Can’t really remember when was the last time we got so many windy evenings. Could this be the result of Global Warming? The Greenhouse Effect that so many people have been talking about and the predicted dangers that come with it is slowly being felt.
They say there will be flooding as sea-level rises. They say average temperatures will rise by a degree or so every few years. We can beat floods with proper planning and install more air-conditioning to counter the heat indoors. As for outdoors, the only solution is to avoid them as much as you can.
The real danger which no one wants to talk about, which I think the authorities are fully aware is how higher temperatures affect the mind. I don’t know if there are scientific studies to show the effect of higher average temperatures on the mind but I have proof, though unscientific, but convincing enough, at least to me, to support my claim that it does.
This matter only surfaced recently but what I saw was scary. We are quick to accuse people of faking things because of our own prejudices. We say what we want to say because what we said made us happy, gave us a sense of satisfaction but in the process we didn’t realize the harm our irrational behavior had on other people.
I know of a certain someone who at one time in his life was acclaimed to be amongst the best minds in the world. He is now decimated with a disease that eats up the neurons in his head and I am very sure it is because of the heat. At a very important gathering this genius was reduced to an insignificant entity who could only mumble ‘I can’t remember’ to questions put forth to him. It was so heart breaking to see him searching for his memory for very-very important recollections that even Alzheimer patients would remember. The confusion written all over his face when he uttered ‘I can’t remember’ brought tears to my eyes. Luckily the heat did not infect his bloated and inflated ego.
I was suspicious but not convinced but when another member of the same forum, couldn’t remember a good friend who use to party with him in expensive eateries and who use to have secret meetings with him with important dignitaries, I began to pay more attention to this new theory. I guess what convinced me was when shown a clip of his good friend, he went so far as to accuse his once best friend and banker and financier of either being mad or drunk. That’s it, I am convinced, it must be the weather, it must be Global Warming which has turned into Glokal Warming, it must be the Greenhouse Gases.
I waited eagerly for more proof that we are in grave danger when God answered my prayers. As if to make my work easier, He gave me proof in the same forum. A very eminent gentleman, a man so refined and impeccable couldn’t remember someone who went for holidays with him. He couldn’t remember the man who paid for his trip to ski in a land so far away. He couldn’t even remember his itinerary.
I hope, some scientist out there would conduct a study on this danger for I fear, it is infectious, highly infectious. Before it becomes an epidemic or even pandemic please do something about it. I would like to remember my friends when I grow old. I would like to remember who helped me in my times of need. I would like to remember who loan or gave me money and who paid for my vacations. Please God, help us.