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  1. The beginning of the End is a narrative book about global climatic change and species extinction menace for all humanity. Besides nuclear weapons growing menace around the world.
    El Principio del Fin es un libro en narrativa, sobre el calentamiento global y la extinción de las especies que amenazan a la humanidad.
    Is a personal effort initiated when I was five years looking nature flora and fauna species in páramos, mangroves, mountain glaciers, wetlands, rainforest and coral reefs, until comprobate that human beings are destroying nature interactions and creating conditions for the sixth species extinction. More than fifty years learning nature; flora and fauna species language.
    Es un esfuerzo iniciado cuando tenía cinco años, observando las especies de flora y fauna en la naturaleza; en páramos, manglares, en glaciares de montaña, humedales, selvas lluviosas y arrecifes coralinos, hasta comprobar que los seres humanos estamos destruyendo las interacciones entre especies de la naturaleza, y creando las condiciones para la sexta extinción de especies.
    A four tomes book narrated by a Danish and a German girls and two Colombian boys, after drink a magic fish and river shrimp in Aguaclara river basin near Buenaventura in the Biogeographic Chocó rain forest. Until return forty years after, like seventy years old people. The tome 1 and 2 book are written in English. Four tomes in Spanish. I need translate and and high level review for the all book.
    Un libro de cuatro tomos, narrado por una muchacha danesa y una muchacha alemana y dos jóvenes colombianos, después de beber un caldo mágico de peces y camarones de río, en la cuenca del río Aguaclara, cerca del puerto de Buenaventura, en la selva lluviosa del Chocó Biogeográfico. Hasta retornar cuarenta años después, ya viejos de 70 años de edad. El tomo 1 y el tomo 2, están escritos en Ingles. Los cuatro tomos están escritos en español.
    The four tomes book is a travel around the world looking earth beauties and human being destruction; including bees, elephants, rhinos, sharks, gorillas, petrous coral species. The critical climatic situation; forestall fires like storns, hurricanes destruction in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico Bermuda…, tornadoes in the Central USA states, coral reefs whiteness and died in Australian barrier, high temperatures in California, Bangladesh, India, Paquistán, Arizona, Spain, Portugal. Eighty one %, of rivers species extinction.
    El libro de cuatro tomas, es un viaje alrededor del mundo, observando las bellezas de la tierra y la destrucción causada por los seres humanos; incluyendo las abejas, elefantes, rinocerontes, especies de corales. La crítica situación climática; los incendios forestales, la destrucción de los huracanes en Houston, La Florida, Puerto Rico, Bermuda. Los tornados en los Estados del Centro de Estados Unidos, el blanqueamiento y muerte de los arrecifes coralinos en Australia, las temperaturas extremas en California, Bangladesh, India, Arizona, España, Portugal. Ochenta y uno por ciento de las especies de agua dulce se extinguieron en el mundo.
    I believe books area a good message to humanity for reduce the Carbone dioxide, other GEI emissions, and species extinction for water and life conservation. Besides pray and fight for avoid the nuclear weapons menace. A text for a global film.
    Considero que los libros contienen buen mensaje a la humanidad, para reducir el dióxido de carbono, emisiones de otros gases de invernadero y la extinción de especies para conservación del agua y la vida.
    Trato de conseguir la edición de los libros en inglés. Envío dos tomos, el Índice, el Prefacio y dos capítulos, para su estudio y su consideración.
    Atentamente. Oscar Rivera Luna Palmira Cauca Valley Colombia. Carrera 28 número 27-17. [email protected]
    Atentamente.Oscar Rivera Luna. Palmira Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Carrera 28 número 27-17. [email protected]

    THE BEGINNING OF THE END

    Global Climatic Change

    Oscar Rivera Luna

    Copyright etc.

