Life Duty Death

Beese Erik William beese1 at uwindsor.ca
Sun Sep 10 10:36:16 EST 1995


>>The bottom line is that our rivers are dying, our oceans are as well. 
>
>No they are not. Lying is not going to help you.

Yes... They are... Acid rain has KILLED over half of the lakes in 
northern Canada, making the water unsafe for human consumption and need I 
remind you that Canada has approx. 33% of the worlds fresh water?

>>Fish are not nearly as plentiful as we opnce thought, the great food 
>>baskets are emptying, deforestation is taking away our oxygen recycling 
>>mechanism, new diseases are rampantr and older ones are reappearing.
>
>Bullshit. There is a small problem with some fish problem. A
>standard tragedy of the commons situation. Sell the fish and
>the problem will be solved. We have more than enough food, an

The point is there are no fish to sell... Why do you think there is a 
fishing moratorium off the grand banks in Nfld, previously one of the 
most plentiful sources of fish in the world?

>embarrassment of riches in fact. America is reforesting. The
>rest of the world has little problem. We are not running out
>of oxygen and the seas are our main source anyway. Few new
>diseases actually kill anyone. Older ones are still not a
>problem.

Oh and cancer isn't an old disease... What about HIV? 

>>Aquifiers are shrinking, global weather changes are happening as a 
>>result of changes in the land and WE ARE DYING!
>
>No they are not. Either shrinking or happening.

OK then tell me why the water table in Texas has dropped 47 feet in 150 
years? Because we're using it faster than nature can replace it.

 We are
>not even dying. On the contrary we are richer, happier,
>longer lived, better educated, with more leisure time
>than at any time in the past. Deal with it.
>
>Joseph

Actually we have all this at the expense of our environment.

I really don't like doing what I am about to say but:

Which dream world do you live in... Read a geology text before you make 
such ignorant statements!

Erik




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