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Forum Post: We the People Destroy Planet, Species, Selves

Posted 1 year ago on March 17, 2013, 2:24 p.m. EST by gsw (2727)
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Monarch butterflies - decimated by Monsanto: now it's personal!

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/03/14-3

GMO

Chemicals & TOXINS - http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/10/26/senate.toxic.america.hearing/index.html

Nuclear..Japan's Fallout http://www.occupy.com/article/two-years-will-lessons-fukushima-go-unheeded

WATER

Life, happiness, health and general welfare is not being protected by this government.

Food

Mosanto http://occupywallst.org/forum/about-mon-satan/

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/27/genetically-engineered-foods-labeling.aspx?e_cid=20120927_DNL_art_1.

CLIMATE

We must protect the web of life. We must alter or abolish, so advised the founders, when government does not serve the common good.

The Planet And Human Species

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/feb/14/environment.highereducation

Michael Meacher, the environment minister, believes there is a real question mark over the survival of the human race, and in a lecture today compares the species to a virus, which is in danger of destroying the planet. In his lecture, to be delivered at Newcastle University, Mr Meacher says: "The sheer scale of what is now required [to save the planet] has never been attempted and the shortfall between scientific theory and political action remains huge. There is a lot wrong with our world. But it is not as bad as many people think. It is actually worse."

He details the major problems - lack of fresh water, destruction of forest and crop land, global warming with its storms and flooding, overuse of natural resources and continuing population rise.

He says the traditional view of humans as the dominant species and the pinnacle of the process of evolution seems flawed by an inability to recognise and respect the conditions that underpin our existence.

"Five times in the history of the last 540m years on Earth there have been mass extinctions, in one case involving the destruction of 96% of species then living.

"But whilst that was previously the result of asteroid strikes or intense glaciation, this is the first time in the history of the Earth that species themselves by their own activities are at risk of generating their own demise. What we now face is a transformation of our world and its ecosystems at an exponential rate, and unprecedentedly brought about not by natural forces, but by the activities of the dominant species across the planet."

In his lecture, he says the relentless increase in economic exploitation, energy utilisation and population growth is at risk of driving the elasticities of the world's ecosystems beyond their tolerance limits.

Mr Meacher says there are three possible ways out of the looming disaster.

One is to seek international agreement about "safe" levels of exploitation of natural resources. A second is to develop alternative technologies or processes. And a third is to find the political means to allocate rights and opportunities globally in an equitable manner within environmental safety limits.

Economic Systems http://billmoyers.com/segment/richard-wolff-on-capitalisms-destructive-power/

Related threads

http://occupywallst.org/forum/break-the-grip-of-corporate-power-to-secure-our-fu/

For a solution go here. http://occupywallst.org/forum/initiative-democracy-pros-cons-can-it-work-in-time/

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[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago
  1. The current power structure could care less about that
  2. We already have them.
  3. This past election shows that of those that did vote, the vast majority have no clue what they are doing.
[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Very good article. Not sure why he ended it with this: "We used to think of globalisation as a way to get out our good things, like the Internet. Particularly since September 11th we've realised that globalisation also means that they can send us their bad things like terrorists, cholera and uncontrollable immigration. So those are things that are against us. "

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 1 year ago

Unforeseen negatives accompany globalization, like terrorists, job loss, environmental problems, etc.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Im just a bit concerned that he states "we" used to think globalization was a good thing. And that he equates our population shifts as uncontrollable immigration. If it weren't for our last immigration push, we would be a dying nation. Try paying off these upcoming promises with a shrinking population to boot.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 1 year ago

I like immigrants too. Good points. There are up sides.

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (4899) 1 year ago

Dispelling the Myth of Clean, Green Biomass Power

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00 By Gordon Clark and Mary Booth, Truthout | News Analysis

http://truth-out.org/news/item/15011-dispelling-the-myth-of-clean-green-biomass-power

[-] -3 points by eteller (-132) 1 year ago

so, be pal for mother earth and kill yourself. after all , according to you, just being alive is polluting the planet. PLEASE ,.....enough about one world govt , humans are bad,....etc. this is just so much garbage. And dopey you, you fall for it.

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 1 year ago

There is a lot wrong with our world. But it is not as bad as many people think. It is actually worse."

You like bad karma. Bummer. What you don't know can kill you.

Scientific Ignorance can be cured easily. Read Science.

Before it is too late

The organization's study found an average of 232 chemicals in the cord blood of 10 babies born in late 2009. They are chemicals found in a wide array of common household products, including shampoos and conditioners, cosmetics, plastics, shower curtains, mattresses and electronics such as computers and cell phones. Perera and her colleagues are following the children in their study from the uterus, through birth, and up to their first several years of life. They recently published a study in the journal Pediatrics demonstrating an association between the chemicals they found in babies' cord blood and later problems on intelligence tests and development.

Public utility testing records reveal more than 70 million Americans are now drinking tap water tainted by chromium 6.

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AMIE HOLMES: This is what happens when the cells are exposed to chromium.

MILES O’BRIEN: Wise researcher Amie Holmes showed me what scientists can say for certain about the link between chromium 6 and cancer. These are slides of human lung cells in the midst of replicating, a process called mitosis.

In normal cells, there are two centrosomes, the yellowish-white dots. They search and capture 46 chromosomes each, then pull apart, making an identical daughter cell.

AMIE HOLMES: You want to make sure that each cell has the same amount of DNA in each.

MILES O’BRIEN: Take a look at these lung cells exposed to chromium 6. Notice the yellowish-white centrosomes? Instead of two, there are four.

AMIE HOLMES: What's going to happen, and when this cell divides, instead of dividing into two, it could potentially pull the DNA into four or it's going to unevenly separate the DNA.

MILES O’BRIEN: With four centrosomes, it's not going to end well.