A moment of our time – part 36

Revisiting my A Moment of Our Time part 36.

Energy. We all need it, few if any, can survive without it in some way or another. The problem is that our need and our physical number has seriously altered the configuration of the planet.

Energy

Think about all that power you are using at that moment

Think about all those dams at that moment

Think about all those power stations at that moment

Think about all those nuclear power stations at that moment

Think about all those coal fired power stations at that moment

Think about all those gas burning power stations at that moment

Think about all those biomass burning power stations at that moment

Think about all those wind turbines turning at that moment

Think about all those solar panels absorbing photons at that moment

Think about all those solar thermal tubes heating water at that moment

Think about all those new power stations being built at that moment

Think about all those oil wells flowing at that moment

Think about all that electricity flowing through the power lines at that moment

Think about all that gas being pumped out of the earth at that moment

Think about all that coal being burnt at that moment

Think about all that oil being burnt at that moment

Think about all that gas being burnt at that moment

Think about all that coal being transported at that moment

Think about all that oil being pumped through pipelines at that moment

Think about all that gas being pumped through pipelines at that moment

Think about all that firewood being burnt at that moment

We are distracted by events so moments pass us by

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A moment of our time – part 35

Revisiting part 35 of my A Moment of Our Time.

Part 35 follows on from part 34 that covered the subject of industries. It’s all about factories. The factories are contributing to climate change so we need to question what they are producing, the quality of the products, whether the products are actually necessary, what environmental damage will be caused in their manufacture and disposal and whether the workers were paid a wage that enables them to have a reasonable standard of living.

Factories

Think about all those factories and what they are making at that moment

Think about all those factories making furniture at that moment

Think about all those factories making buses at that moment

Think about all those factories making lorries at that moment

Think about all those factories making car components at that moment

Think about all those factories making paint at that moment

Think about all those factories making tyres at that moment

Think about all those factories making nails at that moment

Think about all those factories making screws at that moment

Think about all those factories making chocolate at that moment

Think about all those factories making carpets at that moment

Think about all those factories making washing machines and dryers at that moment

Think about all those factories making cookers and microwaves at that moment

Think about all those factories making soup at that moment

Think about all those factories making bread at that moment

Think about all those factories making bombs at that moment

Think about all those factories making bullets at that moment

Think about all those factories making guns at that moment

Think about all those factories making luggage at that moment

Think about all those factories making medicine at that moment

Think about all those factories making plastic at that moment

Think about all those factories making packaging at that moment

Think about all those factories making TVs, phones and computers at that moment

In trying to hold on to a moment more moments pass

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A moment of our time – part 34

Revisiting part 34 of my A Moment of Our Time.

This part of A moment of our time deals with industry. All over the world industry is pumping out CO2 allowing the Earth to trap more of the sun’s radiation. It’s a question of lifestyle but also of human numbers. We should have a right as modern humans to decent housing, food, water, energy and sanitation but by doing so there must be a finite number to the number of human primates that can be alive at any given time. We appear to be far above that number.

Industry

Think about all those industrial processes at that moment

Think about all those things being refined at that moment

Think about all those refineries refining oil into petrol, diesel and aviation fluid at that moment

Think about all those refineries making chemicals and plastic at that moment

Think about all those bricks being made at that moment

Think about all those bricks being transported at that moment

Think about all those bricks being used to make walls at that moment

Think about all those trees being made into other things at that moment

Think about all those tanks holding fuel at that moment

Think about all those newspapers being printed at that moment

Think about all those books being printed at that moment

Think about all those resources not being recycled at that moment

Think about all that recycling at that moment

Think about all that concrete being made at that moment

Think about all that concrete being poured to build buildings at that moment

Think about all that aluminium being smelted at that moment

Think about all that oil flowing through pipes at that moment

Think about all that gas flowing through pipes at that moment

As we read a flow of moments passes

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A moment of our time – part 33

Revisiting part 33 of my A Moment of Our Time.

Part 33 of A moment of our time is all about farming. Farming seems to most a normal practice of everyday life. In regards to Earth’s systems it is not. Farming has come about in the current interglacial period, a mere blink of geological time and very recent even in the 7 million years of the branch of evolutionary history that represents our species’ antecedents.

