Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Drifting Towards Snowless Winters

If Al Gore is right, by 2100 it will be so warm that natural snow will be a rarity. If that happens future generations of children could grow up without ever making a snowman or building a snow fort or sledding down a snowy hill! Not to fear, though. American consumerism is such that it is only a matter of time before back yard snow makers are widely marketed and become a staple of suburban life. Then we'll be able to make snow whenever we want, global warming be damned! And I bet everyone's massive SUVs will come in really handy for trips to the store to pick up more snowmaking additive.

DRIFT allows for acceptable snow production at higher temperatures... Snow made using DRIFT is noticeably more 'durable' (resistant to weather and wear).... Snow made using DRIFT is more 'slippery' or 'silky.' ~DRIFT website~


This week's word was drift(ing).
Drift here for related posts on other blogs.

3 comments:

sushil yadav said...

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.



A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.



FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

PlanetSave

EarthNewsWire

sushil_yadav

Morgen said...

Hello!
I have no idea what the hell all that previous comment was about... but I think your Drift post was great -- trust me, I don't need any snow additive this winter!
Global warming my freezing toes!
Al Gore should spend a day shoveling my drive!
(ha - actually I do believe in the excess pollution of humans will destroy the earth, I'm just cold and bitchy and tired of winter!)
Thanks for participating in Manic Monday!

Manic Mo

debalious said...

Great post! Global Warming is probably one of my biggest concerns right now. Here is the kicker there are so many people who think it is just an urban legend. Yikes!!!
You are right on about selling snow, we will just fall in line with our friends from the middle east.
www.skidubai.com
See ya next manic monday!