The famous Mona Lisa painting has come under attack today at the hands of what appears to be a climate change activist.
A 36 year old man snuck into the Louvre Museum in Paris, disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair, and tossed a CAKE at the painting. Yes – a cake.
The treasured painting by Leonarda Da Vinci has been a target for vandalism in the past – attempts that were thankfully unsuccessful due largely to the bullet proof glass it resides behind.
The French activist allegedly said after the cake tossing incident “There are people who are destroying the Earth…All artists, think about the Earth. That’s why I did this. Think of the planet”.
While we can all agree that acts of vandalism ( especially with such treasured target as the Mona Lisa..and with such an odd choice as a CAKE are morally wrong & misguided – the question that comes to my mind is this: What CAN be done to make the planet a safer place, climate wise?
How can the effect human beings have on climate change be mitigated – or even reversed? The more I think about it, the more I believe Bitcoin is the answer.
Bitcoin has come under scrutiny recently due to it’s energy usage. Some even say that Bitcoin and bitcoin mining are “bad” for the environment. But is that true?
I don’t think so at all. In fact, I believe that a global digital currency that is deflationary, has a fixed supply and requires ZERO violence or human power to protect the network could actually open up a WORLD of possibilities for effective climate change.
Think of how much energy it takes to print money, distribute money, enforce laws & regulations that pit people against each other. All the energy it takes to secure the currency – both electric energy and human life and suffering. Bitcoin fixes that.
The guy who threw the cake at the Mona Lisa was wrong for that – of course. But if he wanted to help the world become a better place through supporting a path towards reversing climate change – he should have just researched Bitcoin.