Geology and Our Lives

Hey, you, sitting here surrounded by the world we humans created. The world we brought into being through language, through acquired skills from thoughts and dreams. We built this world from raw materials defined by geology. Most of the basics come from the soils and rocks near where we happen to be. Cityscapes are made of buildings that mimic the colors of the local stones, whose quarries lie within an easy day’s travel. Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, respectively created using golden sandstone in Sydney or Melbourne’s black basalt. Consider New York with its Brownstones, Athens with its white marble and limestone. Everywhere we look, our built environment grew out of the ground like anthills made from the same very gravel that is in the ground.

Then there are the modern materials; plastics, steel, wood, cement and glass composed of materials that came from the ground in different places.

Then we have the energy sources, whose mix is peculiar to each society. Coal, nuclear gas or oil, which emanate from geology married with technology. Show me the capabilities of an oil refinery, and I’ll tell you something about the society it feeds!

And then we have renewables, those resources that are not based on a finite reservoir of stored energy. Those may mark the departure from being linked to the ground, presenting as they do the same possibilities wherever they are deployed. The decoupling of renewables with the ground erases local advantage; since they operate anywhere equally well or badly, national economies gain no advantage from their deployment; and perhaps that is the plan of globalists. Remove local advantage with a view to the eventual erasure of nation states.


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