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Operation Burning Man – Roger Ingalls

Operation Burning Man (a.k.a. OBM) has no connection to the week long event in the Nevada desert that celebrates radical self-expression and self-reliance. OBM is a newly proposed theory that provides an alternative explanation for global warming.

Until recently, the few remaining climate change deniers claimed global warming was not really happening. Faced with overwhelming data these deniers are starting to acknowledge that the Earth’s temperature is increasing. Even a scientific denier hired by the Koch Brothers is changing his tune. However, the deniers are holding firm to the notion that man is not the cause of climate change. The denying has shifted from “global warming is not occurring” to “man is not causing global warming”.

The new OBM theory is presented because all other crutches used by the deniers have scientifically fallen apart. One crutch claimed the rising temperature was caused by the Earth’s precession, orbit, tilt and wobble but these do not correlate with the warming. Another claim falsely accused real scientists of creating fake data. A common statement made by deniers is Mars and Pluto have increasing temperatures and Earth is just doing the same thing. However, Kindergarten-science can easily explain the environmental changes on Mars and Pluto which have no relevance to changes on Earth. Pluto has an elliptical orbit and recently had a near Sun flyby so it will continue to warm for a few more years before cooling again. Periodically, Mars has huge dust storms and its atmosphere heats dramatically while the surface cools. Deniers cherry pick the data to claim a rise in temperature but it is just as correct to claim the opposite if you’re examining the Martian surface.

With all denier crutches debunked, the new OBM theory was developed. Aliens are using a large lens to focus the radiation from a distant star onto Earth to warm it.  This experiment is similar to a young boy using a magnifying glass to burn ants on the sidewalk (click for video). It is speculated that this is an alien military experiment, hence the name Operation Burning Man which is similar to the naming convention used by the U.S. military (e.g. Operation Desert Storm and Operation Shock and Awe). The purpose of this alien experiment is unknown but the deniers are currently putting the question to their Magic 8 Ball so a convoluted answer should soon be delivered by a Mermaid riding a Golden Unicorn.

The deniers have also given new life to an old motto…Truth is Stranger than Fiction!

Picture by Susan Brack

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Roger Ingalls is well traveled and has seen the good and bad of many foreign governments. He hopes his blogging will encourage readers to think more deeply about the American political system and its impact on US citizens and the international community.

My Cosmic Birthday – Roger Ingalls

According to western culture, I have a milestone birthday today.

For the past few weeks my wife has been telling our friends, “Roger has a big birthday coming up”. So everyone’s been asking, “How old are you?”

I pause and give a little smirky-smile before answering the question. My response is similar to the one I give when asked, “Where are you from?” I’m an alien, I come from the stars. I’m an evolving coalescent-blob of star dust with my family tree tracing back to the Big Bang. Just like everything else in the Universe, I’m 13.7 billion years old. Okay, scientifically speaking, many of the heavier elements that make up most of my body were created by hot stars 4.5 billion years ago but these newer elements were derived from the older ones.

Eventually, my body, like all things, will be broken down and recycled or reincarnated into something else. In a few billion years, when our sun supernovas, the elements that were once part of my body will be blown back into deep space, from where I once came.

Everything comes from the same place and is recycled over and over. The Universe, Earth and Mother Nature are in a constant cycle of building up and breaking down. In reality there is no hierarchical food chain and there is no survival of the fittest, all things – big and small – eventually get eaten by something.

Most people, when they take a moment to think, understand this cyclical process. But yet, modern society endorses an economic system based on infinite growth that is counter to the realities of nature. Infinite growth cannot and does not exist, all things break down. Look around, cheap energy is gone, clean water is limited, fertile soil is gone as well as many other essentials. Our economic system of taking without giving back has stripped the Earth of necessities required for long-term human existence. Humanity may have hit the apex with the breakdown soon beginning. If we continue with the infinite growth system, the fall will be catastrophic.

My birthday wish: extend man’s existence. To prolong humanity, we need to develop or return to an Earth friendly economic system. Man’s extinction and the return to stardust are inevitable but we can slow it down, if we wish.

For those interested, I turned 50 today. I’m feeling a little cosmic with a sense of urgency.

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Roger Ingalls is well traveled and has seen the good and bad of many foreign governments. He hopes his blogging will encourage readers to think more deeply about the American political system and its impact on US citizens and the international community.

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