Posts Tagged ‘ecological hope’

The Rivers, Too, Are Dying

Posted March 15th, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on The Rivers, Too, Are Dying

From Margaret Swedish:  New studies reveal the extent to which the rivers of the world are drying up or are “seriously depleted,” a result of deterioration due to human water use patterns and to global warming.  The United Nations is preparing to release a new report this week warning governments of the extent of the crisis and the threat this […]

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We cannot sustain this lifestyle

Posted March 15th, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on We cannot sustain this lifestyle

From Margaret Swedish at the ides of March: A thought for the day — it is abundantly clear that we can no longer sustain our lifestyles.  Back in 1997, a deputy director at the World Bank, Sven Burmeister of Sweden, put it this way:  the earth has the carrying capacity to support the consumption levels […]

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Crude oil spill in Alaska

Posted March 12th, 2006 in Blog 1 Comment

Today from Margaret Swedish: A crude oil spill in Alaska has renewed the alarm of environmentalists over œthe expansion of oil exploitation in the state.  The spill was discovered on Thursday, March 9, but its source was not found until Sunday.  The extent of the damage to the Alaska wilderness has not yet been determined, though […]

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Global Warming – High price of denial and delay

Posted March 9th, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on Global Warming – High price of denial and delay

From Margaret Swedish today:    Would it have been better to have prepared for Hurricane Katrina, to have everything in place for a category 4 or 5 storm, and a breach of the levees protecting New Orleans “ something that had been predicted for two decades?  Was it better to have gutted the Federal Emergency […]

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