Although traffic jams could easily slow the flow of vehicles to the point where walking was faster, no mayor had the gumption to pass legislation reducing the speed to 25 m.p.h. Mayor John Lindsay in the 1970’s challenged residents by declaring, “You have every right to enter NYC, but you do not have a right to bring a ton of metal (before plastic was a vital component of cars) with you.”
While some university degree holders and elected officials deny what Mr. Judice and my father sensed as students of nature, these two non-degreed men by simply observing drastic natural changes had “Masters in Earth’s misery.” plus PhD’s in nature’s poverty.
Are we tax paying pawns in a system that bleeds over $2 billion daily for “defense”? Has the Pentagon operative Ashton Carter, now serving as Secretary of Defense that mysteriously replaced dismissed secretary Chuck Hegel in order to continue a history in which the USA has been at war 222 out of 239 years?
Children in Flint now have an unacceptable amount of lead in their blood. This means serious brain damage.
The truth is the U.S. is addicted to war. Killing more people will not solve the problem of killing and hate.
Climate change and global warming are topics of derision and condemnation by a shrinking number still espousing their “Flat Earth” mentality.
Lafayette, LA city officials held a press conference that day in the Rosa Parks Center announcing a US government grant of $300,000 to spark economic growth as a 5.5-mile Interstate passes through the heart of Lafayette. I-49 is questioned by many citizens and members of the Sierra Club, turning the familiar “I-49 Corridor” into “Y-49?”
“If it had been the design of human history to bring Earth to the edge of ruin, there is no better mechanism than the free market economy.” The teacher and I were amazed that none of the adult students could return the compound concept.
War is sold to citizens through hate and fear propaganda. Those who benefit are the power elite and their arms makers. Those who lose are the rest of humanity and the planet.
As carbon dioxide levels approach 400 parts per million (ppm) stressful questions remain about the rise of ocean levels. Earth and billions of people await a gradual transition to an economy that is carbon neutral.