Once the grandiloquence of
the sun's evening departure is fixed
in our mind, in the hour of
myth and dreams, the land becomes a
subtle scape of texture and hues.
The summit of the pass over the Santa Lucia range is a portal.
A place of exquisite subtlety.
HISTORY WILL CARRY THE VERDICT
Imagine December 2111. Is it possible that humankind
will look back to us and say we had a choice between
money and life and we chose money? Children born
between now and the next 10 years will be the elders of that humankind. What will they endure, because of our
devotion to economic structure as we know it instead
of care for the planet?
I don't believe our science, as good as it is, fully understands the continual changes, shifts and evolutionary forces at work on our blue planet. But some of the maladies are man made. Poisons in rivers, lakes and oceans.
Trash and debris that takes generations to degrade and
often leaves an altered earth and water supply behind. Global climate changes may not all be man made, but there are apocalyptic warnings about changing temperatures, animal and insect migration changes, extreme weather changes. It is also undeniable that carbon emissions are rising. Maybe they don't matter. But what if they do?
10 Thousand government ministers and experts from 194 nations are meeting in Durbin for a conference on our
planet's future. From the most rational and reluctant to the most strident, there is a consensus things are changing
and those changes will force biological and botanical reactive change. How we live will change, in ways
we can only speculate.
But, because the planet is gripped by economic fear,
there will be no agenda, no plan of action, no
muscle to try to change the course we are on.
Socialist, Capitalist, Communist, Feudal, Tribal-
no matter how the nations of the world practice
economics, this age is too wed to evaluating
life and human endeavor by those standards to
instead put a value on the life of the planet we
inhabit or the lives of our descendants.
December 2111. Will they regret the choices
we have made?
See you down the trail.