Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We're not insignificant

Humans stripped the lands of topsoil causing an insane phenomenon known as the Dust Bowl. Humans have split two continents from each other in order to make waterways shorter. Humans have redirected so much water that lands have sunk from the draining of their water tables, salmon have come close to extinction for lack of accessible spawning beds, and many eon-old rivers have drained into nonexistence. Humans have filled the highest levels of the atmosphere, and beyond, with pieces of metal that send back signals and pictures from all over the earth, and even sent some that sent back snapshots from other planets. Humans split the atom and created explosions so many megatons large that debris from them could be found on the other side of earth. China's own Three Gorges Dam redirected so much water that it will increase the length of earth's day by 0.06 microseconds and make the Earth only very slightly more round in the middle and flat on the top, shifting the pole position by about two centimeters! But somehow, someway, some people want you to think humans are so insignificant that we can't possibly have caused the temperatures of the earth to change drastically, though we have been filling it nonstop with carbon dioxide from chemical manipulations that are too insane and suicidal to mention. But somehow we're supposed to believe that praying to a deity that has given us no evidence of even existing is significant in power to fix these problems. And that is the ultimate reason why we can't have nice things.