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What a Wonderful World


"To protect the Earth is to protect ourselves.

Everything is linked to everything else.

To save our planet is to save ourselves,

our children and grandchildren."

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Chinese charater for the planet earth

God hath put me here

on Earth's goodly sphere

To sing the joy of the day,

a strong glad song,

to my fellows along the way.

Ezra Pound



Was Earth once a big spinning 'doughnut'?


"Our blue planet is very beautiful and dear to us.

If we destroy it or if some terrible damage occurs

because of our negligence, where would we go?"

Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama


the earth is alive

Solar winds spark lightning as they buzz Earth

Plasma tubes floating above Earth

Magnetic portal connects Sun and Earth



Earthlike planets are extremely rare.

Everything we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves.



three gorges

Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.

Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.

Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.

Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.

Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.

Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.


Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.

Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.

Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.

Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep for rain.

Ute Prayer


Sacred Earth Site

Earth is defined herein as:

realm or abode of mortal existence

mothership of the species homo sapiens

solid matter of the planet we inhabit in distinction from air or water


The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the planet, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth.

The third planet from the sun, having a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 365.26 days at a mean distance of approximately 149 million kilometers (92.96 million miles), an axial rotation period of 23 hours 56.07 minutes, an diameter of 12,756 kilometers (7,923 miles) at the equator.

Earth spins around the center of the Milky Way at ~ 220 kilometers per second, or 490,000 miles per hour.



dust of our ancestors bones

The OceanMaker


"Children who never spend significant, unstructured time outdoors in natural settings can hardly be expected to grow into adults who will care enough to fight to protect the Earth." - Crista Worthy


"What we now need is real leadership so that future generations will enjoy the benefits of our wisdom, empathy and foresight, instead of having to manage the consequences of ravaging of the Earth." - Daniel Brezenoff



Dust in the Wind

I close my eyes,

only for a moment,

and the moment's gone


All my dreams,

pass before my eyes,

a curiosity


Dust in the wind,

all they are is dust in the wind.


Same old song,

just a drop of water in an endless sea


All we do,

crumbles to the ground,

though we refuse to see


Dust in the wind,

all we are is dust in the wind


Don't hang on,
nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky

It slips away,
and all your money won't another minute buy.


Dust in the wind,

all we are is dust in the wind


Dust in the wind,

everything is dust in the wind.


Kansas



things


"May the inhabitants of earth find heartfelt consensus.

Unite their imaginings with dwellers in heaven!

All separation and dualism will vanish

For there is only unity in real existence!" - Rumi




Take Me Home, Country Roads

Going up the Country



"Upon what does the Earth stand?

Upon the pillars.
(The sages say it stands upon twelve pillars.)

The pillars stand upon the waters;

the waters upon the mountains;

the mountains upon the wind;

the wind upon the storm;

the storm is suspended upon the strength of the Holy One,

blessed be He, as it is written."

- Babylonian Talmud, Tract Hagiga, Chapter II
translated by Michael Levi Rodkinson




"It is horrifying that we have to fight
our own government to save the environment."

Ansel Adams

The Moral Argument for Ecological Revolution

The only person to go to prison for a string of corporate
pollution scandals was a crusading scientist who exposed them

The Strange Case of Tennie White: EPA Prosecute
and Jail a Mississippi Lab Owner Because of Her Activism?

Bolivia enshrines natural world rights for Mother Earth




The first scientific study of ecology was done by the Greek scholar Theophrastus in 325 BC.

Theophrastus wrote about the relationship between organisms and between organisms and their environment.

"All organisms and microsystems depend on the health of the ecosystem in which they live, and each ecosystem depends on other, distant ecosystems.

Higher life forms depend on microbes to maintain a life supporting atmosphere.

While life on earth can sustain the loss of some species, each species depends on the whole.

None can exist in isolation on a bare and lifeless planet." - Charles Eisenstein



highly illogical


Chinese charater for environment

"I am born into an environment

I know not whence I came

nor whither I go

nor who I am.

Erwin Schrödinger



"If the social learning system comes to lack sufficient individual learning or cognitively costly adaptive biases, behavior ceases tracking environmental variation.

Then, when the environment does change, fitness declines and the population may collapse or even be extirpated." - Hal Whitehead



"We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism."
Paul Brooks

Science reveals the truth of an ever changing Earth.

