I stopped by the lounge on my way upstairs from the kitchen and saw a few minutes of the TV show The Big Bang Theory. Maybe because I had the high Intelligence Quotient low Emotional Quotient contrast on my mind but as I was resting for my next counselling session I got to thinking about a measurement scale for civilisations, cultures or countries.
You know how they have these assessment sheets for kids:
Plays well with peers
Respects other’s property
Respects other’s communications
I wondered if anyone had ever come up with an assessment sheet for countries. Things like:
Does not invade other countries or infringe on their commercial rights
Respects other’s sovereignty, borders and territorial rights
Maintains fair trading relationships
Comes to aid of neighbouring countries in their need
Does not spy on their neighbours
Does not attempt to weaken or diminish the power, resources, population or culture of other sovereign states
Obeys international laws and signed treaties
Enhances rather than pollutes their own and international lands and waters and air
Preserves their indigenous peoples and cultures
Preserves and improves their environment
There would be few that scored well on such a scale methinks.
I think we need to formulate a better process for arriving at who we select to lead out countries as the current processes have not yielded the most desirable result! We need to start selecting leaders on the basis of an excellent production record of leadership and sustainable and viable expansion under their leadership.
That way we would stand a far better chance of having the culture outlive our grandchildren!
SkepticalScience, a blog spearheaded by climate science “consensus” advocate John Cook, is widely considered the explanatory guidebook for the anthropogenic global warming movement.
The blog claims that CO2 molecules collectively function similar to that of a blanket, in reducing the rate at which the human body cools down. The rate or time-lapse involved in this “slowing” of heat loss, however, is problematic to the paradigm that says CO2 drives global warming.
Going technical for a minute, Professor Nasif Nahle has discovered that the “mean free path” for a quantum wave to pass through the atmosphere before colliding with a CO2 molecule is about 33 meters (Nahle, 2011a), and such a wide gap between molecular collisions hardly conjures-up the image of CO2 functioning like a blanket.
And even more saliently, Nahle has mathematically assessed that the rate at which CO2 molecules can retain heat at the surface may only last about 0.0001 of a second (Nahle, 2011b) — meaning that the atmospheric CO2 concentration, whether it be 300 PPM or 400 PPM, effectively doesn’t matter — the time-lapse differential would be immaterial for either concentration.
Consequently, Nahle has concluded that “carbon dioxide has not an effect on climate changes or warming periods on the Earth” and his work has been endorsed by the Faculty of Physics of the University of Nuevo Leon (Mexico).