Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Earth Pathophysiology: A New Perspective

Physiology is defined as the study of the functions and processes of a living organism and all the physical and chemical phenomena involved. Pathophysiology is the physiology of "abnormal states; specifically: the functional changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease."*

Now, think of the Earth as the living organism displaying the abnormal symptoms of disease and you will see the need for this new perspective. If you look deep into living tissue, for example, you will see membranes, cells, intercellular structures, all of which can be compared to some components of our planet. Examine a Cell; Examine the Earth from space.

Monster storms, superbugs, global warming, changes to the Thermohaline Circulation--these are ways the living earth is fighting back. Like a human body sending out an immune response, Earth is fighting us off.

In my vision of the future, I see scientists becoming increasingly aware of this and hopefully learning more about what I call "Earth's Immune Response" which has been triggering these calamities in recent years. I see society beginning to regard the Earth as a massive living organism, not just a rock. I see new studies into the "pathophysiology" of our planet.

Throughout history, there have been trailblazers calling for change, breaking paradigms, and opening our eyes to new visions and possibilities. I am happy there is a "green" awareness but I warn against being blinded and distracted by Green Greed. Some companies capitalize on the fact that Fad Terms like "Organic" and "Natural" and "light" are moneymakers. A more ethical purpose would be to ultimately improve the quality of life on Earth. It is apparent that our status quo is deteriorating our resources and our planet.

We need to change in order to improve our world for our children and grandchildren to cherish and enjoy. We must not leach all its resources and we cannot continue to parasitically drain the world of its Life.

I propose that a lifestyle change is necessary. Not merely a quick fix. Longstanding traditions must change forever. This is not easy, but if a few altruistic individuals can do it...everyone can do it.

Thank You! Gracias! Dōmo Arigatō!ありがとう Grazie Mille! Khayli mamnoon! Merci Beaucoup! 谢谢 谢谢你 Xie Xie! Do Xie! Shukran! Spasiba! σας ευχαριστώ




*http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pathophysiology

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