Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I Think I'm Asking Too Much: Or The State Of Public Apathy

I have spent some time reading today.
And a little more thinking about writing poetry
and other things. 
Thinking about how to get people to care about the world around them.  
Or more correctly to get people to SEE the world with eyes that actually see.
Yes to see.  Then to care, and act.
I may be asking too much.
I Know I am asking way too much.
For only when the house around them is a smoldering
husk, will sight become just slightly clearer,
and thinking about acting, a little less fuzzy.
They will just ask, whose fault it was.
Who do we Blame
and walk in circles with no idea of what to do.
For they don't give a thought to what they see,
in the seeing that they do.
They'll just turn their backs and walk away.
Thinking someone else will 

By  Douglas John Loudon

Friday, February 8, 2013

Will The Water Last

Duck Landing in pondTake a look.
 Clean air and water.
Then think about Tar Sands,  pipe lines,  many more oil tankers.
Add to that Fracking for shale gas, and the amount off water used and abused,  polluted air.
They can't even recover the Water from Shale Gas Fracking, They pipe it back deep into the ground to store it.   
Toxic waste, deadlyMan made Earth Quakes.
All for Money. The Economy.
Think About That Duck Landing 
Think About Your Children And Grandchildren.  Think about Short Term Economic Benefit.
Will It Be Worth It In The End.
Think Long, Think Informed.

Watch The Nature Of Things With David Susuki,  Shattered Ground

It will open your eye's

By Douglas John Loudon