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April 2010 Blog Posts (25)

PART 18: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—BIODIVERSITY AND HUMAN SURVIVAL

By Frosty Wooldridge

Part 18: Biodiversity and human survival



As you follow this series, I hope you understand that all of us and our children face this sobering future—IF, and only IF we allow our population to grow by an astounding 100 million people as well as the rest of the planet growing by another three billion. It’s not in the cards and it’s not a fait de compli.



In other words, it’s not a done deal.



We can change it; we must change it; our… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:43pm — No Comments

PART 17: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—SYSTEMIC CHEMICALIZATION OF WATER AND FOOD

By Frosty Wooldridge

Part 17: Pollution of our planet, chemicals, food



An astounding 42 percent of rivers, lakes and streams in the United States remain so polluted that humans cannot enjoy any contact activity with them.



“The industrial world treats its drinking water to get rid of the pathogens, but we are forced more and more to recycle it,” said Grant. “The idea of drinking processed sewage is initially a shock, but we are getting used to it as we press harder on… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:34pm — No Comments

PART 16: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—POLLUTION OF ALL KINDS

By Frosty Wooldridge

Part 16: Pollution of our planet



Americans pride themselves with their clean water laws, air pollution laws and environmental protection agencies. Everyone ‘talks’ about their ‘green’ actions and practices. However, they might be surprised to note that a scant 30 percent of citizens recycle with any regularity. No matter how ‘clean’ they might think their air, over 150 million Americans breathe toxic air in cities across the nation.



One look at… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:32pm — No Comments

PART 15: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—RUNNING OUT OF ENERGY THAT DRIVES CIVILIZATION

By Frosty Wooldridge

Part 15: Fossil fuel energy--finite



Every day, you hear companies, governors and newscasters yelping about our emerging ‘green energy’ and ‘green technology’ and ‘alternative energy’.



Let’s look at our self-delusion more closely.



In order to drive cars, boats, planes and fuel industry, Americans burn 20 million barrels of oil daily while the rest of the world burns 62 million barrels. That equals 82 million barrels of oil every 24… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

PART 13: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—YOU AIN’T GOIN’ NOWHERE WITHOUT WATER

By Frosty Wooldridge

Part 13: Water, meat and fish



If you look at California today, you see more filtered water outlets than anywhere in the world. More people buy bottled water than anywhere else in the USA. However, water diminishes with the addition of 1,700 people added 24/7. At 38 million, California expects to add close to 20 million within 30 years. At 1,700 added net gain per day, that equals 620,000 a year. In three decades, well, work the math!



California… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

PART 12: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—WE CANNOT FOOL MOTHER NATURE MUCH LONGER

By Frosty Wooldridge

Part 12: Genetically modified foods



The human race continues thinking it can fool Mother Nature without consequences. Let me tell you folks, no one in the final analysis fools her-not then, not now, not ever! She will kick our butts so far down the bowling alley of the 21 st century-it will make our heads spin and give us a heck of a headache-especially our children.



We continue driving cars that burn oil 84 million barrels 24/7 that wreaks havoc… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:19pm — No Comments

PART 11: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—OUR SILENT PREDICAMENT

By Frosty Wooldridge



Part 11: Silence across the land, food, fertilizers, top soil



Most Americans cannot dream nor do they give a second thought to the United States adding 100 million people within 25 years. For some mysterious reason, few connect the dots on water shortages currently manifesting in Florida, California and Arizona. Other states like Colorado and Georgia find themselves in similar situations. Americans don’t quite ‘get’ the accelerating ramifications of… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:07pm — No Comments

PART 10: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—TOO MANY PEOPLE

By Frosty Wooldridge

Part 10: too many people, too little water, too little energy, too little resources



In a brilliantly written book, Too Many People by Lindsey Grant, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Population Affairs, he brought a lifetime of global experience into his profoundly direct book.



No matter how much the mainstream media, which includes all major television networks, radio and print—do, to avoid, ignore and evade the… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:06pm — No Comments

PART 9: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—EXPAND INTO WHAT?

