So why am I making this art feature (other than the reasons listed above)? As a response to the global warming counter-arguments that I often hear, I'd just like to offer my 2 cents. To me, it does not matter where the scientific evidence stands (whether global warming is man-made, part of natural evolution, or any other stand out there). It's the attitude that matters, and how we treat the Earth to ensure its sustainability for the future generation. This brings forth a wide spectrum of issues such as conservation vs. habitat destruction, pollution vs. using renewable energies, and choosing a green lifestyle that takes into consideration the impact of small, everyday actions. We can't live in the world pretending that it's just our own little bubble; everything is interconnected and complexly interwoven together. Every small action matters, and every choice is yours.
Watch the 1.5-hour documentary "Home" if you haven't done so already: [link]
Every day is Earth Day
Chernobyl:thumb122582541: :thumb111990986: :thumb88188390:
The placid lake, so tranquil and solemn, hides a horror that seeps through cracks. Beyond the still waters and the blades of grass lies a box: a concrete sarcophagus, supposed to subdue her. No one can subdue her. Once a queen, now a fiend, she lurks in the shadows, in the unseen. Her cloak is intangibility itself. Her crown long tarnished, lies broken, beyond the placid lagoon. Like an invisible fog, she seeps through the cracks of her sepulcher, taking with her the horrors that lie inside. She then solidifies into the monster she has become. She passes through the pale malachite grass, and even stoops down too look at the wormwood a while.
Carbon footprint reductionThere is no magic bullet, no single thing that can replace all our fossil fuel combustion at a stroke. We can't swap our fossil fuel consumption for something less harmful completely, immediately.:thumb122439169:
It would be good if we could do it really quickly, but we can't. If we simply stopped using fossil fuels at a stroke, one of the results would be deaths on a massive scale, from cold, thirst, hunger - and violence. This could be as bad as what we're trying to prevent! We could stop some of our more frivolous uses of fossil fuels pretty quickly without replacing them, but mostly we have to develop replacements and gradually reduce fossil fuel use as
Is this really our world?Is this really our world?
What have we done to it?
Why is the Earth dying?
Tell me, why does it weep?
Just sit down with me, child,
that I may tell you why;
you see, the world has changed,
and not for the better.
It just seems yesterday,
when the waters were clear,
trees, whales and bears still lived,
and the air was still pure.
Now, the world's gone crazy,
locked in destructive gear,
spiralling on downward,
zooming in on the fall.
We can't swim anymore,
or eat the oceans' gifts…
The waters are murky
We can't inhale pure air -
it's all but disappeared;
what little reach our lungs
are polluted remains.
Earth DayGreenhouses gases swirl around:thumb120067718:
Your oblivious to the decaying world
Step up for once in your life
Be productive and use something new
Try the solar power over fossil fuels
Wind generated electricity instead of coal
The newspaper goes in the recycle bin now
Make a better world for not just yourself
But for the future generations as well
So Beautiful, the Earthprecious in its living fragility,:thumb87063707: :thumb76525257: :thumb119838056: :thumb117159119:
beautiful in its strength.
terrifying and breathtaking
in its varying emotions;
violent and stunning.
the sudden manifestation of storm-
the subtle transformation of seasons-
an eternally shifting dance of change;
lightning strike and tranquil sunset.
the silent fall of snow and the snarl of hurricane winds.
shattering earthquake rupture and placid waves upon a beach.
gentle birdsong and predator's growl.
fire racing through an ancient forest and the sacred hush of dawn.
the delicate scent of the hyacinth and the sharp aroma of carrion.
rose, opening gradually