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Posted by Water Conservation Blog on March 18th, 2014
Naturally evolved ecosystems are marvels that make Earth habitable, yet sadly they and all life are threatened By Dr. Glen Barry, EcoInternet Earth Meanders come from Earth's Newsdesk | By Dr. Glen Barry There are no invisible ghosts in the sky ruling over and judging us. God pollution kills, obscures truth, and slows progress. All we have and need is each other, kindred species, ecosystems, and the biosphere. On a small planet plagued by a myriad of life-threatening problems, its time to choose between truth and myth, superstition and wisdom, life and death. Either you believe in truth, justice, and knowledge, or you let ghosts, spirits, and superstition guide you. Observable truths are the only basis for the necessary social change to bring about ecological sustainability and equitable justice. As long as we believe in ghosts in the sky more than the ecosystems that nurture us, there is no hope. There are way too many false prophets, claiming absolute truth and being used for false profits. God pollution has decimated humanity, society, and ecology for millennia. Organized religions superstition and belief in ghosts limit the human familys ability to come together to sustain global ecology. It is better to live a life based upon doing what is ...
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on March 9th, 2014
By EcolInternet's Rainforest Portal TAKE ACTION HERE NOW! It has been two years since EcoInternet first alerted the international community that SOCO International a London-listed oil company planned to explore for oil in Virunga National Park. Virunga is Africas oldest national park and an UNESCO World Heritage site; and is home to a large population of wild gorillas, many other important wildlife species, primary rainforest ecosystems, and forest-dependent communities. Our earlier protests together caused other companies considering oil exploration to pull out. And opposition is growing as WWF has embraced the campaign, successfully bringing the case to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Oil exploration in these globally vital rainforest ecosystems will further set a dangerous precedent that nowhere whether protected, or ecologically important is immune from oil industry destruction. It appears every last bit of Earth's large, wild and intact ecosystems will be sacrificed to industrial development to extend our dependence upon fossil fuel, and delay transition now to renewable energy sources ensuring abrupt run-away climate change and global ecosystem collapse.
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on February 8th, 2014
TAKE ACTION to protect Tasmanias old-growth temperate rainforests NEW!! Protests can now be sent through Twitter as well as with emails. The alert contains simple instructions to install the Earth Action Network Twitter App in Twitter. Please do so, as this makes our protests much harder to block and ignore. We have been working on first of its kind Twitter protest capabilities for months, please help us test it, and support with donations to protect Earths old-growth forests at http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/donate/ as EcoInternet is back! ****************** Only a year ago together EcoInternet and you participated in successful protests to end industrial clearcut logging in 170,000 hectares of Tasmania, Australias old-growth temperate rainforests; as vital intact ecosystems including Butlers Gorge; and the Florentine, Weld and Styx valleys, were added to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Now Australias ecologically challenged federal government led by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, who famously stated climate change is crap is reneging on these commitments, in an unprecedented move pushing to remove 74,000 hectares from World Heritage Area protection. We need your help to once again call on the Australian government to honor their international obligations and protect Tasmanias World Heritage old-growth temperate rainforests from industrial destruction. ...
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on November 10th, 2013
TAKE ACTION HERE NOW! Typhoon Haiyan, believed to be the biggest storm on record to make landfall, clearly demonstrates the risk posed by extreme super storms intensified by abrupt climate change. Yet the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the United Nations science body that assesses the state of climate science is failing to carry out a comprehensive risk assessment that takes into account amplifying positive feedbacks and worse case scenarios. Without such a transparent and comprehensive climate risk assessment, that is free of government interference, the world finds it difficult to assess climate risk and is unlikely to embrace urgent emissions cuts, protect and restore ecosystems, and implement a global carbon tax. Demand such reforms at the IPCC. Discuss Alert: http://www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=ipcc_reform#discuss
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on October 20th, 2013
Naturally evolved ecosystems are marvels that make Earth habitable, yet sadly they and all life are threatened By Dr. Glen Barry, Ecological Internet Earth Meanders come from Earth's Newsdesk Miraculous Nature Ultimately, all humanity and all life have is the biosphere, the thin layer of life just above and below Earths surface, composed of ancient, miraculously evolved natural ecosystems. The natural Earth is a marvel a complex coupling of species within ecosystems, whereby life begets life. Ecology is far more than the study of life and its environment. The word is used here as a synonym for ecosystems the vibrant connections that emerge between species across scales, which cumulatively make life on Earth possible. Nature is far, far more than pretty plants and animals. Ecosystems make Earth habitable, providing water, food, air, shelter, and more everything that we need and desire to live well. In naturally evolved ecosystems, from genes to individual organisms and species, to ecosystems and everything else in between, each living being present fulfills a niche which sustains itself, its neighbors, and the whole. All species uniquely express evolutionary brilliance and have a purpose, a reason for being, a right to exist, and are necessary to maintain lifes full ...
