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Sustainable Living: Bottled water’s environmental ills

by Shawn Dell Joyce

 

October 14, 2007

 

Many of us choose bottled water because we think it is the healthier choice.

 

Americans are the world’s leading consumers of bottled water, downing about 4 billion gallons per year in little plastic bottles. This is roughly equal to one 8-ounce bottle per person per day. While it certainly is healthier to drink water than soda, bottled water is actually very bad for the planet’s health.

 

There is much more to the ubiquitous water bottle than meets the lips. It actually takes three to five times more water to make and fill one plastic water bottle than the bottle contains. (Water is used in the production of the plastic in water bottles, then also to rinse those bottles.) If you add to that the average energy cost of making the plastic, filling the bottle, transporting it to market and then processing the empty bottle, you begin to see the hidden environmental costs.

 

“It would be like filling up a quarter of every (water) bottle with oil,” says Peter Gleik, a water policy expert and director at the Oakland, Calif.-based Pacific Institute, which studies “real life solutions to water crises.”

 

WATER BOTTLES, like other plastic containers, are made from natural gas and petroleum, which are both nonrenewable resources. More than 1.5 million tons of plastic are used to produce PET, the plastic in water bottles. The manufacturing processes that produce PET cause serious emissions, affecting both the environment and human health. The Pacific Institute calculates that the process of making the plastic bottles consumed in the U.S. uses approximately 17 million barrels of oil per year.

 

Instead of being made into bottles, that oil could fuel more than 100,000 cars. Once the plastic bottle is manufactured and filled with water, it has to be transported, using diesel trucks, ships or airfreight to reach our thirsty lips…” 

 

Shawn Dell Joyce is a sustainable artist and activist from Montgomery. She is the founder of the Wallkill River School, combining plein-air painting with environmental activism. Visit http://www.recordonline.com/earth for more of her articles. 

 

What a waste of precious resources…We have only one home; Earth. Let’s leave our children an earth that is beautiful and well-cared for.

 

More next time-Take care, & Live Green-Donna

 

P.S.Let’s become eco-friendly. Visit www.be-alkaline.com and www.be-alkaline.net -request your free e-book and newsletter to find out how you can have the best water on the planet and you make it in your own home. No more plastic bottles. For more information and research, write to Donna@be-alkaline.com and ask for further information.

 

 

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I found this article, and I had to post it. Experts, not just environmentally concerned citizens, but true experts around the world are voicing their concerns in this article. Consider seriously what their words mean. We really must stop being a discardable society and work together.

The 10th Special Session of UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum is taking place in Monaco right now through the 22nd discussing the concerns. Information follows as to the highly respected people to contact for more information. I hope you find the article of interest and worthy of sharing.–God bless, Donna

Global Warming Adding to Pollution and Over-Harvesting Impacts on the World’s Key Fishing Grounds Says New UNEP – ‘In Dead Water’ – Report

Monaco/Nairobi, 22 February 2008—Climate change is emerging as the latest threat to the world’s dwindling fish stocks a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) suggests.

At least three quarters of the globe’s key fishing grounds may become seriously impacted by changes in circulation as a result of the ocean’s natural pumping systems fading and falling they suggest.

These natural pumps, dotted at sites across the world including the Arctic and the Mediterranean, bring nutrients to fisheries and keep them healthy by flushing out wastes and pollution.

The impacts of rising emissions on the marine world are unlikely to end there. Higher sea surface temperatures over the coming decades threaten to bleach and kill up to 80 per cent of the globe’s coral reefs—major tourist attractions, natural sea defences and also nurseries for fish.

Meanwhile there is growing concern that carbon dioxide emissions will increase the acidity of seas and oceans. This in turn may impact calcium and shell-forming marine life including corals but also tiny ones such as planktonic organisms at the base of the food chain.

The findings come in a new rapid response report entitled “In Dead Water” which has for the first time mapped the multiple impacts of pollution; alien infestations; over-exploitation and climate change on the seas and oceans.

“The worst concentration of cumulative impacts of climate change with existing pressures of over-harvest, bottom trawling, invasive species infestations, coastal development and pollution appear to be concentrated in 10-15 per cent of the oceans,” says the report.

