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Re: Theos-World Re: Al Gore's speech

Dec 11, 2007 01:09 PM
by adelasie

Dear Konstantin,

Bolshoi spasibo for your very interesting and informative post. You 
make some good points, things a layperson such as myself would 
probably never think of. Clearly we are faced with a very complex and 
many faceted phenomenon,  with quite limited ability to understand 
all the aspects. It seems that Theosophy might be helpful, as we 
return to basic ideas, balance, accountability, self-responsibility, 
the Unity of all Life, compassion, for instance.

It has occurred to me lately, in considering all the publicity about 
Global Warming that becomes more and more pervasive, that in the main 
this may be a good thing for the evolution of  human consciousness, 
as you mention. No matter what the cause, it is quite evident from a 
theosophical point of view that continued greed and corruption can 
only generate destruction, and that the consciousness of unity, 
selflessness, and willingness to help are the only avenues to 
progress. Our work becomes more and more important as more and more 
people are looking for solutions to what seems to loom on the 
horizon, whatever the cause. 

Konstantin, I wonder if you are familiar with Delphis Foundation in 
Moscow? The Delphis Journal publishes very interesting articles on 
these themes and you might like to read them if you do not already. 
If you are interested, I could give you contact information. 


On 11 Dec 2007 at 17:34, Konstantin Zaitzev wrote:

> --- In, "adelasie" wrote:
> > Would you please tell more about your institute and what you study 
> > and where you are?
> Our institute was initially a department of Earth Physics Institute. 
> In 1991 it became a separate institute. In previous years it was 
> occupied largely with nuclear tests and their influence, also with 
> international control over the tests.
> Later the area widened to atmospheric electricity, microfine particles 
> in atmosphere, etc. Processes in Earth crust are also studied.
> The institute is located in Moscow.
> Unfortunately I didn't find any English pages on the site of the 
> institute , yet they are on the personal site 
> of one of the researchers:
> I haven't researches of my own and am rather a technical worker 
> participating in different researches.
> > Are you saying that according to your scientific work, you
> > conclude that Global Warming is not happening? Or are you 
> > saying it is not a threat to the environment? Could you tell us why?
> It is apparently happening, at least in the last years in Moscow, but 
> we don't know the real causes. Also it may be local. There is still no 
> proofs that it is due human activity, as volcanoes and mires emit many 
> times more gases than all our industry. Another point is that, as some 
> researchers say, temperature on Mars undergoes the same dynamics as on 
> Earth, which lead us to conclusion that it's some extra-terrestial 
> factor, presumably the Sun activity, is influencing several planets at 
> once.
> From the other side, dust from volcanoes (and also technical dust) can 
> lower the temperature significantly, as it was at Krakatoa eruption in 
> 1880's and Tambora in 1815 when most of Europe and North America 
> experienced the famine (1816).
> Secondly, we don't know whether global warming is treat to 
> environment. Some say that it leads to the widening of the deserts, 
> but this process is taking place for many thousands years already. 
> Several thousands years ago Sahara, Mongolia ans Saudy Arabia were 
> flourishing places. Nevertheless there were very cold periods in 
> Middle Ages and probably earlier. From the other side, the Carbonic 
> period was very warm, and in the same time very wet too.
> The sea ice which will melt will not change the sea level what is 
> evident according the Archimed low, only the continental ice matters. 
> Yet we should not forget that at warming much water will be 
> transformed into the vapour. Moreover, that vapour may condense on the 
> mountain hights and feed the rivers. It is obvious that the less ice, 
> the more water is working in the system.
> To conclude I would emphasize that we don't know anything for sure, so 
> too hasty efforts, for example, as spreading dust in the atmosphere 
> for cooling, or boosting the atomic energy, can do much harm.
> The only good result of this warming campaign is that more people are 
> paying attention to enviromental problems than before and learn to be 
> less egoistic, so there is some good factor for the human evolution.


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