Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day



"Einstein once said, “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination…no more men!”

He said it to a few friends.

The friends laughed.

He did not.

Now it turns out there are fewer and fewer bees in the world.

Toda
y, on Earth Day, let us acknowledge that this is not happening due to god’s will or the Devil’s curse, but rather because of:

  • the murder of natural forests and the proliferation of farmed ones;
  • monocropping for export, which limits plant diversity;
  • poisons that kill pests and with them everything else;
  • chemical fertilizers that fertilize money and sterilize the soil;
  • and radiation from the machines people buy because advertising tells us to."

~Eduardo Galeano, Children of the Days

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