This 10-15 per cent of the oceans is far higher than had previously been supposed and is “concurrent with today’s most important fishing grounds” including the estimated 7.5 per cent deemed to be the most economically valuable fishing areas of the world, it adds.

The report, the work of UNEP scientists in collaboration with universities and institutes in Europe and the United States, was launched today during UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum taking place in Monaco.

It is the largest gathering of environment ministers since the climate convention conference in Indonesia just over two months ago where governments agreed the Bali Road Map aimed at delivering a deep and decisive climate regime for post 2012.

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, said: “The theme of the Governing Council is ‘Mobilizing Finance for the Climate Challenge’ for trillions of dollars can flow into climate-friendly energies and technologies if governments can provide the right kind of enabling market mechanisms and fiscal incentives.”

“It is sometimes important to remind ourselves why we need to accelerate these transformations towards a Green Economy. In Dead Water has uniquely mapped the impact of several damaging and persistent stresses on fisheries. It also lays on top of these the likely impacts of climate change from dramatic alternations in ocean circulation affecting perhaps a three quarter of key fishing grounds up to the emerging concern of ocean acidification,” said Mr Steiner.

“Climate change threatens coastal infrastructure, food and water supplies and the health of people across the world. It is clear from this report and others that it will add significantly to pressures on fish stocks. This is as much a development and economic issue as it is an environmental one. Millions of people including many in developing countries derive their livelihoods from fishing while around 2.6 billion people get their protein from seafood,” he said.

The report comes in wake of findings issued last week by a team led by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis which estimates that over 40 per cent of the world’s oceans have been heavily impacted by humans and that only four per cent remain relatively pristine.

It also comes amid concern that sea bird chicks in the North Sea may be being choked after being fed on a diet of snake pipefish—a very bony species. Over the past five years snake pipefish numbers have boomed a meeting of the Zoological Society in London was told last week.

One reason for their sharp increase in numbers might be changes in ocean currents bringing the fish into North Sea waters, the experts suggest.

The new UNEP report has been compiled by researchers including ones at UNEP’s GRID Arendal centre; UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre and UNEP’s Division of Early Warning and Assessment.

It draws on a wide range of new and emerging science including the latest assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—the 2,000 plus panel of scientists established by UNEP and the World Meteorological Organisation.

Other contributions have come from organizations and institutions including the University of Plymouth; the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research; the University of British Columbia; the Institute of Zoology; Princeton University; the University of Barcelona and the Sustainable Europe Research Institute.

In Dead Water Key Findings

• Half the world’s catch is caught along Continental shelves in an area of less than 7.5 per cent of the globe’s seas and oceans.
• An area of 10-15 per cent of the world’s seas and oceans cover most of the commercial fishing grounds.
• 80 per cent to 100 per cent of the world’s coral reefs may suffer annual bleaching events by 2080 under global warming scenarios.
• Those at particular risk are in the Western Pacific; the Indian Ocean; the Persian Gulf; the Middle East and in the Caribbean
• Over 90 per cent of the world’s temperate and tropical coasts will be heavily impacted by 2050. Over 80 per cent of marine pollution comes from the land. Marine areas at particular risk of increased pollution are Southeast and East Asia.
• Increasing concentrations of C02 in the atmosphere are likely to be mirrored by increasing acidification of the marine environment.
• Increasing acidification may reduce the availability of calcium carbonates in sea water, including a key one known as aragonite which is used by a variety of organisms for shell-building.
• Cold-water and deep water corals could be affected by acidification by 2050 and shell-building organisms throughout the Southern Ocean and into the sub-Arctic Pacific Ocean by 2100.
• Climate change may slow down the ocean thermohaline circulation and thus the continental shelf “flushing and cleaning” mechanisms, known as dense shelf water cascading,over the next 100 years. These processes are crucial to water quality and nutrient cycling and deep water production in at least 75 per cent of the world’s major fishing grounds.
• Dead zones, area of de-oxygenated water, are increasing as a result of pollution from urban and agriculture areas. There are an estimated 200 temporary or permanent ‘dead zones’ up from around 150 in 2003.
• Up to 80 per cent of the world’s primary fish catch species are exploited beyond or close to their harvesting capacity. Advances in technology, alongside subsidies, means the world’s fishing capacity is 2.5 times bigger that that needed to sustainably harvest fisheries.
• Bottom trawling is among the most damaging and unsustainable fishing practices at the scales often seen today
• Alien invasive species, which can out-compete and dislodge native ones, are increasingly associated with the polluted, overharvested and damaged fishing grounds. The report shows that the concentration of ‘aliens’ matches with some precision the world’s major shipping routes.

