Big Hope in Big Wooly Mammoths

Commenting on this article from Fast Track:

It will take creative, bold, and urgent steps to slow climate change. One of the most unusual ideas is to re-introduce Wooly Mammoths to the Siberian areas with permafrost (about 70% of Russia’s land mass). The amount of methane being released by the melting of up to 90m thick layers is like throwing gas on an already raging fire.

Ideas like using ancient DNA to recreate herds of these creatures (and introducing bison and other herds to the areas in the meantime may sound crazy, but the JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) has looked it over and found it to actually be more than plausible. And, the teams working on getting that DNA from a frozen Mammoth are actually within a few years of being able to modify elephants to adapt to the climate.

The great thing about our era is the fact that if you want to support this, you can go to Kickstarter and contribute with your dollars if not through your advocacy.

We clearly can’t talk those who think money is the biggest priority on this planet into alternate agendas, yet. But, when this becomes a logical means of keeping our expenses from rising seas lower, there’s likely to be big-business and state support for herd-building.

This isn’t the slow descent into a dystopian future, but the challenge of a lifetime to overcome challenges like no age has seen before.




I've always been a writer and storyteller, having lived with and learned from one of the greatest storytellers of all time, my Dad, Big Jim Mowery. I want to use my ability to write and tell stories to demonstrate that change is possible, because I have changed. I hope that by opening my heart and mind for others, and telling the stories that have changed me, it will ripple out though my readers, and inspire positive change in others. When the ripples harmonize, they become waves. I encourage dialogue, and hope that, no matter whether you agree or disagree with me, you'll choose to engage in civil discourse with me an others. I see opportunity in engagement, and accept that it's attached to emotions. I feel that as long as there is a commitment to remain engaged, riding the emotional waves will not capsize the boat. I often write from a non-linear perspective, seeing the connections between past, present and future from another unseen dimension. This may seem like jumping around, but hopefully, when you consider more than chronology, you'll see the connections and how it's possible that our future affects our past. As strange as that sounds. I'll save you the time of stereotyping me. Because I've changed, and when you consider my entire experience, I don't think I fit in any box. So, any stereotypes, whether applied to my perceived past or present are not useful - because it ignores the future in which I may change. If consistency is your objective to validate an opinion, then I'd only urge you to reconsider and embrace the process of change to reach a broader and more accepting perspective. More than anything, I hope to leave you with the realization that love is the most important thing, and that we share a special planet that is not alone in the galaxy or universe in providing self-aware intelligent beings the ability to use space-time to learn chronological lessons - and then rise above that dimension to see new perspectives and understandings. We can change, be changed, and affect change. But, sometimes, the path that leads to peace is to let it be.

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