    INDEX

    PREFACE 9
    CHAPTER I. FROM VALLE DEPARTMENT TO THE 13

    CHAPTER II. LIFE ON THE CRYSTAL CLEAR RIVERS, FLOOD PLAINS, SLOPES AND MOUNTAINS OF THE HUMID TROPICAL FOREST.THE FIRST STAGE OF THE DREAM. A QUICK TRIP THROUGH UNKNOWECOSYSTEMS 19

    CHAPTER III. GORGONA AND GORGONILLA, FORESTED EMERALDS OF THE
    PACIFIC REEFS ………………………………………………………………………..27

    CHAPTER IV. FROM SAN JUAN RIVER TO THE BAY OF UTRÍA, MANGROVE SWAMP, CORAL REEFS, THE MIGRATION OF WHALES IN THE HUMBOLDT CURRENT………. ………………………………………………………………………31

    CHAPTER V. THUS WAS THE SHADED COFEE FARM, BUT TECHNOLOGY AND VIOLENCE ARRIVED…………………………………………………………..37

    CHAPTER VI. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTIVE FORCES AND THE SOCIAL CONFLICTS IN THE GEOGRAPHICAL VALLE………………………… 41

    CHAPTER VII. THE CENTRAL MASSIF, SUPERPÁRAMO AND HIDROGRAFIC STAR..……………………………………………………………………………………47

    CHAPTER VIII. WATERSHED OF THE CAQUETA RIVER, MANGROVES OF THE
    MIRA RIVER. THE STORY OF CHANA AND MIGUEL.TARCINO AND THE DOLPHIN. THE STUPIDITY OF THE NARANJO CANAL 53

    CHAPTER IX. TRIP TO GALAPAGOS, WILDLIFE SANCTUARY. DIVING TO ABYSSAL DEPTHS. THE EVOLUTION OF SPECIES. DARWIN´S APPRENTISHIP…………………..……………………………………………………61

    CHAPTER X. EQUATOR, SACK OF GENES AND TRADITIONAL LORE,
    OF THE INCA. AT THE SUMMIT OF THE ANDES.THE SCOURGE OF TERRORISM FROM THE COAST TO THE FRIGID HIGHLANDS…………………65
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    CHAPTER XI. THE HIGHEST LAKE IN THE WORLD, DESECRATION OF THE GRAVES OF TIHUANACO CIVILIZATION. SALT-FLATS. THE DRYEST DESERT IN THE WORLD CONCEALS A LATENT GARDEN………………………………..71.

    CHAPTER XII. BETWEEN THE ANDES AND THE OCEAN, THE CARAVAN OF DEATH.THE ANTARCTIC…………………………………………………………….75

    CHAPTER XIII. THE OZONE LAYER DISAPPEARS OVER THE ANTARCTIC. THE CONCERT OF WHALES. TIERRA DEL FUEGO AND PAMPA.FOSSILS OF MEGARAPTOR IN THE ALUVIAL DEPOSITS. MACABRE INHERITANCE OF DICTATORSHIP………………………………………………………………………..83

    CHAPTER XIV. THE LARGE PORT CITY. THE RIVERMOUTH.THE DELTA OF THE PARANÁ…………………………………………………………………………..91

    CHAPTER XV. GREAT SWAMP, WATERWAY, AN IRRATIONAL DREAM.ITAIPÚ DAM, IGUAZÚ FALLS. FROST IN THE COFFEE ZONE……95

    CHAPTER XVI. THE DREAM ABOUT THE CARNIVAL AT RIO AND THE CRUEL TRUTH ESCAPE OF AFRICAN BEES IMPORTED BY A RECKLESS SCIENTIST………………………………………………………………………………99

    CHAPTER XVII. THE STORY OF RUBBER AND RUBBER-TAPPERS……… 105

    CHAPTER XVIII. DEPREDATION OF THE FOREST OF THE AMAZON. FIRES, PIRACY OF BIRDS, APES AND ORNAMENTAL FISH, LETHAL TO THE GLOBAL CLIMATE. FAZENDEIROS. GARIMPEIROS, GOLD FEVER.HEAD SHRINKERS.109

