Geoengineering or the Genesis Wave?

Real research is going on to determine if we should really start shading our Earth to cool it down. We are living in Science Fiction Horror Shows. It’s crazy-hot. Your damns are bursting. Lakes are disappearing. Sink holes are swallowing your car, your horse, your house.  {You made up the one about the horse, right?} {Yes, but…}

The alligators are working together to plot against us.

The bears are so #melgibsonmad that they are tearing up your car for a pb&j sandwich.

A new modelling study shows that deploying a stratospheric sunshade to cool the planet would have hugely varying consequences for different regions. What’s more, although the sunshade could be tuned to adjust global average temperatures or rainfall, it couldn’t fix both at once.

Geoengineering fix won’t suit everyone – environment – 18 July 2010 – New Scientist

LA Times photo essay on the oil spill.

Still alive but almost unrecognizable, a sea gull is paralyzed by oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island in Barataria Bay, La.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times / June 4, 2010)

The LA Times moves content around. Nine years later the images are difficult to keep links to.

This is why photography is so important. All the debate, all the prayers, all the plans, all the finger pointing, all the regret, all the best intentions. They all stop here. For this image. For all of Ms. Cole’s images and the other photographers documenting this epic event. Thank you.

I can see the impact we have on our world.

A Sarlacc Pit opens in Guatemala: Giant Could Get Even Bigger

Guatemala City is growing it’s own Sarlacc Pit

It’s starting with the pit first, which doesn’t seem to be the best route for attracting such a creature to our planet. They aren’t exactly the first stop for most tourists.

Attempting to attract the sarlacci (or space traveling spores) by creating a large pit for them to roost in just seems a little self-destructive to us.

This hole, currently believed to be void of any sarlacci,  has already eaten a three-story building and fortunately, as far a we know, no people yet. Good thing, too. It would take an agonizing thousand years to be digested.

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Update: We have a continuing interest in sinkholes. They play a major role in a short story I’m writing, so I’ve been collecting other articles and posts in a magazine.

Sarlacc photo from Wookipedia –

Photos below are from National Geographic. Please explore their amazing collection of this phenomena.

Sinkhole in Guatemala: Giant Could Get Even Bigger

Pictures: Giant Sinkhole Pierces Guatemala