How to Save our Planet Earth

The planet we call our home...

Can we still save her?
Can we still save her?

Main issues of the Summit held in Johannesburg.

Population explosion is one of the main issue in the Summit.
Population explosion is one of the main issue in the Summit.

The Johannesburg Summit Provided the Sustainable Development as a Way In Saving Our Planet Earth.

In 1992 World Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, getting rid of pollution was the main agenda as well as making our planet healthy amid industrial progress. However the ratification and implementation of this grand endeavor didn’t materialize, the air we breathe is still enveloped with harmful pollutions, the hole in our ozone layer is getting bigger, the seas and oceans are battered with different problems and issues, and rain forests that serves as a refuge to a delicate ecological balance continues to dwindles.

Ten years later in the last 2002 summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, different strategies were dished out and placed in the drawing table. Smarter than the last time the summiteers gave importance of development in saving our very planet we live in. This time, it is well-crafted and well-planned that will lead us to a green century equipped with green approach to deal with present bothering problems we're now facing to preserve our planet.

The sustainable development aim is to expand the source of food for all people, so that they will no longer depend and draw resources from the wild, thus the wilderness and the oceans will have more time to recuperate and regenerate, and eventually be preserved.

“The old environmental movement had a reputation of elitism,” says the United Nations Development program (UNDP) administrator as he added, “The key now is to put people first and the environment second, but also to remember that when you exhaust the resources, you destroy the people."

Here are some issues that affect both people and the environment drawn out during the Johannesburg Summit:

Also a perennial problem is water shortage in many countries.
Also a perennial problem is water shortage in many countries.

POPULATION AND HEALTH

- In Asia the growth rate is projected to be slow in the coming years.

- In parts of the world where poverty is prevalent, like for instance in Africa, diseases like AIDS, malaria and cholera are widely experienced and had caused deaths. In the worldwide level at least 68 million are expected to die of AIDS by 2020, a bulk of these which is around 55 million will come from the Sub-Saharan region in Africa.

- Access to family planning and health care for youths and women will be given importance.

WATER

- It is very ironic that the world is surrounded by water and only 2.5% of it is fresh water and a fraction of it is accessible.

- We may face serious water problems, if we will not use our water supply well.

- The summit endorses “More crop per crop” mentality, an approach which is about efficient irrigation technique and planting crop varieties that need less water

The Summit discuss about how to yield produce with efficiency.
The Summit discuss about how to yield produce with efficiency.

FOOD

- Whipping up and erecting agricultural policies is one of the core parts of the Sustainable Development.

- Planting and replanting the same crops, reliance to pest control and slash-burn method of farming (we call this as “kaingin” in Philippines) degrades the nutrient contents of the soil and making them vulnerable to pests.

- Better crop rotation and irrigation is urged to be implemented across the planet to guarantee good yield as far as farmers are concerned.

- Different research organizations in the world has developed better varieties of corn, cassava, and potato. These achievements must be emulated by other countries .

Pollution from different sectors of our planet is indeed alarming.
Pollution from different sectors of our planet is indeed alarming.

ENERGY AND CLIMATE

- Power demands of developing countries are expected to grow by 2.5% annually. If those demand are not provided reliance on burning fossil fuels (gas, oil and coal) might be an alternative, if this happens carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases will be produced in our atmosphere, a scenario that will promote global warming paving the way for flooding in lowland areas (because of the rise of sea level and melting of icebergs in the north and south poles), powerful storms, droughts that could lead to famine, climate change and acid rain. A haze which is also known as “Asian Brown Cloud” about 3 kilometers thick, is assumed to be the cause of thousands of deaths in South Asian region last 2001.

- Immediate concern Is the heavy pollution, because of over reliance with fossil fuels.

- Developing cheaper and cleaner sources of electricity can also help curb pollution problems like harnessing the wind power, which is now enjoying a boom in India, micro-hydro electric plants that are now utilized as a way of generating electricity in several countries like in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Many species of animals in the planet are facing extinction (or perhaps gone forever) before they're discovered.
Many species of animals in the planet are facing extinction (or perhaps gone forever) before they're discovered.