    CHAPTER XIX. TRIP ON THE WATERWAYS OF THE AMAZON, THE MOST COMPLICATED ECOSYSTEM IN THE WORLD. PINK DOLPHINS, THE FUTURE OF THE AMAZON IS THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY……………………………..115

    CHAPTER XX. THE WORLD OF COCAINE. RASPACHINES, PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS. THE WORLD OF GLIOPHOSPHATE. FUSARIUM OXISPORIUM FUNGUS………………………………………………………………………………125

    CHAPTER XXI. IN THE DEEPEST PART OF THE ORINOCO WITH THE YANOMAMÍ INDIANS. THE LOST WORLD OF THE CANAIMA. TRIP TO THE TEPUYS AND ANGEL FALLS…………………………………………………….129

    CHAPTER XXII. PÁRAMOS AND PLAINS. CHICAMOCHA CAÑON. FROM THE SWAMPS TO THE LOWER MAGDALENA………………… 133

    CHAPTER XXIII. GUAJIRA DESERT, SANTA MARTA SNOW COVERED MOUNTAIN. THE CANNABIS SATIVA CONFLICT……………………………139

    CHAPTER XXIV. MAGDALENA RIVER, CANAL DEL DIQUE, LOWER CAUCA LAKE AYAPEL………………………………………………………………………………………………..143

    CHAPTER XXV. MACROPROJECTS AGAINST NATURE WILL AFFECT THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST, THE MANGROVES AND CORAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHICAL CHOCÓ. LOW ATRATO, DARIEN MOUNTAINS TO THE DARIEN BARRIER.THE HIGHWAY TO CREATE A MARKET OF 600,000,000 BUYERS FROM RIO GRANDE TO PATAGONIA…………………………………………..147

    CHAPTER XXVI. THE FOREST AND THE PANAMA CANAL. THE MOST VENOMOUS FROGS ON THE PLANET. COIBA ISLAND. COSTA RICAN FOREST. LAKES MANAGUA AND NICARAGUA…………………………..……155

    CHAPTER XXVII. CENTRAL AMERICA BETWEEN TWO FIRES. THE NIGHTMARE OF HURRICANE MITCH. THE LAST QUETZALS. TIKAL AND COPAN……………………………………………………………………………….165

    CHAPTER XXVIII. LACADONA FOREST. EMILIANO ZAPATA. THE SHOUTING CEREMONY. XOCHIMILCO, THE PYRAMIDS OF THE SUN AND THE MOON IN TENOCHTITLÁN VALLEY. THE TWELTH OF DECEMBER. PILGRAMAGE TO THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE. MEXICAN PACIFIC COAST. SONORA DESERT………………………………………………………………………………..171

    CHAPTER XXIX. TRIP THROUGH THE MID-WEST. GOLD FEVER. BETWEEN COYOTES AND THE KU KLUX KLAN. BEE MIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES. THE DISCOVERY OF TYRANOSAURUS REX. WHITE SANDS. COLORADO GRAND CANYON. ENERGY FROM BOULDER DAM. THE MARVELS OF LAS VEGAS DEATH VALLEY. SANFRANCISCO BAY………………………………………………………………………………………………..111

    CHAPTER XXX. YELLOWSTONE PARK. SALMON EPIC. THE INTELLIGENCE OF BEAVERS. GLACIERS. SNOW TOPPED MOUNTAINS IN ALASKA. BY THE YUKON RIVER TRAILS……………………………………………………………111

    CHAPTER XXXI. “MODERN” MAN EXTERMINATES CIVILIZATIONS AND ANIMAL SPECIES. THE ROUTE OF THE CARRIBOU. CONTAMINATION OF THE GREAT LAKES. NIAGARA FALLS………………………………………………………………………………….111

    CHAPTER XXXII. THE CAPITAL OF THE EARTH. WALL STREET AND THE CONCENTRATION OF CAPITAL. LIFE IN THE SEWERS. ABRAHAM LINCOLN´S THOUGHTS. DEMOCRACY AND SLAVERY. TERMITES ATTACK NEW ORLEANS, THE CRADLE OF JAZZ………………………………………………………………………..………….111

