Are we past the tipping point?

Young elk near OR borderToday I am catching up on some of the blogs I didn’t read over the past year and a half.  One of them is From a Country Cottage, by Bridget, who is about my age and lives in Ireland.  I don’t know her in person, but I’ve read her blogs, and we share many of the same ideas, about living lightly on this beautiful planet.

This is Bridget’s post where she talks about some of the same things I recently discussed here.  I am choosing to continue to be respectful toward the Earth, and to encourage others to do the same.

Are we past the tipping point?.

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Lives in semi-rural Northern California, happily married, retired counselor, night person, knits, plays WoW.
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5 Responses to Are we past the tipping point?

  1. kiwiyarns says:

    Yes, we are past the tipping point. I am afraid that Dr. Seuss put it so succinctly in The Lorax, and that was how many years ago? I despair we will be able to change the direction of the way our planet is going, because greed seems to get in the way, every time.

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  2. judithornot says:

    I know. Ten years ago I hoped people would finally wake up to what was happening, but money keeps telling everyone it’s not true, that everything is fine.

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  3. bridget says:

    Thanks for reblog Judith!

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  4. JJ says:

    I have been so troubled about this lately. They are tearing up farmland and rolling hills around here for “solar farms” which sounded good until they removed all the topsoil and poured gravel all over the land. The gravel trucks ruin the road and the traffic is horrendous as is the noise.

    Apart from that I notice disturbing insect trends, as if they were taking over the province–no checks and balances any more. The lads around here ride their ATVs through the woods, tearing everything up and hitting animals and killing them. The frogs have a virus, much like frogs world-wide, and we used to have many, many of them and they are gone.

    Not to mention the problems with factory farming and animal abuse and on and on it goes. Most upsetting. We are retiring this year and it isn’t the same around here but there is no escaping it, all around Canada these things are happening.

    National Geographic had an upsetting article about coal mining and whole mountains blasted away in Appalachia. China and pollution–whew–all around us. Everywhere in the world. Frightening.

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    • judithornot says:

      It is frightening. And there are good and not-so-good results to each “solution,” it’s just a matter of choosing the one with the least bad side-effects. There are no easy answers. Perhaps we need to do our bit to make people more aware of the problems, and then organize our lives to be able to survive when rough times come. You have my empathy.

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