Corporations will save us?
Two American (?) (Multi-National) Corporations are advertising to do the following two things:
- Capture Carbon
- Filter Earth’s Water
For life to get where it is today, the earth has had to remove excessive carbon from the ecosystem.
Ways of carbon capture:
- Coal, gas, and oil deposits
It took a great many years for the earth to capture these and we are releasing them in only a few hundred years.
10 Billion Acres http://www.10ba.org/
Plant life of all sorts (land and sea) is required to capture carbon and release oxygen. Man can go for a month without food, weeks without water, but only minutes without air.
- Soil Erosion
Do a Google search on “soil erosion”.
Half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years.
While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10-40 times the rate at which erosion is occurring globally.
The organic matter in the earth’s remaining soil is extremely depleted.
In the Great Plains of the US it is estimated that areas that once had 12 feet of topsoil now have 12 inches!
I guess my question is “Do you believe corporations or nature would be better at carbon capture?”
Filter Earth’s Water
For life to get where it is today, the earth has had to remove excessive naturally occurring chemicals from the ecosystem.
All of this vegetation, soil, and mantle were earth’s great filtering system.
With erosion increasing by 10-40 times the rate of water run-off has increased dramatically. Naturally occurring chemicals exposed by removal of vegetation and mining are again returning to the ecosystems in massive amounts.
Add to this the purposeful release of man-created chemicals to earth’s ecosystem and we really have a recipe for disaster.
I guess my question is “Do you believe corporations or nature would be better at filtering earth’s water?”
Caretakers of the Earth
For life to stay where it is today, large numbers of people need to become Caretakers of the Earth.
Careful Taking – in taking we give back more than we take.
We give appreciation, gratitude, and thanks to all those things that are necessary to extend our life.
We consider our next generations and what we are leaving them as we take only what we need.
These are not only a physical choices, but also spiritual choices. This is practicing oneness with all things. Meditate on the fact that your body has as many bacteria in it as cells; the next time your ego tells you that you are separate.
We need to return to loving the earth and honoring all the gifts that the whole universe gives to us. Meditate on understanding the world around you. Learn to go into the place inside you; where all things can be known and understood. Ask for guidance and anything that exists can give you your answers.
I am not one who is anti-technology, but one who believes in a very careful use of technology.
Our industrial processes need to be great examples of recycling. We don’t just take massive amounts of raw materials, use them, and dump the residue as waste; poisoning generations to come.