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A good time to die

Posted on: October 17, 2008

A good time to die (October 16, 2008)

 

            We know by now that decisions for resuming experiments on atomic explosions, in open air or underground, are bad news.  We know that decisions to leave man out of the loop of programmed launching of guided ballistic missiles are wrong decisions.  We are learning that the ozone layer is good and protects the living organisms from lethal dozes of ultra-violet radiations; that the depletion of ozone over the Antarctic is very bad news.  We recognize that the increased concentration of CO2 may be causing the “Greenhouse Effect”, melting the North Pole and increasing the Oceans water level.  We have this gut feeling that the deforestation of the virgin forests in the Equator is degrading the quality of air and increasing the numbers of tsunamis or cyclones or tidal waves or hurricanes.  We blame those who still insist on residing around the targeted sea shores as if these cataclysms would disappear any time soon.  We are less sure how the high tension pylons amidst towns alter the health of children but active citizens must have learned the lesson to no longer wait for the results of research and experiments when health and safety are of concern.

 

We know that our intelligence is intrinsically malignant but the most malignant are those vicious, lengthy and recurring cycles of the decision processes to settle on remedial plans of actions. We frequently don’t know the mechanisms to resolve what we initiated and much less these processes that takes decades to recognize the problems and reach agreements to act and persevere in our programs.  Earth has mechanisms to stabilize harms done to it but it requires man to leave it alone for hundreds and thousands of years.

Every time man creates a problem to earth’s quality and stability we have to wait for a valiant scientist to sound the alarm.  Then we have to wait for this scientist to affiliate with a recognized international figure to give credit and weight for his discovery.  Then we have to wait for the convinced scientists and professionals to sign up a manifest and present it to the UN so that the UN might receives a wake up call to take on its responsibilities to preserving human rights for clean air, clean potable water, clean environment and human rights for health and safety and security.  Then we have to wait for one superpower to admit that what is happening is bad, that the level of tolerance, invariably set by unprofessional specialists in the field, is no longer acceptable.  Then we have to wait for one superpower to unilaterally agree to distance itself from the pack of wolves and actively remediate. Then we have to hear the complaints of economical infeasibility of regulations to remedial actions and then we have to set a period that lengthens to decades to start an effective program that agrees to everyone concerned.

Albert Schweitzer in his book of selected three calls to action “Peace or atomic war” describes the fundamental process that was initiated to put a halt on atomic explosion live experimentations.  You discover that physicists and not medical specialists volunteer to set levels of tolerances to radioactive emissions.  You hear Edward Teller, the “eminent” physicist and “father” of the hydrogen bomb say “We have got for our national security to keep testing for a harmless hydrogen bomb”; as if States at war intend not to inflict harms!  The UN had to wait for 9235 scientists and headed by Linus Pauling to sign a manifest in January 1958 explaining the lethal harm to the next generations of radioactive emissions.  Then the US Administration gradually stopped financing apologetics in Newspapers that the experiments constitute no tangible harms.

After the US, Britain and the Soviet Union were forced to agree on a moratorium to open air explosions they resumed their nuclear explosions in “controlled, secure, and safe” underground testing fields.  I never stumbled on a manuscript describing the consequences for underground nuclear testing.  Usually the consequences are of long term nature and time-line researches are too expensive to follow up.  My gut feeling is that these underground testing are directly linked to the current drastic increase in large scale seism, volcano irruptions and tidal wave catastrophes.  Earth may sustain one major destructive factor but it requires more than one main factor to destabilize earth and its environment.

1 Response to "A good time to die"

according to the book LINUS PAULING: A MAN AND HIS SCIENCE by Anthony Serafini, the actual nubmert of people who signed Pauling’s petition was actually over 11,000(chapter 8) Though some of Pauling’s later ideas on trution did not pan out, it isimportant not to understimate the size of his peace initiatives.

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