Presence of toxic wastes near the old railroad location brought forth a lawsuit from Lafayette citizens. Railroad officials have until March 24th to respond to legal action.
Earth’s Industrial Revolution was powered by burning cheap fossil fuels. Each year it is estimated we burn about seven billion tons of fossil fuels that will ultimately threaten all life on Earth.
Will we pay attention to conservationist prophets, or chose to live like the last generation by our refusal to progress in non-carbon, renewable energy sources? The prophet’s responsibility is “to give them a warning.” (Ezekiel 3:16)
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.”
Children in Flint now have an unacceptable amount of lead in their blood. This means serious brain damage.
Climate change and global warming are topics of derision and condemnation by a shrinking number still espousing their “Flat Earth” mentality.
“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.
Over the last several years, Veterans For Peace chapters have taken the lead in celebrating Armistice Day onNovember 11. We are reclaiming the original intention of that day – a worldwide call for peace that was spurred by universal revulsion at the huge slaughter of World War One.