Monday, February 2, 2015
Gaia crying out in agony: Forgive us Mother for we have sinned
Here’s a quote from NPR from 2/1/15 about the sounds glaciers make:
"Oh, they moan and they groan," says Grant Deane, a researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography…” Deane is one of the authors of a new study that interprets the acoustics of glacial melting.
"Yes, it's like they're speaking to us, but it's a language that we don't yet understand well," he says.
How dense can we be? Has technology turned us into unfeeling robots?
While modern society is in denial, indigenous people understand this language all too well, feeling it all the way down to their bones. With tears running down their faces, mortified at their impotency, native peoples hear their mother, Gaia, crying out in agony as we rend her limb from limb.
*Photograph is of ice in Portsmouth harbor, broken apart into giant slabs and thrust up on Pierce Island by the tide.