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Posted by: atowhee | November 15, 2017

A WARNING WE NEED TO HEED

Thousands of scientists from around the globe are warning us to pay attention and change our ways.  This isn’t about some promise of heaven in the by-and-by.  This is a warning about hell here on earth, man-made.   Now that the U.S. is the only nation on earth not pledged to deal with climate change, there is some faint glimmer of hope.  But in the 25 years since the first such communal warning from science most trends have been negative.  Too many people, habitat destruction is rampant, fresh water depleted.  The nations of the earth did deal with ozone depletion, but that was a problem that didn’t threaten oil companies, coal mining, global shipping, airplane travel, fracking or use of pesticides by industrial agriculture.  In a word, it was fairly simple: don’t use that chemical, use this one.  We can’t even keep from poisoning one another with sugared drinks and opioids, how are we seriously going to stop population growth, chemical-based food production and depletion of forest and ocean?

Extinction does not make exceptions.

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