“Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem i.e. physical systems or living organisms.”
So says Wikipedia. They’re right too.
That is, pretty much, the definition of pollution.
Even nature itself can pollute. Think Icelandic volcano’s. OK, ash clouds are a wee bit inconvenient for people trying to fly in airplanes to places but, ash clouds will do a whole lot of damage to the lungs of any creature who gets in the way of one…actually the magma will do even more, and irretrievably permanent damage to any creature that gets in the way…
So, yes, nature can pollute too but….
….we are the experts. We can beat nature hands down.
What does it feel like in America to be scum?
We are you know. The Earth’s scum.
We all want to live and survive. We have children and friends and we don’t want to see them die.
They should though you know….well…perhaps not the very young children…they haven’t had time to screw up yet.
We have though.
In so so so so many ways.
Are we really a life form or are we a virus?
We want to be the former but, sadly, I suspect we’re the latter.
Just a thought.
I don’t have many….
Have fun my virus friends….
I wonder what the Earth will do when it finally decides ‘ENOUGH!”
I mean, let’s face it, the dinosaurs got wiped out and all they did was wander about gently eating trees and, occasionally less gently, each other.
They didn’t totally screw up their planet but off they jolly well went into history.
Here we are…prattling on about politics and oil slicks (oops…there goes humanity again)…and Popes and pedophilia and immigrants (illegal or otherwise)….and injustice and corruption at the highest level.
Does it really matter? Ultimately? Does it?
Are we too late to turn the tide?
I hope not. I so so hope not but…..I’m a fatalist. We’ve gone too far for too long.
Islamic fundamentalists blowing the crap out of us and themselves, politicians across the globe thinking ‘power’, ‘power’ and, occasionally as a distraction, ‘more power’.
Join me in a vodka. A last toast to what we could have been.
We could have been magnificent.
We really could have been.
Goodnight America. Sleep well – but keep one eye open as we may not wake up again one day eh?