Carbon Crater

Last night I watched an interesting documentary about religion and climate change called God is Green. It was quite disturbing. Especially as it was the second documentary, I’ve seen recently, which mentions the devout fundamentalist American Christian lot who are trying to bring about the biblical “end of the world”. They really are a worrying lot, more so with the cromagnon man, who rules from the Whitehouse, who is a devout believer in all that “lets bring about the fall of mankind. It is God’s will!” o_0 (Tell me again how he got elected?) Other parts of the documentary included:-

  • pro-coal people (coal is one of the highest polluters) saying that any changes toward energy generation would be detrimental to the American economy, cost jobs and be “unpatriotic”.
  • India and how as a developing nation they are the 4th largest CO2 producers in the world
  • The Vatican being really shady about things. Especially in regard to its environmental policies (Did you know that members of the Holy See travel nearly 50000 miles a year by air? Thats a hell of a lot of carbon)
  • Muslims travelling to the Haaj (the annual pilgrimage to Mecca) many many times in a lifetime rather than the required once.

Basically we’re fucked in the arse. We’ve fucked the planet and stripped it bare and in retaliation Nature is doing the Goatse on us. We’ve fucked the planet and there are people out there who are still humping away with a huge self satisfied grins plastered across their sanctimonious, “God’s grace” fizogs. “We can all do our bit as long as we act now” the presenter said “Think small to effect big”. So I thought small in my uninsulated 1910’s house, sat on my hydrocarbon based polymer stuffed sofa, watching my hydrocarbon framed mercury and rare element filled, hydrocarbon generated electricity fuelled TV. While eating hydrocarbon fuel grilled kebab of probably factory farmed chicken and lamb. In my hydrocarbon generated electricity lit room. “This cannot go on much longer”. So as a message to future researchers I type this on a hydrocarbon polymer framed, toxic metal filled keyboard. Into a rare and toxic element filled, carbon powered computer. I’m sorry. I’m sorry decendants, I’m sorry fellow humans. I was having such a good time living my life of luxury, playing my part in the rape the planet of all its resources because I was only thinking of myself and not future generations. By way of comfort I tried to shop locally and only bought locally produced and sustainable foods. I convinced my wife that a second car would be irresponsible. I even looked into buying solar, wind and other green powered generators so that I could continue my irresponsible and selfish existence. My carbon footprint is a carbon crater. A footprint of Gog and Magog proportions. It would take me far too much to offset what damage I have already done. Using a carbon calculator I discovered that in the past year I have produced approximately 3353 Kg of carbon, and that’s using average figures so it is probably much much more. I’m sorry. I will endeavour to plant 4 trees at the weekend by way of reparation and I shall try to have a Carbon neutral day sometime later in the year. X posted to Muckybadger