He intended his work The Lord of The Rings as well as The Hobbit to be fiction, but like other authors, what is written as fiction can sometimes enlighten in more ways than one.
A post on the Ecocosmology Blog mentions some of Tolkien's characters in his books, and goes on to point out that like one of his mythical creatures, the Ents, scientists have now discovered that vegetation around the Earth is also on the move because of climate change.
The entire Earth is changing so Dredd Blog has been asking if pressures on the crust are also changing, as other blogs point out that change is not an option.
Evidently the only ones that will never change are rocks and Senator Inhofe.
The Earth is testifying that global climate change is as real and as serious as a heart attack.
In 1973 during the Nixon escapade trying to pass as a presidency, the Gulf Oil Embargo took place and the U.S. realized it was vulnerable to Oilah Akbar, but did nothing about it, proving we are not as smart as 5th graders.
But are we as smart as the ecosystem that is warning us?
UPDATE: There is a link above, in this thread, to Is A New Age Of Pressure Upon Us - 2?
Blogger Randy commented in the comments section of that thread about a site where experts talk about mysterious events in other BP oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
I visited that site. Some experts who work in oil drilling / oil production point out that the Gulf of Mexico, underneath in the oil / gas reservoirs, is behaving very mysteriously, in an interesting article: BP's Thunder Horse to Under-Perform in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Blowout?.
There were many interesting comments, one of them by "Seismobob" who wrote the article, and who commented:
Gail iS right I am at work but on my ranch, which I bought because peak oil was coming. I wrote some web pages back in the late 90's and published in a magazine in 2000. Thus I have worried about this since then. I am turning my ranch into a food factory - fish on the lakes a big garden and right now a 60 tree fruit orchard - soon to get bigger These notes are sent from my iPhone(Oil expert Seismobob's Comment, emphasis added). There is some comment in the comment section of that thread about how the MSM (main stream media) will not publish the story because it would cause panic.
"Stay thirsty my friends".