A new theory of Global Warming…

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The surrounding mountains echoed with the sound of thunder all through last night. Just noise, little lightning, absolutely no rain. Nina slept with me in full alert. I woke, saw people were burning so, I did the same. Some rain then began to fall. I still hosed the wood shack next to Il Poggiolo’s back entrance and the nearby crepe myrtles and box-woods. Good that I did: the cut limbs, branches & leaves from my last Big Garden Clean were so tinder-dry, spiralling tendrils of flames & ash leapt up from the pyre. In a jiffy all was burnt. Then, the rain stopped. 15 minutes of fire & spray. What a combo. While standing watch and getting damp too, I thought…

why’s there so little rain with these periodic thunderstorms? What’s keeping them from making rain? H2O is such a basic chemical concoction. Where’s the problem? And the mental air-waves responded…

there’s so much electricity ricocheting in the air… from what we can’t seem to live without but, mostly cellphones & other forms of tele-communications… ¬†all the atmosphere can do is produce a Noise & Light Show and little else. Or, in a few extraordinary instances, the electrical charges build to such a crescendo, particularly over Italy’s¬†conurbations… Florence was the last to be devastated. Milan & Venice have had their episodes too. Malpensa Airport terminal was flooded. Water spouts galore over the Venetian lagoon… until the collected electricity can’t stand it any longer and it lets loose with a chaotic Wind, Rain, Lightning Armageddon. And this is what the civil defence authorities expect with each & every forecast for thunderstorms now. In fact, yesterday, as You & I dined with the great folk down at Codiponte’s volunteer ambulance service’s Mid-Summer Eat Fest… sea-food was the entire menu plus some terrifically delicious desserts at the end… the director at our table told us an alert had just been issued by La Protezione Civile at Noon until Monday evening for flash floods, high winds… end-of-the-world disasters. Meant he had to be at the ready for more than 24 hours. While out walking The Dogs later this morning… post-fire… I sounded out the local Codiponte Populace with My New Global Warming Theory. 80% Approval Rating. Not bad. I may be onto something. So, I am trying to use as little electricity as possible. Just my lap-top to tap this post. No sense testing the Electricity Gods. We need the water!!! Gads.

 

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