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MUSINGS

The Environment

 
By Mystic Trish©
 

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

No, we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it

                          — 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 woman.

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 Climate

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 happening. Global Weirding is what we are dealing with. Southern California hasn’t been this dry in 104 years. We will be on water rationing by summer.

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.

 

Tricia 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.