Christian Nellemann, who headed up the rapid response team that compiled the report, said: “We are already seeing evidence from a number of studies that increasing sea temperatures are causing changes in the distribution of marine life”.

Some of these changes are being found from the Continuous Plankton Recorder survey of the Northeast Atlantic.

Warmer water copepod species or crustaceans have moved northward by around 1,000km during the later half of the 20th century with the patterns continuing into the 21st century.

“Further evidence of this warming signal is seen in the appearance of a Pacific planktonic plant in the Northwest Atlantic for this first time in 800,000 years by transfer across the top of Canada due to the rapid melting of the Arctic in 1998,” said Dr. Nellemann. “We are getting more and more alarming signals of dramatic changes in the oceans. It is like turning a big tanker around. Our ability to change course and reduce emissions in the near future will be paramount to success”.

The link between healthy and productive fishing grounds and ocean circulation or ‘dense shelf water cascading’ is in some ways only now emerging.

Three years ago the Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas of which UNEP is part, documented such a phenomenon in the Gulf of Lions in the north-western Mediterranean.

A quantity of water equal to two years-worth of the river discharge from all rivers flowing into the Mediterranean is, in four months, transported from the Gulf of Lions to the deep Western Mediterranean via the Cap de Creyus canyon.

It has a critical impact on the population of the heavily harvested deep sea shrimp Aristeus antennatus, the crevette rouge, by bringing food that in turn triggers a sharp increase in young shrimp resulting in plentiful catches three to five years after the ‘cascading’ event.

“Imagine what will happen if climate change slows down or stops these natural food transport and “flushing” effects in waters that are often already polluted, heavily fished, damaged and stressed”, said Dr. Nellemann. “We are gambling with our food supply”.

Stefan Hain of UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre, said it was critical that existing stresses were also addressed too in order to conserve fish stocks and coral reefs in a climate constrained world.

He said there was growing evidence that coral reefs recover from bleaching better in cleaner, less polluted waters.
Dr Hain cited monitoring of corals around the main Seychelles island of Mahé which were among corals world-wide that suffered from the high sea surface temperatures of the late 1990s. Here coral reefs recovery rates have varied between five to 70 per cent.
“Coral reefs recovering faster are generally those living in Marine Protected Areas and coastal waters where the levels of pollution, dredging and other kinds of human-induced disturbance are considered low,” he said.

Notes to Editors

The report “In dead Water: Merging of climate change with pollution, over-harvest, and infestations in the world’s fishing grounds” can be accessed at at http://www.grida.no or at http://www.unep.org or http://www.globio.info

High resolution maps and graphics from the report for free use in publications can be accessed at:
http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Graphics/DeadWater

The 10th Special Session of UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum will take place between 20 and 22 February in Monaco. http://www.unep.org/gc/gcss-x/

The theme is Globalization and the Environment–Mobilizing Finance to Meet the Climate Challenge. Monaco, the Host Country’s web site is at http://www.unep2008.gouv.mc/pnue/wwwnew.nsf/HomeGb For more information, please contact
Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson and Head of Media,  Email: nick.nuttall@unep.org and Robert Bisset, UNEP Spokesperson for Europe-robert.bisset@unep.fr  . Mr. François Chantrait, Directeur. Centre de Presse
10 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 – MONACO Email: pnue2008.press@gouv.mc
UNEP News Release

Plastic water bottles contribute a great deal to the the water pollution problem to the tune of billions of bottles each year. They just don’t disappear: They’ll be around for hundreds of years in the environment and continue to do so unless we do something individually right now.

To find out how you can drink the healthiest water, and make it in your own home from your tap, go to http://www.be-alkaline.com and request the free newsletter and the free ebook for great information. Watch the videos. You’ll be amazed at how you can drink the best, alkaline, micro-clustered, anti-oxidant(anti-aging) water for you and your family, and how easy it is to do while saving the environment. Call us if you have any questions. The number is on the site. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. —Have a beautiful day, Donna

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The North Pacific sub-tropical gyre, also, dubbed “the Asian Trash Trail” the “Trash Vortex” or the “Eastern Garbage Patch”, is a appalling example of man not taking care of the Earth he has been given by the grand Creator of all. Located not that far north of Hawaii, is this man-made floating island, at least the size of Texas and some say its already twice that size.

