Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Snows of Kilemanjaro

I'm reading a book by Al Gore called "An Inconvenient Truth" and whether or not you like the man, his words are a wake up call for us all. His book is scientific fact and pictures that will stun.

The planet we call home is under grave assault and if you have read my blog you already know that I am passionate about our environment. I believe that big company profit is the driving force behind the destruction of our tiny island in space, but we must all do our part.

I use my art and words to reach out in hopes of touching those who are unaware (believe it or not, they're out there) those who don't believe it's that important, or sadly, those who don't think it concerns them. The condidtion of our home dictates the quality of our life and, in the end, it is the most important thing. If you doubt this, think about how you would feel if someone blew noxious gases in the windows of your house, your faucets spewed contaminated water and your food was inedible. Sound extreme? It isn't.

I could choose to paint the ruined and ugly to make my point but the beauty that remains on earth speaks volumes and offers reasons. Kilemanjaro is a case in point; famouse for its snows, global warming has caused them to melt dramatically and if things do not change, they will be gone, sooner rather than later.


Blogger Tammy said...

Very important post and a beautiful piece to illustrate it. Some don't believe there is a globalwarming going on :(


11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put most of this at the feet of commerce which seems to value nothing beyond profit. Big business is responsible for the majority of the toxic waste in the air and the water. They don't care or understand the impact on the entire world.


Thailand Gal

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Pam. :) Back again!

Re: big business and global warming... I agree with you entirely that they don't give a sh*t. I also don't believe they have the ability (forget the desire!) to think in the long term. They see only one thing: short term profit to benefit themselves. There is nothing more ego-based, more destructive, than the profit motive.

I agree with you though that those who are capable just make the choice to not act on their knowledge. It's as though once they grow old and leave the planet, the planet itself will cease to exist. More ego. Blechty blecht!

Which brings us right back to not giving a s--- :)

Thanks for your comment! Interesting topic.



1:36 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I have to agree that it is the big business mentality that is killing us. We are the richest nation on earth and seem to begrudge giving any of it to better the world in general. I am encouraged that the women in government are starting to be heard.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

For me "think about how you would feel if someone blew noxious gases in the windows of your house, your faucets spewed contaminated water and your food was inedible."
This is a reality... I have had to move to the country, fill my home with special air filters, purify my water and carefully choose my food. For many people the time is already here.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I can hardly fathom how some dismiss global warming and other environmental concerns so cavalierly. The world needs the USA to get onboard soon.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

One of the most important things we can do is to keep reminding each other, in the way that you have done, about the grave importance of this problem. Good work!

I love your pictures and posts, by the way.

10:39 AM  

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