The planet in which we all live on is in danger and we are the reason for our planet's current condition. Earth is in a state of Global Warming right now and humans are the main reason for this. I believe that our environment is most important thing in the world, more important than, the economy, professional sports, national defense, immigration, and even my own life. Why do I feel so strongly about this issue, well if our environment becomes an unsuitable place for us to live in, then... well there won't be any of those previous things that I mentioned and anything else you can think of. That is why I believe the number one thing on people's mind is to put forth some kind of effort to help repair our environment.
As long as people buy into the fact that our environment is in trouble, I believe that we can make a campaign towards Environmental Sustainability. The way in which I think we need to become completely dependent not on fossil fuels but on renewable energy sources and eventually get to the point where we are using non-carbon emission producing everything. Some of my ideas that I think would allow the human race to accomplish this mission would be to it illegal to own a carbon emission producing vehicle and for all vehicles to be electric or at the very least high- quality hybrid CARS, and no more giant SUVs. On the lines of energy producing facilities, I would strongly suggest utilizing solar energy on every house roof top and large solar energy plants for extra energy. Also, in windy areas wind mills can be very productive and produce no pollution.
The reason for me picking these following quotes is because they appealed to me and I thought that they related to the topic of the environment very well.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. ~Ansel Adams
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. ~Ross Perot
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us. ~Henrik Tikkanen
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. ~Ralph Nader, quoted in Linda Botts, ed., Loose Talk, 1980
Here is an example of some solar energy panels which gather the sunlight and transform that sunlight into energy for other things.
Picture found at: http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200704/r139061_476078.jpg
I really like this picture because it's just an example of just how beautiful nature can be and I really want to preserve this because it would be a horrible thing for a site like this to be destoryed.
Picture found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/images/2007/05/08/brixham_greenery_banks_465x349.jpg
These next two photos I thought were good for this post because these are two examples of things that are happening in our world right now that need to be changed. First there are the factories of some kind that are producing a lot of pollution that can lead to global warming. Then there is the polar ice that is melting due to global warming and is causing sea levels to rise which endangers millions of people.
Picture found at: http://graphico.free.fr/hfr/pollution.jpg
Picture found at: http://www.earthbeatradio.org/images/calving.jpg
My parents introduced me to this film and I was shocked after I watched this. It is a movie about the electric car and how it was killed. It just doesn't make sense to me how the government and all of the other players didn't want to have the electric car on the market. The car didn't produce any carbon emission and it functioned like a normal car and all of the people that drove it loved it.
Website found at: http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/electric.html
Im sorry if this link doesn't work but it was just a trailer for the movie "An Inconvenient Truth", I believe that this is a must see movie because it deals with multiple topics concerning or environmental troubles.
Video found at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2078944470709189270
This link will provide you with ten easy things that you can do to reduce your own carbon emissions and I believe that these will truly help and are really not that hard to follow or at the very least try to follow.
Website found at: http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/
The songs that I choose might not be directly related to the environment and it's issues but these songs are some of my more favored songs. They are very motivational songs for me and I believe that is good for this topic because the human race needs to be motivated to accomplish environmental sustainability.
Lenny Kravitz.......... Fly Away
Tom Petty................ Learning to Fly
We The Living.......... St. Paul
U2.......................... Beautiful Day
Jack Johnson........... Times Like These
Kanye West............. Stronger
All quotes found at: http://www.quotegarden.com/environment.html
One last thing, how could you not want to treat and love this?