BIODIVERSITY

- More than 11,000 species of animals and plants are threatened to extinction, one third of our corals reefs are expected to disappear after 30 years and areas covered with forests across the planet will continue to decrease each year. Many species of animals that will disappear in the coming years are source of food and medicine for humans. Once a part of the ecosystem is sliced for human habitation and/or farming, expect chain reaction to take place, when you upset the balance of nature you are as well harming some areas you don’t want to disturb.

The problems presented in the 2002 summit in Johannesburg is worse, compared to that of 1992 summit in Rio de Janeiro. The summit in in Rio de Janeiro is about getting rid of the plague that causes environmental deterioration and degradation. While that of Johannesburg’s its totally different but perhaps better and even more brilliant, the battle plan that was generated in this particular summit is to solve man’s woes to keep the environment intact.

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KenDeanAgudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

We are experimenting the whole planet and this is where we live. One day we will just realized our faults and apathies from our ailing nature. Very nice hub ;-)


Jenny 3 years ago

we have to prevent all kinds of pollution by stop dumping chemicals. we have to use electric cars. Also, we need to recycle rubbish and plant more trees.


GWIINGWAAAGE 3 years ago

WE SHOULD ALL STOP REVOLVING OUR DISCUSSIONS AROUND FESTERING ISSUES AND START DEALING WITH THE CORE SOLUTION TO SOLVE ALL THE PLANETS PROBLEMS. LESS PEOPLE LESS PROBLEMS. HUMANITY CAN NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT NATURE. NATURE NEEDS HUMANITY FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. "EARTH FIRST" :(


GWIINGWAAAGE 3 years ago

There Should Be No Compromises In The Defence Of Mother Nature. Remember Humanity Ceases To Exist Without Nature. Nature Sustains Needing Nothing From Humans. "EARTH FIRST THERE IS NO PLANET B"


R.I.P. 3 years ago

WE SHOULD ALL STOP TALKING ABOUT THE LEAVES OF THE TREE A LOOK FOR THE ROOT OR CORE PROBLEM. THE LARGEST AND SIMPLEST CONTRIBUTION A HUMAN CAN MAKE TO HELP THIS PLANETS TO HAVE A FUTURE IS NOT TO PROCREATE. LESS PEOPLE LESS PROBLEMS. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL "EARTH FIRST"


mari 3 years ago

yes its so good i like it i wish alll of us take a losen form this wish that for you guys thank you bye


hafsiga 3 years ago

GO GREEN


Arturo Arce 3 years ago

i am fifteen and and there is no time to waste we got to save this place


shay 3 years ago

what people are not realizing is that without earth there is no us. this is a very serious matter that most people are ignorant to the cause and effect of global warming. There are not a lot of television shows or commercials that advertise global warming and the seriousness of it. Some way some how we need to work together to make people aware of what actions they can take to help reverse the the effects of global warming. It really sucks that even the two that's running for president haven't really mentioned as much as they should. i feel that a lot of war will stop if all the countries work together to keep the one main thing that we have no choice but to share healthy and stable. We should all be able to at least agree on that...


lenbert remotigue 4 years ago

thants for this information it's a big help for me

and for all


roseann lacuarin 4 years ago

ay sana naman ma save na ung mother earth natin

dami na kc nagtatapon basura yan binalik din sakanila


swati 4 years ago

bahut accha kam kar rhe ho krte rho mazza agya parh kr


richa 4 years ago

very good keep it up......


karen 4 years ago

pls save our planet earth


AKIAN 4 years ago

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE TO EARTH.. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WORK IN THIS WEB SITE AND HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE IT .. GOD BLESS..:)


gourav 4 years ago

jo bhi likha hai teri maa ka. bhoshri ke .


pankaj chandani 4 years ago

save ka matlab jan li jiya


hwang chong yu 4 years ago

nice


Zul Akmal 4 years ago

we just have one earth, save it, Stop global warming,,,


aishee mandal 4 years ago

joint the race to make the earth a better placed

our earth is at stake what action will u take


anish 4 years ago

go green


aishee mandal 4 years ago

it was useful i will try my best to save the earth thank u


vishal karakoti 4 years ago

hiiiiiiiii everybody please plz plz &plz save ous planet earth


vyakhiya 4 years ago

great. I love 2 save my planet


aditya dugar 4 years ago

go green


casper singh grewal 4 years ago

bhutnne diyo kade tan koi jheg de cheez pa leya karo aavde site the.saliyo mere do grade ghat thode kar ke.hun tan lokan nu vi kahon gi ki thode site is like dustbin gheaa de chilke payo es dustbin de vich "pher bhave sade naa the nikale warrant ne".thank u mention not.mentos dimag ki bati jala de


nalini 4 years ago

Hi I want to save my mothernature.


