EnviroLink Forum

Community • Ecology • Connection
It is currently Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:21 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 383 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:51 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:59 am
Posts: 2314
Location: Central Colorado
I am sorry things are so awful in your homeland [-o< ;
A quarter of India's land is turning into desert - minister
Source: Reuters - Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:14 GMT
NEW DELHI, June 18 (Reuters) - "About a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and degradation of agricultural areas is becoming a severe problem, the environment minister said, potentially threatening food security in the world's second most populous country.
India occupies just 2 percent of the world's territory but is home to 17 percent of its population, leading to over-use of land and excessive grazing. Along with changing rainfall patterns, these are the main causes of desertification."
http://www.trust.org/item/2014061808114 ... OtherNews2

_________________
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”― Chief Seattle
“Those Who Have the Privilege to Know Have the Duty to Act”…Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:59 am 
Offline
Member with 50 posts!
Member with 50 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:50 pm
Posts: 134
Location: Delhi , India
.

Trying to save environment not by stopping industry but by running industry with green energy is like trying to save a victim of shooting not by stopping the shooting but by shooting him with a green gun.

(Green Gun = Gun manufactured using green energy)

Alternative energy does not save environment in industrial society.

Alternative energy cannot save environment in industrial society.

Nothing can save environment in industrial society.
.
.

The machines and equipment needed to produce green energy don't come into existence without environmental destruction......The wind turbines and solar batteries are made up of metals, minerals and plastic whose production by industrial activity destroys huge amounts of environment.....It requires mining industry, manufacturing industry, transportation industry.

First we destroy environment to manufacture the machines and equipment needed to produce green energy...... The electricity generated by the so called renewable/ alternative energy sources is then used to produce and operate thousands of consumer goods and services whose production by industrial activity destroys environment.......So we are back to square one.

There is no point in trying to run the consumerist industrial system with renewable/ alternative energy.......It would be as harmful and destructive as that being run by fossil fuel.
.
.

The claim that clean energy can save environment is just like the claim that recycling can save environment.

Industrial Society trying to save environment, not by stopping production of consumer goods but by recycling consumer goods is like the Gunman trying to save victims of shooting not by stopping the shooting but by shooting them with recycled guns and bullets.

Industrial Society has been coming up with ridiculous solutions for saving environment.

Green Industry..... Green Technology..... Sustainable Development.

All these are oxymorons.

No industry can be green.....No technology can be green.....No development can be sustainable.

Coming back to recycling :

Every Industrial Activity destroys environment.

Recycling Industry also destroys environment because recycling requires Industrial Activity.

First you destroy environment to make consumer goods.

Then you destroy more environment every time you recycle consumer goods.

So where is the saving of environment???

Environment is saved when you don't make consumer goods.

That is how environment was saved for millions of years on earth before industrialization.
.
.
.

It is not the fuel that destroys environment......It is what you use the fuel for that destroys environment.

If man had limited his activity to food, clothing and shelter then no fossil fuel would have destroyed environment.

Today man is using fuel to destroy environment for producing food, clothing, shelter and thousands of consumer goods and services, as a consequence of which no fuel can save environment.
.
.
.

If Urban Society stops its supplies to Rural Society it will live forever.

If Rural Society stops its supplies to Urban Society it will die within a month.

That is the worth of Urban Jobs, Consumer Goods, Growth Rate, Economy Rate and GDP.
.
.

Industrialization was the biggest crime on earth.

Agrarian society was the limit for man on earth.

Cities are the Graveyards of Nature, Urban Dwellers the Executioners.

Stop Education.....Close Down Universities.

Stop Urban Work.....Close Down the Cities.
.
.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:29 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:59 am
Posts: 2314
Location: Central Colorado
Fossil fuels sparked overpopulation and industrialization, which has led to feedbacks from nature that would result in a worse than Permian Extinction. To stop it we need a much smaller population and total stop of fossil fuel emissions.
Inertia to change, stupid religious and cultural blocks, greed, all make the logistics nearly impossible. The tipping points are too close, and the only real solution is a population bottleneck and cooling from a super-volcano eruption forced by nuclear bombs of sufficient size around the magma chamber and slightly under. Yellowstone is the best possibility, and Toba could be forced to blow again, too. Katla probably isn't big enough to give a long enough winter to cool the biosphere and make up for the heat momentum. The Cascadia and LaPalma tsunamis/earthquakes could cause a crash, but no cooling.
So, with technology we can save the biosphere, and the survivors would have to learn their lesson and into the future, never industrialize or use fossil fuels again, never over-breed past sustainable again. They must have a spiritual and moral change to never let this destruction ever happen again from humanity.

