As well as recommending that humans feel reverence towards water, Kareem suggested:
“It would help greatly if we stopped making trillions of liters of toxic chemicals every year.”
At ‘It’s Our Earth Too,’ we have long thought that the carbon and climate change hysteria was taking undue attention from the real issue, which is the toxic overload our world is experiencing. This view was strongly reinforced after reading a book called POISONED PLANET by Julian Cribb.
Here is what David Suzuki had to say about it.
“We have used the biosphere – air, water and soil – as a dump for toxic compounds as if we can remain healthy on an unhealthy planet. It is a tragic illusion as Julian Cribb’s Poisoned Planet so urgently warns us.”
Julian Cribb is a distinguished science writer of 8 books, and recipient of 30 awards for journalism. He recounts lots of stories – chemical accidents, polluted sites, chemicals in food and products, but more importantly, he calls these pixels in a much larger image.
According to Mr Cribb, the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) says 143,835 chemical substances have been pre-registered under the REACH system.
143,835 different chemicals!
Many of these are bioaccumulative and toxic to humans, plants and animals.
What’s more; that does not include those chemicals that are unintentionially produced, such as by-products of mining operations.
Further, UNEP expects chemical output to triple by 2050.
Projections are for $6.4 trillion in chemical production by 2020, set to triple by 2050.
With so much money at stake, the chemical companies will fight and lobby, and use the media, to protect their business. Poison Planet details how these chemicals have been detected in deep-sea marine life and in our outer atmosphere.
Often, the industry analysis is specific to one chemical and one project, and does not even contemplate the damaging synergies between different toxins such as fluoride and lead.
People need to realize that there are massive amounts of money involved and corporations and executives will keep greedily counting profits; and keep paying large amounts to lobbyists and politicians.
In fact, Mr Cribb recognizes at p227 that the chemical industries have hysterically denied the problem, labeling anyone who questions them as anti-scientific and suffering from ‘chemophobia’.
How can anyone not notice the massive cancer epidemic on our planet, an epidemic forecast increase by a further 70% by 2035 according to the World Health Organization’s World Cancer Report 2014.
The changes to this must come from the people. We have to vote with our action OR Planet Earth will vote for us ( after all, one possibility to stop this is to get rid of people-let’s hope we are not stupid enough to make Mother Earth go that far).
Are all these chemicals really necessary?
We don’t think so. We think mankind has allowed itself to consent, by our actions, to toxic chemicals being used to do things that Nature could do for us.
Indigenous people say it’s simple:
“what we do to Earth, she reflects back at us.”
Saturating our Mother with toxic chemicals simply cannot be justified or continued; and really, it’s a case of greedy people selling short terms solutions to people who can’t see the wood for the trees, due to overstimulation of all sorts.
We think there is ample evidence that regulation of chemicals does nothing, it’s a ‘toothless tiger,’ an occasional fine is simply a cost of doing business.
Mark and Tommy argue about this in The Gathering.
“Well, if they pollute the land, they’ll be fined,” said Mark smugly.
“What good does that do?” Tommy responded, now on quite a roll, “the pollution has already happened. The people running the company now will probably have already cashed in their shares and left by the time the damage is discovered, if it ever is.
“I mean, paying a fine to the Government, is that meant to fix the problem?
“The corporations can easily afford to pay large fines, so they might as well just get on with polluting, you know, keep the profits rolling in and pay a fine if they get caught.
Humanity needs to stop producing toxic chemicals. Not regulate them, BAN THEM!
WHY NOT START LOOKING AT THE MAIN SOURCES OF CHEMICALS AND SHOW THAT THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES
We should also immediately start properly funding research into legitimate clean energy sources, and direct our Government subsidies using our money as taxpayers, into non-chemical agricultural practices.
Oh, and let’s give Mr Cribb’s ‘Poisoned Planet’ the publicity it deserves.