Stripping the oceans
Everyone needs to read all they can about the Aral Sea and the repercussions of using the water to irrigate fields. It is frightening to see the photos of ship wrecks on now perfectly dry land. It is continuing in other seas in the European and Asian areas of the world. So long as we continue to extend life beyond what is normal, to refuse to use birth control, to put our desires for gratification over our needs for life sustainment, so shall our resources decline. Look around you. Do you NEED a dish washer, cable tv, numerous entertainment devises, golfing on a green course (originally golf in NC was played on sand), a green yard, a clean car, a clothes dryer? Air conditioners should only be used when absolutely necessary. They are heating the atmosphere requiring more cooling. Food crops are necessary. Grow a garden instead of grass. If you can't eat it don't grow it. I'm now a senior and when my time comes to leave this earth I will move over and get out. Doctors need to stop using extraordinary means to extend life. The earth is over populated. Our groundwaters are polluted by the medications we are urinating. They cannot be removed. These are causing illnesses. If all people would go back to a simpler life style it could help. We don't have cable, we grow much of our food, we don't water our lawn and the garden is watered with rain water only. We don't use chemicals on our food. I can and freeze what we grow. I don't have a dishwasher. When we retire the cell phone and computers will be gone from our lives. We have always lived simply and have never been into acquiring things. Try this life style. You may find you are happier and in doing so you may help save your world. Talking does nothing to help. In the 1950's one of my teachers said that by 2000 the world would be running out of water. Wasn't she the wise one?