A Little Perspective

It’s World Earth Day 2010 and, as such, it’s a good day to truly think about the beauty, power, and majesty of our planet. This is a good time to cultivate a little perspective.

Let us all for a moment put aside our pride and hubris and look at the Earth and the stark, raw power She can bring to bear at any given moment.

Eyjafjallajkull Erupting

April 19, 2010 Eyjafjallajkull Volcano Erupting

Nothing short of our profligate use of our arsenal of nuclear weapons could hope to match the power and destructive force of the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajkull, which was a small and relatively mild volcanic eruption.

So when you hear people ranting or whining about Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) or how the Civilized World has caused massive and apocalyptic Climate Change via our CO2 emissions over the last handful of decades think about this picture and recognize that all of this hype is predicated upon people’s pride and hubris.

Love the Earth for she is fair and perilous beyond all of our means to measure. Just don’t delude yourself – or be deluded by other’s vanity or cynical manipulations – into being so confident that mankind can so easily fundamentally change Her so easily.

Related Reading:

Climate Change: A Wicked Problem: Complexity and Uncertainty at the Intersection of Science, Economics, Politics, and Human Behavior
Geological field guide : Kilauea Volcano
The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872.with Notes, and an Introductory Sketch on the Present State of Knowledge of Terrestrial Vulcanicity, the Cosmical Nature and Relations of Volcanoes and Earthquakes]
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
The One: How to Know and Trust God's Sovereign Plan for Your Future Marriage

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3 Responses to “A Little Perspective”

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  2. Boz Says:

    “So when you hear people ranting or whining about Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) or how the Civilized World has caused massive and apocalyptic Climate Change via our CO2 emissions over the last handful of decades think about this picture and recognize that all of this hype is predicated upon peoples pride and hubris.”

    This is a non sequitur.

  3. jonolan Says:

    I’m most, if not all, Warmists would think it so. They don’t seem to have the capability of seeing past their own hubris needed in order to understand things.

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