Is Gaia striking back?
May 20, 2008 5:01am CST
When we see immense tragedies like the China Earthquake or the Asian tsunami we must realise that despite the fact that humans think they are clver, or 'advanced' we are just powerless in the face of nature in the raw. Look at the things done to the planet in the last 200-300 years. Maybe global warming is mother Earth in a fever, and the devastating tragedies we have witnessed recently are her attempts to throw off the 'infestation' she feels?
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20 May 08
To many this might seem like a crazy idea, but we have to keep in mind that the earth is a living entity. I think it is a possibility, but there are so many things that can effect the weather and plate tectonics. The magnetic energy in the solar system for example. The earth is not independent and neither is our galaxy, shifts in magnetic energy anywhere in the universe can create a "pull" or stress on our earth. Our magnetic poles have shifted many times before, and evidently they are now as well. This could be playing a role in our changing climate and increase in natural disasters.
20 May 08
I totally agree with you. The interrelatedness of things existing in our planet, and in our universe for that matter, affect each one of the entity. The thing is, I guess, since we are humans and have the capacity to think, we have tendency to manipulate the environment thinking that we are the only living entity, when infact, each aspect of this universe is a living entity and has the energy and power to affect and vice versa. Gaia, is like Karma, it strikes back in return the amount of abuse humans do to the environment.
20 May 08
I was taught at school that the reason we have oil in the earth is to stop the tectonic plates rubbing each other and crashing into each other causing earthquakes. So this is probably a reason why there are more earthquakes happening now. This planet has been here longer than us though and I think there's really little we can do that will destroy it. Perhaps eventually we'll make it so we can longer live on it if we don't mend our ways, people are becoming more aware now but it may already be too late.
20 May 08
There have always been natural disasters and we have always been powerless to stop them. In ancient times it was believed that they were caused by avenging gods. It is true that we have destroyed so much we have become a cancer to our planet, but I don't believe the recent quakes and typhoons are anything to do with climate change. They are just part of nature which causes us great grief because of the sad loss of human life.
22 Jun 08
You and I think very similarly on this subject. While natural disasters are a part of Earth, and are tragic, they also help to control human populations and actually provides for humans as a species in the long run. New landscapes are created, some are lost of altered, but the magic is that Earth is never the same for long. Thankfully, the worst thing that can happen where I live is mass flooding, but that itself serves to clean out waterways and restock the water table below ground. Every thing happens for a reason, and while we will never be able to control Mother Nature, who would want to? Her displays are amazing. Floods, volcanoes and the likes all contain their own unique beauty that I would never want to lose.