This Matters To Everyone! #NoDAPL Solidarity! Standing Rock 9-13-2016

LaDuke lays it on the line for Amy Goodman ~ Democracy Now!

What’s in your water?

 

Not ready to become extinct? Save Earth, Demand Oceans Without Oil and Clean Energy ASAP.

Earth Day approaches. What does that mean in the United States? Nothing as far as I can tell at this point in time. We are doing absolutely nothing to deal with climate change.  We’re doing almost nothing to protect the natural world we live in. Many are still in denial thanks to the misinformation efforts of the likes of the nefarious Koch Brothers—and their more invisible cohorts.  Think confronting climate change is overwhelming? Then consider the extinction of humans as a result of our own actions.

"Holy Water" @ eva wojcik

 

It’s been one year since BP’s destruction of the Gulf of Mexico environment commenced.  Dolphins, fish, turtles and people continue to sicken and die.  The oil and chemicals used to make it invisible continue to destroy the viability of the water environment. BP continues to do as it pleases and spins its image as best it can. Oil companies posted record PROFITS. Who gave them this profit money? We did. We do every time we purchase gasoline. 

What can each of us do? We can demand clean energy. We can change our own individual lifestyles regarding our energy. Use less oil. Use less gasoline. Conserve, use public transportation, walk, ride bikes instead of buying more SUVs. Oh yes, I see gas guzzlers every time I venture outside. A lot of people clearly don’t give a damn as long as they’ve got the money for gas at the pump. Get informed, get educated about the need for a healthy Earth for every living thing.   

Our government clearly does not give a damn about the Earth. Corporations clearly do not take any responsibility for their polluting actions that destroy the environment.

Do we care? Do we?  

I do not want any offshore drilling here.

"touching" @ eva wojcik

It’s time to think of doing things other than “Drill, baby, drill.” It’s time to CHANGE—and we’ve got to do it. No one else will. Follow Tim DeChristopher’s example and don’t wait for someone else to appear and lead. No one is coming. It’s up to us. Every single one of us, because we all live on the same Earth.  It’s time to take responsibility any and every way we each  can. It’s time to confront the reality of the destruction of our environment no matter how much it “hurts.” Adapt, change, transform or die.  Earth’s day is every day.
 
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From Japan, with sincere regrets…

We live in a closed system on Earth. We are all connected. Everything is connected via the natural world which is the home of everyone and everything. We require an unpolluted environment in order to live. We all are responsible for keeping our home clean–and this includes all the people in the dirty energy industries. We’re overdue for a change to sustainable lifeways. We may not make the transition in time to save ourselves if the status quo continues to be maintained. 

 Ongoing events in Japan offer a view of our possible future.  

click for greenpeace archives

 

From Japan to Oregon, with regrets.

Japan radiation killing sea life, warning for Oregon coast fishing industry

 Chaotic Fate by qew

http://www.chaoticfate.com/2011/03/japan-radiation-killing-sea-life.html

We share the world. We share our waste. We share the air. We share the water. We share the soil. We will share the same fate no matter where we live or our social-economic-political status–because that’s how the “science” of the Earth operates.  What are we waiting for?

Honor the Earth

Chris Eyre’s intro film

Honor the Earth  with John Trudell’s music

It’s Native American Heritage Month.

Do you love mountains?

Heads up, mountains are losing their ‘heads’ in Appalachia, one of America’s areas of dense biodiversity. Why are mountains losing their tops? Why are valleys being filled? Why are streams being contaminated? All for the love of coal.  If you prefer mountains with tops, trees, animals, clean streams then click on the image to learn more and how you can help by spreading the word too.  Ignorance is not bliss. We need to demand clean energy for everyone. It’s possible. It’s not a puzzle. The technology exists. It’s will power that’s lacking.  Consider the dynamics of supply and demand. How can we use it to get what we all need? “Demand” clean energy development for solar and wind sources.  Developing these sources could put a lot of unemployed people to work in everything from manufacturing parts to installation to maintainance.  What are we waiting for? Gas masks to be required for venturing outside? Does our air have to be toxic before we act? 

Last night I attended a presentation on Mountaintop Removal hosted by the local Green Party and announced on KKFI.  I was not certain what to make of the fact that many of the people present were elderly.  There was only one young man in his mid twenties.  One.  I found this very unsettling. 

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