Climate, caprice and causality

Prompt  –


PHOTO PROMPT – © Dee Lovering

Prof Knowall and his wife waded through the snow.

Snow in July. Who would believe this?

The weatherman is predicting six inches of it tonight.

Just like the summer of 1816. A volcano erupted in Indonesia that caused a worldwide lowering of temperatures. Prof Knowall commented.

No such news. This is climate change.

I know and people like you are the main cause.

Why me?

You and people like you who keep having repeated surgeries to look good.

What does it have to do with surgery?

Anesthetic agents have 2,500 times the impact on global warming compared to carbon dioxide.

Words  ~ 100
Researchers in Switzerland say they have detected the gases used in anesthesia as far afield as Antarctica and concentrations have been rising globally in the past decade. The gases – desflurane, isoflurane and sevoflurane – are potent greenhouse gases that have 2,500 times the impact on global warming compared to carbon dioxide.



Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



22 thoughts on “Climate, caprice and causality

  1. Very interesting take on the prompt. I was wondering what is the truth behind it, and looked in google scientific. Here’s an article that can be read online from 2011 if you’re interested:
    Apparently, the problem has been known since the seventies, and there are alternatives to the anesthetics currently used that are less harmful. The more people know about these effects, the more the usage of alternatives will be considered, I think. In the end, we’re poisoning ourselves and our environment, as any population that grows exponentially does. Look at the antibiotics in the water that comes from the urine of too many people, contributing to the resistance of bacteria, also ironically the hormones from birth control pills… It’s not an easily solved problem, there are so many factors…

  2. They I’ll just have to keep away from the operating table! I’m not quite ready for any potential surgery without anesthesia!

  3. That’s really interesting. A person doesn’t know what to believe these days. Now they’re saying aluminum has no connection with Alzheimer’s. All the same, I think I’d desire anaesthetic if I need an operation. Without it, clinics and hospitals would be the same places of horror they were during the 18th and early 19th Centuries. Good and well written story, Yarnspinner. 🙂 — Suzanne.

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