From: Snowflake, Arizona
rhondabrwn: Well said?...really??? That was all gibberish. Hurricanes carve out mangrove areas...how do we stop them? FYI: the Louisiana Mississippi delta area is constantly changing...barriers are put up naturally and removed naturally...fresh water constantly pours in from the river. The parts that are underwater that are of concern is New Orleans...and concern over the dikes preventing it from flooding as it did during Katrina. New Orleans is a poorly planned city that should not exist where it is, or at least it should be limited as to its residential areas...ie, the city had a golden opportunity to eliminate undesirable outlying neighborhoods and make itself much smaller...but smaller is not natural to government.
Damming of rivers? Assuming you are pro-clean energy (how could I have guessed?)...why would you be against hydro-electric power? Reducing that kind of power would increase the need for more of the kinds of power I assume you find undesirable (oil, coal, and another clean energy: nuclear).
Hollowing out the Earth for resources? Then how do we get at those resources? You wouldn't be typing on your computer today if we didn't.
Fracking is a wonderful invention! Thank God for it! As for fracking chemicals being dumped into water supplies...do you believe in gravity? If so, you would know that its not possible...unless an evil energy corporation decided against their profit motive to go ahead and spill some purposefully on the way down...fracking occurs way down by the way...far, far below the water table. Water supplies are contaminated from the surface, not from fracking far below the water table.
US Congress: the bill you might be referring to is H.R. 1734. I suggest you read it.
So you are saying that corporations and companies should be in favor of more regulation and costs of doing business?...they should push for more regulations on them, because that's good for their business? Do you have a job?
The reason you don't hear anything good about the state of the planets eco-systems might be because of the people you listen to?
Now that last sentence of yours was well said: 50 years from now I would love to turn myself into a conscious "robot"...and I think that is our next step.
I'm an equal opportunity seeker of my 5th star
Seriously, good points made on both sides... pointing to the complexity of the issues facing us. It isn't one sided by any means, yet to dismiss arguments for caution and conservation as we exploit the planet is not a good idea either.
Example: I'm not an expert on fracking, but I don't trust a capitalist not to pump fracking waste into shallow wells (contaminating the water table) to avoid the cost of deep drilling and make more profit. That's why we need sensible regulation, strongly enforced.
Just my opinion, of course, as I'll be dead before the consequences materialize. Kind of a shame, I won't be around for the "I told you so's"
Love & Peace,
Far Dareis Mai
My old Piczo site seems to be gone, so no more Navajo Nation pics :(