Cincinnati, United States, America discussed on Scott Sloan
Hope. Good morning, are you Hi. I'm good. How are you? I'm doing fine. I never talked to 101 100 smartest people in America and the world telling the world that's incredible. Yeah, it's uh It's almost too good to be true. You'd think he would've known of these people. If they were so incredible and everything. My family got a big kick out of that one. I think the question after something like that happens is what are you going to do about it? So if you are so influential, what is it? What is it that you've got to say, And that's why I started looking at these things I started looking at well, I turned 50 And I started thinking about. Well, how has the world changed in the last 50 years? Because I want to preach about it or because I think I'm right and I want to push some kind of agenda. I just wanted to tell the story of How things have changed. I think what we cannot see change in our lives. You know, I used to. I staggered by skin getting. I don't know if there is in place left ice skating Cincinnati and more, But there certainly isn't you know that's a good point. Not not not this year. I mean, I grew up up north, and it's still plenty ice up there and, like Carrie, but Get to your point? Yeah, just it seems like a lot. But again that way also tend to look at things the most important times on the ones in which we live. We're very self centered that way that these are the most critical times have an election coming up. Of course you're here. Oh, my God. This is the most important election in the history of the world. Not really. I'm sure the people 100 or 200 years ago, probably would have said the same thing. But it's the times in which we live. However, we have to go back to not just calendar time, but obviously geological time to figure this thing out so It started beginning of this on DH, where we were to where we are now. Yes. Um, And you know, I am interested in that nostalgia, you know, because everybody thinks of things were different when I was a kid, and and then this is a weird winner. Last one was a real winner. And But there's you know, witnesses. Everybody knows weird things happen. But do they add? That was my big question is if you look at times for which we have a lot of data, you've got all these good people down at the USDA. At the A. A that people at the national census We got the National Weather Service. We've got all these good people that have been right on down the temperature and all this kind of business for For you know, every day, every hour of every day way. Got a lot of data. Let's put it that way We've got we've got really, really good data. Okay, So if if you look at that, instead of at the stories, etcetera, you can see that the world has changed. It's changed quite a bit. And what I think is so interesting. Eyes that it's changed quite a lot more than what we as geologists have seen over talismans of years. So so the last 50 years of the world has been important. It's included us included a lot of things that we've done and changed the world. It's It's changed the world at a rate If we look at temperature, and then you know the composition of the sky and all kinds of stuff like that. It's changed as much as say, 1000 years or a couple 1000 years. Could do you know back During past the ice Ages. That's really something from where we stand. We'll say that again, though, because you know the ice ages came in and obviously wiped out. You know, living biology. Let's put it well, not living biology, but rather animals are mammals and like to, we know that because we could study the dinosaur bones and everything else and go back, But how is it worse now? Because we're still alive back then and wiped out an entire In an entire society. If you will of animals today, none of US animals, including humans are wiped out. Yeah, well, you're exactly right. So the Earth does get warmer, and it does get colder and we see that lots of times in the geologic past. What's different about what we see now? Is that everyone happening a lot faster. Your question is, you know why What? Why isn't everything around is going to think you know you lost Willie Mamma's. He lost all this kind of stuff that you don't see the day And then when we go over to the Ecologists suddenly ask them this question. They say, Well, it's not extinct yet, but we should see the numbers going down is a great study came out in England where the F farmers farmers just walk your field count. What's there? And what's no? No, Because you know you need your butterflies were being And they came back with a good deal of decrease we're talking about in the percentage is 10% 30% 40% of amphibians of birds. Bees of all that stuff is kind of at the bottom of the chain. And so we do think they're going to be losers. We do think that something is starting that is going to cause extinctions. And the question is, you know how How far are we gonna let it go or what? I'm gonna do some about it. Let's say that we're at a place where we can still do something about it. Are we gonna or or what should that be? OK, I think that's a very valid point. Now. Recently, there was a protest and it kind of got buried in the news. But one of our council people curse Fields. Bach, who does a lot of things for the fields, announced that he was working the cargo to ban all plastic bags in the city of Cincinnati. Now it sounds like, Hey, we got these plastic bags allegedly. It takes 1000 years for the breakdown. They haven't been around for 1000 years and don't know how you figure that out. But he's probably you know, these folks are probably pretty good at math. Yes, I'm not quite sure s Oh, there's little innocuous plastic bags ball over. And of course, we've got the big patch of garbage in the Pacific Ocean. Largely that are things like plastic bags that don't degrade the clog sewers. They come up the recycling. I get all that whole thing. But the reality is when you look at the facts of it, the plastics that we're talking about are not not not in America responsible lesson a percent of that largely these air, underdeveloped or emerging economies where people just throw their trash in the water like we used to when we were developing economy, so The thing is, it's not not denying climate change, because clearly it's happening. It's always been happening, but it's how much of this is the United States. How much of it can we do here to offset what's happening in places like Asia and in Africa? I get what you're saying. I get what you're saying that these you know, these problems are so large when we look at those great big gyres of plastic garbage sitting around, you know what difference does it make? You know what? What? One or two bags from the grocery store on DH. That's what my book tries to do is say, if you're gonna pick something to dio, what should it be? What? What? Right. Let's do something That's gonna help rather than just make us feel better about ourselves, right? Well, I mean, I think I think I think that you can change that will also save your money..