states
for these minerals may impact the growth of such organisms and the many species
that rely on them for food. (USGS, Sound Waves Monthly News letter)
How are we supposed to deal with the changes that are already happening? Are we supposed to stockpile water? Canned food? Seeds to replant? Well that would be a
great idea but we need water to grow
a crop of anything.
Email your suggestions to me for making the world a better place.
Howe is a born intuitive who started psychic training at age 15. She has over
30 years’ experience in Intuitive Counseling, Crystal Healing, Tarot,
Mediumship, and Clairvoyance. Contact her at Mystictrish@cox.net.