Friday, March 2, 2012

Struggling to Survive At the End of History



Humanity is struggling to survive

Its forces of altruism and foresightedness struggle against the forces of greed and corruption.

Unfortunately, time is running out for survival.

Listen, you who run organizations (both corporations and government agencies): 

WAKE UP because your children’s children are not going to survive this unscathed. And your children are going to die young.

Organizations can be a force for good because of their capacities for mobilizing and coordinating people.

However, too many organizations, and the people who run and own them, have become corrupted.

Corporate and government organizations alike are guilty of pushing off their externalities and manipulating public opinion.

As a result of the reign of corrupt organizations, we now are facing a mega-catastrophe.

            WAKE UP ALL People!

Fukushima is the ultimate air and sea disaster.

Never before has so much radiation been dumped in the sea[i] and never before has so much radiation been released into the air[ii], despite much PROPAGANDA to the contrary.

People I know in Phoenix, not just me, were losing their hair in December of 2011.

We must have been hit very hard. I’ve noticed that west coast cities with mountains to the east of them did not fare too well. Some Midwest cities also looked bad.

We in the US were environmentally stressed before Fukushima, as evidenced by significantly rising cancer and diabetes rates.

Fukushima comes on the heels of at least 70 years of radiological and chemical havoc on earth.

Now, we are in real trouble.

People need to wake up and see what is happening.

If we do not wake up and start making reforms in our public and private organizations, then we are not going to survive very many generations forward. 

We have now seen how species disappear. Scientists have been studying extinctions recently.

We’re coming up on our turn.

Start mobilizing to fix our problems, or we wont' make it very much longer.


References and Resources

BBC: World's oceans in 'shocking' decline20 June 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13796479


Nature: Has the Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Already Arrived?Table 1: The ‘Big Five’ mass extinction events From Barnowsky et al., Nature 471, 51–57 (03 March 2011) doi:10.1038/nature09678 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v471/n7336/fig_tab/nature09678_T1.html





 
[i] Fukushima nuclear pollution in sea was world's worst: French institute. Japan Today Oct. 28, 2011 - http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/fukushima-nuclear-pollution-in-sea-was-worlds-worst-french-institute  

Ken Buesseler, a scientist at Massachusetts’s Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, told the paper that Fukushima was by far the largest accidental release of radioactive material into ocean waters—exceeding, by a magnitude of 100, the Chernobyl contamination of the Black Sea.              

[ii] Radioxenon levels were 40,000X Average Concentration In Pacific Northwest in Week Following Accident.  Bowyer, T. W. et al. (2011). Elevated Radioxenon Detected Remotely Following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 102, 681-687

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