    CHAPTER XXXIII. CROSSING THE ATLANTIC 0CEAN BY SAIL. THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC. CLOUDS AND LIGHTENING. GREENLAND. THE MELTING OF THE GLACIERS. THE FAROE ISLANDS. GLACIERS AND VOLCANOS ON ICELAND…………………………………………………………………………111

    CHAPTER XXXIV. LAND OF THE VIKINGS. FORMIMG OF FJORDS. STUPID EXCESSES OF COD FRISHING. SUMMER AND WINTER SPORTS……………………………………………………………………………………………………111

    CHAPTER XXXV. SAILING FROM LAKE MÄLAREN TO MARIEHAMN AND TURKU. NORTHERN CONIFEROUS FORESTS. COLD SIBERIAN TAIGA………………………………………………………………………………………………………..111

    CHAPTER XXXVI. MARVELS OF THE JUTLAND PENINSULA AND ZEELAND. RAPE GROWING ON THE GREEN PLAIN. SOLAR ENERGY. TIVOLI AND COPENHAGEN………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..111

    CHAPTER XXVII. CENTRAL AMERICA BETWEEN TWO FIRES. THE NIGHTMARE
    OF HURRICANE MITCH. THE LAST QUETZALS. TIKAL AND COPAN…………………………………………………………………………………111

    CHAPTER XXVIII. LACADONA FOREST. EMILIANO ZAPATA. THE SHOUTING CEREMONY. XOCHIMILCO, THE PYRAMIDS OF THE SUN AND THE MOON IN TENOCHTITLÁN VALLEY. THE TWELTH OF DECEMBER. PILGRAMAGE TO THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE. MEXICAN PACIFIC COAST. SONORA DESERT……………………………………………………………………………….111

    CHAPTER XXIX. TRIP THROUGH THE MID-WEST. GOLD FEVER. BETWEEN COYOTES AND THE KU KLUX KLAN. BEE MIGRATION IN TH SANDS. COLORADO GRAND CANYON. ENERGY FROM BOULDER DAM. THE MARVELS OF LAS VEGAS. DEATH VALLEY. SAN FRANCISCO BAY… .111

    CHAPTER XXX. YELLOWSTONE PARK. SALMÓN EPIC. THE INTELLIGENCE OF BEAVERS. GLACIERS. SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS IN ALASKA. BY THE YUKON RIVER TRAILS………………………………….………………………….111

    CHAPTER XXXI. “MODERN” MAN EXTERMINATES CIVILIZATIONS AND ANIMAL SPECIES. THE ROUTE OF THE CARIBOU. CONTAMINATION OF THE GREAT LAKES. NIAGARA FALLS……………………………………….………..111

    CHAPTER XXXII. THE CAPITAL OF THE EARTH. WALL STREET AND THE CONCENTRATION OF CAPITAL. LIFE IN THE SEWERS. ABRAHAM LINCOLN´S THOUGHTS. DEMOCRACY AND SLAVERY. TERMITES ATTACK NEW ORLEANS, THE CRADLE OF JAZZ………………………………………111

    CHAPTER XXXIII. CROSSING THE ATLANTIC 0CEAN BY SAIL. THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC. CLOUDS AND LIGHTNING. GREENLAND. THE MELTING OF THE GLACIERS. THE FAROE ISLANDS. GLACIERS AND VOLCANOES ON ICELAND .111

    CHAPTER XXXIV. LAND OF THE VIKINGS. FORMING OF FJORDS. STUPID EXCESSES OF COD FISHING. SUMMER AND WINTER SPORTS………… 111

    CHAPTER XXXV. SAILING FROM LAKE MÄLAREN TO MARIEHAMN AND TURKU. NORTHERN CONIFEROUS FORESTS. COLD SIBERIAN TAIGA……111

    CHAPTER XXXVI. MARVELS OF THE JUTLAND PENINSULA AND ZEELAND. RAPE GROWING ON THE GREEN PLAIN. SOLAR ENERGY. TIVOLI AND COPENHAGEN……………………………………………………………….………111

