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May 28, 2009

My husband and I got Google Earth and were looking at the polar caps.  There is a special feature from the NSIDC, which shows the rate of snow fall and ice over the past thirty years.

 Above is a time lapse video of the North Pole snow and ice concentration from 1979-2008. Alarmingly, almost half of the North Pole has melted or broken off, and about 250 MI in circumference is gone from the South Pole. (I just cannot find that one again.)

And, this it just the tip of the ice berg!

Did you know that there are many volcanoes erupting in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands?

Do you remember the oil spill of 1989? It wasn't until August of last year that Exxon agreed to pay 75% of the cost of clean-up.

Did you know that there is a huge island of trash in the North Pacific Ocean estimated to be larger than the Continental US?

There are real human and wildlife disasters erupting all around the world, mainly due to lack of knowlege about our effect on the planet, and yet, only 10% of the global population has met the challenge to create little to no negative environmental impact while living on this amazing planet.

I was recently turned on to a book called "The 100th Monkey A story about social change", which talks about how, on an isolated island, one monkey learned how to wash the sand off a sweet potato. She taught her mother and others this trick and, when the 100th monkey leaned, all of the monkeys in the island chain knew how. Now, there are far more people on the planet than monkeys and so it will take considerably more people learning the same methods of sustainable living before the whole world will be keyed into this restorative method, but anything is possible.

Although our governments are doing their best to keep the status quo, there is much more that needs to be done and we do not have time for these 'birds' to get with the real program.  Please help us reach the tipping point of human consciousness before Earth reaches the tipping point of life.  Join us now and connect with other people driven to carry the wave of information about sustainable living for a sustainable future across this beautiful planet we all call home.

Lyra Jubb

Co-founder of Earth College

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Posted: May 28, 2009 10:33am


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