Real scientists are moral individuals who seek truth.

Corruption of the process of seeking the truth undermines not just democracy but civilization.



"It's easier to kill a number than an individual,
whether we're talking about so many tons of fish,
so many board feet of timber,
or so many boxcars of untermenschen."

Derrick Jensen

What is the Value of a Human Life?

A Human Life Is Worth $7.4 Million

EPA knocks $900,000 off value of a life

5 Reasons Why We Need Principles, Not Policies



John Graham's cost-benefit analysis in conjunction with Milton Friedman's Chicago School of Economics ideology is fatally flawed as both neglect to take into account general effects produced.

1989 John Graham, a Wise Use sycophant, founds the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.

The pseudoscience of cost-benefit analysis claims to be able to compare the monetary cost of the implementation of new laws.

In John Graham cost-benefit analysis if a fish has no commercial value and 10 million fish die because of toxic pollution the economic cost is zero.

In this mindset useless eaters are better off dead.

Toward that goal premature death is on the rise from slow acting posions - transfat, high fructose corn syrup, diacetyl, fluoride, methyl tert-butyl ether, bisphenol A, phthalates, pyrethroids, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, lead, polytetrafluoroethylene, trichloroethylene, polychlorinated biphenyls, asbestos, perchlorate, mercury, glyphosate and organophosphates.

Diacetyl – Popcorn Lung Class Action Lawsuit

E-Cigarettes Contain Chemical Tied to 'Popcorn Lung'


"Cost-benefit analysis' is a cheap deception of the general public.

This approach represents a serious erosion in science.

You create credentials and appear scientifically sensible, while all the time you are just fronting for a political agenda." - Michael Oppenheimer


"Economists view the environment as invisible because their cost-benefit analysis is fatally flawed.

A full cost accounting of industrial practices reveals how much the natural services of ecosystems threatened or destroyed by development and industrial pollution are actually worth in addition to the real value of natural resources consumed and wasted, especially irreplaceable ones.

Environmentalists despise the church of neo-liberal economics and the priests of predatory corporatism, who are spending our principal and deferring environmental debt like there's no tomorrow."- Andrew Christie

John Graham, appointed by George Bush to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in 2001, central role was undermining environmental protection through 'research' papers based on cost-benefit analysis.

John Graham blocked every rule change that protects the environment including two dozen proposed by the EPA including reduced arsenic levels in drinking water, reduced pollution from coal burning plants and regulation of fecal waste from industrial factory farms.

The Trump administration has done even more by eliminating all environmental regulation.



rainbow volcano

Volcano

Interactive map of currently active volcanoes



June 8, 1783 Skaptar Jokull Volcano in Iceland explodes sending huge clouds of ash high into the sky.

Summer never came to the Arctic that year.

All along the Bering Sea coast and Norton Sound area the Eskimos starved to death.

The volcanic cloud from the Icelandic volcano drifted across the Pacific Ocean reaching Japan where 1783 became known as the year summer never came.

Sulfurous gases combined with water vapor high in the atmosphere to produce a cloud of tiny sulfuric acid crystals which reflected a considerable amount of solar radiation back out into space.

This lowered the temperature of the earth by about 1° Celsius, and these effects were felt for about two years.


April 5, 1815 Mount Tambora Sumbawa, Indonesia erupts with such violence explosions could be heard for 1,000 miles.

Ash fell two feet deep over 850 miles away.

Darkness cloaked a 300 mile area around the volcano for three days.

Mount Tambora lost 4,100 feet in height and threw out an estimated 36.4 cubic miles of debris.

Volcanic debris was hurled into the atmosphere where it circled the earth, darkened the sky and eventually helped to make 1816 known as the year without a summer.

In the northeastern part of the US and the Ohio Valley frost, ice and snow were common in June; heavy frosts throughout July and even ice storms; frost and ice were common in August.

Snow fell in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 11, and colder weather settled in again during the final days of September with ice up to one-fourth inch thick. October, although fairly normal, had its share of frost and ice.

Coseguina Volcano in Nicaragua erupted in January of 1835.

The volcano's erupted continuously for seven hours creating total darkness within a radius of 50 miles of the volcano.

This eruption of Coseguina was blamed for the cool summer of 1836.

That summer was nearly as cold as the summer of 1816 in western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio.