dschmokmaster11 4 years ago

hey hey hey its fat allllllllbert


Mandela 4 years ago

Hii how are you bless Ineeds

Efre thenk for plant & world

Ineed thes for my book I 'm

Raitit


miley cyrus 4 years ago

very nice... i am trying to save my earth at a good level


Ain Syahira 4 years ago

GO GREEN !


urja 4 years ago

your autiobiography of how we should save on earth


anonymous 4 years ago

thanks for the tips i had an assessment and your points helped a lot.


Max Kuroedov 4 years ago

Hello...I don not speak English very well, I live in Russia,Amur region Blagoveschensk. I would like to say " thank for your website...It is really very good!!!Thanks a lot


Anjali 5 years ago

were talking about how to save a planet here


leah jane apao 5 years ago

yeahh, its true.yet people were just so selfish that they only thought was to earn more money not knowing that mother earth is suffering.please we must act now.save mother earth.


leah jane apao 5 years ago

yeahh, its true.yet people were just so selfish that they only thought was to earn more money not knowing that mother earth is suffering.please we must act now.save mother earth.


yash 5 years ago

i apprecite these words a lot


kevin 5 years ago

kundi


ouni  5 years ago

great research about being sustainable in a variety of different ways. Water is definitely one of my main concerns as well. Right now, many of the things mankind does on a daily basis is very destructive to the earth, and that presents a dangerous reali

If your profile picture is an actual photo of you, then your way to express yourself is astonishing but also it is not surprising that you demonstrate the normal ignorance and naivety of your young age. Don't you realize yet, that this world is reigned and manipulated by those power people who are obsessed in their games and that they are ruling every thing that happens on this planet? Don't you know that the materialistic world view of the wast majority of people are causing that a few can manipulate all? Don't you know that people are not capable to be responsible for themselves and that they depend on authorities? Don't you see from simple observing of your surrounding, that people are dump and dull and not even able to do the most simple things like separating their rubbish? Don't you see that people are not much more aware like chicken that are only interested in food in front of their nose, making a lot of noise when finally they were laying an egg? You are doing the same by looking at things like water, air and trees, - believing you can save the planet by changing just the result of some thing you are not even asking about.

Humanity and the earth only can be saved when people wake up and see that they are causing the destruction of our planet, the health of all and of all being. As long as people stay in dependency and not change their attitude, behavior and their world view, there is little hope left that any thing will change. Your writing for sure is coming out of a good intention, but I'm sorry to say it so direct: It is just a 'witz' and I can't laugh about it. Sorry!

BeiYin


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GeneralHowitzer 5 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

yeah...


funnelgod 5 years ago

Check this out here is a way to save our environment.

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GeneralHowitzer 5 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

thanks for the visit you are all kind!


BASIL 5 years ago

VERY NICE I WOULD TRY MY LEVEL BEST TO SAVE our EARTH


mirf 5 years ago

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kenji 5 years ago

nice1


mifrah shaikh 5 years ago

v shuld save our planet earth by global warming, pollution n by crisis...................................SAVE OUR PLANET EARTH


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GeneralHowitzer 5 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot guys for the wonderful comments you have had dished out...


DavidLivingston 5 years ago

Everyone has to be vigilant in helping in any way possible. We have to work together. Good hub!


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FionaBaron 5 years ago

Earth is very important in our lives. As a responsible individuals we should do and contribute as much as we can to help our mother earth. Reduce, reuse and recycle what we can is one step that we can do.

It is good to know that people like you make some ways on how to save our environment through writing informative articles regarding the proper caring and handling of our own environment.

