Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth 101

You are here. You will never be anywhere else. Take care of it.

From a post four years on this blog: The Real Threat to Hunting in America:

Most of us know the big picture: forests are falling to farms, and farms are falling to freeway all over the planet. Across the globe wild rivers are being dammed, and increasing numbers of species are being pushed on to the endangered species list. Cars, factories and electricity-generating power plants are spewing forth greenhouse gases contributing to global warming, even as mile-long gill nets decimate fishing grounds, and raw sewage spills untreated into once pristine waters.

The environment is not committing suicide -- we are killing it. As Pogo so aptly put it, "we have met the enemy, and he is us." The common denominator to every clearcut forest and decimated hedgerow is human population growth.



HTTrainer said...

DId you see "Poisoned Waters" on PBS last night?

PBurns said...

No, missed that. Deeply engrossed in an NCIS rerun, I am ashamed to say.