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Thursday, September 25, 2014

On Louisiana Gulf after Climate March: Nothing has changed

Message from the People's Climate March

By Cherri Foytlin Sep 24 2014
Photo: Cherri Foytlin at the People's Climate March, by Karen Savage.
The view I have now of Brooklyn Bridge, will soon be replaced with fracking rigs. Coming into Baton Rouge, buildings will change to tank farms, New York Harbor will become BP soiled waters, the subway tunnels – pipelines and canals that let the Gulf of Mexico claim our lands. Central Park will turn into a mining-induced sinkhole and four hundred and ten thousand committed marchers will drop to hundreds of the fiercest fighters I have ever known. Yet, there will be strangled liberty and seldom justice.
Returning home, I know that for us, nothing has changed.
People are still sick from the BP spill, workers are still in danger, oysters are still gone, environmental justice communities and Superfund sites still exist, ten LNG plants are still coming, ports are still growing, coal export continues to expand, refineries and chemical plants are still poisoning, and as always we have very little representation with the will or the guts to stand up for the people they claim to serve.


Anonymous said...

With 60 BILLION food animals on the planet, this should be our first step in the Climate March!

"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?"

“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

"A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy." ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

There is one single industry destroying the planet more than any other. But no one wants to talk about it...

Step by Step Guide: How to Transition to a Vegan Diet

Dana Seilhan said...

(re: previous comment) What a load of garbage. PLANT FARMING has done more to destroy the environment than any other method of food procurement and that INCLUDES hunting.

Iraq used to be cedar forest. It is also known as the "Cradle of Civilization" and the "Fertile Crescent." Fertile crescent??? What a cruel joke. Guess what made the forest go away. PLANT FARMING.

THIS is why we can't solve our climate problems. Too many idiots in our ranks with no scientific literacy whatsoever.