Published September 3, 2022 by Nan Mykel

AND DO SOMETHING USEFUL –  Although I tend to make promises and renege on them due to one thing or another, I’m going to try and dedicate one day a week to a climate change update, headed How’s Mother Earth Doing?   I’m telling you now at the age of 86-going on-87-that I’m still a computer newbie and have resigned myself to that fact.  (I quit d’verse because it became too challenging for me when they made a little change in directions several years ago).  Which means that I will be lifting facts from resources listed under Google, and cannot mess with all the ways to frame them, for the most part.  Everyone can use Google or other “search engines,” I think they’re called. I hope to start today, so will hope to feature my new post every Saturday….How challenging and scary! ….


The last day of the month found Pakistan in big trouble. as deadly floods devastated Pakistan.  Much of Pakistan is underwater and more than 1,100 have perished  as bridges have been washed out, crops drowned and roads wiped out.


In the United Arab Emigrates they’re salting clouds, seeking more rain, and in Saudi Arabia and Iran they’re considering following suit.


Soylent Green is a 1973 American ecological dystopian thriller film, directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Charlton HestonLeigh Taylor-Young and Edward G. Robinson in his final film role. Loosely based on the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, the film combines police procedural and science fiction genres, the investigation into the murder of a wealthy businessman and a dystopian future of dying oceans and year-round humidity, due to the greenhouse effect, resulting in  pollutionpovertyoverpopulationeuthanasia and depleted resources.[2] In 1973, it won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.

The Situation: By 2022,[3] the cumulative effects of overpopulationpollution and an apparent climate catastrophe have caused severe worldwide shortages of food, water and housing. In New York City alone, there are 40 million people, and only the city’s elite can afford spacious apartments, clean water, and natural food. The homes of the elite are fortified, with private security and bodyguards for their tenants. Usually, they include concubines (who are referred to as “furniture” and serve the tenants as slaves). The poor live in squalor, haul water from communal spigots, and eat highly processed wafers: “Soylent Red,” “Soylent Yellow,” and the latest product, far more flavorful and nutritious, “Soylent Green.”

It’s kind of too old a movie to require a spoiler alert, but use your imagination: people.   I don’t know how difficult it would be to legally arrange things so just the scene of the people before harvesting are allowed to sit in a large dome surrounded by images of MOTHER EARTH the way it used to be, but it would sure be a powerful statement if a national climate change PR outfit could manage a recurring spot on, say facebook, or even  Daily Kos, or AlterNet   Are there anypopular sites that don’t charge for their ads?  It takes toop long to go through the sites that continue in 10 or 12 spurts.  I know, beggars can’t be choosers.  That powerful scene is the only thing that burned its way into my memory.

That’s all for this week, Folks!





3 comments on “I’M GOING TO TRY…

  • I applaud and commend you for this effort, Nan! We NEED to focus more on environmental issues, for as we can see today, we are losing the battle to reverse the ravages of human-caused climate change! Thank you for doing this, and if I can be of any help in any way, please let me know!

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