There were frosts in every month of the year, and the only true summer weather was limited to the first 14 days of September.

During the period 1817-1890, 1836 had the coldest summer of record.


August 26, 1883 Krakatau(Krakatoa) erupts creating a gigantic cloud of ash that shot upward to a height of 17 miles and spread out like a huge oak tree.

On August 27 the darkness from Krakatau (Krakatoa) eruption extended 100 miles out from the volcano with the ash cloud from Krakatau (Krakatoa) rising an estimated 50,000 feet above the Earth's surface.

Then came a second eruption estimated to be equal to 200 megatons of TNT - about 13,000 times the yield of the Little Boy bomb (13 to 16 KT) that devastated Hiroshima, Japan, and four times the yield of the Tsar Bomba (50 MT), the largest nuclear weapon ever built.

The 1883 eruption ejected approximately 21 cubic kilometres (5.0 cu mi) of rock, ash, and pumice, and generated the loudest sound historically reported: the cataclysmic explosion was distinctly heard as far away as Perth in Australia approximately 1,930 miles (3,110 km), and the island of Rodrigues near Mauritius approximately 3,000 miles (5,000 km) distant.

The sound waves from the explosion circled the Earth seven times.

During the winter of 1883-1884, snow in Scotland, Holland, Germany and different parts of the US was found to contain tiny particles of volcanic dust.

The dust particles from Krakatau(Krakatoa) could be seen on a clear day ringing the sun.

The mean global temperature in 1884 was lowered 0.27C.

In the dust of the Tibetan Plateau, with much thinking and careful calculation, the detonation of thermonuclear warheads could blast fine particulate into the upper atmosphere working in much the same way as Krakatoa.

The Tibetan Plateau is a significant dust source area of great importance. Synoptic dynamics and remote sensing tracing of a dust storm on 3 to 5 March, 2003 in Lhasa on South Tibet demonstrate that the Tibetan Plateau possesses all factors and conditions of generating dust storms.

Accompanied with this dust storm is a strong ascending stream on the Plateau which has raised various sizes of dust particles into different levels.

The lifted coarse particles were largely fallen down and accumulated as loess on the eastern Tibetan Plateau, and the fine particles were translated by the westerly jet and subsided in the northern Pacific Ocean.

The spatial-temporal distribution of dust storms between years 1961 and 2000 on the Plateau shows that dust storms mainly occur in winter and early spring with high frequency, and the path of dust storm moves gradually from south to north, which is closely coupled with the northward moving of the westerly jet from winter to spring over the Tibetan Plateau.

The Tibetan Plateau is one of the key dust source areas for long-distance transport because its high occurring frequency and elevation cause fine particles easily to be lifted into the zone of the westerly jet.


climate bingo

Climate-change sceptics have right to 'mislead public'

Koch-Funded Group Tries to Persuade 200,000 Science Teachers That Climate Change Is Debatable


Defenders of Property Rights

Defenders of Property Rights were Robert Bork; Larry Craig, US Senator from Idaho; Orrin Hatch, US Senator from Utah; Ed Meese, Attorney General under Reagan, 1985-88; Richard Pombo, Congressman, California 11th; Lamar Smith, Congressman, Texas 21st

Citizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain

Citizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain (CSCAR) operated between 1983 and 1991 to oppose tightening the Clean Air Act. In a 1986 letter sent to more than 600,000 constituents, CSCAR claimed that the acid rain bill would cost some $110 billion to industry and utilities and increase the electricity rate by 30%. Citizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain was funded by the coal and electric industry. Specific companies included: American Cyanamid Co., Consolidation Coal Co., Indianapolis Power and Light Co., Jersey Central Power and Light Co., Metropolitan Edison Co., Ohio Edison Co., Pennsylvania Electric Co., Peabody Holding Co., Southern Co., Services Union Electric Co.

The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition

The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC) is a now defunct industry funded PR front group run by the APCO Worldwide public relations firm which worked to hang the label of "junk science" on environmentalists. forged in 1993, TASSC began as a front for Philip Morris which was attempting to discredit ETS (Environmental Tobacco Smoke) research as a long-term cause of increased cancer and heart problem rates in the community - especially among office workers and children living with smoking parents. TASSC advanced industry-friendly positions on a wide range of topics, including global warming, smoking, phthalates, and pesticides.




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