With each century that passes, it shows the carelessness majority of humans possess when it comes to this magnificent blessing called Mother Earth.
We do NOT have a never ending supply of natural resources & one day we will be an extinct species at this detrimental mind & physical state most are in… If you don’t care about Mother Earth for yourself, care for your children and their children.
Kern River in Bakersfield, California
It’s sad to know that the government has to adamantly denied climate change / global warming – whatever you want to call it as an existing worldly issue that is immediate action is needed.
It’s even more sad to know an large number everyday humans aren’t aware of this issue or just don’t give a fck… What we do on a daily basis, at home, at work, while at the beach and what our government regulates or lack thee of directly effects the world.
Not only is there a drought in my home state of California, but as well as Africa and other regions. The climate rise means ice melting which means higher sea levels and this is not good for Earth and it’s inhabitants.
The image above is a place my parents took my sister and I to as children. My heart hurts to see that such a beautiful river gone. Drought conditions have hampered farming, increased water rates throughout California and created potentially dangerous conditions in areas prone to wildfires.
On Monday, the L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP) said it was increasing its staff of water-wasting inspectors from one to four in an effort to better patrol the city of four million. Even though the State Water Resources Control Board in California recently instituted statewide mandatory water restrictions that can result in fines of up to $500, the focus of these eight boots on the ground will be more education than punitive enforcement. This falls in line with the city’s policy to date: 1,400 reports of water violations have been reported this year through June and 863 warning letters handed out, but no fines given.
So what is with this “Ice Bucket Challenge” BS…? Are these people serious??
“Fresh water is one of our nation’s most precious resources,” Jim Gulliford, executive director of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, told The Wire in an email interview. “It is a resource that should never be undervalued or wasted. This becomes even more important when areas of our country are suffering from drought.”
Let’s use the brain cells given to us so generously for good. There are critical issues that needs to be addressed, taught to the masses and regulated. There should be recycling for every house and apartment building along with climate change being talked in every classroom.
Thank you to one of my readers http://taylorosay.wordpress.com/ for sharing the CA water drought information on water generators. You may find details at:
The California Department of Transportation is using more than 700 electronic highway signs to raise awareness about the state’s severe drought.
The statewide educational campaign is in response to last month’s declaration of a drought emergency by Gov. Jerry Brown.
In his proclamation, Brown said the state’s rivers and reservoirs are at alarming levels and ordered Californians to cut back at least 20% of their water use.
Brown also ordered state agencies to prepare for water shortages and launch water conservation campaigns.
PHOTOS: California drought seen from space
“Caltrans has taken action to sharply restrict water usage,” Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. “Using our highway message signs, we are asking California’s 24 million drivers to join us in this important effort.”
Many of the electronic signs will read: Serious drought. Help save water.
The messages will only be activated when there are no emergency or traffic safety messages or Amber Alerts.
State transportation officials hope the electronic signs will help increase awareness about the Save Our H20 campaign, which is being spearheaded by the Department of Water Resources.
Caltrans officials said that, in addition to the signs, it is cutting back irrigation activities by 50% and won’t wash vehicles except when necessary for safety reasons. The agency, which is responsible for 30,000 acres of irrigated landscaping, said it would delay new landscaping projects, postpone highway planting and cease using water irrigation in areas severely affected by the drought.
Alan Weisman’s new book – Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
He digs deep on the ethical method of population control through the education of women and available birth control, it’s direct effect on Earth and how more people can be conscious in the state of an ever closing natural habitat and available economic system to keep people afloat.
I have always wanted to be able to word perfectly how population control, when done the right way can be good for Earth and all of its inhabitants. This interview showed me how….
Enjoy this enlightening interview with Sonali Kolhatkar and Alan Weisman.
More than 100,000 people are eager to make themselves at home on another planet. They’ve applied for a one-way trip to Mars, hoping to be chosen to spend the rest of their lives on uncharted territory, according to an organization planning the manned missions.
The Mars One project wants to colonize the red planet, beginning in 2022. There are financial and practical questions about this venture that haven’t been clarified. Will there be enough money? Will people really be able to survive on Mars? But these haven’t stopped some 30,000 Americans from signing up.
You can see some of the candidates on the project’s website, but they’re not the only ones who have applied, said Bas Lansdorp, Mars One CEO and co-founder.
“There is also a very large number of people who are still working on their profile, so either they have decided not to pay the application fee, or they are still making their video or they’re still filling out the questionnaire or their resume. So the people that you can see online are only the ones that have finished and who have set their profiles as public,” Lansdorp said.
The entrepreneur did not specify how many have paid the fees, completed their profiles and configured them as private.
The application process
Anyone 18 or older may apply, but the fee depends on a user’s nationality. For Americans, it’s $38; if you’re in Mexico, however, it’s a mere $15.
The company said it sets the price based on the gross domestic product per capita of each nation. “We wanted it to be high enough for people to have to really think about it and low enough for anyone to be able to afford it,” Lansdorp said.
For the first crew, the Mars One mission will cost $6 billion, Lansdorp said. The idea is for it to be funded by sponsors and media that will pay for broadcasting rights of shows and movies documenting everything from the astronauts’ training on Earth to their deployment and colonization of Mars.
Out of the applicants, Mars One said it will select a multicontinental group of 40 astronauts this year. Four of them — two men and two women — are set to leave for Mars in September 2022, landing in April 2023.