Wondering about wild grapes

Monday, March 4, 2013

Wondering, is anyone feeling down today?

Are you feeling down today?  Well, let me sink you further down by giving you something more to worry about.  There have been several mass extinction during the history of life on earth.  Scientists tell us that way, way back about 250 million years ago, about 80 percent of all life on earth ended.  Now, I would say that that was really an apocalypse, wouldn't you say?  This was caused by global warming (where was Al Gore when you needed him?) when volcanic eruptions occurred in Siberia.  Siberian rock is very high in carbon, so the volcano dumped tons and tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Then again 65 million years ago, another apocalypse!!  An asteroid crashed into earth, hitting an area rich in sulfur which caused acid rain and global cooling, much to the demise of the dinosaurs.  Today, carbon dioxide levels are the highest they have been for over 800,000 years.  Something has to give!!  Move over dinosaurs, here we come. . .

How about something worse, like the earth passing through a cloud of dust?  They say that that may happen once every billion years.  You see, the earth doesn't just speed around the sun once a year, but our solar system is located in an arm of our galaxy which spins around in space as it moves where ever it is headed to and we could pass through a cloud of gas that would block a significant amount of our sunlight for maybe up to or over 200,000 years.

Isn't this an exciting place and time to be alive?  Now, I hope I have cheered you all up today who were feeling down so that you all could have yourselves a great day, you hear? 


  1. I've decided to only worry about the things I can affect. It helps me sleep at night.

  2. We could all be living in Beijing and be wearing surgical masks today....

  3. OO DD, do you actually dwell on that kind of stuff? If it does it does,,,etc. At least it'll be a big bang,,,

  4. Sixbears, I don't worry about it I just like to know about it.

    The Odd Essay, I am very happy with where I am living, but do like to tavel around and see other places.

    Trouble, Like I told Sixbears, I don't dwell on it but it does make for interesting reading. It is like the age old question, is the universe finite or infinite.

  5. I just worry about 200 or 300 years out - not in thousands or billions of years. I'd like to think my grandchildren can watch their own grandchildren grow up some day and get the same pleasure from it that I do when I am with them.

  6. Gypsy, I worry too, like you. I believe that you and I lived in the best of times. I feel blessed.

  7. I'm feeling a lot better about things now...

  8. Having read this profound and captivating article so wonderfully composed by your good self, I can tell you I feel so much better about things. So good in fact, I'm going to completely ignore that hurling fireball heading directly towards, heading directly towards my, my....house....

  9. The Flying Tortoics, Yea, me too. . . Not

    klahanie, I thank you for the compliment, I think. . . Hey, you should have told me earlier about that huge fire ball heading for your house so I could have got my big scope out and watched (grin).

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