Be Aware - Disasters Are Destroying Our Globe

What A Disaster!

The years of two thousand and five (2005) to present (2015) have been terrible for our environment, and the quality of life on planet Earth.

No Fun At Parties - Disastrous Talk

Invited to parties much? No, and I don't care if I am or not, because when the topic of the environment, gas prices, fracking, climate change pop up, I cannot help but to speak the truth. There are many truths that only a few care to hear.

What is startling is that I will attempt to circumvent these types of conversations, and it isn't until I am forced by dripping ignorance that I must speak.

Although I do love to help people in my job, and on a daily basis, I refuse to be silent when it comes to what is killing my planet.

When I used to attend a fundamental christian church, I wondered what the scripture meant where in 2 Thessalonians 2:11 followers are warned that if they choose to believe in living a life of lies, they will be sent strong delusion, and they will believe it.

Now it is sorely obvious. Those who align themselves on the side of "Patriotic Christianity," show an ignorance for the facts that is deadly.

Could it be that to keep from personal responsibility these believers will take whatever they can that stops them for being held accountable for action, or lack of action on the part of our Environment?

Our demand for fossil fuels will be our demise if we do not adhere to green energy and get back on our feet.



Mr. Ford & The Automobile

For many years I followed Napoleon Hill's "Think And Grow Rich."

I was impressed by the way that the industrial founders like Armour and Ford focused on providing a service for mankind, while gaining wealth and notoriety. The philosophy behind these power brokers of the early 20th century was to work hard, using every resource at hand to claim success and wealth. It sounds so good...too good to be true.

The problem with the early industrial giants is that they planned and manipulated based on what they knew at the time, and that they would not be stopped, nor discouraged on their journey to being a ruling class on Earth.

From what I have studied, Mr. Ford was not an engineer, and had no formal education, but he was smart enough to surround himself with those who were. He had ingenious ideas, and he had to have help to implement those ideas.

The big problem is "The Long Run."

In those early days was anyone aware of how high speed vehicles, and pollution would affect wildlife, winged things and the environment?

It is difficult to place blame solely on the Industrialists, because the idea of being able to travel from one place to another was an idea which caught fire.



How Many Disasters Will It Take?

From April 20, 2010, on through today 2015 our world has witnessed one major environmental disaster after the other.

The saddest thing is that these disasters are not due to the operations of companies like Exxon or BP (British Petroleum), it is because of the demand from consumers.

We did not have human propelled combustion until the 1900s, we did survive, and in some cases thrived because our waters, skies and soils weren't being deluged with constant disaster. Owls, bats, butterflies and bees thrived and had the right-of-way.

Americans are so defined by their automobiles that even the staunchest environmentalist will scream bloody murder if the suggestion for stopping combustion is made. It isn't even up for debate.

In the late 1800's we did a lot of new things with technology, but unfortunately it was without the wisdom we now have regarding environmental degradation.

We are still here, we can hit the re-set button.

It is time for us to rethink the way communities and businesses are laid out, and return human beings to their feet and legs.

This would be an exciting and healthy way of doing business, providing many new jobs, returning the Monarchs, Bees and Bats. Communities re-laid would actually give us more time and rest.

We would not have to buy automobile insurance, make car payments, nor have loved ones perish at such incredible speeds.

It is time to hit the reset button.

Mayflower Arkansas Pegasus Pipe Rupture - 2013

The 2013 Disaster was complicated by the 2014 Tornado that passed through Mayflower -
The 2013 Disaster was complicated by the 2014 Tornado that passed through Mayflower - | Source

Where Is The Environment Affected By Spills?

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A markerAlberta, Canada -
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B markerYellowstone River, Montana -
Yellowstone River, United States
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A devastating man-made disaster affects Tribes, Communities, and Wildlife, Aquatic Health. After all of the spills, explosions and disasters of 2014..

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Powder River, WY, USA
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In May of 2014, a little know disaster occurred on the Powder River in WY. Delicate lives hang in the balance, as does humanity.

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Newtown Creek, Horseheads, NY, USA
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E markerCaddo Lake -
Caddo lake, United States
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Sunoco Logistics, roughly estimated 4,000 barrels of crude oil had flowed into Tete Bayou

F markerGalveston Bay -
Galveston Bay, Texas, USA
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168,000 gallons of toxic oil spilled into the Galveston Bay - 2014

G markerChandeleur Sound, Louisiana -
Chandeleur Sound, United States
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H markerThe Black Sea -
Black Sea
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December 24, 2014 Unknown amounts of unknown toxins spilled

I markerPoyang Lake, China -
Poyang Lake, China
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Wetlands & Lake Near Mayflower - Habitat

Exxon contends that none of the bituminous material has made it into any waterways...
Exxon contends that none of the bituminous material has made it into any waterways... | Source

A Few Short Years - Geologic Disaster

There are many environmentalists who have been sounding warnings for decades.

In the 1960s we became more aware of the pollution from lead based fuel. Advertising power, and the lack of understanding of the cause and effect of polluting our air, land and waters, found us at a crossroads.

The decade before the start of the Environmental Protection Agency found Americans with black skies, flammable waters and the need to make changes.

Just like today, in the 1970s when environmental activists demanded a change from lead-based gasoline. Protesters were beaten, run out of town, or killed, Waves of threats and propaganda filled the slots in radio and television advertising.

"If lead were removed from fuel, it would drive the fuel and automobile industries out of business."

Yellowstone River Oil Disaster - 2015

Demand vs. Supply

Should A Blind Demand For Fossil Fuels Supersede Our Good Sense?

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The Sky Is Different Than It Used To Be - 2015

Less than a week ago, after getting off of work, my first thought was there must have been a fire. It was the sky...
Less than a week ago, after getting off of work, my first thought was there must have been a fire. It was the sky... | Source

© 2015 Lori J Latimer

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always exploring 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

Lori, I've been unable to post comments on your hub, I'll see if this will post.


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always exploring 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

Well it did. You have written a very important article/hub. I hope many read it. The BIG oil corporations care little about our environment, they just pay to clean the spills up and continue on destroying our world. Sometimes I wonder if the people care. According to the last election, they didn't care enough. Only 1/3 of the people voted in Il. I wonder what happened to the ' yes we can ' movement? Many of our elected politicians have their hand's in the pockets of the oil companies. So until the people start to care enough to make a stand, the environment will suffer. Thank you for this informative hub. The statistics are scary. Take care..


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LillyGrillzit 21 months ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dearest Ruby, Thank you for reading this Hub, and your honest feedback. For decades I have worked with other activists warning people that we are doing harm to our Earth...most of us know now that it is really too late. I believe in miracles and that Gaia can be healed quickly, but our modern society and the madness which prevails would answer a scientific question as to why there are ends to Ages geographically. Blessings.


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poetryman6969 20 months ago

Didn't some Russian threaten to nuke Yellowstone if we failed to please them?

And then there are ISIS and North Korea--they seem to be calling for our heads all the time.

I for one fear the Zombie Apocalypse. But for even that there is an answer. We just have to learn to eat zombies.

Now as for the drought in California--Nuclear Desalination. It's the only way!

Have a blessed, zombie free day.


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LillyGrillzit 20 months ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you.

Looks like Russia is doing so by leaking nuclear waste and other nasty chemicals into the ocean today 4.7.15...

I have been schooled on Zombie Survival techniques, and am ready.


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Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Lori, those pictures are worth more than a thousands words and tell a story. This is real gripping to read, especially of the latest ones that've happened this year. Voted up for interesting!


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LillyGrillzit 20 months ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you. I appreciate the read and feedback.


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Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

You're welcome. I'm happy to do it.

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