Earth Day to Earth Disaster


HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

Human Wrongs Watch

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Since the first Earth Day observed on 22 April 1970, world conditions have worsened greatly across three critically interrelated global dimensions that portend a disastrous future for life on planet Earth

The worldwide degradation, fragmentation, and destruction of ecosystems are accelerating and generating serious consequences for flora, fauna and human well-being. Credit: Guillermo Flores/IPS

First, CLIMATE CHANGE is certainly the most worrisome threat to human security. The scientific evidence clearly demonstrates that climate change is a threat to the well-being of humans and the planet.

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A Bookish Sunday – Where’s Waldo? -Side Stories


Books, whether fiction or not

Usually are telling you the story of the main characters

In a time and place

Yet in the background

There are those side stories

That fill in spaces

The main characters evolve around

In “Where’s Waldo” we search for Waldo and his friends

Glancing at all the other stories as they unfold

We and all living things are our own main characters

Still we are just side stories in others lives

I keep Where’s Waldo? on my shelve

For it seems our world is more interesting when we search for the side stories

Head in the Clouds – A Man made Wonder?


Flying out of Phoenix

Headed south, before banking east

Out the window there appears

A large hole in the ground

Wasn’t sure what I was seeing

Either with the Circled hole

Or with the backgammon design ponds

What it was is a open pit copper mine abandoned in 1984

Which as of 2019, it was bought with plans to reopen

Now called the Cactus mine

For a sense of scale that pit is 3,100 ft. across and 980′ deep

Bookish Sunday – Tales in Non fiction


I look thru my shelves of books

To realize most are non-fiction

Tales told of the world we live in

Stories built upon the past to the present

Earth and us as main characters

As it unfolds into the future

I pulled this book down to open the pages

“New England Forest Through Time” By David Foster and John O’Keele

The slideshow below are dioramas that show NE forest over the cost of 300 years

It book describes the changes to landscape, vegetation and wildlife that have occurred

It is a theme that is discussed in many of the books I have

Whether it’s NE or other parts of the US and the earth as a whole

This book I’m always opening, so it will remain on my shelf

To end this post I’ll add one more picture

In the slideshow we seen the changes that have occurred through our use of the landscape

Today many of our changes have much more long term effects on the landscape

For our use of man-made materials to alter the environment

Has changed the time-line for the environment to recover, if it can

This reminds me of another book ” The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman

Maybe to be looked at again in the future.