Saturday, May 19, 2007

Climate Change Is Here To Stay

The Wettest September Ever!
The Mildest Winter Ever!
The Driest April Ever!

And now the ultimate extreme is coming up.

Going outside during this month of May I realise time and time again a that there is a certain familiarity about the weather. This is exactly the type of weather one expects in May in this part of the world. In fact it feels incredibly normal. So if this goes on, May 2007 will go down in history as The Most Normal Month Of May Ever!!! Be very worried, because this proves that climate change is here to stay, permanently and constantly.

The important news: yesterday I visited a tugboat rally in a small town not far from where I live (Vianen if you want to see it on a Google aerial photo / map).
I took no pictures, just a bit of film of a fascinating old piece of machinery they had on display.
Enjoy!

27 comments:

VallyP said...

Hahahaha Koosje, that is very funny, but while we're on the suject of superlatives, I could say you have the greatest tongue-in-cheek humour of anyone I know.

Lovely old machinery too. I love to see the way all the individual parts work so smoothly. We miss that with all these electronic motors we have now. After all, even if you had a magnifying glass, you wouldn't be able to see what goes on in the computer chips that starts and control even the engines in our cars these days.

Dan L. said...

You run an engine like THAT and expect the earth to get cooler? Really!

Thanks, Koos!

--Dan L.

Grace said...

The weather is most definitely changing and different around the world.

xx

Koos F said...

As usual the weather is changing around the world.
This is just the forst time in history that the change is not God's revenge for our sins but Mother Earth's.
Meet the new boss...

gypsy noir said...

Nice one koos!..

How come we had terrible weather changes in the ice age and stuff when there was no air pollution?..hmm..global warming is the biggest scam of are time..
that engine sounds really good..i miss steam trains sound..:0(

Koos F said...

Thanks Gypsy. It will become clear only after the rip-off is complete.

Have read recently that the necessary measures will cost about 35 euro per citizen of this world. So we are looking at some two hundred billion euro.
To do the job really well 3x that amount is needed.
That money will end up in the right pockets: Big Business.

I find it hard to imagine, though, that this scam will be bigger than the one we witnessed in 2001.

gypsy noir said...

2001?

Anne-Marie said...

I am fascinated by those engines, although I can't claim to understand how any of it works.

Ha ha, I agree with you- climate change marketing is upon us. I think people would rather pay than change their ways, sadly.

Koos F said...

@ Gypsy: September 11

@ Anne-Marie: you show an insight here that I hadn't thought of yet. Thanks!
If these slow revvers go any slower you'll be able to follow the spoken explanation in sync with what is happening - and really, it is

Koos F said...

Dan, your question makes me wonder if you don't think it is a cool engine? ;-)

gypsy noir said...

Koos do you believe that 9/11 was a set up like in the film fahrenheit 9/11?..

Koos F said...

Not unlike in Fahrenheit 911 - just worse.
See Alex Jones(Prison Planet)'s The Road to Tyranny.

Erik-Jan said...

Nice!
E.J.

Koos F said...

Thanks EJ!

E.L. Wisty said...

Rather an impressive piece of machinery that. That kind of things really make you admire the skill of people, huh?

Koos F said...

I agree, Maria, also considering that the machine is about a hundred years old, and with proper maintenance will run for another century.
The feeling I get near a machine like that is a mix of love and awe.

Erik-Jan said...

Yeh, imagine your computer in a hundred years. Would it be just the one your are using now that will find it's way to a museum after all... Would it be running ...still...Would it be impressive then...We will never know and that is what really hurts.
E.J.

Rache said...

Ahhh, I always get worried when things seem too 'normal'.

It is a beautiful thing when all the individual parts of a machine work smoothly together. Then when more technology is introduced and the machine becomes more complicated, it's much more difficult to keep it working the way it should in the long run...

Reminds me very much of Mother Nature, before whom I always stand in love and awe.

She's always been the boss BTW! :) Behind every good man and all that.....

Koos F said...

Took me a while before I realised that a multi-layered post provokes a multi-layered answer. Thanks Rachel!

Dale said...

oh cam!
good crank!
nice shaft!

Dale said...

"Oh normal! Where art thou?"

Dale said...

Dan - no, hotter...

Dale said...

BTW...she is NOT the new boss.

Dale said...

We should decide to go back to being able to care for our machines - just like we did for our work animals.

It really IS up to us...

"Oh ya, you've really got me going"...now.

Koos F said...

DALE!
We can always trust you to lift 'multilayered' to the next level and beyond...

gamm said...

Hey nice one Koos I like it.

gamm said...

Hey nice one Koos I like it.