Earth is under siege.
We are causing our own extinction.
I wonder how many of our members are old enough to remember when that commercial ran? It seems like not so long ago that people were waking up to our
growing global problem. Now however it seems we are more concerned about Wall Street and whether our favorite sports team will make it to the
The BP disaster of last year really got me pissed. Corporate greed, Government corruption. Religious bigotry. We fight over resources instead of
providing for our fellow man. Yeah, like some advanced Alien race wants to make contact with us. Does anybody who believes in the possibility of Alien
life think that they want us dragging our crap out into the cosmos?
We are swimming in our own filth.
we are swimming in our own filth.
I was amazed that so many of our ATS members were surprised or shocked over the recent mass global die offs of birds, fish, bees and bats. It isn't
like we didn't see this coming. Scientists have for years warned about the effects of pollution and what the possible consequences may be. Hell, even
some of the oldest religious texts tell us about mass die offs of sea and land animals. Could they all be wrong?
We sit here in our modern world. Thinking we are kings over all that we survey while burning fossil fuels to maintain our comfort zone. Day in and Day
out all day everyday 24/7 pumping ton after ton of garbage into the air as if it doesn't matter. The western world started with the industrial
revolution. First it was mass burning of coal and now it's oil. Either through a giant factory smoke stack or out of our tail pipes one way or another
we continue to pump toxins into the environment.
There are really only two things in nature that clean the air of pollutants. The Oceans and the worlds Forests. How have we been treating them? We
clear cut for more farmland, more wood products and for living space. We have been in an all out assault on our forests since man first discovered
Many of us will sit here and discuss the problems of the modern world with offering no real solutions. I don't know the answers I can only offer my
opinion. The world is reaching 7 Billion people. We are in no danger of over population anytime soon BUT we are not supporting the people we already
have. How can we Support an even larger population?
This is where it gets really bizarre, We have large companies such as Monsanto and Bayer who try to come off as if they are helping us with food
production when in reality all they are doing is attempting to patent what we eat then charge through the nose for profit from that which God/Nature
has produced. In the process they may be contributing to the downfall through genetic manipulation of organisms that took millions of years to develop
and claim that it's safe with only a few months worth of testing.
We are the guinea pigs
Technology isn't a complete washout.
There are some bright spots. Or are there?
We have had the technology available to us for environmentally friendlier transportation but AGAIN corporate greed [Big Oil] killed that.
Anybody reading this remember the EV-1? Now it's a museum piece. Sure, there are vehicles
on the market these days. However we could have had a major jump start had it's development and sales continued.
The General Motors EV1 was an electric car produced and leased by the General Motors Corporation from 1996 to 1999. It was the first
mass-produced and purpose-designed electric vehicle of the modern era from a major automaker,
Earth’s oceans and atmosphere in an impressive way. According to the European Space Agency (ESA) it also polluted space in such a way that it
represents a danger for satellites for the next 10,000 years !
To their website: “Since 1957, more than 4,800 space launches have led to an on-orbit population today of approximately 13,200 trackable objects,
with sizes larger than 10 cm.”
Additionally, any object bigger than a centimeter represents an important danger for satellites because of their speed. There are up to 600,000 of
them in terrestrial space.
We have the technology to actually do things differently and so far TPTB have been dragging butt to cooperate and actually do the NEXT RIGHT thing.
So what do TPTB do?
They build seed vaults to store as many seeds as possible.
Hidden Doomsday clocks and Megalithic structures with instructions for
A mold-resistant bean, a German pink tomato and a wild strawberry plucked from the flanks of a Russian volcano are just some of the crops whose
seeds are being tucked away this week in a giant vault dug out of a mountainside of the Norwegian island Svalbard.
With these new deposits, the so-called Svalbard "Doomsday" Global Seed Vault will reach its half-million mark of seed varieties. The giant icebox of
sorts, which was officially opened on Feb. 26, 2008, is meant to protect the world's crop diversity from natural or manmade disasters.
