Monday, March 29, 2010

Earth Hour: You only have one Mother and we are all killing ours!

880 mn people lack access to clean water: Red Cross
In honor of earth week next month and earth day March 27th I wanted to do a story on how dire the situation on the health or our planet really is. I started warning of the changing environment and our involvement in it when I was in high school in 1970. My efforts were always laughed at but it is too late to turn around and no one is laughing any more. Organizers hope one billion will participate in Earth Hour I hope you are one of the 1 billion around the world. Look to see if your country is participating!

Anyway I have written so extensively in the past it would take a book so I will just mention a link from an expert and whistle blower as to Global nuclear cover up, Depleted uranium, Gulf war Syndrome,increased Autism Diabetes Cancer, and how we have in just this one respect poisoned our own Mother. Mother Earth!
The World Economic Forum was overwhelmed Likewise I have also written in the past about the huge swirl of garbage in the Pacific ocean.

After happening onto Fabien Cousteau discussing the fact that it has now doubled in size in just 2 years and is now twice the size of Texas I was stunned and wanted to point this out. Fabien Cousteau on the dire condition of our ocean

Ocean Pollution Grows Larger From 100 Million Tons of Garbage .

there are huge islands of garbage swirling together into ever-growing "cyclones" of debris

Continent-sized swirl of rubbish raises alarm , it is a horrible new Habitat

* Wake up we are killing our Mother and not with kindness. We throw away 43,000 tons of food away every day in America. That is sick in itself! The world is starving hell even Americans are starving and we just throw away 43,000 tons of food a year. Makes me want to scream.
* We are drowning in trash. A family of 5 generates 25 pounds of trash a day. What is our Population? Figure it out!
* We use 100 million plastic bags per year. Enough is enough!

* In closing we are running out of potable water and at the same time much of our chemicals we use to grow our food ends up in the ocean along with all our other debris. As a result the monstrous garbage swirl in the pacific described above is only one. There are many and they are in every ocean. The debris field in the pacific is 90 feet deep. Seems to and is twice the size of Texas. Seems to me that this should spawn a new industry for former fishermen. I do not remember the size of fishing nets but I do know they go down 90 feet. Seems to me like a business can be made.

Leave port empty go to these debris fields and bring a catch of garbage and debris back. Instead of getting paid by the pound for the fish you catch you get paid by the pound for what you remove from the debris field. I am sure it can be monitored and we could burn it as an energy source at extreme heats. We have to do something. We are drowning in our Garbage. It is taking over the world. The world as we knew it is already gone. The world as we know it is right behind unless we wake up and yesterday not next year!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

I think it will be up to us to try and resolve the issues here Jim. If we wait for governments to do something it will be too late. I have my garbage down to way less than 25lbs a week and the recycle up to more than the garbage.
Sadly the swirl of garbage in the oceans will never be cleaned up (it's broken down to beyond being collectable) and it won't be long before all that plastic will make it through the food chain. What to do? We do as best as we can. And we'll need to put a limit on population growth that's for sure.
Change to CFLs
Weatherize your home
Plant a garden
Buy some rain barrels
Just a few ideas that would save a lot if enough people would do it.

an average patriot said...

Demeur at this point we can do our share but be prepared for the future however changed it will be and adapt. My wife thinks I am crazy but she is happily clueless and like many want to stay that way until?