Throughout every square mile of the country and across every other country in the world, the ecological damage has continued unabated affecting every last man, woman and child in the generation that is living now. It is a fact. No matter how rich or how poor, whether you can go skiing in the Alps where you think the air is clean, or are off to some Caribbean Island where the water is bright turquoise under a clear blue sky or are sitting under a pretty apple tree out in the “country” – the pollutants are everywhere you stand, everywhere you walk, in every breath you take and in every glass of water or wine you drink. Where did you think it would go?
– cricketdiane, 08-10-09
Our children ride in school busses that are filled with diesel fumes that are absolutely known carcinogens. Our cars are polluting both inside the vehicle cabin and outside everywhere they go. The freeways and roadways are runoff areas for every exotic chemical compound ever created by man and the air around them are filled with such a chemical stew of exotic compounds that not one molecule of air, plant life or soil is unaffected.
We had the little sunbeam electric car in the 60’s. If we had put money behind that technology, we would have it available in a form that would have underwritten prosperity just as gasoline has done. But, no. We designed monorails, people mover technologies, trains, maglev trains and other mass transit clean technologies. All that had to be done was to use it. Public transit can use natural gas, but for the most part, it doesn’t. Instead, we have polluting transportation systems which continue to have money poured into doing more of it. Why? How could that have ever worked right?
Almost every single building we have built has poisoned air / sick building syndrome due to chemicals used for cleaning, leeching residue chemicals from building materials and poor air filtration systems. But, it keeps being done the same way regardless. It is affecting every person that lives, works or even walks into these buildings. This is a fact and it is a known fact by those who make the decisions to keep doing things the same way. And yet, those same people are worried about it affecting some future generation? Are they thinking about what it is doing and has been doing to them that they are living with now?
When the decision-makers in our country, whether political leadership or leaders in business and industry, decided to not do anything differently while spending our money to do it, they left the results to us. We are living with the pollution every moment everywhere we go. When we pick up a bottled water, that chemical stew is affecting us. When we cook our food on a teflon pan, that chemical release goes into our food. When we ate what was cooked on those surfaces, day after day in nearly every kitchen in America, those chemicals were in every bite we had. When we played in the dirt of the playground or in our own yards at our parent’s house, we were taking in the lead from gasoline exhaust and other exotic chemicals that were in that soil. It went into our skin and into our bodies with a complete disregard for what good things anyone may have wanted for us – because it was there. That is true of everything that we’ve polluted our environment with – from PCBs to toxic chemicals with names as long as the height of a person. There are a quite a few which combine by proximity to form combinations that are even more toxic than what they were when they were originally created.
There are no neighborhoods safe from these polluting chemicals and no products that don’t have some part in creating them, regardless of how good they all might look. We have schools that look more like prisons than schools with airborne illness prevalent and sick building syndrome so common that it will be surprising if evolutionary changes in humanity don’t occur because of it. We have elderly and other huge populations of our society taking an entire sock full of pills everyday to simply have the basic physical functions of any human being from normal blood pressure, normal sugar levels and the normal ability to relieve themselves – to the basic ability to sleep and process food.
We’ve managed to produce nearly two full generations who can barely understand what they read (even among those with college educations) and an entire generation that are mostly psychotic nine-tenths of the time in which they generally hate everybody and much of the time hate themselves, as well. Their hopelessness and despair are pervasive and shared with that of numerous other generations and groups within our population right now today. We don’t have to wait for any future generation to experience it – we have our grandparents, parents, (and ourselves) with the businesses and leadership they elected and supported, to thank for it now.
The extent to which our global climate has already changed and is changing will affect us and our children this year, this day, this time next year and every day from here on out. It is already too late to fix it. The only thing we can hope to do is to clean up the mess that is here now, find a way to use the chemicals that are already toxic to everything they touch by converting them into something more appropriate and using them for our energy needs, and find ways to harness the pollutants to be useful for the businesses that used to disperse them into the environment. And we can clean up what we use for transporting things and people along with what we use to create and distribute electricity.
– cricketdiane, 08-10-09
The extent to which our global climate has already changed and is changing will affect us and our children this year, this day, this time next year and every day from here on out. It is already too late to fix it. The only thing we can hope to do is to clean up the mess that is here now, find a way to use the chemicals that are already toxic to everything they touch by converting them into something more appropriate and using them for our energy needs, and find ways to harness the pollutants to be useful for the businesses that used to disperse them into the environment. And we can clean up what we use for transporting things and people along with what we use to create and distribute electricity. Those things are available and we can do them starting right now today.
– Cricket House Studios, by cricketdiane, 2009
Clean Energy Summit and the Toxic Environment left from the last thirty years of paying for University Research and Engineering that has little been used –
(Today’s Clean Energy Summit – yeah, right . . . )
My Note –
If every car, truck and airplane were converted today all around the world and every industry stopped polluting today, we would still have a mess to clean up. And, in thirty years from today –
we will be having this same discussion, if these people have their way. I say that because it is what they’ve already done.
The problem is – here was a nice planet which had been sustainable for human life and the future survival of a multitude of species including mankind. Oh well . . .
It is already passed the tipping point. What planet y’all going to live on where there’s a grocery store, taxis, restaurants or $2,500 shoes now?
– cricketdiane, 09-10-09