What are you doing to ensure that this planet doesn't burn up and become unlivable for your children, nieces and nephews within the next 100 years? I'll wait.
Remember when they warned us in school that the Great Barrier Reef was changing over the years and if we didn’t address climate change, it would die? It died. About 1,400 miles of living coral and the animals that called it home is now not much more than an oceanic wasteland. Scientists have officially declared the Great Barrier Reef to be dead after living for 25 million years.
People all around the world are taking action against fracking (or hydraulic fractioning) today. By now, you’ve probably seen the scary water photos (that the government, of course, assures us are harmless), heard the horror stories, and become aware of how dangerous fracking can be. From ground water contamination to air pollution, flowback to spills, fracking presents a danger to humans as well as our environment and wildlife. So why is it still happening?
Because it’s profitable, of course. Isn’t that always the answer?
I was watching a video on how the whole concept of science fiction movies was born. I was excited to see Dr. Michio Kaku whom I greatly admire to be in it as well. It was the idea of how George Lucas and the Star Wars saga really took technology and science to a whole new level.
By now you and everyone else in America has probably heard about the ridiculous statement Todd Akin, a representative from Missouri, has made about rape. You can read his vile and, for no better word, stupid statement here; in short, he basically said that if a woman is “legitimately” raped, her body will shut down and not let her get pregnant.
If this is the first time you are reading this, I will pause to allow you to throw something, laugh, cry or call Akin and complain.
Are you back? Now that you know what an idiot Todd Akin is, you might want to note that Kirk Cameron and Steve King (the representative, not to be confused with the author) plenty of Missouri’s General Assembly members are idiots as well, as they continue to endorse him after this horrific remark.
And the remark is horrific, no doubt. It’s not only completely false in the way that a statement like “Humans can stop bleeding by the power of telekinesis if they really want to!” or “Babies can turn into lemurs if given the proper amount of sleep!” is false, it’s also completely demeaning and offensive and hateful to any rape survivor. Whose rape is “legitimate” and whose isn’t, after all?
It turns out that it’s not just the food that our kids we need to worry about. It’s not even just the foods we eat during pregnancy. The foods we eat throughout our lives can very well have an impact on our future children’s DNA, even if we haven’t officially started, ahem, working on said children just yet. What’s even scarier is that our food choices today can affect our DNA so greatly that they will impact future generations as well.
The animals and environments of the world depend on us to protect them from complete destruction. Please take a few moments to see if you would like to help save rainforests and whales today, then click to take action.
Stop Illegal Logging
We humans have destroyed so much of this planet’s natural resources in such little time. I am not speaking of a need to shame our ancestors, but of a need to stop what we are doing right now and protect these resources instead. Right now, the RELIEF Act is being considered by our representatives, and it would open the few protected places on earth, such as the forests of Brazil and Madagascar, to logging and complete deforestation. Celebrities like Dave Matthews, Sarah McLachlan, and Sting have all already voiced their opposition, but it’s citizens like us that our representatives need to hear from. Please contact yours today by clicking here.
When we use a search engine like Google, or log on to a social networking site like Facebook, we are accessing a kind of personalized vault of consumer information. Facebook makes money showing ad banners that have been tailored to our interests based on previous online searches. Similarly, the Google search algorithms attempt to tailor our “hits” to what we’re most likely looking for based on previous activity. For things like car loans, tablecloths, and music downloads, this may be a perfectly harmless way of going about our consumer “research”. However, what happens when you apply the same filters and screening processes to searches for more complex things, like your news?