_________________
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”― Chief Seattle
“Those Who Have the Privilege to Know Have the Duty to Act”…Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:03 pm 
Offline
New User
New User

Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:50 pm
Posts: 1
Hi,

New user speaking here. I am currently living in Europe (a lot of waste here - everything comes in a package :eh: ) and I agree with most of what you say on your long statment. I hope we all can learn from it and try to live a life closer with nature and away from the cities. I am from Peru and as you said my people (third world countries) dont need investments from `first world countries` , what we need is that your goverments leave us alone.

Coming back soon to Peru to live like I am supposed to and not like I was told or believed was `better`..


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:01 am 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:59 am
Posts: 2314
Location: Central Colorado
Nothing from Sushi since 7/5. I wonder if something happened........... :-k :?: :mrgreen:

_________________
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”― Chief Seattle
“Those Who Have the Privilege to Know Have the Duty to Act”…Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:40 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:59 am
Posts: 2314
Location: Central Colorado
Here are some pictures of one of the 16 blowholes this year in Siberia, caused by HGHGs and adding large amounts of released methane, which is making it worse.
http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/14/photos-s ... e-85901709
Fossil Fuel Dependence Disastrous for Economy and Environment

Dr. David Suzuki | November 11, 2014 7:37 pm |

"It’s become a cliché to say that out of crisis comes opportunity. But there’s no denying that when faced with crises, we have choices. The opportunity depends on what we decide to do.

What choices will we make when confronted with the fact that 2014 will likely be the hottest year on record? According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, global land and sea temperatures up to September’s end tie this year with 1998 as the warmest since record keeping began in 1880. “If 2014 maintains this temperature departure from average for the remainder of the year, it will be the warmest year on record,” a NOAA statement says.
Will we take advantage of the numerous benefits of energy conservation and clean energy or remain stuck in the old way of just blindly burning our way through? The choice is clear. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The world’s warmest 10 years have all been since 1998, and last year carbon dioxide levels rose by the highest amount in 30 years.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report, released Nov. 2, summarizes three reports released over the past year on the physical science; impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and mitigation. It offers a stark choice: Unless we quickly curtail our fossil fuel dependence, we face “further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.

As a broadcaster, I’ve interviewed hundreds of scientists over the years, but I’ve never heard so many speak so forcefully and urgently as climatologists today. It’s a measure of the seriousness of the crisis.

What choices will we make? Will politicians close their eyes while fossil fuel industry executives shovel money at them and enlist propagandists to spread misinformation and lies? Will we listen to those who, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, continue to say the global warming they once claimed never existed stopped 18 years ago, or that human activity doesn’t contribute to climate change?"
http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/11/david-su ... e-85901709
We see numerous negative effects of industrialization. Part of it is the 30% of HGHGs coming from simpleton agricultural industry by slash and burn. Then it is shipped with diesel and processed with coal, and further distributed with more diesel and gasoline, and added petro chemical packaging and more. Part of transportation's 30% and coal's 40% of HGHGs.

_________________
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”― Chief Seattle
“Those Who Have the Privilege to Know Have the Duty to Act”…Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:40 am 
Offline
New User
New User
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:56 am
Posts: 8
Despite of those facts, there are still climate change deniers.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:59 pm 
Offline
Member with over 1000 posts!
Member with over 1000 posts!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:59 am
Posts: 2314
Location: Central Colorado
Yes, they :crazy: :razz: :twisted: ](*,) =; :crazy: =P~ #-o deny this;
Hottest October on Record Puts Planet on Track for Hottest Year Ever
Anastasia Pantsios | November 21, 2014 10:00 am | Comments
"Need more evidence of the impact of climate change on the Earth? The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) of U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that the global temperature in October was the hottest on record."
http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/21/hottest- ... 0-85901709

Stunning NASA Video Illustrates a Year’s Worth of Global Carbon Emissions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1SgmFa0r04

Solar Energy Could Power America 100 Times Over
http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/20/solar-en ... 7-85901709
:mrgreen:

_________________
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”― Chief Seattle
“Those Who Have the Privilege to Know Have the Duty to Act”…Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 383 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group