We are changing the Earth … but should we?

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We have entered the Anthropocene, the age of humans manipulating the Earth so much that we are altering its very geology and nutrient cycles, such as the nitrogen and carbon dioxide cycles.

But just because we can manipulate it, doesn’t mean we should. Stop mountaintop coal mining today. The human and environmental toll is simply too high. From entire towns relocated, to valleys filled with coal slurry, to dead children killed by dislodged boulders, to  disappearing mountains and men dead of cancer at 22, the toll is simply too high. What right do we have to demand people’s lives to answer our greed for energy to fuel our lifestyles?

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  1. enough

     /  June 12, 2011

    the only reason the earth is going thru so much is because of the govts. around the world spray their toxic chemicals on us DAY & NIGHT so that h.a.a.r.p. will work better using the metals in the spray for an electrical current. just how long before this precious planet will crack under pressure because of the billions of watts of energy . if you want to know the future of this planet put an egg in the microwave. the only thing that will save this plnet is not recycling or solar it is simply stop spraying us and shut the h.a.a.r.p.s around the world down and execute anyone everyone involved even at this point it will take decades if not centuries for our poor planet to repair itself from all the damage done by these psychopaths — they all seriously need shrinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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