…or selling our destiny…depending on your point of view. Naomi Klein was on DN! today, talking about climate change and our need to change the things we value in order to save the planet.
Perhaps it would be better stated to save ourselves…the planet will survive, i.e., after the humans and animals and plant life are dead from toxicity, the planet will re-emerge clean…like a phoenix rising up from the ashes.
Klein makes a point that the Green movement has been co-opted by the very targets they were fighting against. Sadly, she states that The Nature Conservancy has been drilling. Incredible! Back in the day, it was one of the organizations I donated to. That and Sierra Club, but when I found that Sierra was “partnering” with Clorox bleach…yeah, I stopped supporting them even before my life took its downturn.
She mentions the indigenous taking on the big corporations –asserting land rights. You might recall about a year ago, with the natives of Canada protesting fracking exploration on their lands–
My posts on the events:
October 20th. October 22nd. November 4. November 8. November 24. December 1. December 15.
Klein asserts that those who stand to lose the most from the change in what we value–solar over oil, coal, and nuclear energy–are fighting a dirty war with the help of politicians and others who are bought and paid for.
They don’t care what ill health effects are created by the toxic environment. It’s just mindboggling how they think that their pollution is not going to affect them–do they think they live in a bubble, immune from what happens around them?
An example–the pollen counts have been high here lately, so I haven’t been outside to jog. I went yesterday morning, and then had problems with deep coughing. I haven’t really had that deep coughing in awhile. There has to be a connection. Not only to the “normal” pollution, but from chemtrails, aka bioengineering–as I saw several trails in the sky to the East of me. They have been spraying them above the clouds so it’s harder to see them, but they’re there.
I saw these from twenty miles away, Sunday:
Just recently, Joe Donnelly, Dan Coats, and Jackie Walorski, Indiana politicians, have come out against EPA regulations. The local radio station is airing commercials (surely paid for by those in the industry) stating that the EPA is a threat. I kid you not.
Joe Donnelly here and here.
Dan Coats here–from an “EPA abuse” website, most likely being supported by the coal industry; and here and here–this extension period was needed so they could flood the airwaves with the commercials I’m now hearing….
Notice the “job-killing” tactic–classic playbook. Why doesn’t Sen. Coats tout renewable energy jobs that would be created if we stopped supporting the dirty coal industry?
Jackie Walorski here: jackiewalorski.com/walorski-farm-bureau-take-aim-epa/
And here–a big thank you from the Farm Bureau. Pfft.
Note the scare tactics of “big government” and “regulating every faucet”….
Farmers need to realize their part in polluting the water. And they need to be given some incentive for going organic, and not using chemicals in food production. Where is the money for that?
Our water flows into the Ohio, which flows into the Mississippi, which flows into the Gulf. It has been noted that Indiana is one of the biggest polluters (17 million pounds of toxins into our waterways EVERY YEAR), and the coral and sea life are dying because of it.
All the while, mercury in Indiana waterways is ABOVE the standards set from the USGS website.
||Mercury contamination in water and fish throughout Indiana has routinely exceeded levels recommended to protect people and wildlife. About 1 in 8 fish samples tested statewide had mercury that exceeded the recommended safety limit for human consumption. The causes include mercury in the rain and mercury going down the drain, according to a recently released federal study.The most significant source of mercury to Indiana watersheds is fallout from the air. Much of the mercury in the air comes from human activity. In Indiana, coal-burning power plants emit more mercury to the air each year than any other human activity. In urban areas, wastewater discharge contributes a substantial portion of mercury to waterways.