The environmental movement, therefore, is the perfect vehicle for population control.It is popular - people do love trees and animals and beautiful scenery - and it is unequivocal in its devotion to reducing human numbers.
Telling us that we need to evolve.” ― “It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months.
Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance.” ― tags: adventure, adventures, airport, airports, excitement, experiences, flying, funny, i-love-to-travel, i-love-vacations, jet, journey, odd-humor, odd-observation, pollution, scents, travel, traveling, travelling, vacation “And so Mort came at last to the river Ankh, greatest of rivers.
in that Sydney Mines house I have a darkroom, I have boxes of film and home movie footage…
I have a few projectors, I have piles of Kodachrome slides… The world is always running away from society and the only way to keep the stuff that’s happened in the past is by taking photographs, I can keep memories of things alive with photographs,” Alecto responded.
tags: activist, adulterers, altruism, being-human, bias, caring, cheaters, commuicator, communications, community-member, compassion, complainers, crime, earth, empathetic, environment, forgiving, helper, helping-out, homeless, human-trafficing, hypocrite, kindness, liars, marine-conservation, medical-missions, mental-disorder-bias, mental-health-stigma, morals, oceans, open, outdoors, pollution, respect-for-the-world, respect-life, respect-nature, service, service-project, simplistic, social-issues, theif, theology, uneducated, values, vulnerable “We live in a world where unfortunately the distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by manipulation of facts, by exploitation of uncritical minds, and by the pollution of the language.” ― tags: biochemist, biochemistry, blurred, critical-thinking, error, exploitation, facts, false, language, manipulation, manipulation-of-facts, nobel-laureate, pollution, science, superstition, truth, uncritical-minds, world “One hundred and fifty years ago, the monster began, this country had become a place of industry. Trees fell, fields were up-ended, rivers blackened.
The sky choked on smoke and ash, and the people did, too, spending their days coughing and itching, their eyes turned forever toward the ground. And people began to live on the earth rather than within it.” ― “Because, underneath all of this is the real truth we have been avoiding: climate change isn’t an “issue” to add to the list of things to worry about, next to health care and taxes. A powerful message—spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts, and extinctions—telling us that we need an entirely new economic model and a new way of sharing this planet.He had once, for example, put down a spokesman for the pesticide industry with a remark that people still quoted at parties: "And I presume on the eighth day God called you and said, 'I changed my mind about insects!” ― “We tend to think of environmental catastrophes—such as the recent Exxon Valdez oil-spill disaster in the Bay of Alaska—as "accidents": isolated phenomena that erupt without notice or warning.But, according to research compiled by the United States Drug Administration (USDA) today’s apple contains residue of eleven different neurotoxins—azinphos, methyl chloripyrifos, diazinon, dimethoate, ethion, omthoate, parathion, parathion methyl, phosalone, and phosmet — and the USDA was testing for only one category of chemicals known as organophosphate insecticides. The average apple is sprayed with pesticides seventeen times before it is harvested.” ― “The days were brief and attenuated and the season appeared to be fixed - neither summer nor winter, spring nor fall.A thermal haze of inexpressible sweetness, though bearing tiny bits of grit or mica, had eased into the Valley from the industrial region to the north and there were nights when the sun set at the western horizon as if it were sinking through a porous red mass, and there were days when a hard-glaring moon like bone remained fixed in a single position, prominent in the sky.Attempts to ‘green’ capitalism, to make it ‘ecological’, are doomed by the very nature of the system as a system of endless growth.” ― “I asked the feedlot manager why they didn't just spray the liquefied manure on neighboring farms. The nitrogen and phosphorus levels are so high that spraying the crops would kill them.He didn't say that feedlot wastes also contain heavy metals and hormone residues, persistent chemicals that end up in waterways downstream, where scientists have found fish and amphibians exhibiting abnormal sex characteristics.” ― “She recalled him as a forceful and witty speaker with a ready repartee and a penetrating voice.Mendeley Data Repository is free-to-use and open access.It enables you to deposit any research data (including raw and processed data, video, code, software, algorithms, protocols, and methods) associated with your research manuscript.The moral pieties, that are voiced today by many well-meaning environmentalists, are as naive as the moral pieties of multinationals are manipulative.Capitalism can no more be ‘persuaded’ to limit growth than a human being can be ‘persuaded’ to stop breathing.