Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

September 16, 2011

We’ve Lost Control of Our Environment

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CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

WE’VE LOST CONTROL OF THE ENFIRONMENT

We’ve lost control of the environment.

     Duh! New news?

     Apparently. Scientists are warning that Space junk at ‘tipping point’. The oceans are full of debris.  And ask any homemaker: where do they put all the stuff that’s got good life in it but no one else wants because everyone else is also already overloaded with stuff.

     My husband Monte and I attended an auction recently. As I predicted, prices of good stuff were extremely low. I purchased a pile of great linens for a quarter. The auctioneers were begging people to bid on art, household, and yard items that were almost literally given away.

     Federal authorities are tracking 22,000 objects, each at least 10 centimeters long…typically traveling more than 20,000 mph…(exuding enough force to) destroy a satellite or space craft.

     As more countries launch objects into space the problem will become increasingly worse.

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     The United States has no national strategy to eliminate the space garbage. Eliminating ocean garbage presents other challenges. And finding landfills for all our living stuff no longer needed or wanted as we live on Earth’s land is an equal challenge.

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     What should we—can we—, as ordinary, powerless, citizens, to do about garbage? If you have any suggestions or ideas, no matter how creative of science “fictional,” respond in the comment box at the end of this post.

SOURCE  

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_754620.html

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 ADDITIONAL READING:

BUSY—I’M SO BUSY!!! Lent Devotion #28

Three Themes of Forgiveness in Matthew 18:21-22

WISDOM FROM A CHILD TO A GRANDPARENT

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