神の怒り/The Wrath of God

以下は、私がボケーっと考えたことで、何の科学的根拠もありません。

The following is just a random thought I had and has no scientific basis whatsoever.

バベルの塔は、人間が天にも届かん高い塔を建てようとしたことへの対抗として、神が人類の言葉をバラバラにした、というお話しだったと記憶しています。

II remember the story of the Tower of Babel, in which God tore apart the language of mankind as a response to man’s attempt to build a tower so high that it could reach the sky.

石炭や石油を掘り、燃料として電力を自由自在に操り、車、船、鉄道、飛行機が縦横無尽に行き交う光景を見ると、神様は何を思うのでしょうか。ひょっとしたら、地球を温暖化させることで人間に警鐘を鳴らしているのかも知れません。

What does God think when He sees cars, ships, trains, and airplanes coming and going in all directions, digging for coal and oil, and freely manipulating electricity as fuel? Perhaps He is sounding an alarm to human beings by making the earth warmer.

(神様のつぶやき)人間は本当に身勝手な生き物じゃ。動物も植物もそこまでの横暴は働かない。人間の行き過ぎを何とか食い止めんきゃならない。少し地球の温度を上げて、困らせてやろうかな。。。

God murmuring) Human beings are truly selfish creatures. Neither animals nor plants are capable of such arrogance. I have to do something to stop human beings’ excesses. Maybe I should raise the temperature of the earth a little to annoy them…

(人間界の議論)石炭や石油を燃やすと地球が温暖化する。温暖化の悪影響は災害の多発や食料問題など多岐にわたる。二酸化炭素の排出量を削減するために出来ることをしよう。太陽光、風力、水力など二酸化炭素を排出しない形で発電しなくちゃだめだ。まさに今起こっている議論です。20年後、30年後、は世界中に風車が配置され、太陽光パネルが設置されるでしょう。

(Discussion of the human beings) Burning coal and oil causes global warming. The negative effects of global warming range from more frequent disasters to food problems. Let’s do what we can to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. We need to generate electricity in ways that do not emit carbon dioxide, such as solar, wind, and hydro power. In 20 or 30 years, there will be windmills and solar panels all over the world.

(神様のつぶやき)おお、人間も温暖化の危険について気づいたようじゃ。再生可能エネルギーとは、よく名付けたものじゃ。さて、どうなるかな。

(God murmuring) Oh, it seems that humans have realized the dangers of global warming. Renewable energy is a good name for it. Let’s see what happens.

(2050年ごろの地球)あれ、以前に比べて風が吹かなくなったようだ。太陽光もなんか弱くなったように思うんだけど。再生可能エネルギーの出力は落ちてきているぞ。世界中で電力不足が生じてしまった。困った。

(Earth in the year 2050) Hey, the wind doesn’t seem to be blowing as much as it used to. The sunlight seems to be getting weaker. Renewable energy output is dropping. There are power shortages all over the world. I’m in trouble.

(神様のつぶやき)人間はなんでも思い通りになるといつもいつも思うようじゃが、そうはいかん、ということじゃ。何か新しいやり方を考えつくかな?

(God murmuring) Human beings always seem to think that everything will turn out the way they want it to, but that’s not the case. Can they think of anything new to do?

私自身は、現在の地球温暖化が進行していること自体、人間が地球に支払うべき税金だ、というような考え方をしています。便利を追求し、好き勝手なことをすることは許さないよ、という警鐘だと思います。そういう考え方に立てば、太陽光や風から電力を得続けると考えること自体もそれほど保証されたことではないかと何となく心配します。勿論、石炭や石油を燃やすことに較べれば温暖化には良策なんでしょうが。

My own view is that the current global warming is itself a tax that humans should pay to the earth. I think it is a wake-up call that we should not allow ourselves to do whatever we want in pursuit of convenience. With that kind of thinking, I somehow worry that the idea of continuing to get power from sunlight and wind is not that much of a guarantee in itself. Of course, compared to burning coal and oil, it’s a better solution to global warming.

Published by freerthanbird/鳥よりも自由

旅行、サイクリング、ゴルフ、ダイビング、ドローンなどを勝手気ままに楽しんでいます。フィリピンの企業に勤め、フィリピンで生活しています。 I enjoy traveling, cycling, golf, diving, and drones at will. I am a Japanese, work for a company in the Philippines and live in the Philippines.

2 thoughts on “神の怒り/The Wrath of God

  1. 💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    💎 We ARE Confused, Arrogant and Aloof EveryOne, for those of YOU!!! who Worship Deities, Most Scientists and Scholars this Post Makes Perfect Sense; unlike The Babble of “Babel” EveryBody…for Those of Us with Eyes Wide Open its very different; breaking down thus:

    🌍 1. Our Planet, that Some Name Gaia, is a Sentient Entity
    🌎 2. She is 4.5+ Billion Years Young while Religion and “God” ARE Only as Old as of about 5000 Years ago
    🌏 3. Religious Faith requires no proof or evidence, neither does belief in ancient civilisations more advanced than We ARE NOW!!!

    …in Summary Gaia has Experienced Birth 4.5 Billion Years ago, Spawned Life such as Dinosaurs, Initiated Human Extinction events such as Wiping Out Human Civilisations like Lemuria, Atlantis and Pompeii with Natural Disasters, ushered in Ages such as Ice 🧊 Ages and is Currently Relatively Settled; yet SHE!!! is UnEasy about Our Human Arrogance in THINKING!!! SHE!!! is UnAble to Take Care of HERSELF!!! so SHE!!! is Moving Icebergs 🧊 and We May Be In for another Biblical Flood with No Arks and another Ice Age…the Inuit and other Cold Weather Dwellers will be AOK; the Rest of The Population will Flee and Flock towards to The relatively Warmer Climes of The Tropics and The Equator…hopefully We Will Cease this NoneSense about Global Warming before any of this happens; thereby Allowing Gaia to Get on with HER!!! Job of Looking After HERSELF!!! which (WITCH!!! 🧙 🪄🧹) SHE!!! has Done Very Well for 4.5 Billion Years 👏🏾 👍🏾 😀 👌🏾 🙌 😄 👏🏾

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    …💎💎💎…

  2. What a fun thought! I agree that humans must understand that our actions have consequences (the “tax” you mentioned). But it’s sad that other creatures we share our earth with must pay the price too.

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