Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Things you probably should know about.

Time for another installment of things you should be seriously concerned with but probably are not. That’s right people, there are more things happening around you then what you see in front of you right now. This might sound like a republican fear tactic. Only difference, these are actually true and not made up. Also, I don’t want your vote. This is just so I can say I told you so later. :P

Here we go.
The Weather. People, the weather is fucked up. It’s almost May. It’s still snowing in parts of the country. There are tornadoes in places that have never had them before. Earthquakes are happening in places that hasn’t felt them for hundreds of years. Coincidence?

This is not something that’s trivial. I’ll give you a hint at what number 2 is, and that’s the food shortage that’s currently affecting the world. Blame ethanol all you want, but that’s not why the world is hungry. The weather pattern around the world is also chaotic and causing desertification and floods that’s seriously hurting the world’s food production. The weather’s becoming more erratic and unpredictable. Sure, for us humans, it’s not that big of a deal, we’ll just go into our homes. For nature, it’s not so much good.

For all you dumbasses out there that still thinks all this weather is normal and just how it is, why don’t you go jump off the end of this flat planet.

The world food shortage crisis. Even you probably have noticed by now that your grocery bills are a bit higher than usual. Eggs are up 30% in the last few months, milk about the same rate. I heard one financial person suggesting that stocking up on food is a better use of your money than putting it in a bank with this sharp inflation in food prices. He does have a point. 3.5% interest in a bank (if you’re lucky) vs. 30% raise in food price.

In the US, it hurts the pocketbooks, but we still have plenty of food to go around. We’re not starving. For just a second here, think about the people outside the US. I know it’s a stretch. Think about all the people around the world that were already struggling to find food. How do you think they’re doing now that there is a food storage around the world?

Countries have stopped food aid, many countries have stopped the export of food to make sure that their own people are taken care of. For many countries that depend on other countries to import food, this is quite an issue. If there is a record breaking heat wave this summer around the world like I suspect there will be, there will be mass riots around the world because of food. Angry starving people in hot weather never lead to anything good.

Bees. Yes, I’m still on the bees thing. We still have not yet figured out why they’re all dying. There is research showing that it could be a disease that’s been spreading, but no one’s figured out a cure, so the bees just keeps dying.

Without bees, there’s no pollination, and without pollination, not only will there be no fruits and vegetables, but what the hell am I going to put on my biscuits? I love my honey with my biscuits. Ok, so that’s not as important, but no more fruits and veggies. Let’s add that to the food crisis already happening.

Not only that, but there are a lot of flowers and plants that relies heavily on the bees to help them pollinate. You know what happens to places that doesn’t have bees? It’s call the middle east people. Hope you love your sand.

1 comment:

barrie said...

All well and good, but what do u want any of us to do about all this?