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Friday, May 16, 2008

Dying Planet?

Friday, May 16, 2008 Posted by Vernon Go 1 comment

As several experts have pointed out, the cyclone that hit burma last week packed a wallop equivalent to an atomic bomb. As of this writing, more than a hundred thousand may have died.

Violent upheavals in nature of this frequency and severity were unheard of. The specific characteristics of the recent cataclysms are that they are sudden, they’ve happened in the “wrong places”, and left death and destruction in there wake comparable only to the wars of the past. Hurricane Katrina turned a part of the United States into a Third World country. The Tsunami back in 2004 that swept and hit across Indonesia, India and the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand took over a 100,000 lives. The earth quake in Sumatra that hit 9.2 on the Richter scale, claimed all 230,000 lives, a death toll you only see in wars. And just recently the earthquake in china whose death tolls continue to rise.

We are making conditions that support human life, insupportable. Al Gore Had been fighting for a long time to drive home that very point, but only recently caught the attention of the world through the movie documentation of “An Inconvenient Truth.” You may not believe in Global Warming, but think about this:

“The Environment is man’s first right. Without a safe environment, man cannot exist to claim other rights, be they political, social or economic…”

– Ken-Saro-Wiwa

“Our Choices at all levels – individual, community, corporate and government – Affect nature and Nature Affects Us.”

– David Suzuki

Only When the last tree has been cut down,

Only When the last river has been poisoned,

Only When the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find out that money cannot be eaten

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  1. oh my.. i think we should really do somethin about this phenomena..

    i already watched Al Gore's documentary.. and it was really shocking..


    yeah, money can't be eaten..


    tc!

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