How does that affect us? More than we can ever realize. Rather than have me go on and summarize these articles, go to and http://shttp://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/oceans/pollution/trash-vortex?MM_URL=http://oceans.greenpeace.org/en/our-oceans/pollution/trash-vortexeattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw04232006/coverstory.html  , and read the articles for yourself.

We have a beautiful planet; glorious places to visit and enjoy. However, if we don’t take action, if we don’t join together and perhaps forgo our insatiable need for convenience and “throw aways,” we will not have pristine beaches to enjoy or sea animals to watch in awe. They will be gone!

Take a look at the map at http://oceans.greenpeace.org/en/the-expedition/news/trashing-our-oceans/ocean_pollution_animation . Scroll to the expected outlook for 6 years from now and how it is expected to grow. It’s getting serious in our lifetime, Folks, and, if this is happening now, what will our  grandchildren have to look forward to?  Currents shown, also, affect our weather patterns. This just isn’t a garbage concern and a wildlife concern, it now becomes a global environmental/weather concern.

Just one example of wildlife being affected: Fulmars, beautiful birds that seldom come into land areas except to take care of their young, are dying on beaches on our West Coast because of all the plastic they are ingesting at sea. They can’t distinguish between garbage and real food so the garbage, especially plastic refuse, kills them. It’s is heart-rending. And, not all plastic garbage floats. Much of it sinks and the garbage, tons and tons of it with it’s chemical compounds, kills, smothers, marine life at the bottom of the seas.

Go to www.greenpeace.org. Sign up for their newsletter. Be part of the solution and not a contributor to the problem. It is said that if only 11% of the population will do something to help a cause, it will be successful.  It’s not too late. Let’s all do our part to Live Green. Here is a little 1 minute video for you. Hope you enjoy, Donna

Couldn’t download the video, so here is the link: http://oneminuteshift.com/videos/its_not_too_late

“The crises facing our planet can be overwhelming. But it is not too late for change,” says Van Jones, a respected social justice leader. In this inspiring video, he shares that change begins with a worldview that says we’re not going to leave anyone behind. Together, we can make the shift beyond a throw-away culture to a world in which everything is respected as sacred.

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The following is a recent letter that is being widely circulated to bring attention to an environmental issue affecting the Ouachita River. The letter states the opinion of Friends of Felsenthal, Inc. in reference to the Proposed El Dorado Wastewater Effluent Pipeline to the Ouachita River:FRIENDS OF FELSENTHAL, INC.
P. O. BOX 904
CROSSETT,
AR 71635
Ronnie Greer, President
392 Nick Springs Rd.
El Dorado, AR 71730
March 28, 2006
Re: Proposed El Dorado Wastewater Effluent Pipeline to the Ouachita RiverTo all concerned,
On behalf of the Friends of Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, over a 100 member,
not for profit volunteer organization, I am writing to share our serious concerns
surrounding the referenced project and its potential impact on the Ouachita River
and downstream wetland systems.
According to the information we have, this project, as currently proposed,
calls for approximately a 9.5 mile pipeline, to be constructed that would transport city
municipal waste water along with effluent from El Dorado Chemical, Great Lakes Chemical
(now Chemture) and Lion Oil Companies to a discharge point on the Ouachita River. Natural
resources presant within the Ouachita River floodplain downstream of the proposed discharge
point are tremendous and include excellent sport and commercial fisheries, excellent resident
wildlife populations and excellent migratory bird resources including winter waterfowl populations
approaching ½ million birds.

The Moro Bay State Park, Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, Lower Ouachita/Beryl Anthony
Wildlife Management Area and Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge in northern Louisiana
are just some of the public lands downstream of the discharge location and on into the floodplain
of North Louisiana and The Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge and Bayou Desiard, which the
cities of Monroe, LA. receive their city water. Felsenthal Refuge alone receives over 400,000
visitors annually which generates millions of dollars to the local and regional economy.

