From Chinese antiques history, the way we speak of carbon depends on which kind we relate to best. Marco Polo did not drag sacks of coal back from China, rather diamonds and gemstones. This was Chinese carbon that had risen above it's station, as my English cousin Sir Frawncis would say, and blossomed into diamonds that enlighten our hearts. Amazing, versatile diamonds which can also on a drill bit, cut through everything else on a construction site. Or carbon is most often seen and found as dirty old coal, causing fear that the coming Olympics will become a farce on many levels.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute have created a color map of the pollution around mother earth. Pollution on this world map measures NO2 in the air, that is dirty coal emissions. Red, which is most of east China from Beijing to below Shanghai,is dirtiest. Dark blue, as in most of Canada and the Sahara desert is clean air. While America and Europe have cleaned up in recent decades, central Germany, London, Moscow, north Italy are red zones. So we know they are not creating diamonds in those locations, but filthy poisoned air.
These foul coal plants without the new filters are powering their energy needs with something that emits poisonous NO2 into the air we breathe. Hello, there Black Hat Wong Coal. Not wearing your newly designed diaper filters again we see. Look at you spew, Bart Coal: you should be ashamed of yourself. Look at that red map zone, watch those people in filthy air with masks to their faces as they hurry to get inside out of the filthy air. And this is the air to breathe for elite athletes of the world in the coming Olympic Games.
No surprise that the world's faster marathon runner has studied the terrain and decided it would exact too much damage to his lungs and body to run that fast, up and down those demanding hills. He, not a Roman slave, decided after several practice runs in which he ran past people holding masks to their faces, that forcing greater inhalation of that air, into those perfect lungs, was not worth the risk. So one by one, participants to these rather Black Bart Coal Olympics decide they will pass until the Committee decides on a more democratic and less hypocritical Diamonds Olympics.
Australia and Canada, democracies with the new diamond finds and minds, would say pick me, pick me. China has much dirty coal, Canada and Australia also has the coal. But we have diamonds, and democracy too, and in such volume anew, that the net has created short cuts for diamonds from mine right to you. We do not ship coal, you know who to see for that. But our net warehouse keys are unlocked and nobody's in there, to sniff down her nose and say you'd pay me that little for this much, what do you take me for?
Well, we took you for a hindrance, a lump of coal, so instead you no here any more. Just smiling bins of diamonds, gemstones, net price low bids. Bid low, sweet chariot, come back and see if you won. If not, then carry on, some low bid auction diamonds coming round again. Have fun. Skip the traffic accident and the fat lady who grabs; is that why the news says we will shop 17 percent more on the net this year, while retail sales stay stagnant. Oh, the kettle's boiling, I will just click this low bid, make the tea, and we shall see, if that blue sky is the true blue diamond for the world, air we can breath, water we can drink. It could happen.
Derek Dashwood enjoys noticing positive ways we progress, the combining of science into the humanities to measure politics and use and wise use of power and love at