Living Spaceship Earth is a name for this planet that describes our existence: this planet body supporting life is in orbit in a vacuum. Many believe that it is alive and we are living on it, supposedly in a symbiotic relationship. When this goes, there is nothing left to replace it. While we are here, I suggest that people can be healthy to help themselves and others.
In science fiction movies, for example, there are no obese people traveling in space for pleasure or for work. Those characters are portrayed as weighing less, consuming less, and some are trained that “...the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
In all of the Star Trek stories the crews were trained to sacrifice their lives to save others. This was the credo within the artificial environment, the star ships, in a vacuum, outer space.
I find it interesting that most people are in a full state of security that nothing can happen. The hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes become isolated events as people distance themselves from the victims.They do not think they will ever be involved in such natural changes. After all, we live in the "richest" country, which is a country with many of the richest, greediest, money-transferring creatures to keep it out of the hands of the masses.
Of course, it will not happen here.
It happened along the Gulf Coast in 2017. The tropical storm was Hurricane Harvey.
Texas, post Hurricane Harvey 2017
2020 Update: $1.3 billion was allocated for a six year recovery period. The city of Houston was responsible but since only $15 million in 92 grants had been used, the power to move things along has been transferred by the Texas General Land Office to itself from the city. Houston is fighting to retain the right to distribute the funds. Meanwhile, people are still in mold-growing, deteriorated sheetrock homes.
The remains of our home on Tortola, Virgin Islands (UK) , post Hurricane Irma 2017
I wrote about what Hurricane Irma did to our home in the Caribbean in that same year.
Tortola, Virgin Islands (UK) post Hurricane Irma 2017
Puerto Rico, post H. Maria, 2017
Remember what Hurricane Maria did to Puerto Rico. In 2017, it made landfall as a Category 5 tropical storm, killing several thousand people, plunging the territory into years of lack of support and power from the United States.
"Carlos Acevedo, the director of Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency, was fired Saturday in response to the discovered warehouse. Before his firing, Acevedo insisted that “no citizen has been denied any of the items found at this place," but did not explain why the materials were kept hidden." 1
Update 2020: To this day, there has been no explanation for why the relief supplies never made it to the people in 2017. Puerto Rico is now in a drought.5 Puerto Rico's last drought was two years before tropical storm Maria in 2015. People received water rations every third day. 2
Puerto Rico, post H. Maria, 2017
The only time I watched chef Anthony Bourdain's show, Parts Unknown, was when he visited Puerto Rico before H. Maria. It was wonderful; it was about the food, and the people.
This recap includes information post-hurricane. It is quite like what it is today, especially in light of what Ben Carson has not released of the emergency funding since that year. Puerto Rico was a strategic acquisition which, apparently, those in charge don't think is important any longer. Look to the leader of this country, whose grandparent immigrated from Germany, who shuts the door to the needs of our territories that gave the order to Ben Carson to not release the recovery funds.3
Remember the torrential floods in Mozambique caused by Cyclone Idal.
"14th March 2019 Cyclone Idai made landfall in the port city of Beira in central Mozambique. The cyclone – which brought intense rainfall and winds of up to 177 km/h – left a trail of destruction across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.Less than six weeks later, on April 25, Cyclone Kenneth battered northern Mozambique around 600 miles north of Idai’s impact zone. With wind speeds of 220 km/h it was the strongest cyclone on record to hit Africa." 4
Cyclone Idal, Mozambique, 2019
A year later, millions of people are still without housing and services. You hear or see about this only on certain media.
"Today – 12 months on – millions of people across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe are still living in limbo:
Tens of thousands are still living in destroyed or damaged homes or makeshift shelters – 43,352 people were displaced in Zimbabwe and 93,516 people were living in temporary shelters in Mozambique at the end of last year, 2019.
Aftermath of Cyclone Idal, country unknown
9.7 million people in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique remain in
desperate need of food aid as a result of the cyclones together with
torrential rain in parts of the region, an ongoing drought elsewhere, as
well as localized conflict.
Damaged infrastructure – such as roads, bridges, power and water supplies, latrines, schools, and health centres – is making it hard for people access vital services and for local economies to recover. For example, in February 2020 Oxfam staff reported that there were problems getting heavy equipment for drilling boreholes into parts of Capo Delgado in Mozambique – an area hard hit by Cyclone Kenneth and recent floods – because of damaged bridges."5
2020 Update: All three countries are still recovering.
February 2020 at Antarctica saw ponds develop on snow. The temperature was on par with Los Angeles at 64 degrees Fahrenheit,
This has not happened, according to scientists, in their life time.
The point is in the US even though it may take years, people do recover from catastrophes. It took some people ten years to recover from the 1994 earthquake in North Ridge, California.
"On February 6, 2020, weather stations recorded the hottest temperature on record for Antarctica. Thermometers at the Esperanza Base on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula reached 18.3°C (64.9°F)—around the same temperature as Los Angeles that day. The warm spell caused widespread melting on nearby glaciers.
"The warm temperatures arrived on February 5 and continued until February 13, 2020. The images above show melting on the ice cap of Eagle Island and were acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 on February 4 and February 13, 2020.
