Sunday, September 16, 2007

NBC's commitment to Green: "Green is Universal"

November 4th will begin a week long effort by NBC's programs to eco-educate viewers about Green issues. Let's mark our calendars and be sure to tune in and tell others. Green is now.


Makes me what scream!

Ignorance is...
Ignorance is all around us...
Ignorance will cost us.
Ignorance will cost us dearly...
Ignorance is a road block...
Ignorance is a tool...
Ignorance is a tool of propaganda...
Ignorance keeps us blind...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Rational Fear about Global Warming

I get a knot in my stomach when I read articles like this! I just finished reading "The Coming Economic Collapse" by Stephen Leeb and started reading Al Gore's book, "Assult on Reason."

I have a ton of work to do and can't spend long on my blog tonight. There are about 20 things I need to list and write about though. This was sent to me by a friend. Looks like ABC is jumping on the band-wagon and starting to get into the Global Warming information dissemination. All I can say is that we are crazy to not feel fear by the infomation that is beginning to accumulate. I'm afraid for my children and their children. What on earth have we done to this planet that we call home? The amount of sea ice that has melted in the Artic is equal to and greater than the state of Florida. And the ice is melting faster than the models predicted.... We thought we were going to postpone the really bad stuff for years beyond our life span. How convenient for us it would have been. But the models got it wrong. It may be happening a lot sooner than we thought it would happen. Oh my, our day of reckoning is fast approaching. Hell may be here on Earth in the Carbon furnace that we have created. But don't talk about it, right. You might be called a "liberal."

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Saturday, September 01, 2007

A letter for Earth 100 Years from now...

I found a Japanese survey that looked at which word meant "environment" to over 8000 people and how that word/character was used. The word was of course, "GREEN." Interestingly of the 8,000 people who took the survey, 60% were women.


Souorce: Weather Report Network@Japan
In early June, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company conducted an online survey about ecology, which comprised of questions such as "What Japanese character best represents ecology?" The results from the survey were then published on July 18th. According to the survey, the most popular word was "緑 (green)," which seems to stem from the thought that plants play a central role in the protection of the natural environment such as preventing global warming. The word "green" had a commanding share, as twice as many people chose the word "green" as those who selected the word "再 (re-)" with hopes for regeneration. The third word was "優" for kindness. And the words that came in fourth to tenth place were: "環 (circulation)," "省 (efficiency)," "節 (control/save)," "清 (pure/clear)," "空 (sky)," "美 (beauty)," and "水 (water)."

At the end of the survey, people were asked to write down "a message for Earth 100 years from now." Answers such as "I hope that Earth will still be a planet that can 'breathe deeply' in 100 years" indicate that many people seem to be gravely concerned about global warming and wonder if they will be able to bequeath Earth as it is today to their children and their children's children. There were also people who offered words of apology, appreciation, and determination such as "I am sorry to have hurt you. I am trying to do my best to heal your wounds!" or "Great mother Earth, I wish you a long life."

Approximately 8,000 people took part in this survey; more than 60 percent were females. This planet is the "great mother Earth" not only for us humans, but also for all plants and animals. I cannot help but hope for the recovery back to health of the great mother Earth and for each and everyone of us to take a step forward for the well-being of the global environment.

What doesn't our government get? People what eco-friendly cars a survey finds!

Our government's environmental record is appauling

In a recent article by Lawrence Ulrich titled, "Dirty Secret: Green Cars Automakers Won't Sell You" he explains that you can't actually buy an ultra-green Accord, or the four-cylinder version that also produces near-zero pollution unless you live in California, New York or six other northeast states that follow California's tougher pollution rules!

Not only can't you buy one, but the government says it's currently illegal for automakers to sell these green cars outside of the special states!!

The crazy quilt of environmental regulations is forcing carmakers to design and build two versions of the same cars.

This is evidence to me that our government is not working properly and in the pockets of special interest. It protects the profits of special interests and does not protect the interests of the citizens. The welfare of our children, our grandchildren and our planet and our own lives is for sell to the highest bidder. It's appalling.
(PS. I drive a Prius and it's a great car and you can buy it anywhere!)