Friday, December 03, 2010

When All Else Fails Call On The Gods!

As I sit here in the office shivering, the heat at a minimum to save money and the temperatures outside not to break freezing, I decided to see what they're doing in sunny Cancun at the Climate Change summit.

We know the true believers are having problems since science, real science, tends to debunk their theories. Knowing this I guess it shouldn't surprise me that the woman moderating the discussions called upon a deity to guide them. A female deity yet. Ix Chel. The Mayan jaguar goddess also know as the Mayan goddess of the moon.

When all else fails... I've got to tell you this gal wore many hats in her day. In addition to her cat and moon duties, she was also the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. Ms. Figueres, said moderator, might just be the goddess of spin. As she herself said, "May she inspire you - because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change using both reason and creativity as your tools."

In other words, do what you must to make the argument believable!

Back to Ix Chel, or Lady Rainbow, the insurer of fertility, is also sometimes know as the goddess of catastrophe - the woman who stands by while the world floods. An interesting goddess to call upon for guidance regarding climate change! Her name, by the way is pronounced "ee chell". Put an 'sh' before that ee and you have shee chell or she shall. The question is she shall what? Only the gods know!

On that note I'm off for a few days. Enjoy the break and see you late next week!


Florence said...

I think that carbon emissions will lead to global warming but I am galled that they fly off to these meetings every year--last year Copenhagen and this year Cancun. Who pays for all these meetings and trips and hotels anyway??

Margie's Musings said...

Who do you think, Florence? :)

I too believe there is something to the climate change/global warming thing..especially when we see the ice cap receding so far.