Saturday, June 23, 2018

PEOPLES' YEAR 2018 DEMAND: PROTECT OUR PLANETARY HOME

Peoples' Year 2018 demand #1:  

"PROTECT OUR PLANETARY HOME!!" 

For the next couple of months I’ll be posting my weekly messages on peoples’ issues. With each post I’ll turn to ancient wisdom for a sense of direction.

Those of us in the battle depend on at least two spreads: wider communications in general and more communication within our communities. Join with me and others to make 2018 the Year of the People. Keep tuned to this blog site for ideas. For today: Plank #1 in our platform.
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Plank #1 in the program: We Demand: Protect our Planetary Home!

Appalling that infernal American federal administration aids and abets the laying waste of the world in many ways. One: they're selling off protected public lands and crippling the Environmental Protection Agency.        

·        This is hugely disastrous for the people worldwide, and not just for Americans. Federal administrators promote the short-term interests of the wealthy few. But we, the people, know we need long-term protections of our planetary home.

Their strategies disregard the “Limits to Growth.”  


National Leadership (American and others) must change and get on board with the needs of the people and of our planetary home. To date, it's the opposite. They cater to their own interests at the expense of 6 billion struggling human beings and their planetary home.

So, we the people need to lead in protecting the earth from higher ocean levels, more violent winds and higher temperatures.

This ancient phrase has modern meaning for us:
“Keep the Garden.” (The Bible: Genesis 2:15.)

The enormous meaning: Our planet is the garden we are held responsible to keep. TO KEEP, to maintain, to cherish!

How? By learning from the planetary healing specialists: environmental scientists. Learning and then DOING. Do the environmentally responsible thing and don't do environmental harm.

Last evening I met a technologically sophisticated man living in my town--Newberg, Oregon. He talked about the daffodils growing on the property where he's resided for years. What he said is: The daffodils on my property are blooming earlier as the years pass. This year they bloomed in December. They used to bloom in March and April.  

Ways that warming is affecting business: winemakers around the world are seeking cooler climates. Global warming challenges wine production in centuries-old vineyards. The Oregonian.

His conclusion: Yes, the climate is heating up. You can see it in the growing cycle. I’ve been in one place for decades and can see that the daffodils are sensing atmospheric warming. 

This finding by one person on his homeste confirms what environmental scientists measure  in many ways, and communicate to us. The atmosphere and the seas are warming.

“Tend the Garden.” In 2018 we must challenge authorities and candidates for public office at every level to spell out how they will  tend the garden.

Almost certainly you have someone in your neighborhood that will be running for public office within a few months. Ask the candidate: what environmental policies will you support?

 July 5 update: Scott Pruitt, U.S.A.'s Environmental Protection Agency chief, has just resigned according to Reuters. THIS IS A PEOPLES' MOMENT. WRITE TO YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE REQUESTING APPOINTMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, SCIENTIFICALLY ORIENTED E.P.A. CHIEF.

That’s Plank #1 in The Peoples’ Year. We Demand: Protect our Planetary Home.

Forthcoming planks: humane immigration policies: a win-win approach. Reigning in the growing national debt. Protecting democracy in a connected world. Upholding human rights: equality, choice.

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