Posted by: mikeyfreedom | February 7, 2008

TUVALUAN FUTURE?

I recently read an article By BBC News Environment correspondent,David Shukman in Tuvalu. The issue is quiet bleak, Tuvalu’s future is questionable as is all of ours?
Indeed we are all connnected, what happens to a tiny island or atoll in the pacific or else where invariably effects us all!
I saw on television where it was stated by a scientist that we should not be alarmed by large issues, but on the contrary be riveted and scared by the smaller things that pass beneath our eyes and feet! Insects, small sea life, frogs, butterflies and the like!
When the small things die, life can not be sustained, we thinking we are so big and important find ultimately that our life is but a vapour, here one day and gone the next, unfortunately our short lives are impacting the earth and the smaller things that contain and perpetuate life!
It’s termed as a threat to global diversity, as the economic world races to a mono culture based on consumption, our natural diversity is paying the price for consumer addictions!

The worst thing that can happen during the 1980s is not energy depletion, economic collapse, limited nuclear war, or conquest by a totalitarian government. As terrible as these catastrophes would be for us, they can be repaired within a few generations. The one process ongoing in the 1980s that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly that our descendents are least likely to forgive us.

– E.O. Wilson, 1985 I hope Mr Wilson words are not ignored, though sadly i find he will be vindicated in the end! For years those leftist green’s were shouted as crazy and disconnected, now every politician in the wake of Al Gore was to get in on the environmental act and still no acknowledgement of these crazy environmentalists being right in their outspoken rants, only speak of carbon trading this , crabon trading that, sign this protocal. attend this summit but stuff all happens, economics and politics has highjacked environmentalism and made it trendy, making us digest it through consumer packaging and encouraging that we can indeed continue in our materialistic ways and still help the future, garbage to all it! We are continually duped by politicians in out hope that just one of them will give a damn! click here to read of


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