Woohoo, I haven't needed the air-con today... the world is cooling, the world is cooling.... hooray, hooray!
On a side note to those who may feel sorry for Gaia for her own sake: don't fret, the planet will be fine.
Um, I don't fret for the planet, got more than enough 'global warmers' jumping up and down doing that, and I'll leave it to the 'experts'
As for the planet being okay, no it won't! Mankind is too greedy and stupid to stop raping and pillaging it for everything it can extract to amass ever greater profit. Now if the global warming people were actually campaigning for the right cause, rather than something which has too many natural variables to blame it entirely on industry, then I might actually join them. However, I will not support something designed to confiscate more of the average Joe's money.
True, mankind needs to clean up its act to save the planet - can't say to keep the planet safe because we've already feched it - but it needs to be done from a genuine perspective, by targeting true ecological villains who are doing the most to destroy natural environments... the structure of the mantle upon which we and all species live. It may not happen in my lifetime, and people may scoff when I say the planet is in grave danger if we do not cease our relentless pursuit of more and more oil, coal and other minerals.... and God help us if some bright spark decides its a good idea to copy science fiction and drills down to the layer of magma to extract a new and clean energy source.
See, that's the thing, here! There is enough combined stupidity within the human race to inflict immeasurable damage on an already decimated planet, and while that combined stupidity, greed and reckless endangerment continues to be ignored - "Oh, that could never happen." - the closer we come to shitting in our own nest and spilling out of it. Wait!!!l We actually have shit in our own nest already, it's just the stench hasn't become too unbearable as yet.
There's a suburb not far from me, Collingwood Park, where several houses have needed significant repairs or have been demolished due to sink holes and subsidence cause by underground coal mines.... yet mining still continues around the wider Ipswich area. Again, it might not happen in my lifetime and people may scoff at what I say, but it would only take a severe natural event - earthquake, flooding - for the entire suburb to just disappear, well at least large parts of it. And that is only one location of thousands upon thousands around the world where mankind has seriously altered the geology of the area/region. And that's where the greed and combined stupidity... the reckless endangerment come into play... mankind doesn't know when to stop. Hence we are the ticking time bomb to an ever increasingly fragile planet.