And I say to Myself….What A Wonderful World…

So my Ex, Keirsten, sent me this link on Monday because she says she thought I would like this kind of thing. http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010/100-places-to-remember.html

But I’m thinking, SHE had to had liked this sort of thing to send it to me in the first place. WE should ALL like this kind of thing….If for no other reason then for the fact that we only get one planet to call home and it’s landscape is the very essence of why, who, how and where we are.

Shout outs to Newsweek for actually taking out the time to capture life itself in all of it’s stillness and show us what we could all be missing tomorrow if we don’t take care of today. It’s humbling to look at the world from a truly scientific standpoint and think of images that are so commonplace in our ideas and envision them being just that…ideas. Entire cities even. I’m not the world’s biggest environmentalist, although I did go to the High School For Environmental Studies, but I do hope to see every last one of these amazing places before it’s all said and done….Except maybe the cold ones…Ha!

But seriously, take a minute and check out the link or go pick up that copy.  Look at the different regions and areas, pick your favorites. They really were detailed enough to lay everything out for visitors to sift through geographically and visually. It’s awe inspiring. I went ahead and put up a few images for you from it. Thanks Keiry.

Crazy G8’s?? Politricks as Use

So It’s the great G8 time again,

This time on the Copenhagen plate is the topic of the ever increasing threat of Global warming and the Green initiative.

The outcome is aimed to replace the current Kyoto protocol which was set in 1997 and ends in 2012, but called for lower restrictions on emissions as it was being compared to the 1990 standard. Word to Captain Planet!

The proposed goal is to form a united front to lower Greenhouse Gas emissions by 80%  by the year 2050. With the United States and China being the biggest emitters of such gasses, this presents a challenge. Especially since the 2 superpowers have been at odds over proper methods of reduction. Add in the fact that the proposal includes limiting any rises in climate past 2 degrees celsius, and Houston, we have a problem. Not failing to mention that China, and India, which is also a high contributor to emissions, are refusing to accept the 80 % mandate.

Happy Hunting.

Now I’ve been hearing more and more from people who truly don’t believe in Global Warming or the Greenhouse Effect. I didn’t know this was up for debate. I thought it was scientifically proven to the point where not believing in it was like not believing in Slavery or the Holocaust.

And even still, is it really cool that Ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and Natural Disasters are more severe than ever? Is it really ok to litter or not recycle because there may not really be a whole in the Ozone Layer?

Like what do these non-believers think we should do? Continue this way just cause there’s not enough empirical evidence otherwise?

I’ll have to do more research on the view-points of these nay-sayers before I go on with that.

But I have also heard that this ‘Cause’ is the perfect platform for the nations of power to join together in attempts to move us toward a ‘One World’ Unified Global power.

That standpoint might not be so far fetched.

We don’t really know what goes on at these world superpower summits. We just blindly go along with the loose faith that they are speaking to one another as representatives of their respective countries with their peoples’ needs and welfare in mind.

Because I would NEVER believe such a thing, I can’t help but remember this image that I stumbled across earlier this year from another summit held in the summer.

You see that? (go ahead and magnify if needed)

That, my friends is the proposed One World, universal Currency Coin (seeRussian President Dmitry Medvedev shows reporters a sample coin of a possible global currency during a news conference at the G8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy, Friday, July 10, 2009).

The fact that it’s so far gone as to have been created scares me alone. Even if it is for demonstration’s sake.

I can’t call it, but I don’t trust any government as far as I can throw this coin.

New World Order indeed.