Good thread man
I enjoyed reading it.I hope this isn't the end and that we some how pull it through but things seem bleak and there's just way too much work to be
done.Don't know if it's possible to just change the entire globe over night and make people accept a new way of life.There will always be
resistance.I just hope it isn't too late.Don't think it's impossible but it'll take time.
I think that the giorgia guide stones are the new roseta stones that people will be using after (A) the great depopulation of Earth. They will
destroy, poison and inhibit growth. TPTB will be safely undergroung with in the thousands of bunkers through out the world. Or (B) There is an
immenant natural disaster comming like a meteorite or something and TPTB will be safely undergroung with in the thousands of bunkers through out the
world. Either way...
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I think that the giorgia guide stones are the new roseta stones that people will be using after the great depopulation of Earth. They will destroy,
poison and inhibit growth. TPTB will be safely undergroung with in the thousands of bunkers through out the world.
It would be a pitty if when they go duck and the above grounders are taken away from EA. a large celestial collision occures.
I too remember the "crying Indian" commercials. They had a profound effect on me then, and I still think of them from time to time today.
For those that never saw them (and as I recall), they showed a man dressed in traditional "chief's clothing" standing along side a road. Someone
drives by and tosses out a bag of trash that lands near his feet. The commercial ends with the Indian looking stoic, except for tears running down
I do have to say one thing. When I think of life in its bigger picture, imagining all of the people that have existed upto this point, the war/peace,
the injustice/justice, the famine and taking the whole lot of everything (far too long to list) that I can think of and putting it into one ball of
dough to get an idea of what the heck is going on and the purpose. The more I wonder if the longer the possiblites go on, the less possibilities there
In other words, the longer this existence goes on, the closer the answers will come because of the paths walked throughout time.
Everything that has a beginning, has an end. If we can survive, we will and if it is literally impossible then it is meant to be. As long as there are
people with eyes and ears that they use, I for one would say dont worry because even if it is meant to end, the answers are coming with it and I dont
see you not paying attention if you get my drift...
I have not read many threads in ATS that convey passion much but this certainly does it very well.
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One of my professors is talking about "global change". We are right in the middle of a process never before seen here on Earth. Sure, Earth had its
revolutions before, but this one is unique because it involves us humans directly, and we are the cause of it.
The sad truth is that no one knows for sure where we are heading, and where Earth and life on it are heading. There are all sorts of scenarios and
models, but no one knows for sure.
What is obvious is that right now we are not in a sustainable phase, and that the way we influence our ecosystems and atmosphere and oceans could
cause some "tipping points" to go in a chaotic, unpredictable phase. Since all systems on Earth ARE interconnected (and that is not new age mambo
jumbo), this could have huge influences on all the planet.
Those seed vaults seem like a pretty reasonable idea to me... It's just cautious to create them. I would have done the same thing if I were a "world
leader", and that is not something that I thought I'd ever say...
That is reminds me of an interesting question: are we or are we not part of Mother Nature and her great plan?
Most people (most people I know in any case) would agree we are. We kinda abandoned the old thinking that humans are somehow the centre of the
universe and it's greatest achievement.
But when we look at what we are doing to our planet, we tend to see ourselves as some outside force, not a part of "Mother Nature" at all. Like
there's "nature" and there is "humanity", but aren't we a part of nature too? By thinking we are somehow outside of all these natural processes,
we're putting ourselves again on some kind of pedestal, thinking we are "special".
On this topic I see no conflict between science and religion.
Science tells us that the Earth has had several mass extinctions, why should we think we are special?
Many religions tell us there will be a day reckoning.
Earth wont be destroyed IMO. Earth will continue to go around the sun until SOL super novas. Man on the other hand I just don't know...
Originally posted by havok
There is something coming, we can all feel and see it.
The writing is on the wall.
It's more than biblical when almost all civilizations mention it.
Disgusting what we have done.
Yeah, I can't shake that feeling either.
Well we will find out soon enough I suspect.
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