Live and Let Live — Society’s Child

Eleanor Brockel
Sott.net
Sat, 24 Nov 2012 05:22 CST

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How on this Earth did we get here? This is a question I find myself desperately seeking the answer to several times a day.
How did we get to the stage where the mass of humanity cannot or will not see the true horror of our situation? How did we get to the stage where most people can’t even imagine an alternative or have given up on any other way, citing simply ‘human nature’ as a fact? How did we get to the stage where true consciousness ceased to even be a potential for most?

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Zastavte zkázu Šumavy, píší Nečasovi vědci z ciziny

Praha – Renomovaná mezinárodní organizace Society for Conservation Biology (Společnost pro ochranářskou biologii) napsala premiérovi Petru Nečasovi, aby česká vláda nedopustila devastaci Národního parku Šumava.

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Fukushima and Planetary Genocide: The Poisoning of Planet Earth

Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri
Global Research
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:37 CST
radiation symbolThe most difficult thing of all is to see is what is right in front of your eyes.” Goethe.
As we approach the tragic one-year anniversary of Fukushima’s multiple nuclear reactors’ accident on March 11, that initially affected the entire Japanese population, we now know that this nightmare has engulfed all of us. Let us also not forget that this is the third nuclear attack on the Japanese (the first two were Hiroshima and Nagasaki). Given what has not been done to ensure public safety, we cannot think of it any other way. From the very first day, there were lies and a massive cover-up of the extent of the destruction and the inherent radioactive dangers – not just from Japanese officials and TEPCO corporate reports, but also from the US. The Mark 1 reactors, built by General Electric, have design flaws. There are many of these same-designed reactors in the US.

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Northern forests may be losing their ability to trap carbon

 

Joel N. Shurkin
Physorg
Thu, 02 Feb 2012 11:30 CST

Northern forest no longer trap carbon

© Linnea Hanson/U.S. Forest Service.
Young aspen grove.

The northern forests of western Canada are likely absorbing less carbon dioxide because of climate change, and the decline may be making a bad situation worse, researchers from Quebec and China have concluded.
If the situation remains as it is, the forests may actually put more carbon dioxide back into the air than they absorb, the researchers said. While researchers have seen this happen in tropical rainforests, the new result suggests that this problem could be much more widespread.

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US: Fracking wastewater devours all life in West Virginia forest

Mother Nature Network
Sat, 06 Aug 2011 22:04 CDT

west virginia

© Jeff Turner/Flickr
This is what’s at risk.

 

Fracking fluid, the liquid waste left over from the controversial mining technique, wreacked havoc on a test plot of land in a test by the U.S. Forest Service.A study by the U.S. Forest Service concluded that fracking wastewater, left over from hydraulic fracturing natural gas mining, is deadly when dumped on forestlands. A quarter acre section of forest was covered with 75,000 gallons of wastewater over a two-day application period. Two days after it was applied, all the ground plants were dead. Within 10 days, all the leaves on the trees started turning brown. After two years, more than half of the trees on the plot were dead. Čítať ďalej

Policie zasáhla proti blokádě na Šumavě a vyvedla aktivisty z lesa

 

  • U Ptačího potoka na Šumavě zasáhla 11. den blokády policie
  • Předcházel tomu pokus Národního parku Šumava kácet v blokovaném lese kůrovcové smrky
  • Vedení parku si opatřilo předběžné rozhodnutí soudu, podle aktivistů vychází ze špatného zákona
  • Aktivisté hodlají v dalších dnech v blokádě pokračovat, i když je zásahová jednotka odvezla do Kašperských Hor, kde zahájí řízení o přestupku

Modrava – Policie v pondělí odpoledne zasáhla proti aktivistům, kteří jedenáctým dnem blokovali les před dřevorubci v oblasti Na Ztraceném u Ptačího potoka, a uvolnila tak prostor pro motorové pily.

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Takeši Umehara – Pýcha Japonska

Táto esej je o Japonsku. Hodnoty, o ktorých hovorí, bohužiaľ na Slovensku neplatia, ale sú inšpirujúce aj pre nás. Čítajte pozorne, a potom si položte otázku, čo je vlastne pýchou Slovenska.

Na čo má byť vlastne Japonsko pyšné? Azda na oddávna vládnucu cisársku rodinu, ako si Japonci mysleli pred vojnou – a ako si to dodnes myslia niektorí príslušníci pravice? Iste, dynastia sa udržala na tróne veľmi dlho. Podľa Nihonšoki čiže Japonskej kroniky, najstaršieho historického diela, napísaného v 8. storočí n. I., počiatky cisárskeho rodu siahajú dvetisícšesťsto rokov do minulosti. Pochopiteľne, tento údaj nemožno brať celkom vážne, lebo záznamy o najstarších panovníkoch sú nespoľahlivé. No aj keby sme akceptovali len historicky potvrdené zdroje, presvedčili by sme sa, že predkovia dnešného cisára panujú v Japonsku okolo tisícpäťsto rokov.

V istom zmysle je to obdivuhodný výkon. Pokúsim sa však vysvetliť, že na tom nie je nič mystické a už vôbec to nie je dôvod, aby sa Japonci cítili nadradení nad ostatné národy sveta. Čítať ďalej