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Natural systems in crisis.
[islandsweekly.com]
I found this an extremely interesting article. It says a lot about the concern we, in this area have for our local life-support system.

JackPedigo 9 Oct 14
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excellent article, great read. Sadly I can't see anything improving. I am busting my buns here, and even some of my young friends won't support change, though most are great and very concerned, I just cannot understand some people.

Rugglesby Level 8 Oct 25, 2018

Funny, I was watching a learning (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) series and the comment was made: "It's not the strongest or most intelligent that survive but those most responsive to change". By Charles Darwin

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Yes, and we are constantly being told that we are responsible; us the ordinary people the fact is this is bullshit. The real culprit is corporate greed, it build the products, convinces us we can't live without them and fights ever regulation attempt to limit the damage that they are creating.

We ARE all responsible. When we fall victim to propaganda it is our fault. It also goes way beyond simple consumption. To me the number one culprit is overpopulation and it is the poorer class that tend to have the largest families. It is simply too easy to blame someone else and not look at oneself for the ills of the world. To me practicing critical thinking is about us as individuals.

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The way people treat our common home, the Earth, is deplorable. There are some that are doing what they can to try and offset the harm that's been done, but there aren't enough to make a REAL difference. Pollution is where ever you look. The Oceans have garbage and wastes floating in it. The land has been polluted with all kinds of chemical crap. Fertilizers and weed killers are two of the offending chemicals and the runoff of these chemicals gets into streams and rivers, as well as the aquifer. The air we breathe has been poisoned by industries that are more concerned with their bottom line, rather than what's good for everyone. one of these days, the Earth is going to shake off the biggest offenders, like a dog shakes water out of it's fur.

Yes, and the biggest offenders is us. Way too many and still counting. Pollution and trash is one of the myriad symptoms of human overpopulation.

@JackPedigo And the people that don't believe it exists are the ones in power.

21 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY!

@AncientNight There are many many people even on this site that don't believe or know in the population issue. When I try to discuss the issue with them they say I am being negative and we lost the environmental group because of it. It is not just conservatives. Here is a link discussing how we have become polarized even within our own group: [bangordailynews.com]

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Thanks, a good reminder.

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Good post.

kmdskit3 Level 8 Oct 14, 2018
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