"The heat is apparent on the map (above), which shows temperatures across
the Antarctic Peninsula on February 9, 2020. The map was derived from
the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) model, and represents air
temperatures at 2 meters (about 6.5 feet) above the ground. The darkest
red areas are where the model shows temperatures surpassing 10°C (50°F).
Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College observed that during the warming event, around 1.5 square kilometers (0.9 square miles) of snowpack became saturated with meltwater (shown in blue above). According to climate models, Eagle Island experienced peak melt—30 millimeters (1 inch)—on February 6. In total, snowpack on Eagle Island melted 106 millimeters (4 inches) from February 6- February 11. About 20 percent of seasonal snow accumulation in the region melted in this one event on Eagle Island." 6
However, nothing on the level of extinction has happened…yet.
There were tipping points established for climate change.
We have passed more than half of them.
There is no record of what to expect.
The media has been instrumental in opening our eyes to the catastrophes that occur around the world, HOWEVER, it is selective. The US media never included information about cyclone Idal in Africa or of the aftermath.
A friend of mine who was greatly impacted by the Korean War said that the aim was not to kill the enemy but to wound him so that other troopers would assist to remove him from the battle. You hit one, you remove three.
This is like the wounded soldier being helped. The soldier was wounded in battle.
But who caused her "wounds" that required other persons to help her?
There are many like her on the planet.
Puerto Rico Post-H. Maria Survivor, 2017
When catastrophe occurs where you live, who will help move you?
Catastrophes are not limited to specific places on the globe. There are many, many, more I have not mentioned. What’s more, if your body is in that condition, who will you be able to help?
Disaster site, Nepal
This planet is incredible when you think about what supports life here and, probably, what can be removed to make this world unsustainable.
1. First, take care of self. In addition to stress-free maintenance, this reduces the build-up of cortisol that puts on weight in the abdominal area.
2. Work on your strengths, what you like to do, what you are good at doing. Even wealthy people have jobs. People have their own businesses but they are jobs and removed one entity that tells them what to do. Because you don't have a boss, you have customers that the boss buffered you from.
I suggest work on what you are weak at. Strengthen it. Work on what you don't like. We all have bathrooms but we don't have to like cleaning them.
They are a necessity. My husband used to say after completing something he wasn't crazy about, "Good for government work."
Internet has a plethora of tutorials that you can view in your own home. Make your mistakes. Figure out how you learn.I did not realize how I learned until I was 38 and that was through redundant efforts that included mistakes. It was from the mistakes I learned what not to do.
3. The mind is the captain of everybody's ship. Things repeat in our
minds. Don't get mad; get even. When you see/hear/feel the thought,
do something unusual instead of feeling or expressing anger or frustration. Visualize your third grade teacher naked. Hear a bird song that's pleasant. Think of what your fur baby would do it s/he got frustrated. There are many viral videos that capture the moment they fail and shake their heads to right their brains.
Then it's off to another attempt.
4. Strengthen your talents to help yourself and help others. I had first aid lectures in junior high school (dating myself here) but I do remember some of it.
I have many resources to select from to learn what I want to know.
Meditation 3 with Clem by Allison L. Williams Hill
In all of this, you move yourself into a place to help yourself AS WELL AS OTHERS. The coronavirus slogan "We are in this together" applies to each day we are granted life on this planet. Earth is to its population as a starship is to its crew. We take care of the planet and it protects and sustains us; the crew maintains the starship which protects and sustains the crew. As our activities exacerbated climate change, we need to place ourselves mentally and physically where we can survive what may come as a result.
JR Soul portrait by Allison L. Williams Hill
1. "Puerto Rico’s emergency director fired after discovery of warehouse
full of hurricane supplies", By KATE FELDMAN, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
JAN 19, 2020 AT 10:34 AM https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-hurricane-maria-warehouse-puerto-rico-20200119-uf4j6mpoazcbjdg732ya7tlrzu-story.html
2. "Puerto Rico declares state of emergency as drought leaves 140,000 without running water, by Louise Hall, July 1, 2020", https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/puerto-rico-declares-state-of-emergency-as-drought-leaves-140000-without-running-water/ar-BB16afyr?fbclid=IwAR2iyI_EKKZypTe0lizJJ2MBgNyE-pG1WW3Mc-yy53ywGVa9JIndv6p4pW4
3. "Dozens of Dems demand explanations after Trump administration again refuses to release Puerto Rico aid", By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |JAN 14, 2020 AT 12:00 AM, https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-democrats-trump-puerto-rico-aid-letter-20200114-btwgkeg6ynggnahniowdnnx224-story.html
4. "Mozambique on recovery path after cyclones", by ARNALDO VIEIRA, Daily Nation, 14/02/2020https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/top-stories/mozambique-on-recovery-path-after-cyclones/ar-BBZZRhu
5. "After the storm: Barriers to recovery one year on from Cyclone Idai (10 March 2020)", https://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/after-storm-barriers-recovery-one-year-cyclone-idai-10-march-2020
6. "Antarctica Melts Under Its Hottest Days on Record", https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146322/antarctica-melts-under-its-hottest-days-on-record
7. Glacial melting photos from https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146322/antarctica-melts-under-its-hottest-days-on-record
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Doesn't the dormouse in the heather appear to be smiling? I found out from the Comedy Wild Life Photography Awards web site that Mr. Andrea Zampatti is the photographer. Please visit his website for more fascinating images that he was in the right place at the right time to capture.
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