Archive for March, 2012
“Food security focus fuels new worries over crop chemicals
Scientists, environmentalists and farm advocates are pressing the question about whether rewards of the trend toward using more and more crop chemicals are worth the risks, as the agricultural industry strives to ramp up production to feed the world’s growing population.”
“More than 88,0000 tons of glyphosate were used in the United Statesin 2007, up from 11,000 tons in 1992, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Critics of 2,4-D fear a similar rise in the use of that herbicide.”
This is not only ecocide but suicide as well. Who wants to plough up every available meadow and hillside to feed a human population that is out of control? What makes us here in developed countries where population increase has levelled off or decreased, responsible to feed people from abroad who will not cut back on population growth? Think about this.
Yes, of course, there is economic inequality and lack of land to feed people locally, but that is a political problem – an economic activity – a human rights problem.
Will ploughing up marginal land here solve that? Of course not.
Remember, food is now a commodity on a global market. People get rich manipulating prices. Vast power structures encourage over-population because it is just a wider and deeper market for the exploitation of food exchange.
How about asking ourselves the following question. What happens to all other beings who eat out their environment? You know the answer as well as I do.
Gaia, our dear higher self is not a market basket for humans.
We don’t have too little food, we have too many people. Remember, to multinationals, economic growth means people growth to fuel it, in addition to the rampant and shameless ecocide.
Is this a rant? Perhaps, I am just a still small voice crying in the wilderness – caught in a whirlpool of forces with problems placed in the “too hard” box.
TheIndependenceof Global Warming on Residence Time of CO2
Posted on 1 March 2012 by Dikran Marsupial
The author of this Skeptical Science post has used a very clever method to counter claims that the present and persistent rise in atmospheric CO2 is anthropogenic. He managed to get a peer reviewed paper published on this subject because most scientists find it so obvious that there was nothing published to cite as an argument against the naysayers.
When you check his blog you’ll see that the Earth is a net carbon sync but just can’t keep up with the human caused emissions.
Another interesting fact is that the ocean is absorbing a net gain in carbon [becoming more acidic] and not as most would think. Opinion is that as the ocean temperature increases it outgases CO2. Time for a rethink, huh?
Thanks to Laurence Shelley for the review at the end of the page referenced below.