There’s an old saying, “Everybody talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.” Well, that’s a true statement, in so far as it goes. No one does anything about the weather because we don’t have the technology or know-how to do anything about it. That led me to the questions of whether we would or should do something about the weather.

We likely would try to do something about the weather, if we had the technology and the know-how, but that leaves the question of whether we should. I think the answer to that is no, we shouldn’t. weather is a part of our atmosphere. The atmosphere shifts over the earth below, whether continent or ocean. That’s what produces weather. There are currents in the atmosphere, much like there are currents in the ocean, largely for the same reason — the rotation of the earth.

What I’m trying to say is that if we halt or alter the weather in one place, it would change things in other places. If we made it rain in the Sahara, for example, that could cause a drought somewhere else. Human nature being what it is, the wealthier people would get the ideal weather and the poorer ones would get the storms and droughts.

I may be cynical here, but if you look at humanity’s track record, you will see that the resources usually end up in the hands of the few, often to the detriment of the many. That’s true even in most of the former communist regimes. There is always an elite group that has more than the rest. It would be nice if we could share and share alike, but that’s not our nature. Weather would end up as a commodity, like oil, gold, and food. It would be controlled by the elite, the wealthy, the few. The rest of us would have to make do with what’s left over.

Knowing what the weather will be, without the ability to control it would be a good thing for everyone. Knowledge is a beautiful thing. If we knew for certain what the weather would be for a given area, we would be able to plan for it. We are nearly there now, but we still have a way to go before we can be precise weather forecasting. There, too, there is room for abuse. It’s a smaller room, but it is there. The only place for that abuse would be in battle situations, or as a way to extort people. Don’t laugh, it’s a real possibility. Think about it. If someone could precisely predict where a hurricane would hit, they could choose to withhold that information or force others to pay for it. Either way, it’s a recipe for disaster.

“Everybody talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” Maybe that’s a good thing.


I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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