The other thing I think causes global warming, and changing weather patterns are huge dam complexes.
Rivers are supposed to flow as a means of recycling water, minerals and pure water to the lands below them.
This was used used in ancient times by the Arabian culture. They obviously used a different technology to harness power from water, but I remember seeing it somewhere.
I am am sure it was for irrigation. Pumping water.
Horrible that the Jewish community are getting bomb scare calls in America. I have a deep respect for Judaic thought, culture, and tradition. Pity about the political situation, but the worshippers are not the ones who are making political decisions.
There is a huge disparity between a religion and it's religious leaders, when the leaders say they are making decisions based on religion, and the religious doctrine is at odds with their leaders actions.
I made a very broad sweeping statement in a previous post, which was not thought through. I am still not thinking clearly.
We we are all compromised by our understanding of the past. The truth comes from individual stories.
I sat with an elderly gentleman today who has dementia. He was as lucid as he has been for a long time apparently. His enduring memories were of his youth plowing three in hand deep ploughing before the Germans occupied Jersey. This was the happiest year of his life.
I don't know if Jersey ever had any reparation for occupation here. There was slave labour used by the Germans, Spanish, Russians, Ukraine, ... and cemented into our island their lives and heritage.
Of note is the German underground hospital, where we tell the realities of this invasion, and remember it. .. Many Islanders put their lives at risk of firing squads, for another woman's son.
Right now we need a new hospital. It is going to cost us about £400, million. If I were to say this was a reparation for our island for what all of our island has remembered every liberation day, it would be a great way to put my own cards down on the who wants what table!
Not a lot really, considering the impact the occupation has had on the psyche of this island.