    CHAPTER XXXVII. FROM THE NORDIC NATIONS TO THE ELBA WATERSHED. THE BERLIN WALL AND THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS. IN THE RHINE WATERSHED. OCTOBER EN HAUF. HOLSTEIN TRANSGENIC MILK RATS. 111

    CHAPTER XXXIX. FROM BELFAST TO GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH. HISTORY OF THE CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS. THE TOWER OF LONDON. HENRY VIII AND ANNE BOLEYN. WEMBLEY. CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. ORIGIN OF MAD-COW DISEASE. THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION……………………………………………………………………….111

    CHAPTER XL. FROM BRITTANY TO BORDEAUX. NO TO TERRORISM IN BASQUE COUNTRY. TRIP THROUGH THE BASQUE PROVINCES. CANTABRIA, ASTURIAS, AND THE GALICIAN KINGDOM. BARNACLE GATHERERS. NAVARRE, PAMPLONA, COVADONGA, MADRID SEVILLE, GRANADA, BAENA. EL SAHEL, …………………………………………………………………111

    PREFACE

    A group of hungry fishermen cruised their sailboat along the rugged rocks of Malpelo Island, a submerged volcanic mountain that rises, indomitable, in the middle of the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, inhabited by iguanas similar to the reptiles of the beginning of geological time. Over its splendid and rude morphology glide doves of the Holy Spirit, charranes from the Arctic, able to travel forty thousand kilometers a year, fly above, working diligently towards ecological equilibrium in different ecosystems round the globe. Seagulls stop by, in transit to the archipelago of Islas del Rey on the Pacific coast of Panama. Snow-white yellow-footed boobies grow attractive plumage and build their nests with pebbles using their beaks like expert marine jewelers.

    Frigate birds that can remain in the air like giant kites nest and rear their young in the cliffs. The water teems with hammerhead sharks, cruelly hunted for their tasty fins, presumably useful as a cure for cancer. Strange black lizards keep watch and orange crabs that feed on lichens and dry ferns roam over the labyrinths of the petrified mass and the eroded crags. Sinister-looking barracudas swim like arrows in the cold currents. Here, in these waters, marine spiders live and jellyfish bloom. The deviation and heating of the Humboldt Current, attributed by the “scientific community” to the “Niño phenomenon”, had also reduced the level of marine biodiversity. Stinging marine organisms, fire-colored limy seaweed and nucleuses of barnacles, flowering in yellow marine full-dress, grow around Malpelo. Blue-black angelfish with golden fins and elegant shapes live in the shallows, populated by alcinarias whose tentacles form little white flowers, and a multitude of anemones, lilac and fragile. At edge of the nearby cliffs manta rays take shelter, float and play, and spectacular pompanos cruise. Occasionally sluggish and confident inoffensive whale-sharks appear and turtles, harassed and decimated on the whole planet, arrive to rest.

    After two weeks of unfruitful efforts the men cursed and uttered horrible blasphemies; after bitter discussions and against the advice of the captain, they decided to fish for and kill a dolphin for bait. They did not understand that the global climate change had distorted the normal cold temperature of the Humboldt Current. Two hours later, a school of four hundred dolphins swam by the boat; they jumped, dove and made torrential wakes and bubbles. The fishermen only had to increase speed behind the file of cetaceans and mercilessly harpoon their first quarry. The one they struck proved to be young, practically a child. When they hauled it aboard, it began to cry and squeal plaintively. When it saw the gutting knife, envisioning the innate cruelty of its captors, the animal blinked its eyelids and pleaded for mercy with its eyes drowned in tears. Then one of the hardened sailors stabbed its throat; the hot blood splattered on the faces of those that were closest, causing new curses and blasphemies.

    The young dolphin was convulsed in its death throes. Right away a multitude of furious dolphins surrounded the boat with screams and pitiful cries. reproaching the heedless act of the fishermen, who understanding the senselessness of their cowardly efforts, weighed anchor and began the return to the dock, in the midst of an electric storm that was loosed with sudden fury, vowing to never again commit outrages on this intelligent species of the oceans.

