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Old Friday 6th March 2020, 04:40   #151
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'Big Plastic' is focused on one thing:-
growth and the unfettered profit that comes from it - planet be damned !
Take the time (~10mins) to read it until the end - An important article to get you thinking about the ways of the world .......

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture...RBtV4e6OB-8S1U

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Yes, an interesting and important article, the essence of which comes down to this passage:
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The top alternative to burying plastic in a landfill is not
recycling. It’s fire.
Over the past six decades, far more plastic
has been incinerated than collected for reuse. This incinerator,
outside of Oregon’s capital, Salem, is operated by Covanta,
which runs similar waste-to-energy plants on the East Coast
that burn trash for New York and Philadelphia. For months
after China roiled recycling markets in 2018, Philadelphia
tasked Covanta with burning half the city’s “recycling” that had
nowhere else to go.
Roughly a third of the trash is plastic. Households served by this
plant have recently been instructed to toss out hard-to-recycle
plastics (yogurt containers, beer cups — anything with a
recycling number higher than 2), and those items now come
here to burn. When the operator is satisfied with the mix, he
hoists a grapple load to a height of 90 feet and dumps it into the
hopper — fueling the incinerator that generates electricity for
the local grid. The extreme temperature of the burner, 2,000
degrees, creates a near-complete combustion that neutralizes
most toxic compounds in plastic. But incineration returns
plastic to its origins as a fossil fuel, creating carbon pollution
that escapes through a candy-striped smokestack, in a white
wisp that’s visible for miles.
Although I've concluded that CO2 is not a pollutant and good for the planet, I can't deny that it's only a minority opinion. So, good luck humanity in finding a solution.

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Old Monday 16th March 2020, 11:31   #152
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Unhappy What is this Madness !!!?

What sort of a nightmare is the world sleepwalking to where the technical ability to create advanced machines of destruction far exceeds the capacity to wage peace ????
What does this say of social organization ? and governance ??

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Old Wednesday 18th March 2020, 01:39   #153
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Lightbulb "There's an unlikely beneficiary of coronavirus: The planet"

Indigenous wisdom holds that the planet is not separate from the people ......
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/16/a...ntl/index.html






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Old Wednesday 18th March 2020, 05:27   #154
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Exclamation The Doomsday Clock is now 100 seconds to midnight

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What sort of a nightmare is the world sleepwalking to where the technical ability to create advanced machines of destruction far exceeds the capacity to wage peace ???? ......
"Scientists Believe We’re Closer to the End of the World Than Ever Before"

https://themindunleashed.com/2020/01...j6GG5ICm11duqQ

"We now face a true emergency—an absolutely unacceptable state of world affairs that has eliminated any margin for error or further delay."

The Bulletin declared that “the need for emergency action is urgent.” On the nuclear front, global leaders were urged to reinstate treaties, cut countries’ arsenals, limit modernization programs, and “start talks on cyber warfare, missile defenses, the militarization of space, hypersonic technology, and the elimination of battlefield nuclear weapons.”






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Old Friday 20th March 2020, 06:19   #155
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Exclamation "Mother Earth is Striving for Life"

Nothing can be disconnected from the tapestry of life and love (or lack of)

?¡¿! How many would recognize COVID-19 as a worldview and 'governance' issue, rather than just an isolated medical one ..... ??

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Old Monday 30th March 2020, 01:31   #156
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In Indigenous culture, water is revered as the source of all life, it is the spirit that runs within and connects all life.

Y'all need to be slapped up the side of the head !
https://www.smh.com.au/environment/s...uBZJGXTN9yTixs





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In Indigenous culture, water is revered as the source of all life, it is the spirit that runs within and connects all life.

Y'all need to be slapped up the side of the head !
https://www.smh.com.au/environment/s...uBZJGXTN9yTixs





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Ah, well, in the Northern Hemisphere we know water is just a starting point and water of life (uisge beatha/aquavit/eau de vie) is further on.....

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Ah, well, in the Northern Hemisphere we know water is just a starting point and water of life (uisge beatha/aquavit/eau de vie) is further on.....

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Haha - definitely not my cup of tea ! Cheers





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"Literally nothing matters to these people except money"

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