Save the Ouachita, Inc., also a not for profit conservation organization with several hundred
members in 2004, hired a nationally recognized environmental engineer, Dr. Clifford Randall,
Virginia Tech University, to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with this project.
Attached for your review and information is a summary of Dr. Randall’s preliminary evaluation and
recommendations following his recent tour of the proposed project. Our concerns echo those of
Dr. Randall. We have him looking at the “Umbrella Permit” the Arkansas Dept. of Environmental
Quality has issued. If you would like printed copies sent to you of the permits or Dr. Randall’s report, we will
be happy to send them to you.

While the Friends of Felsenthal oppose the project as currently proposed, due to no consideration
being given to other approaches or cumulative impacts, we also desire to support the city and the
industries that would benefit from the project in the exploration and implementation of alternatives
to the project. We could support and would suggest examining alternatives that would either eliminate
the potential negative impacts or substantially minimize the potential impacts while mitigating those
impacts that cannot be eliminated.

To our knowledge, actual scope of this proposal along with effluent discharge amounts have not been
made public, nor evaluations of cumulative impacts developed, so it is impossible to fully evaluate
the proposal. The entire permitting process for this proposal should receive full public and professional
scrutiny through development of viable alternatives that examines cumulative potential impacts while
providing opportunities for public involvement in accordance with established NEPA processes.

We were promised a year ago, when we strongly brought up the detrimental impact this would have,
to the attention of the ADEQ and EPA in our region, that a year long testing period would be done to form
a Baseline for Water Quality to do modeling runs of changes in the parameters caused by the impact
of the outfall from this pipeline. .As it has not even been a year and we have not been informed what the
baseline is, how could they possibly set any limits? We had respectfully requested Arkansas Department of
Environmental Quality, as the permitting agency, to provide adequate opportunity for full public involvement,
including formal public meetings and solicitation of formal comments prior to issuing any permits for effluent
discharge into the Ouachita River. To this point, in the permitting process, we are not aware of any formal examination/disclosure of potential impacts being provided to the general public nor have any alternatives
been developed. It should be abundantly clear to anyone that this entire process must, with all diligence,
seek the best possible solution for eliminating long term impacts given the nationally significant resources
placed at risk by the proposal.

The ADEQ has published in the local paper, that a public meeting will be held in El Dorado, AR at
The Best Western, Kings Inn, on May 18th, 2006 at 6:00 pm.

Clean water and the wildlife and recreation that accompany it are essential to enhancing our quality of life
in south Arkansas. The river along with the nationally important resources on public lands within the Ouachita
Basin downstream of the proposed discharge point are gems in south Arkansas’ crown and the project could
jeopardize these gems unnecessarily.

If any of you have had the opportunity to fish or hunt or just enjoy viewing the wildlife along the Ouachita River,
you could never forget what a great gift it is we have and would want to keep for generations to come.

We are asking for any help we can get with comment points provided in writing by certified mail prior to
the week of June 1, 2006 to the ADEQ opposing this permit. Please feel free to contact us,
Ronnie or Janice Greer,
392 Nick Springs Rd.,
El Dorado, AR 71730,
Home (870) 863-3737
or cell (870) 310-6601
or ronnieg1@prodigy.net
or riverlife_05@yahoo.com,

if you need additional information. We look forward to your response and any comments and aid you could give
us in this matter. You may go to the Ouachita River Foundation to view some of the images and news about this at http://www.ouachitariver.org. Sincerely, Ronnie Greer, President Friends of Felsenthal, Inc. 

For more information as to how you can help go to: http://www.ouachitariver.org/news.htm

Don’t pollute! Don’t keep throwing plastic water bottles away to end up in landfills. Make your own healthy, pure, alkaline water at home. Get healthier. It’s water perfect for drinking. Change Your water…Change Your Life!! 

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Wow! Starting this month in San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom has banned city departments from buying bottled water for their water coolers. Other mayors, one in Utah and one in Michigan have followed in Mayor Newsom’s footsteps.

