How would four million residents of Louisiana respond to a joint military exercise when European, Russian and Latin American planes and ships with thousands of troops held an exercise in the Gulf of Mexico?
Anyone who uses toothpaste containing fluoride can read the warning on each tube advising those “who swallow too much go to your physician or report to a Poison Control Center.” Bags of fluoride sent to municipal water departments are clearly marked “TOXIC” with alarming SKULL AND BONES. These are images that need no explanation. Why [...]
The American Dental Association (ADA) originally supported fluoridation of drinking water. By 2006 warnings went out from the ADA to parents advising them not to prepare infant formula with water containing fluoride. November 13, 2010 both the ADA and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued the warning on fluoride in infant formula.
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) and Jacques Costeau (1910-1997) were two scientists who spoke and wrote stridently in defense of our threatened Earth and a dying ocean. Rachel Carson wrote The Sea Around Us in the 1950’s pointing out how our human and non-human future is linked to a healthy ocean. She soon followed with The Silent [...]
One of the major news outlets of the USA today offered an opinion on July 7th proclaiming fracking was rather harmless, beneficial to our economy and energy independence. Not much was said of water being more important than oil. “They have eyes that do not see, ears that do not hear, and mouths that do [...]
Most of my adult life has been spent living within, under unjust, less than honorable political, economic systems. A friend in Lafayette echoes my feelings at this point: “Will you speak please?" my friend begs. My summers of 1965 and 1966 were spent in Harlem, a black colony within Manhattan and “The World’s Financial Center.” I learned to [...]
Monday, June 8, 2015 is World Oceans Day, observed by an international conference to be held in Paris. Leading industrial nations (G7) met in Germany the same week to discuss international challenges. This year climate change was included. A discussion on “Decarbonization” of the international economic system occurred at the same time Norway, an oil-producing [...]
The International Programme on the State of our Ocean (IPSO) reports that our ocean is under the greatest threat going back three hundred million years. Acidification of the ocean, due to increasing amounts of carbon dioxide is increasing at an intolerable rate. Not least, plankton in the ocean provide over half of Earth’s oxygen. Increasing [...]
Perhaps it was Aesop (620-564BCE) a Greek master of fables who authored the “Source unknown” story of a little sparrow lying on its back with tiny feet pointed upward because of fear that the sky was falling. A rider on his horse spotted the prone bird and asked why it was in that awkward position. [...]
The Age of Stupid is a powerful documentary that helps us perceive corporations rule our world. One segment of the movie flows from Nigeria, a troubled, violent nation known for its abundant oil resources. During an interview with young women near oil contaminated water trying to clean oil from the shrinking number of fish they [...]