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on September 29th, 2013
TAKE ACTION HERE NOW! Canadian tar sands [search] production, transport, and consumption represent continued fossil fuel addiction that guarantees runaway climate change and global ecosystem collapse. From the deforestation of old-growth boreal forests, to the fouling of land and water as the carbon intensive oil is mined and extracted, to the constant dangers of far-flung spills as the viscous oil is transported, through its burning and release of tar sand filth into the atmosphere: tar sands is the epitome of ecocidal industrial activity that must end to limit abrupt climate change and achieve global ecological sustainability. Albertas tar sands are landlocked, and keeping them from ocean ports is vital to eliminating their production, and keeping the toxic tar in the ground where it belongs. Ecological Internet has already taken the lead in delaying the Northern Gateway pipelines to the West join us now in stopping the Energy East pipeline to the Atlantic. Discuss Alert: http://www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=canada_energy_east#discuss
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on September 8th, 2013
TAKE ACTION! Governor Scott Walker is waging ecocide upon Wisconsins environment to further his political ambitions, continuing his lifelong political opportunism at the expense of others. Walker signed a bill earlier this year gutting the states mining regulations, designed to clear the way for Gogebic Taconite to dig a massive open-pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills just south of Lake Superior. By strong-arming the Gogebic mine through Wisconsins most important forest wilderness sacred to native peoples and their water and wild rice, while threatening to foul Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes Walker clearly demonstrates the contempt he holds for nature, truth, justice, and all that stands between him and power. Such callous treatment of the environment will lead to a brief boom for some, followed by a permanent bust of denuded lands and toxic waters, killing wildlife, plants, and future human generations. Please let the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource know the world expects a full environmental impact statement be carried out with the utmost scientific integrity, or for their resignation. Discuss Alert: http://forests.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=walker_water#discuss
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on July 28th, 2013
By Ecological Internet's Rainforest Portal and ClimateArk TAKE ACTION HERE NOW! Next week California is to decide whether REDD+ [search] forest carbon offsets which include funding for first time industrial logging of old-growth forests is worthy of inclusion as a carbon credit under the states carbon markets. Logging old-growth forests is an ecological disaster that threatens local livelihoods, biodiversity, ecosystems, climate, and the biosphere; and must not be funded by carbon markets. Members of the forest carbon industry supporting REDD+ must be compelled to stop their old forest logging greenwash - or face ridicule, protest, and an end to public support, until they do.
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on July 21st, 2013
Earth's ecosystems are collapsing, human and all species' habitats are being lost, and our one shared biosphere is failing and dying. Love of other peoples and species and of nature, truth, justice, and equity are the only lasting basis for global ecological sustainability. It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Krishnamurti Truth matters. Freedom matters. Justice matters. Ecology matters. Peace matters. Compassion matters. Knowledge matters. Love matters. We should all try to matter by serving such ideals. Dr. Glen Barry By Dr. Glen Barry, Ecological Internet Earth Meanders come from Earth's Newsdesk Earth is alive just like the biological patterns found in cells, species, individual organisms, and ecosystems; only at a different scale and thus can die if boundary conditions for health are exceeded. The biosphere [search] Earth's thin mantle of life is collapsing and dying, as ecosystems and climate are being murdered by human industrial growth. Such ecocidal madness, called "development," is hailed as the goal for society when in fact it is ecocide, and can only end in utter social, economic, and ecological collapse. Industrial human development destroys natural ecosystems necessary to maintain a habitable Earth. Burning fossil fuels ...
Posted by Water Conservation Blog on July 6th, 2013
By Ecological Internet's Rainforest Portal TAKE ACTION to stop Greenpeaces support for old-growth forest logging: http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=greenpeace_supports_logging TAKE ACTION! Greenpeace continues to espouse nonsense that logging old-growth forests is protection and can be done in an environmentally acceptable manner. Their recent case studies claim that Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of first time industrial logging of hundreds of millions of acres of old-growth forests has led to a substantial improvement in forest management practices. Loss and diminishment of primary rainforests and other old-growth forests are never ecologically sustainable and threaten local peoples, species, ecosystems, climate, and the biosphere with collapse and death. Please demand that Greenpeace and pals resign from FSC immediately, end all involvement with primary rainforest and other old-growth logging, and work exclusively for old forest protection, restoration, and small-scale local eco-forestry. We have been asking Greenpeace politely to stop helping log old-growth for the past six years (see http://bit.ly/GPlogold) and been stonewalled and ridiculed, during which time many old forests have fallen and the fate of the biosphere become more unclear (read the science by our own Dr. Glen Barry at http://bit.ly/EICollapse). Discuss Alert: http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=greenpeace_supports_logging#discuss How much is a livable biosphere worth to you? Please donate what you can afford now to ...