When?

By: sonofabeach96

Feb 16 2016

Category: Uncategorized

39 Comments

When are we going to learn?  When is enough evidence irrefutable.  When will our leaders acknowledge the direction we are heading?  When will they remove their heads from the sand?  Sand that will no longer be visible due to rising sea levels.

Check this article out:

Isle de Jean Charles

It’s happening, right here in the lower 48.  Not someplace halfway around the world.  Some far off land that nobody’s been to.  Right here, in Louisiana:

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The point of this post is not to discuss who should pay for this tribe to move.  That’s another debate.  So anyone wanting to bitch about taxpayer money being used to relocate them can zip it.  My point is that this is happening, the world over, and it’s time it be addressed by leaders and citizens everywhere.  The time to demand change is nigh.

Satellite images of the polar ice caps:

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The permafrost in Siberia:

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The Gulf coast wetlands:

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The Everglades:

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All are disappearing.  At our hands.

Thats not even mentioning the extreme weather patterns, seismic activity, mishandling of the worlds rainforests:

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Ungodly air pollution in China, flotillas of trash in our oceans, and on and on.

We only have one planet.  We’ve nowhere else to go.  We are slowly but surely killing it.  It may not happen in your lifetime or mine, but what about your kids’, and theirs?  This planet doesn’t belong to us, we are nothing more than renters.  It’s terribly short sided to take what we want, then allow future generations to pay the price.  When will we learn?

My songs of the day are:

“Worry” by Jack Garrett

“Digging In The Dirt” by Peter Gabriel

“Take Take Take” by The White Stripes

“Part One-Hey, No Pressure” by Ray LaMontagne

“The Man Who Sold The World” by David Bowie

 

39 comments on “When?”

  1. We are having a huge water quality problem in the Everglades down here. Marine life dying and no one is doing enough to stop the cause. Very scary.

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    • Nobody seems to care that wetlands are the lifeblood of the seas, that they’re protection against tide surge, and that they’re a vital and unique Eco-system. Between farming irrigation, pesticide runoff, rising sea levels, rising sea temps, and idiots dropping non-native species into it, it’s all out assault. It’s criminal really. And as an old school old-Florida proponent, the entire state looks 180 degrees different than it did while spending large chunks of my youth there. Developers and snowbirds are killing a beautiful environment, one cinder block at a time. It makes me a little sad every time I’m in Sarasota, St. Pete, Naples to see massive condos everywhere, New York license plates everywhere, and less and less care taking of a very fragile environment. I’ll get off my soapbox now before I get into what Atlanta’s water concerns are doing to the Apalachicola River and bay. 😠

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      • Preach on, brotha! Be our voice!!

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      • I bitched to politician friend of mine who lives in New Orleans, after the oil spill from the oil rig failure a few years ago. Criminal! But he says all he hears is that “our hands are tied”, “we can’t take on BP!, they are a huge art of our economy”, etc. Its bullshit. To the ones who could really make a difference, they defer at the risk of losing profits, political donations, jobs, and votes. It’s like a game, and the planet and it’s resources are pawns.

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      • You’re absolutely right. That’s why the quote you posted is perfect. We have people at least in this country that care. Can you imagine what it’s like in the really poorly educated and corrupted nations in this world? If its this bad here and we actually have a voice… It’s overwhelming. Where do we start? Money always wins? How do we get to fight fairly? How do we get more people to care?

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      • That’s the million dollar question, I suppose. Unfotunately, people tend to be reactionary to this sorta thing. Calamity will have beset upon a large metro area before anyone will react. May be too late then. Hell, may be too late already. 😕

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      • We’re fun today, aren’t we? Lol

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      • Paging Debbie Downer! Debbie Downer!
        I didn’t mean to bring everybody down, I just read that article this morning and it struck. I have friends that live in that area. Had crawfish boils and fish frys at camps near there. It just hit home.

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  2. :(( I’m afraid ‘When’ won’t be in my lifetime.

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  3. Well people are too busy taking selfies to notice what’s going with the nature

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    • It’s a shame. People will take notice when it affects a major city on the US east coast. I think what’s going on in Flint, MI should be a wake up call. A large chunk of the world is already without clean drinking water. It could very easily happen here in the US or Europe as well. Humans and our technology is fragile at best. We seem hell bent on testing our limits.

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  4. It’s terrifying! And we just keep building more mini-mansions that people feel compelled to fill with more and more (brand new!) junk and then we throw away whatever we bought a year ago.

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    • It’s almost sinful, the level of consumerism. The 80’s get knocked as being all about labels and material. This decade is pretty bad too. Have you seen these floating islands of trash in the ocean? The Olympic sailor who got a staph infection from being splashed by water off shore of Rio? It’s unreal.

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  5. The picture of the water on the road’s scary!

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  6. It’s pretty awful isn’t it. I know a lot of people who’d say it’s far too late so there’s no point changing anything in their lifestyles towards saving the environment. It all boils down to commercial gain for the big industries and individual convenience for the little guy. It’s a shame there’s not more emphasis in schools/education programmes on our responsibilities as guardians of the earth instead of instilling ideas of material gain through qualifications and well-paid careers.

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  7. Wow! This is a powerful post!

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  8. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    A powerful post on climate change.

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  9. The time is now for action. We can no longer wait and must challenge politicians to act, especially those who continue to naysay. It should be noted we also have a global water crisis, which will be and is being exacerbated by climate change. On the positive side, we have passed a tipping point on renewable energy. The cost of production continues to fall and is on par with fossil fuel, plus when costs of health, environments degradation, water loss,maintaining coal ash and litigation, renewable energy is cheaper.

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    • Well said. It’s hard to imagine what is undeniable, if not at least worthy of taking notice, being completely ignored and brushed aside like it’s nonsense. The people that say it’s nonsense are usually the foulest perpetrators of the degradation of the planet.

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  10. I wish I knew how to make people CARE.

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