    Half an hour later, an obviously wet box of precious wood fell from the sky, crashed onto the bow of the fishing boat and spewed its contents, a pile of compressed straw, onto the deck. The smartest of the hungry fishermen began to search through the straw and to his astonishment found an old book with heavy cardboard binding and within it a number of pamphlets handwritten on yellowing sheets of paper, stained by the inexorable footprints of time. He gave it to the captain; a good man although stubborn, who had studied at a Jesuit college in the city. He found a forward, a hundred sheets of paper and the heavy text that he began to read aloud so that everyone could hear its contents: “When we began the trip we decided to keep a log and forty years after traveling round the world, enjoying its beauties and suffering its horrors, we thought it could become a book…….” The frustrated fishermen continued to listen:

    “Never as today, in the four thousand eight hundred million years of the blue planet, did a species in a moment of the time, cause as much damage as Homo sapiens; a new and transient visitor to the galaxy, but a practiced meddler with the mechanisms of the biosphere and the interior of the ecosystems that regulate the climate.

    “Although man advanced science to unknown limits, succeeded in the study of his own anatomy, developed productive forces creating surprising technologies, conquered cyberspace and made the first steps towards the universe and manipulation of the laws of heredity, produced at the same time such an unbalance, sadness and bitterness that he has begun to diminish all kinds of life in oceans, forests, woods, deserts, tundra, steppes and superb northern and southern grasslands.

    Probably, inebriated by the power to decide on the management of the transformation of matter, interpret the mysteries of the atom, introduce himself into the chromosomes of cells and manipulate the genes at his whim, the human being has converted himself in the past few years into a real contradiction and a menace to the survival of the earth.

    The most surprising thing about human intelligence, developed in a hundred million brain cells, is that it does not succeed in understanding that which is elementary. Neither the natural functions of species, results of climatic equilibrium, nor the dependence on them and their regulatory functions, for he feels that he is lord and master to decimate them, reproduce them massively and exterminate them, without ever understanding that the climate, the rain and the behavior of wind and water, depend upon the interaction and the synchronized activity of thousands of beings, visible and invisible to the human eye, capable of carrying out regulatory functions. Animals and vegetables come into being, develop, pollinate, disperse seeds and embryos, fertilize, clean, enrich the ecosystems, breed and die. The decomposition of their matter is the vital breath of new forms of life. The stoma of animals and plants breathe, capture solar energy and magnetism in order to transform their molecules and produce new biochemical substances by phenomena such as photosynthesis and respiration, all contributing to global dialectics.

    Man wants to conquer other galaxies, communicate with life on remote planets thousands of light-years from earth, decode the mystery of black holes hungry for matter, learn the complex secrets and interpret the laws of the infinite universe, while the orb, menaced by gaseous emissions, the contamination of water and the extinction of species, consumes itself on the bonfires of racial and religious hatred. He does not succeed in satiating the hunger of millions, much less in protecting fresh water and the vital atmosphere. Human beings have not solved the basic needs of their species, nor demonstrated sufficient reasoning to assume a responsible attitude towards the mysteries of life.

    Bombarding the neutrons of atoms, the “intelligent” species obtained millions of disintegrations per second, concentrated its military power on nuclear bombs artifacts and warheads, and does not want to understand that the annual emission to the atmosphere, more than twelve thousand million tons of greenhouse gases, is fortifying bacteria resistant to penicillin and lethal mutating viruses, is increasing the hole in the ozone layer, the existence of which, is the subtle halo protecting our immunological systems.