Imagine: 45,000,000 plastic water bottles are dumped into landfills every day in the US alone. Following is a quote by Sylvia Carter from Newsday.com: “Even if the water is not killing us, we’ve been had, money-wise. Both Aquafina by Pepsi and Dasani by Coca-Cola depend on supplies of municipal water; we are paying for water that came from the tap – which can end up costing more per gallon than gasoline. In many cases, bottled water in this country has been found to be no safer than tap water; the National Resources Defense Council tested bottled water and found a third of it contaminated with bacteria, synthetic chemicals and arsenic. The EPA’s regulations on tap water are stronger than the FDA’s regulations on bottled water.”

She continued, “The environment is at risk because of our ridiculous water consumption out of plastic bottles. Last month, the Houston Chronicle, in a strong editorial, spoke of “a beast-like mass two times the size of Texas” that slowly “roams and grows.” This is the Eastern Garbage Patch in the northern Pacific Ocean, likely the world’s largest trash dump, according to The Los Angeles Times; 90 percent of this trash is plastic, much of it water bottles. Americans annually consume more than 9 billion gallons of water in plastic bottles, most of them made of polyethylene terephthalate. It takes the equivalent of 18 million barrels of crude oil to create the plastic used in a year’s worth of bottles, according to the Chronicle editorial.” http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/ny-fdsyl5296059jul18,0,494428.column?coll=ny-entertainment-columnists

Unimagineable statistics, aren’t they? An incredible amount of plastic is used in the production and sales of drinks-both water and soda-and mass amounts of crude oil are consumed in the process. The by-products and CO2’s are unleashed into our atmosphere and environment contributing to Global Warming. And, on top of all that, all those bottles do not bio-degrade for 1000 years. What a horrible legacy we are leaving to the children of the world!

I personally don’t agree with drinking tap water in many areas, however. There are some statistics on that which I will get to you in the future. There are other alternatives; safe alternatives with added health benefits that won’t endanger our environment and contribute to Global Warming. Get information at www.be-alkaline.com . Go ahead and request the free book and the newsletter. Both are “need to know” information and pertinent to the times. The only ones to get your info is us & we will never share or sell it-very private.

More next time…

Take care, Live Green, & have a great evening,
Donna
www.be-alkaline.com

Write me: donnasinfo@gmail.com

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There is so much support this month for getting the word out about the environment. Have you seen the slide show on www.msn.com showing  locations around the globe affected by global warming? One shows polar bears hanging on to what almost looks like a giant ice scupture in the ocean. There is no other ice anywhere in the vast waters around this piece of ice the polar bear are clinging to. It is heart rending.

My husband was discussing this same slide show with a lady standing in line at the post office. She, too, saw it and said she shed tears for the situation.  Other pictures show Mt. Kilimanjaro almost totally without snow and ice. Go to the site and see the all pictures yourself. Only if you see them yourself will you appreciate the magnitude of the situation.

Amazingly there are 78,000 people in the US alone over the age of 100.  Longevity is something that everyone is seeking. Imagine, though, if you will, what that means for our children and grandchildren. What will their future be like if we don’t do something NOW? “If” they live to be 100, they will live into the 22nd century, past 2100, which is the year experts say, if we don’t do something now, the environment could reach a point of absolute dire circumstances.

By the way, mark your calendar for for this coming Friday and tune into ABC TV. From Good Morning America to 20/20, TV shows will be focusing, gratefully, on the issue of Global Warming and what we can do for the environment and our home, Planet Earth.

More tomorrow…..Live Green…

God bless, Donna

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Al Gore just addressed Congress on the subject of Global Warming. He stated that new studies show that the Arctic ice cap was melting more rapidly that previous estimates and that it could completely disappear in as little as 34 years. “The problem is burning a hole at the top of the world in the ice cover…that is one of the principle ways our planet cools itself.” He said that “if it goes it won’t come back on any time scale relavent to the human species.” That is a very serious comment to ponder upon.

For a complete review of the former Vice President’s comments regarding Global Warming and the emissions of CO2’s and the counter arguments, go to www.MSNBC.com. There is a video and article, Gore Takes Warming Warnings to Congress.

As Gore said, the climate issue should not be a partisan or even a political issue. Do what you can to Live Green. It just makes good sense.

Have a great day,

Donna

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“The sun can produce all the energy in one hour that the world needs for an entire year. Adopting Solar Energy just makes sense. It’s safe and smart. YOU really can make a difference in the life of future generations.”

“What we do to the planet, we do to ourselves.”

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