Sunday, March 6, 2016

Climate change

Our planet has been under a lot of changes before we were here. The climate changed multiple times almost as if it was making the living conditions sutible for life, for us. Some question if we were the main reason for destroying our ozone layer; chloroflurocarbons combined with other halogenated substances are mainly responsible for man made chemical ozone depletion. We're not fully responsible, the earth is just as harsh on itself as we are, we just sped up the process. The only problem: we're not sure the direction the weather is going to take and were not sure how harsh the conditions can be. The planet will change, but as the planet changes, we should change with it.

The one thing I feel we should do is educate ourselves so we have somewhat of an understanding and not fear what our media propagates. For example, its predicted that when the ice caps melt, the sea levels will rise 20ft; its alarming for cities on the coast at or below sea level but it seems scary if that happened now because we're not ready, years up the road when we are, we'll be ready and educated about the situation. What's going on? It appears winters in certain parts of the US are more harsh, how could it be global warming? Its our ocean currents and weather patterns. Our weather patterns act like a freeway. A low system moves in, then it moves out to somewhere else, behind the low pressure system might be another low, followed by a high and the pattern continues; the rain storm in Los Angeles becomes the snow in Chicago, and New York. As of recently, our weather pattern has been in a traffic jam because of our ice caps melting, changing the temps of the ocean, changing the currents, thus changing our systems.

The change has allowed for countries like the US to experience extreme conditions in certain regions. For example, Chicago (or the North/Midwest) may experience three or four lows pressure systems coming in during the winter which causes snow, as they move on, a high pressure system may come in warming up the region a little bit and eventually it moves on. What's happening now is that a low pressure system moves in, and parks its ass over that region for weeks. As that happens, the high pressure system that was suppose to leave Los Angeles and travel east, doesn't because the low in Chicago can't move because the high pressure on the East Coast can't leave; now you have New York and Baltimore with an unusual winter yet its still cold because its winter and the temps in the Atlantic are slightly different, poor Chicago, Detroit, and other cities by the great lakes are getting slammed by that low pressure system that's sucking air from out of the arctic with no signs of letting up soon, then there's us, sunny Los Angeles California whose desert trees are dying from drought, lakes dropping in elevation, while threatening the population of drinking water.

All of that above, is due to our ice caps melting and changing the temps in our ocean. The temps of our ocean is responsible for certain temps in areas. For example, the Pacific ocean, as far south as Los Angeles,  still gets cold which allows us to not have hurricanes in the summer; even though our latitude suggest hurricanes...that California current tho. lol. Anyways, that current jets cold water down from what happens when all the ice caps melt? yep...unless we magically change positions because hurricanes can't reach higher latitudes, a hurricane in high latitudes is like running up hill for us, you start off fine at the bottom but lose steam right around the middle/before the top...unless you're in crazy shape this example doesn't apply to you but, you catch my drift, hurricanes lose steam in higher latitudes due to colder water and gravity. My point: Those Ice caps melt and everything changes.

In the process of our climate changing, one is going to see extremes because the ice caps melting and changing the temps of the ocean is kind of like diabetes to the planet... or think constipation if you're not sure how diabetes works. Until all of that ice melts or we figure out how to cool this bitch down, this is what we will be dealing with: backed up weather systems. Should we beat ourselves up for polluting the planet? No? because like I mentioned up above, the planet is just as harsh on itself if not worse; should we continue polluting it? fuck no, earth needs no help, nor do we need to speed up a process we kind of understand with no exit out. That's like me saying make Trump our president. That was a bad joke. Or was it? Anyways, climate change is real. Climate change is what evolved us... because it was cold or hot during travel, we realized  walking would not work, so we got horses, which was faster but we wanted to go faster to beat the grips of a winter death or a heat stroke, eventually cars were created which goes faster AND shelters us from the elements during a long journey; unfortunately because of that invention and many others, it caused pollution...kind of defeating the surviving purpose; so we evolve again. Only problem: we're getting ahead of ourselves.I could be wrong.  Feel free to leave your opinion or knowledge in the comments below.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Society's diet

This meme has been circulating around Facebook for a while and the prices might not be exact, but the message its sending out is very real. I'm sure you've asked yourself why is it so expensive to eat healthy? Well...some say its our government using population control, others think its because healthy food is not in demand. What's going to sell faster? French fries or a small cup of broccoli? The french fries of course and there's nothing wrong with french fries because actually potatoes are a veggie; however, its a starchy veggie and frying it makes it all kinds of unhealthy yet tempting. Fast food, junk food, it taste very good and we usually don't realize what it's doing to us but a quick reflection at our youth, 8 year old's getting diabetes is a tad interesting.

I might be late on writing this post since a lot of fast food places are pushing for healthier options already, but its still seems to be only an option. A lot of people want to eat healthy so there is a market to make steady money from it, why are you still making it impossible for people making $20,000 a year and under to eat healthy? I mean hats off to the 99 cent store for putting a produce section in their store making fruits and veggies extremely affordable but if you're trying to feed a family, you'll be out food before the week is over and there's not a huge selection all the time.  What if everyone did a push away from fast food? A company basically supplies what we ask for, when something is rare its more expensive, when its the norm, it gets cheaper which is why coke is more than water, a burger is more than a salad, nobody buys because it's too expensive to begin with; however people aren't getting paid enough so the process continues. 

I'm not hear to bad mouth fast food or junk food because we all love it. I'm not going to front, I love extra cheese on a double bacon cheese burger with avocado slices, hell, I like buffets, I like food but I'm also aware too much of it can hurt you. I'm also aware that there are tons of recipes to cook healthy food and make it taste delicious, but we don't advertise that. Why? Why aren't we educating our children on what to eat or even learn how to grow their own food? I know the answer, but that's my opinion...The right food in one's body can actually turn off certain genes that trigger certain illness, making the right decision having the knowledge to make the right decision would cut back on  tons of issues; nutrition in school should be treated like math or any other subject. Even those who hated math, science, or etc, learned it. One ended up picking up something. Why isn't nutrition integrated with math? You need math in order to count calories, portion control, you need math and science and grasping of some language in order to grow food, these things can be incorporated into our school system therefore having a reason, creating a skill early on, making school a place that teaches you basic things to survive. As of now, it feels like life is routine, robotic...