The world is changing around us. This is the second year in a row that we have had a mild winter here in Calgary. While this means no -30C and enjoying a 5C day mid February, it also means that something serious is happening to our environment.

Over the past few years the world has experienced hurricanes, tsunamis, earth quakes, freinkenstorms… And now… Crazy meteors large enough to actually cause injury.

This worries me, but not for the reason you may think.

Climate change happens. We just haven’t seen a huge change in a few lifetimes. But this isn’t the earths first go round at it.

In comparison to the substantial and life altering changes of the ice ages and the dark years, this is pretty well nothing to get twisted over. But it does bring about the question of whether or not there is anything that we can do about it…. And if we should do something.

The truth is that ninety nine percent of all species will face extinction, but this isn’t ours. It may be a way to thin out the herd however. I certainly do not mean to sound callouss, but this happens all the time in nature. When one species becomes too dominant the chain of control changes. For example, when an invasive species alters the Eco system of its surroundings, those surroundings have few options. One, adapt and change. Two, the environment develops tools to cut down the numbers or control of the dominant group.

Just an interesting thought. Something to toss around a bit.