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5 Environmental Crises To Care About

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5 Environmental Crises To Care About

By Mickey Z., Planet Green

Imagine for a minute if corporate-sponsored mouthpieces like Limbaugh and O’Reilly were correct on either of these points:

  • Global warming is a hoax
  • Humans are not responsible for climate change

Well, guess what? It wouldn’t change the green movement’s primary mission. Because while some waste valuable time debating deniers, every 24 hours:

  • 13 million tons of toxic chemicals are released across the globe
  • Over 100 plant or animal species go extinct
  • 200,000 acres of rainforest are destroyed
  • 45,000 humans die of starvation

And that’s just the tip of the melting iceberg…

Climate change, of course, connects to many of the pressing green issues but our eco-system would be in peril even if the deniers are right. We’d still have 80 percent of the world’s forests gone. We’d still have 90 percent of the large fish in the ocean gone. In other words, we’d still have an urgent need to dismantle industrial civilization and work towards a greener future.

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10:00PM PST on Jan 3, 2011

If anyone is looking to watch some interesting documentaries about this check out these two...

"Acid Test" - it's all about how our oceans are becoming acidified due to the greenhouse effect.

"The 11th Hour" - this is about everything going on, and TRULY mind-blowing. I found myself wanting to do anything to help after watching this.

Here is the trailer for 11th Hour - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IBG2V98IBY

Here is a link to watch the entire movie "Acid Test"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cqCvcX7buo

8:39AM PST on Jan 1, 2011

Thanks

3:01PM PST on Dec 28, 2010

I sign and note many posts, because I feel I a learning a lot, and some points help me to see that I can make a small difference.I don't buy hardly any green products as from care2 I have learned how to make my own...kudos to them!!! It does not scare me to read about what is going on in the world, I guess because I have known since young that too much money brings greed, crime, graft, corruption, drives politics and on and on. The people running the nations spend most of their time nit picking and in - fighting to make sure whoever helped to put them in get what they want. We should have biologists, botanists, geologists, scientists and the list can go on of special people who are interested in Mother Earth running our countries!

5:27AM PST on Dec 26, 2010

Noted!!

5:33PM PST on Dec 25, 2010

James P wrote: "Are the readers stating "thanks", "excellent" and " "good points" actually reading the facts quoted in the article. If so, this is scary'.

Indeed, James, it IS scary ... this is precisely why POLITICIANS/elitists in power, are able to lead the people by their noses & make a PROFIT on their stupidity!

"Global warming" started as "Global cooling" when I was a young woman in the 70's -- all the prophets of doom predicted "glaciers moving south", "temperatures dropping", "coming ice age"!

http://denisdutton.com/cooling_world.htm

When that was debunked, after a little time passed -- we started "warming"! After "climate gate", "global warming" became "Climate Change" -- which became CLIMATE "DISRUPTION"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agyjz9pZfB4&feature=related


And as politicians decide on how best to "tackle this" & propose "Carbon Footprint" taxes and "Cap & Trade" (read "TAX"), the BUFFOON who came up with all this "inconvenient" rubbish, has a footprint SEVENTEEN TIMES GREATER than the rest of us!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi_ggZzxIjE&feature=related

5:33PM PST on Dec 25, 2010

Continued ...

Since his film, lots of "inconvenient truths" have been discovered, but Al Gore is unwilling to respond to any questions!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fooYtalS9Gc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFK-UTGH1Zw&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXJ_wg307CM&feature=related

Fascinating articles below, especially the 1st from a Canadian source:

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/31319

http://www.globalwarminghoax.com/news.php

The "science" of global warming has been unraveling for years, but one of the most glaring revelations came in 2007, when a UK High Court judge considered "the science" behind the 2006 Academy Award winning movie “Inconvenient Truth.” THE JUDGE RULED THAT THE MOVIE CONTAINED NINE "SIGINIFICANT ERRORS" & RULED IT A "POLITICAL" MOVIE -- NOT a "science movie"!

Anyone aware of the 10:10 movement?! No pressure ... click on the link below!

http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DPDXQsnkuBCM

HL Mencken predicted: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

Enough said!

2:17PM PST on Dec 25, 2010

Shared on Facebook...
The statistics are shocking. I had an idea, but wow.

3:59AM PST on Dec 25, 2010

Thank you for the interesting article.

7:43PM PST on Dec 22, 2010

Nice!

11:41AM PST on Dec 22, 2010

The climate or weather doesn't care whether man lives or dies and nothing we can do will change the weather patterns. If the solar system decides to freeze us to death, it will happen,same is true if it decides to burn us to death.

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