Farming

Think about all the farming and growing at that moment

Think about all those people growing tea at that moment

Think about all those people picking tea at that moment

Think about all those people growing coffee at that moment

Think about all those people picking coffee at that moment

Think about all those people collecting honey at that moment

Think about all those people making cheese at that moment

Think about all those people growing grapes at that moment

Think about all those people making wine at that moment

Think about all those people growing cocoa at that moment

Think about all those people harvesting cocoa at that moment

Think about all those people growing sugarcane at that moment

Think about all those people harvesting sugarcane at that moment

Think about all those people growing cereals at that moment

Think about all those people working on a farm at that moment

Think about all those people sowing seeds that at moment

Think about all those forests being destroyed to grow palm oil at that moment

Think about all those forests being destroyed to grow cocoa at that moment

Think about all those forests being destroyed to create pasture for cows at that moment

Think about all those things being grown at that moment

Think about all those fruits being picked at that moment

Think about all those flowers being grown at that moment

Think about all those flowers being cut at that moment

Think about all those poppies being grown at that moment

Think about all those nuts being harvested at that moment

Think about all those vegetables being picked at that moment

Think about all those cows being milked at that moment

Think about all those sheep being shorn at that moment

Think about all those chickens free to roam at that moment

Think about all those chickens in very small cages at that moment

Think about all those goats being herded at that moment

Think about all those animals forced to work the land at that moment

Think about all those machines being used on farms at that moment

Think about all those fish farms at that moment

Think about all those animals caged in fur farms at that moment

Think about all those bears caged in bile farms at that moment

Think about all the land being cleared to grow crops at that moment

Think about all the cereal being harvested at that moment

Think about all the crops being planted at that moment

Think about all the food that is wasted at that moment

Think about all the tobacco being grown at that moment

Think about all the coca being grown at that moment

Think about all the cotton being grown at that moment

And all in that same moment, a moment that has passed more than a few moments ago

Think about how long ago that moment was and how many moments have followed and yet we are still thinking about what took place in that original moment

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A moment of our time – part 32

Revisiting part 32 of my A Moment of Our Time.

This section is all about water. Quite relevant in terms of climate change at the moment with the recent partial collapse of a glacier in India and the filling of the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia.

Water

Think about all that water at that moment

Think about all those people turning a tap and getting water at that moment

Think about all those people going to a well for water at that moment

Think about all those people with no access to clean water at that moment

Think about all those people with no water at that moment

Think about all those people suffering a drought at that moment

Think about all those people washing clothes in a machine at that moment

Think about all those people washing clothes in a river at that moment

Think about all those people unable to wash their clothes at that moment

Think about all those people thirsty at that moment

Think about all those people drinking water at that moment

Think about all those people washing their hands at that moment

Think about all those people taking a shower at that moment

Think about all those people taking a bath at that moment

Think about all those people unable to wash at that moment

Think about all those people washing cars at that moment

Think about all those people cleaning windows at that moment

Think about all the water falling as rain at that moment

Think about all the water being extracted from aquifers and rivers at that moment

Think about all the water being treated at that moment

Think about all the water flowing at that moment

Think about all the water flowing through pipes at that moment

Think about all the water leaking through pipes at that moment

Think about all the water filling baths and basins at that moment

Think about all the water falling from showers at that moment

Think about all the water being polluted at that moment

Think about all the taps dripping at that moment

Think about all that water filling plastic and water bottles at that moment

Think about all those plastic bottles of water being transported at that moment

Think about all those plastic bottles of water being sold at that moment

Think about all those empty plastic water bottles floating in the ocean at that moment

Think about all those empty plastic water bottles breaking into micro plastic at that moment

Think about all those empty plastic water bottles washing up on a beach at that moment

Have you lost sight of that original moment that has passed

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A moment of our time – part 31

Revisiting my A Moment of Our Time

Once again I wrote this piece before the corona virus changed all our lives. Hopefully, one day, it will be safe to do all these activities again.