    We underestimate the importance of systems for the treatment of solid waste, industrial refuse and the final disposition of waste water. We “Intelligent humans” have contaminated rivers, lakes and seas in such a way that lentic, lotic, and migratory species lose their way; dark sediments are deposited on coral reefs, in estuaries and mangrove swamps, asphyxiating the polyps, menacing nurseries and the beautiful food chains of the ocean. The species causes uncontrollable fires in woods and forests and traffics thoughtlessly in uncountable forms of aquatic and terrestrial life. Destroying biodiversity, our race alters the equilibrium of the ecosystems. Desertification becomes acute. Unpredictable rains cause floods. Hurricanes, washouts and tornados followed by long droughts, bring hunger and desolation to thousands of communities in fragile territories struck by natural disasters. Nobody can yet explain how deep underground nuclear explosions can influence the behavior of tectonic plates or if they can influence unpredictable seismic shocks, releasing the colossal energy freed by earthquakes and seaquakes.

    Without yet solving the conflict of the garbage disposal and nuclear waste, the human being, in his belligerent paroxysm, went so far as to make plans to cross the barriers of the stratosphere and install nuclear missiles in space, aimed at earth, with atomic warheads capable of releasing trillions of curies, and baptized its delirium of bellicose grandeur with the pompous title “The war of the Galaxies”.

    At the peak of progress, man designs economic strategies whose global execution destroys the vital arteries of developing nations; modifies constitutions, weakens government institutions in favor of private international interests; prepares the ground for the cultural and ideological superstructure of our blue world in order to colonize, with the support of the law, the birthrights of nations, multiplying poverty and suffering that are propagated about the earth like the medieval black plague.

    We humans refuse to reduce the production and use of antipersonnel mines that mutilate children and wipe off their smiles for ever. Conventional arms are fabricated on our planet whose value surpasses that of the yearly food consumption of three million hungry human beings. We traffic in chemical and biological weapons, sowing pain and death in all nations, at the same time that we talk of peace, civilization, living together, democracy, human rights and social harmony.

    But definitely the most contradictory presumption and the height of stupidity, is ignorance of the limits of science, to try to modify the genetic identity of the species and the molecular composition of living beings at his whim, with an excessively egotistical and mercantile focus. Thus, a monopoly of trans-genetic food and “Frankenstein” creatures will be created on the earth. Firms will possess the intellectual property of human, animal and vegetable life in their germ-plasm banks. They would be able to modify the creation, alter natural selection and distort the laws designed by nature during millions of years of evolution. Trans-genetic manipulation will transform the relationships between natural kingdoms, will distort biochemical signals, break up associations and interactions between millions of living beings and will bring about unprecedented chaos in all existing forms of life on earth. Furthermore, stress causing agents, stimulated by ill-conceived technologies, are weakening the immunological systems of vegetables and animals and will end up multiplying and propagating mutant viruses, resistant bacteria and germs, in all the corners of the world. The human species will pay with interest for the anti-natural infringement and irrational disorder created in this insignificant particle of the universe.

    During the 21st century earth will suffer the penalty of the global climate change and its sequels and vertiginous stress on fresh water; hunger and helplessness due to the proliferation of viral pandemics. Malnutrition will wipe out millions of people. We will witness the nightmare of people, helpless because of the proliferation of arms. Cold and lethal; the unlimited cruelty of the computerized war of the powerful “good angels” against the weak “demons of evil”, will lose the second cold war, global armament, and the phantoms of suicidal terrorism. The menace of nuclear war will graze on the stunned conscience of humanity. Droughts and floods will bring famine and distressing death to millions of social outcasts, evicted by force from the banquet of life. When the tornados multiply and terrifying hurricanes wipe out coral paradises in seconds, glaciers weep without rest, enormous icebergs break loose from polar caps when on becoming more frequent, the terrifying forest fires take human lives, when dense smoke covers the largest cities, when whales, confused by the contamination, get lost on their migratory routes, when sea levels increase and phytoplankton disappear as if by magic, when rivers, lakes, wetlands and fertile valleys are turned into salt lakes, when devastating tsunamis wipe clean and devour islands with the fury of waves and when the species of the marvelous forest and marine biodiversity become extinct, we could be near to the “Beginning of the End” of an “intelligent” species.

    The surprised fishermen continued listening to the tale:

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