OK, I guess because as Al Gore’s seminal movie, An Inconvenient Truth, pointed out “Global Warming,” is actually kind of a dumb name for what is happening and the effect of climate change on the earth. As his documentary pointed out we will go through a small ice age – and, hey folks looks like it’s here – ironically, these seriously cold winters and strange climatic shifts are not just everything getting hotter. The ecological system, the change of ancient oceanic water streams and melting of the ice caps will create bizarre weather – giant tornados, extreme flooding, and huge droughts, crop failures and so many more horrifying things. Many of which we have yet to even figure out. So I find it odd that people who appear to have a very cursory knowledge of climate change all of a sudden think it’s bunk because the last couple of years were cold. Go check out Al’s documentary, it’s in there!
When writing my book Americhrist I did a lot of research into the subject. One of the most bizarre and fascinating links between climate change, the depletion of the ozone layer and us, was that UVB rays (which previously were thought to be harmless) were actually causing cellular damage. It appeared there was a link between over exposure to UVB rays and auto immune diseases, which were popping up like crazy and becoming more prolific.
Tonight I read an article in the May 2010 Discover magazine called Child’s Plague about a town (Weston, Massachusetts) which had this crazy frighteningly giant increase in Type 1 Diabetes, you know childhood diabetes, the one that isn’t suppose to be lifestyle driven. I knew immediately (although it seems no one else has put it together yet) the answer to that the question asked in the article, of why.
100 years ago type 1 diabetes was a 1 in 100,000 proposition. And school nurses in the town of Weston who had served for decades had never seen more than one or two students in their 2300 population at one time, and often there were none. Now all of a sudden there were 28 and counting. As it turned out the neighboring communities were also experiencing a prolific rise in the disease.
No offense to scientists, they are brilliant and I love science, however their down fall is often their lack of creativity and ability to think outside the box. They often are so specialized they look at their own tiny piece of the puzzle and expect to find answers there. This is why Einstein stood out despite the fact that his IQ wasn’t actually that high. I mean it was about 150 which of course is very high, genius level, but there are people who have and had another 50 points on him, and do nothing but write gossip columns. It was his creativity, imagination and ability to take leaps that made him so brilliant. In actually he often didn’t understand the application of his ideas, it was other people who were intellectually more gifted than he, that saw the brilliance in his ideas. Einstein was a Pisces – a highly spiritual, emotional and creative sign. In his case he was a strange merger between intellect and divine spiritual intelligence. I believe he was a channel or gateway, a visionary. A place intellect alone can not take us to.
Now back to the subject of the rise of Diabetes. It’s been the conventional wisdom that the rise of type 2 Diabetes has been due completely to diet and obesity. Granted type 2 does appear to be connected in a large part to this, however I have an uncle who is thin, has always been thin, loves to dance like a nut case, is amazingly physically fit and has always eaten healthfully. Yet, he got type 2 diabetes despite the fact that he was not at all overweight, and was literally going dancing on a nightly bases. So? What gives. It appears that the rise of both types of diabetes have been going through the roof. And although we have been led to believe 3 + 3 = 7, it’s not that simple nor accurate.
OK, back to the research I did, starting in the late 1990s, about global warming and the things scientists expected to see as a result (BTW they’ve all happened now from West Nile Virus in North America to huge floods and monster tornados) one thing stood out as a big surprise that I found on the government run Canadian and UK websites: Increased UVB rays have been linked to an increase in AUTO IMMUNE DISEASES!
So I ask those in the sciences to think outside their specialty, and look at environmental factors for why certain diseases like diabetes and Autism are happening. It is my intuition (strong intuition) that we’ll find the rise in Diabetes isn’t just from gaining extra pounds (especially type 1) but is some sort of DNA breakdown caused by overexposure to UVB rays.
I’ve always felt intuitively Autism was caused by environmental toxins, not the shots given to kids, but Mercury in the environment due to the way we manufacture coal for use in electricity. I think it attacks boys more often than girls because boys are actually (and this is scientifically true not a diss) the weaker sex (in terms of the way they are put together chromosomaly).
Food for thought and discussion, perhaps a nudge to someone out there able to use it.
Many blessings to all,