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The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

The Next Catastrophe!

Science, Wacky

I am not sure how many people know this, but the Earth’s moon is drifting away.  The Moon has been drifting away.  Each year, it moves about 1.6 inches (4 centimeters) farther into space.  This isn’t some crackpot theory I cooked up.  Space.com has an interesting article just click the link above.

 

Now maybe Obama will get with Al Gore and here on  Planet Earth we can try and do something about it!  Maybe it is accelerating away do to the man made items and trips by humans to it.

 

The catastrophe is major! From the article:

 

The Moon has had dramatic effects on our planet and the life that inhabits it, researchers believe.  The Moon stabilizes Earth's rotation, for example, preventing otherwise dramatic movements of the poles that would fuel climate swings that some scientists figure might have doomed any chance for life to form, let alone evolve.

 

And biologists speculate that tides, generated mostly by the Moon, would have been a logical place for life to originate.  Sea creatures might have then used tidal regions as experimental sites for testing the habitability of land, and therefore as an excuse to develop lungs.  Put short, your gilled ancestors might have used the Moon like a gravitational guiding light to the first non-aquatic procreation.

 

Earlier, we said tides are at the root of alterations in the entire Earth-Moon orbital system.  Here's how: Earth spins once a day, while the Moon goes around the planet at a more plodding pace, once a month.  So the planet is always trying to drag tides along, and it succeeds a bit.

 

The high-tide bulges are pulled just ahead of an imaginary line connecting the centers of Earth and the Moon.  It might seem rather amazing, but a terrestrial bulge of water has enough mass to tug at the Moon from yet another angle.  The effect is to constantly prod the Moon into a higher orbit, which explains why it is moving away from us. The Moon, meanwhile, is yanking back on the tidal bulges.

 

So the water, down where it meets the ocean floor, rubs against Earth.  This slows the planet down, explaining why there are 24 hours in a day instead of the mere 18 of a billion years ago.

 

Finally, we need to bring up another factor that helped all these opposing dynamics reach an agreement of sorts:

 

More than just water is pulled up by tides.  Earth's solid self actually stretches, too.  And Earth's gravity lifts tides on the Moon, raising relatively small bulges in the seemingly solid satellite.  (Similarly, Jupiter's gravity raises tides on its icy moons in the frigid outer region of the solar system, stretching some so dramatically that the action generates enough heat to maintain liquid oceans under their frozen shells, scientists believe.)

 

So life without the moon will dramatically change life here on Earth.  We must postulate, “How we can fix this” and “Why did it happen” and most importantly “How did mankind cause this?  ! 

 

Life without the moon will suck!  It will doom life here on Planet Earth!  How many species will go extinct from the drift?  

 

I just wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention that global warming is not the only thing we have to worry about!

 

Now where is Al Gore when you need him to solve this or invent the technology to fix it or President Obama to throw gobs of money at it?

 

After that we need to look at how to fix the Earth slowing down and how MAN is causing it, because I will not accept the fact that it is just nature or the natural cycle of the universe.  I am so vain to think that MAN is the cause of all things!  Good or bad!

 

Of course, this all makes me think of Devo’s Planet Earth.  Yes, the flowerpot group.

 

Had to hear it.  This live version was not as good as the album version, but was the best I could quick find.

 

 

Devo - Planet Earth lyrics from album released version


I heard a girl in a dress
Say her face was a mess
I heard theres no reason why
I heard that nows the time to buy

On planet earth
Ill probably stay
On planet earth
Its a place to live your life

Where pleasure follows pain
People go insane
Fly around in planes
Pray that it wont rain
Drive around in cars
Get drunk in local bars
Dream of being stars
Well I lived all my life on planet earth

I saw a girl lose all control
When she lost her new mink stole
I saw her try to catch a man
Things I couldnt understand

On planet earth
Ill probably stay
On planet earth
Its a place to live your life

Where pleasure follows pain
People go insane
Fly around in planes
Pray that it wont rain
Drive around in cars
Get drunk in local bars
Dream of being stars
Well I lived all my life on planet earth

I saw a man on a stage
Scream put me back in my cage
I saw him hang by his tie
I saw enough to make me cry
On planet earth
On planet earth

I lived all my life on planet earth
I lived all my life on planet earth
On planet earth
(repeat)

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