Activities

Think about all those people and what they are doing at that moment

Think about all those people protesting at that moment

Think about all those people trading money at that moment

Think about all those people trading stocks, bonds and shares at that moment

Think about all those people fighting a fire at that moment

Think about all those people making glass at that moment

Think about all those people making tiles at that moment

Think about all those people making fireworks at that moment

Think about all those people making bicycles at that moment

Think about all those people repairing bicycles at that moment

Think about all those people painting commercially at that moment

Think about all those people painting art at that moment

Think about all those people driving a car at that moment

Think about all those people crashing a car at that moment

Think about all those people making jewellery at that moment

Think about all those people making gold jewellery at that moment

Think about all those people selling jewellery at that moment

Think about all those people buying jewellery at that moment

Think about all those people teaching at that moment

Think about all those people gambling at that moment

Think about all those people watching a film in a cinema at that moment

Think about all those people listening to a radio at that moment

Think about all those people listening through the internet at that moment

Think about all those people listening to an orchestra at that moment

Think about all those people listening to a band at that moment

Think about all those people listening to birdsong at that moment

Think about all those people listening to the silence at that moment

Think about all those people listening to the wind at that moment

Think about all those people busking at that moment

Think about all those people making a boat at that moment

Think about all those people paddling a canoe at that moment

Think about all those people surfing at that moment

Think about all those people riding a horse at that moment

Think about all those people riding a bike at that moment

Think about all those people riding a motorbike at that moment

Think about all those people skateboarding at that moment

Think about all those people skating and rollerblading at that moment

Think about all those people ice skating at that moment

Think about all those people doing yoga at that moment

Think about all those people doing Pilates at that moment

Think about all those people in hospital at that moment

Think about all those people who are giving blood at that moment

Think about all those people who are having blood taken at that moment

Think about all those people driving an ambulance at that moment

Think about all those people who are patients at that moment

Think about all those people at the dentist at that moment

Think about all those people getting engaged at that moment

Think about all those people getting married at that moment

Think about all those people getting divorced at that moment

We can never be consciously aware of the passing of every moment

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A moment of our time – part 30

Revisiting part 30 of my A Moment of Our Time

Part 30 of my piece on what is happening at any one given moment is perhaps more relevant in the time of the corona virus as more people are being pushed into poverty and becoming more desperate.

Crime

Think about all that crime and law enforcement at that moment

Think about all those people who are being arrested at that moment

Think about all those people who are being interviewed at that moment

Think about all those people who are being charged at that moment

Think about all those people who are in court at that moment

Think about all those people who are in court and will be judged at that moment

Think about all those people who are taking drugs at that moment

Think about all those people who are shoplifting at that moment

Think about all those people who are stealing cattle at that moment

Think about all those people who are poaching at that moment

Think about all those people who are being arrested at that moment

Think about all those houses being broken into at that moment

Think about all those people being robbed at that moment

Think about all those people who are thieves at that moment

Think about all those people who are pick pockets at that moment

Think about all those people who are fraudsters at that moment

Think about all those people who are art thieves at that moment

Think about all those people who are hackers at that moment

Think about all those people who are slaves at that moment

Think about all those people who are being exploited at that moment

Think about all those people gambling illegally at that moment

Think about all those people who are prisoners in a prison at that moment

Think about all those shops being broken into at that moment

Think about all those offices being broken into at that moment

Think about all those warehouses being broken into at that moment

Think about all the ways those people being robbed at that moment

Think about all those cars being stolen at that moment

Think about all that crime related to taking drugs at that moment

We often have no control over that moment

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A moment of our time – part 29

A revisit to my A Moment of Our Time

I read about the Spanish flu pandemic that started towards the end of the first world war long before I started writing this piece of work. I always thought that we would be hit with another flu pandemic at some point but was quite naive about the level of human stupidity that allowed the current corona virus pandemic to jump species. It really is down to the stupidity of cultural beliefs and we must ensure that it never happens again. So far the numbers of deaths are far below those of the early 20th century flu pandemic but will they stay that way and will we manage to contain it next time.

Culture

Think about all that culture and entertainment at that moment

Think about all those television channels being broadcast at that moment

Think about all those films being shown and broadcast at that moment

Think about all those songs being broadcast at that moment

Think about all those computer games being played at that moment

Think about all those street entertainers performing at that moment

Think about all those auctions taking place at that moment

Think about all those libraries at that moment

Think about all those book shops at that moment

Think about all the art being sold at that moment

A single moment can change your life

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