Wednesday, 8 June 2011

You Want Superbugs With That?

Barry Estabrook - ONEARTH - 05/27/11
Feeding antibiotics to healthy livestock is leading to an emerging human health crisis -- one scientists and the government have seen coming for decades.  

Feds to Consider Flood Infrastructure Program

June 7 '11 Manitoba Co-Operator
The federal government says it's "prepared to discuss" a plan to help all provinces and territories build up their infrastructure to better withstand floods in the future. Details here.

MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Delta Beach, at the south end of Lake Manitoba, 
a victim of high water aggravated by high winds. Because the lake is so shallow, 
wind is especially damaging.
PLT: Once again, the brain-dead morons who control our lives believe digging deeper ditches in the absence of meaningful action to combat climate change, will solve all of our problems. These climate crooks belong in jail for neglecting the root-causes of the crisis that is beginning to ravage us all.   l.p.

Canadian Environment Week

Environment Canada - June 8 '11
Preserving our Forests,
Protecting our Future
 June 5-11, 2011 Details here.

Goldfinch. l.p. photo

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Report: Large Swaths of Tropical Forests Have Been Set Aside, but Little Managed Sustainably

By: Raphael G. Satter, The Associated Press - 06/7/2011
LONDON - Large swaths of the world's tropical forests have been officially shielded from deforestation, but an international conservation group says that may not be enough to save them. Details here.

Australia Climate Commission says Warming Earth is ‘Beyond Doubt’

Australia’s Climate Commission states action to battle effects of a warming planet has “never been more urgent” than now, with huge...Details here.
PLT: Here in Manitoba, Canada, flooding has been unprecedented by any measure; depth of water, area affected, human suffering and economic damage. Yet governments, politicians, business and sadly way too many individuals, (all aided and abetted by timid media) just don't get it. They refuse to admit it even MAY be anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change at work here. Or they hide behind the ever-weakening argument that "you can't tie any given weather disaster" to global warming. HELP! I'm beginning to think there is no hope! l.p.
Ani Hubba Bubba · Winnipeg, Manitoba
you are absolutely right! I couldn't agree more with you!! Watching what's happening in Manitoba is devastating. We have to wake up! NOW!  

Natural Disasters Displaced 42 Million People World-Wide in 2010

DIGITAL JOURNAL - June 6 - '11 
Oslo - More than 42 million people world-wide were forced to flee due to a series of climate change-related natural disasters in 2010, more than double….Details here.

Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?

by Larry Powell No one would argue that Covid 19 demands our undivided attention. Surely,  defeating this "beast" has to be &...