Join the Fight for Global Warming

Tartarus - a son of Uranus and Gaia (Courtesy

The Earth has always known how to protect itself. Greek mythology tells of Gaia, the mother goddess who presided over the earth. She was the mate of Uranus and the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.

In modern times, a new look at Gaia has suggested that all living organisms make up a dynamic system that forms the Earth’s biosphere. This biosphere keeps the Earth as a suitable environment for life. The Gaia theory views the Earth itself as a self-regulating organism.

The Earth, and its biosphere, that includes you and me, is under attack. The coronavirus has seen its opportunity and is trying to replace humanity. The Earth has only one defense to offer – heat. Like influenza, coronavirus is a respiratory infection that typically survives longer in colder environments. Although we do not yet know if COVID-19 cases will start to decline when the weather turns warmer, Gaia has been preparing for this attack for some time. Yes, Global Warming is simply Gaia’s response to the coronavirus.

But we foolish humans, with only the haziest idea as to the workings of the universe, are trying to thwart Gaia’ effort. Unthinking masses are willing to follow an ignorant schoolgirl and try to stop the Earth warming.

Gaia was not one to follow the herd. First, she rebelled against her husband Uranus who had imprisoned several of her giant-sons. She then joined Zeus in his rebellion but came into conflict with Zeus over his binding of her Titan-sons in Tartaros. She birthed a tribe of Gigantes (Giants) and later the monster Typhoeus in a failed attempt to overthrow him.
It is time to join Gaia and rebel against the “experts”. We must increase our emissions of carbon dioxide, the so-called greenhouse gas.

Here are the steps that we can all take to help our planet warm up, to fight coronavirus:

  1. Your car, buy one that uses the most fuel. Each gallon of gas it uses will help the atmosphere with 25 pounds of heat-trapping gases.
  2. Eat more meat, especially beef. The emissions from a pound of beef help 18 times more than a pound of pasta.
  3. Make your house less airtight. In most homes, air leaks account for only 15 to 25 percent of the heat from the furnace in winter. You can do better than this by removing any insulation. Your fuel bills will be higher, but it is all in a good cause.
  4. Change the light bulbs. Make sure that you have no LED light bulbs. This can help you use some 15 percent more electricity.
  5.  And a big contribution to Gaia’s plan for the Earth, wash clothes in very hot water. Although, with today’s detergents they will be just as clean as with cold water, hot water washes use five times the energy and thus create five times the emissions.

There are many other ways you can help get more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and warm our planet. Together, we can beat the coronavirus.

About the Author
The author has been living in Rehovot since making Aliya in 1970. A retired physicist, he divides his time between writing adventure novels, getting his sometimes unorthodox views on the world into print, and working in his garden. An enthusiastic skier and world traveller, the author has visited many countries. His first novels "Snow Job - a Len Palmer Mystery" and "Not My Job – a Second Len Palmer Mystery" are published for Amazon Kindle. The author is currently working on the third Len Palmer Mystery - "Do Your Job".
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