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Humanity's impact on Earth illustrated!

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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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We've got to plant trees. More. Trees.

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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: aboutface

Paper > quality of life



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

The facts and logic to the situation is delivered to us via science . Make no mistake about it ,it is science that has created and created better killing weapons and more toxic substances every day and we pay and pay and will pay as long as the practices continues .



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:22 PM
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Yes its all so terrible
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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: peck420

It is absurd.

We are outpacing that cycle with our superior intelligence and inferior wisdom.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: the2ofusr1

I concur.

Have you seen the video 'Schooling the World'?


This is part 1. I used to have a link to the whole video but it is 'banned in my country' now.

Well worth an hour of your time IMHO.





lol, banned in your country. God I love this global regime.
LONG LIVE THE STATUS QUO!
Or at least live as long as it can before total self annihilation.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: stosh64


Is it just me or do some of those pics look photoshopped?






I don't think the message is lost even if they are tampered with...
But I did wonder that as well.


I agree, powerful message. I did not mean to detract from the message. Was just a thought that popped out.

Thanks for digging a little on that, but as you said very thought provoking none the less.

We can do better.....



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:27 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
It is absurd.

Absurd? Nope, just nature.


We are outpacing that cycle with our superior intelligence and inferior wisdom.

Then we adapt...or die.

Nature cares not...it will be here long after we have made that choice.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: peck420

Yeah... just shrug. No big, right?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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Another very good thread. All the unnatural chemistry we are letting into our environment is gone out of control. I think this changing of chemistry of the environment is going to start compounding very soon, just like the weather change is irreversible.

Our bodies cannot tolerate much more inappropriate chemistry. It is not only going to be the frogs that will die, we cannot evolve fast enough for the changes we have created.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: aboutface

Can you tell me how clear cutting a forest has a different effect from the tree loss that occurs every year from massive fires?

Tired of Control Freaks



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: TiredofControlFreaks

I thought most modern logging, at least in the US or Canada, was considered renewable?



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

not only is it considered renewable....

www.mnn.com...




In the United States, which contains 8 percent of the world's forests, there are more trees than there were 100 years ago. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), "Forest growth nationally has exceeded harvest since the 1940s. By 1997, forest growth exceeded harvest by 42 percent and the volume of forest growth was 380 percent greater than it had been in 1920." The greatest gains have been seen on the East Coast (with average volumes of wood per acre almost doubling since the '50s) which was the area most heavily logged by European settlers beginning in the 1600s, soon after their arrival. Read more: www.mnn.com...


Its fun to look at ugly pictures and shake our heads and mourn ....but is it true??

While I am truly an environmental person, what is lacking here is perspective.

please remember that north america was once covered with glaciers and had no trees at all! Change is a constant in nature.

Tired of Control Freaks



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

When I see the picture of Mexico City - my perspective is that it is better to have the people living in cities in concentrated areas than to have the same number of people spread out over a broader area. It leaves more habitat for nature and animals.
Compare the picture of Mexico City with the picture of the tree cover in the link I provided.

When I see the picture of the surfer - to be honest - most of the debris looks like natural flotsam and jetsam - its seems like herbaceous material.

When I see pictures of some stuff being discharged to the athabasca river - i don't know what I am looking it. It could be a storm discharge with lots of particulate.

I am sorry but these pictures - although truly beatiful - are intended for the sole purpose of arousing an emotional response. There is a strong part of me that resists thinking with my heart instead of my head.

If you want to talk spending money on sewage treatment before dischaarge to the oceans - hey my wallet is open! As a matter of fact, I believe (dispite the ick factor) that sewage discharges should be diverted to drinking water treatment and re-use rather than being discharged.

It is the most environmentally protective way - but how many people here that are crying tears over these pictures would reject such a response?

Tired of Control Freaks



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

OP has actually done a really good job.


Only a few were dodgy.


The melting ice cap, is actually a glacial waterfall...

The Kansas irrigation grid I couldn't verify...

& the greenhouses in Almeria are actually placed in a former desert...
Apparently half of Europes fresh vegetables come from there.
& previously it was barren until they pretty much terraformed it.




The rest are all authentic for sure.


& as we said, the message is still powerful.





OP: S&F



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
Yeah... just shrug. No big, right?

Essentially, granted, nature wouldn't even afford us a shrug.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 04:19 PM
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originally posted by: Eunuchorn
Future alien scientists will find a layer of "materialism" in the same way we can find layers depicting various periods during earths history before & after dinosaurs.

Exactly. We're nothing new. We'll live, then we'll die and maybe in some distant future time somebody will dig us up and study us.

In any event, if anybody is really worried about humanity's impact on the Earth, the only real solution -- without just waiting for a pandemic or other global catastrophe -- is strict population control. And nobody has the guts (or the power) to do that.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 04:30 PM
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This is one of the saddest threads I have ever seen. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.........

It is sickening and disheartening to know this is happening to our beautiful planet, regardless whether it's a contributor or a cause of climate change. It's just sick that we treat our land as a garbage dump. I am so disgusted with everyone else who is polluting our planet as I type this on my now 5th laptop computer while my now 8th tv is on in the background as I sit on my now 4th sofa in my living room with many pieces of furniture, carpet and gas fireplace in my now 6th house with every modern convenience and more space than I need.....ooops, my bad.




posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

These photos leave me with a sense of hopelessness.

I have no faith that it will be turned around in time because not enough voices are out there. And those that own those vast, putrid landscapes don't care because they won't be here when the entire bowl gets flushed.
It's the money-at-the-moment lifestyle for them. What comes later doesn't matter.

Peace



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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originally posted by: BlueMule
We've got to plant trees. More. Trees.



Agree with you , but some disagree


"Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do." -- Ronald Reagan, 1981



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