Our Ruined Earth

My focus today is what’s wrong in Our Family’s Home . . .

From the Environment Section of AlterNet:

Why Our Food Waste May Be Our Greatest Asset
Composting is key to reducing waste costs, cutting global warming emissions, and increasing urban food security.

Time to Face the Hard Realities of a Global Energy Crisis
America needs a comprehensive plan to deal with post-peak oil — and that is going to involve some serious long-term thinking.

Get Ready for the Post-SUV World!
SUVs and big pickups are waddling off into the sunset, leaving Americans with no more excuses for the nation’s profligate oil use.

Global Warming’s Twin Evil: Wildfires and Drought
The 850 fires burning in California alone should be a wake up call that we’re unprepared for rapid climate change.

All this and much more on AlterNet’s Site . . .

And, absorb this wonderful, educational, and surprising video: “Solving” climate change from David Keith.

What’s driven our Family to this Crisis?

What can we actually do?

How much of the Crisis is manageable?

What needs to occur in political circles to make change actually happen?

Why in the world, considering that the environmental problem was already a concern in the 1950’s, have we let it get this bad?

Will prayer help?

Will war help? ( That’s a trick question. Just seeing if you’re paying attention… 😉 )

What in the World can We DO !?!

I’d Love to see your thoughts and feelings in the comments . . .

Today’s quote is from ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT: Statement to the first substantive session of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED):

“The principle of the unity of mankind naturally implies the need for world peace and security. The World Commission on Environment and Development observed in its report that world peace and security are central to sustainable development. The Bahá’í International Community agrees that as long as the specter of war continues to dominate international relations, the well-being of the human race and the environment will continue to erode. It is the Bahá’í view that the root cause of all war and injustice is the failure to recognize the fundamental oneness of the human race. Acceptance of the principle of oneness will induce the willingness to uncover and permanently resolve all other causes for conflict. Indeed, it must be the foundation for any serious attempt to find ways of living in harmony with our environment and each other.”
Bahá’í International Community, 1990 Aug 06, Environment Development

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5 thoughts on “Our Ruined Earth

  1. With all what is coming our way in this era..perhaps God want’s to sent
    the human race of all in this up side down of a world ,a warning
    sign,and a strong message,and for those who are to blind or ignorant to
    see..well then they must feel it on the end..unfortunately perhaps to
    late,God created the earth..and he can take it away the same way,people
    better start to believe and praying now,before it’s to late.!!!

    I leave,with one thought in mind,before I go to bed…

    Off all things I’ve lost,I miss my mind the most.!!!

    Catherine.

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Cecilia Durieux
    Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 09:08:12 -0400
    Subject: Watch this clip of Al Gore’s speech
    Dear Friend,

    Al Gore just challenged the nation to take bold steps towards solving the climate crisis. Check out his dramatic speech here: http://wecansolveit.org

    Global warming is an urgent, but solvable problem. That’s why I’ve joined the We Campaign, a powerful nonpartisan movement of concerned citizens that was founded by Nobel Prize Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. Join me and be part of history in the making today at http://wecansolveit.org.

    We’re already more than a million strong — and growing each day.

    Thank you!

  2. This is a powerful post…AND I laughed out loud over your “trick question”. SO, I obviously was NOT asleep! 🙂 🙂

    Boy, the question you raise is “right on”…I don’t have THE answer, although I have many thoughts and ideas too in depth to write here…..BUT I went on to read Catherine’s comment and went to the Gore link. Am going to look into that some more. I am proud of you for, once again, tackling these “tough” topics. We need more and more voices like yours. Thank you Alex! Hugs, Robin

  3. Robin,

    Avail yourself of the video link in the post. Even though Gore is certainly impassioned, David Keith is super practical and a genius!!

  4. Some people believe that the world is actually evolving in a very positive direction. If you take the position that the imbalances cannot perpetuate as they are, then the energy fluctuations can be seen as reorganising themselves in ways every person doesn’t necessarily understand at a conscious level. Rather than look at what doesn’t seem to be going right, as what seem to evoke discomfort, you can also choose to sense a very different kind of evolution in the world. If you favor the points of reference that exists, the infrastructures, politics, economics and systems you think you know, then you may be preventing yourself from sensing how parts of the world are moving, changing energy vibration and transforming to a new level.

  5. “Some people believe that the world is actually evolving in a very positive direction.”

    I personally, deeply, *know* the world is headed for wonderful positivity!

    It’s also my belief that it will come about by humans working on-the-ground with the crises we face.

    The crises are purifying the human race. And, the human race must step up to the plate and resolve these issues.

    It’s our God-given task to save our earth, our Home…

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