07 September 2006 http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3788780a7693,00.html
Note: 404 (However, we have enough important information below:)
New Zealand's glaciers shrank last summer but the retreat may have more to do with the lower snowfall than global warming.
The above statement has to be one of the most outrageously uninstructed statements made about global climate change. Top scientist are talking now
about ‘climate degradation due to the continuous unbridled assault by industrial man.
Scientists who continue down a defined narrow path of following a single discipline will disappear into a finite hole of separation - forever.
When we follow a systems approach in studying our planet and see all things as one vast holistic - single system that combines the disciplines of
oceanography, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, geology, volcanism, all aspects of biology and all the other scientific disciplines plus cybernetics
we come to the conclusion that these all interrelate into one tightly coupled single, super system called a living earth system, better known
as an organism, Gaia theory if you wish to use that term. Yet, scientist, predominantly male, loathe the idea that our planet could be a living entity.
Worse that it could be given an ancient Greek Goddesses name Gaia, and tantrums upon tantrums that Mother earth is a she!
Yet, for the last 300 years or so, indigenous peoples around our planet have been saying "Hey white man, what have we been constantly saying to you?
If we see our planet akin to an organism, climate change can be seen as a fever, just like when a human gets a fever. This could be shivering through
cold snaps, then instantly sweating as in floods, then having a very dry period as in droughts, then followed by maybe a flood or a freeze, continuously
as it endeavours to heal and rebalance itself.
This is what our planet an organism is suffering from now and this is the state of our planet today, The statistic that we are not having high snow falls
is actually due to global warming and climate change.
When weather forecasters give us the weather forecast, they are trying to second guess a piece of dead rock with some how life and stuff hanging off of
it. - They have know idea at all.
Regrettably, when humans don't act to halt fossil fuel burning, as well as halt deforestation, the result is that the climate will continually degrade.
The opposite to the headline is in fact - sadly true.
How are we as a humanity going to wake up?