By Frosty Wooldridge



Part 9: As small towns expand into big towns, the costs, the pain, the results ain’t so hot, innumerates and idiots share the same bed



This week, in the Denver Post, a journalist wrote a story that celebrated the addition of 600,000 people to the Denver area in the last two years. Mind you, that Denver suffers 2.25 million residents and a toxic Brown Cloud loaded with nastiness for everyone’s lungs with every breath. Denverites must endure endless… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments

PART 14: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION

By Frosty Wooldridge

Part 14: Climate destabilization



Anchor Brian Williams at NBC reported that Glacier National Park plummeted from 128 glaciers at the beginning of the last century to less than 10 today. Those last 10 won’t last much longer. Why? Warm weather and more of it on the way. The same goes for glaciers in the Himalaya, Andes, Rockies and Alps.



You may hear a great deal on climate change one way or the other, but glaciers don’t lie—they melt when the… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 27, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Basic Rules

For years I have been searching for a simple set of rules that could lead any person to live responsibly and sustainably. Last week it occurred to me that the answer could be found in observing how wild species live, along with the people I respect the most. Here is the result:


  1. Take only what you need from the world, and let others have the rest.
  2. Develop your strengths, and compensate for your weaknesses.
  3. Question everything, and test the…
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Added by Brad Jarvis on April 27, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Earth Day 2010

A note I wrote last night in honor of Earth Day 2010 for Facebook.
Please feel free to share:…
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Added by Nushin Farjadi on April 22, 2010 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

UK: Where's the Tuna and Pineapples?

A foreshadowing of a world where planes don't fly. Today, it's because of volcanic ash over the European skies, but in years to come it may be due to fuel shortages or high oil prices.



Some people in the UK are lamenting having to endure a "100-mile diet" in the wake of this ash cloud.



I found this paragraph especially entertaining:



"Across London, supplies of exotic produce from figs and pomegranates to anchovies are running out. The fruits and vegetables section in… Continue

Added by Margaret Emerson on April 20, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

6 (Free or Low-Cost) Things To Do on Earth Day

By Margaret Emerson (from www.ContemplativeHiking.com)





April 22, 2010, marks the 40th anniversary of a pivotal moment in time, when 20 million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable relationship between humans and the

planet. Earth Day founder, Senator Gaylord…

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Added by Margaret Emerson on April 12, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Need help with seed selection for high altitude

Hello everyone! I hope winter treated you all well. It is a very exciting spring for my up here in Fraser, CO.... I will be starting my first little greenhouse! It will be a small 10 by 12 but it should be able to hold a good variety of herbs and veggies.

Does anyone have good expiernce with seed selection or simply plant selection for an altitude around 9000 ft?

Any thing will help

I wish you all a very energetic spring! Go gardens…

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Added by Steven Reeves on April 12, 2010 at 11:10am — No Comments

PBS WEEK LONG PROGRAMMING HONORS 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY

PBS HONORS THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY WITH A

WEEK OF ECO-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING

April 16-22, 2010







Frog with bulging eyes. Credit: Andrew Young Los Angeles, CA: PBS/TCA Press Tour; January 13,

2010
-- PBS counts down to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day

with new and encore programming leading up to Thursday, April 22, 2010.





New programming this week includes EARTH DAYS: AMERICAN

EXPERIENCE (4/19)
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Added by forrest craver on April 8, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

Yampa Valley Medical Center Leader Named Grassroots Champion



Yampa Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Karl Gills is being recognized with the American Hospital Association (AHA) Grassroots Champion Award.





AHA, in partnership with the Colorado Hospital… Continue

Added by Ron Zwerin on April 7, 2010 at 3:13pm — No Comments

CSA box program 2010

Hello all and Happy Spring!!

I would like to inform anyone interested, that I will be offering a CSA box program of fresh local organic produce throughout the 2010 season. The program is set up to have people commit to purchasing the box in advance for a set number of weeks, this year we will have two options: a single/couple box for $15 a week, and a family box for $20. ( these prices reflect the cost of purchasing the box on a one time basis, if you commit to multiple weeks,…

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Added by Anthony Vail on April 7, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments

PART 8: OVERPOPULATION IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA—ENDLESS GROWTH LEADS TO LOWERED QUALITY OF LIFE

By Frosty Wooldridge



Part 8: Unending growth in humans equates to obesity, diabetes, cancer, ill health; relentless growth in cities results in clogged highways, toxic air, road rage, tension and compacted living



The United States finds itself in a devil of a predicament. Yet, its citizens don’t realize it. None of its national leaders acknowledge it. The media avoids and ignores it at all costs. If you asked the average citizen on the street what they thought about adding… Continue

Added by Frosty Wooldridge on April 5, 2010 at 5:11pm — No Comments

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