Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom:
Part 6: 80,000 chemicals injected into air, land, water 24/7
As this series focuses on the United States adding 100 million people within 25 years, you may feel an uneasy disquietude as the facts continue piling up like cow manure in a Montfort beef feed lot, but no matter how terrible the odors, you’re make the connections on overpopulation in America. Our sheer numbers of humans force us to move into dangerous territory as to food production, energy usage, water and everything else. And again, you may take action with the web sites and books to educate you further. Our future stands in our hands! We can change course by our choices.
“The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies. In a war such as this, then, what is victory and how will we recognize it?” Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore hosted “An Inconvenient Truth”, which critics blasted, but he started the ball rolling by creating the discussion, which ensued a rousing debate. Good for him! Ironically, he too, never mentioned overpopulation. While his critics scurrilously attacked him on “Global Warming”, in my world travels, I personally watched the glaciers melting: they don’t lie! Lester Brown, author of Plan B, 4.0, at www.earthpolicyinstitute.org, validates Gore with scientific proof.
If anything, we may call Global Warming something like Climate Change or, better yet, Climate Destabilization. When you wreck the supporting mechanisms of any system, you ultimately destroy its ability to function.
But let’s look at another system the human species degrades daily: water, land and air!
What dastardly things do we do to our biosphere daily that continue to mount up on our species and all life on earth? Answer: 80,000 chemicals injected into the air, land and water 24/7 without pause all over the planet!
Last night, in Denver, I watched a movie, “Vanishing of the Bees!” by Bee Hive Productions. It chronicled billions of bees dying from “Colony Collapse Disorder” by a 40 year bee keeper named David Hackenberg of Lewisberg, Pennsylvania. This enormous death rate occurs all over the planet where humans spray chemicals on crops—especially mono-culture crops, i.e., massive fields of only one crop.
Hackenberg met with French bee keepers and they forced Bayer Chemical Company, also the makers of Bayer Aspirin, to stop by court order in France. But here in the USA, he and David Menendez, another bee keeper, must show scientific proof to stop Bayer from distributing the deadly chemicals. The French stopped Bayer via 300,000 people marching in the streets of Paris screaming, “Stop killing our bees!” Their bees got back to their healthy plants and pollinating!
BEES FEED THE WORLD; WITHOUT BEES NOTHING CAN GROW WITHOUT POLLINATION
In the United States, money trumps science, common sense and reason. Bayer, by the way, pushes millions of Americans to drop a few of its tabs daily to help stave off heart attacks. Results: an average of 7,000 Americans die of aspirin poisoning annually and thousands more suffer bleeding ulcers. You gotta’ love those pharmaceutical companies! Instead of a healthy low cholesterol diet and exercise, solve it with a pill! Yippee-ki-yo-ki-yea!
Hackenberg said, “The future of the bee will define whether or not man can live on this planet.”
WHERE DO THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS GO?
According to EWG, http://www.foodnews.org/reduce.php, 95.6 percent of Americans store chemicals in their bodies from ingesting them from eating fruits and vegetables. All chicken and beef products carry eight to nine chemicals in their bodies that transfer to your body when you eat them.
CBS Katie Couric reported, “Twenty years ago, 1 in 20,000 live births in the United States suffered Autism; today, it’s 1 in 110 births. Scientists don’t know what’s causing it, but they continue to investigate chemicals in our environment that may be the factors.”
The village idiot could tell you the answer: billions of tons of chemicals injected onto every living thing on this planet since 1945!
Chemical farming interests claim that 98 percent of fresh fruits and vegetables tested have no detectable residues. Who’s right?
EWG said, “Consequently, most fruit and vegetable samples are found to be contaminated: USDA detected one or more pesticides in 7 of every 10 samples analyzed in 2008, the most recent year for which data are available. All told, EWG analyses show that since 2001 USDA has detected 215 different pesticides in fresh fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S., including 35 pesticides that each pollute at least 15 types of produce, such as apples, grapes, strawberries, sweet corn and other children’s favorites. The bottom line: if you eat in America, unless you’re on an all-organics diet, you eat pesticides.”
Who stands in the most danger? Everybody, especially developing children!
EWG said, “EPA estimates that 40 percent of children tested by CDC from 1999 to 2002 had unsafe levels of organophosphate in their bodies above standard margins of safety (Paynes-Sturges 2009). Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta have reported that young children are exposed to organophosphates primarily through their diets. (Lu 2008).”
How can individuals and families stop from being poisoned? Go organic!
In the next portion of this series, we’ll talk about chemicalized ground water, rivers and oceans. We’ll also talk about what to do about it, and, how adding 100 million Americans within 25 years cannot help anything!
“Imagine a country which employs the principles of personal responsibility, freedom and accountability for future generations. Everything you do-counts! If you do nothing, that counts likewise. When you read sobering information, do you want to give up or fall apart? Or, do you want to engage like Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, George and Martha Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Oprah, Barbara Jordan, John Muir and other Americans. You represent the Jefferson’s, Oprah’s and Dr. King’s of the 21st century. Consider it your honor and privilege to become a part of the solutions. Engage the present to change the future! Become an agent of the change you wish to see.” FW
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself:
If any of us, no matter what our race, creed or color might be, refuse to engage our U.S. Congress as we have not for 30 years as to the population/immigration equation-our children will find themselves living in a terribly degraded America where the American Dream will be described by the history books as a 'fleeting fantasy' from the era of 1950 to 2010.
These are several of the top organizations where you can take collective action to change the course of American history as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Take collective action at:
This is the best website to start: www.numbersusa.com ; watch Roy Beck’s “Immigration by the Numbers” at 14 minutes. Bi-partisan and very effective. Become a faxer of pre-written letters to your reps to make positive change.
Also: www.fairus.org ; www.capsweb.org ; www.thesocialcontract.com ; www.populationmedia.org ; www.worldpopulationbalance.org ; www.populationconnection.org ; www.quinacrine.com ; www.familyplanning.org/ , www.skil.org ; www.growthbusters.com; www.populationpress.org ; www.thinkpopulation.org ; www.carryingcapacity.org ; www.balance.org ; www.controlgrowth.org ; in Canada www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; in Australia www.population.org.au andPublicPopForum@yahoogroups.com; in Great Britain www.optimumpopulation.org ; and dozens of other sites accessed at www.frostywooldridge.com.
Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" www.snagfilms.com/films/title/blind_spot/ , This movie illustrates America's future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning. It's a brilliant educational movie! www.blindspotdoc.com
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by Dr. Jack Alpert-
Must see and funny: www.growthbusters.org ; www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXSTrW_dARc
Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom:
Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom:
growthbusters.org/2010/03/save-the-polar-bear-in-your-bedroom ; Dave Gardner, President, Citizen-Powered Media ; Producing the Documentary, GROWTH BUSTERS; presents Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity, Join the cause at www.growthbusters.org ;760 Wycliffe Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA; +1 719-576-5565
Check out this link with Wooldridge on bicycle and Lester Brown and panel discussion:
Tomorrow's Americaproject on www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.
Producer: GEORGE A. COLBURNwww.tomorrowsamerica.com
Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com for more discussions on America's predicament.
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Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715