Keep it up. :)


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Entourage_007 5 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

great research about being sustainable in a variety of different ways. Water is definitely one of my main concerns as well. Right now, many of the things mankind does on a daily basis is very destructive to the earth, and that presents a dangerous reality.


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manmade76 5 years ago from Kolkata

Great Hub and very informative stuff produced,thanks a lot.


Paul Arthur van Doorn 6 years ago

Good suggestions my friend. We got to keep on trying to save our world !

In my opinion we need a holistic solution to make sure that what we do is structural and not just temporarily or that solutions have bad side-effects.

I have made a suggestion for such a solution in my book 'how to save our world', including a plan how to realize that solution.


jerico buergo 6 years ago

yeah im that's the good way how to save our planet earth and that's what i am asking that all people are carefully to our mother earth..... plsssss


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot Shahzaib and denden...


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denden mangubat 6 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

i salute you sir you're really a good writer.me still enhancing my english.


Shahzaib Ishaque 6 years ago

Sir GeneralHowitzer i have heard about you sooooo much&today i have read about you&seen you i will write your information in my project i will also give your referrence in my project i m your greatest fan have happy&thanks


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

I am glad you have a high grade... Kudos...


TAFFY 6 years ago

THANK YOU SO MUCH ,YOU ARE MY REFERENCES, I GOT HIGHER GRADE. THANK YOU SO


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot for the visit guys...


hina 6 years ago

really nice!

we should save our mother planet EARTH!!


starboy 6 years ago

great!


Nishtha Mukherji 6 years ago

Keep sharing things for saving earth remember that........


Nishtha Mukherji 6 years ago

Do not honk if u love peace obey that


Nishtha Mukherji 6 years ago

We must save our planet by no smoking means smoke pollution and no noise pollution that willhelp us save earth


divya nair 6 years ago

very well done.I will write this in my magazine...........


;ik[kpipouk 6 years ago

hello


criseld 6 years ago

when did you publish this? who is the publisher?


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@dhez - here is is click the link which is also my article and you'll find more than 20 ways there goodluck. http://hubpages.com/politics/Ways-to-Save-Mother-E


dhez 6 years ago

can u please give a ways how to save our mother nature .. only 10 .. because i need to make a scraftbook .. but i cant cause there are so many ways to save the mother nature but i need only 10 ..


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Two consecutive reply from a hub which receive rare comments how much more from from blindside that was way too easy bro! Nyahahahaha


12va34 6 years ago

very nice. love it good job.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Excellent, evergreen Hub.

I came to conclusion that we do not need to save our planet, only ourselves. If humans disappear from Earth (because of effects of climate change progressing), planet will recover, even for million years. In order to deserve living here in the future, we need to change.

Thank you for this article!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@neng - whoa, thanks a lot for the great comments I really apprecite it a lot...

@sixwinning6 - thanks you very much!


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sixwinning6 6 years ago from Toronto

great research and insight in your hub! thanks for an interesting read.


neng 6 years ago

Hi sir, i read your hub and it was nice i really like your topic about mother earth. All nations are facing the same problems.lack of food,climate change,the expanding population,and pollutions that merely kills/affects a lot of innocent people and children.I bet that we should all unite to save and protect our dying mother earth.

..good day and

..godbless always..:)


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Apologies accepted my dear friend, and no harm done with that... By the way my apologies for saying you're funny...

Happy New Year...

Likewise, Saludos!


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BeiYin 6 years ago from Ibiza Spain

Hi General! It seems, You are taking Yourself and so others too seriously! In no way, my dear General, I wanted to touch your 'rights' or even thinking to take anything away. But I can understand that if you see yourself as a 'General' then this the highest defence authority and your thinking in the first place goes around this. Forgive me, that I entered your space without the respect you are expecting naturally from us ordinary civilians!

Saludos!

BeiYin

PS: I'm not 'truly funny' - like your grandson. Sorry, but I can't have respect for someone who... forget it.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@Beijin - you know what before I changed my profile just now, I mentioned that the picture/avatar is that of my grandson, you are highly presumptous and quick to judge to say I was that kid sigh. Yeah we are indeed manipulated by those influential and powerful people, but who cares, I am just trying to share what I know in somehow cushioning the impact of the destructive behavior of human beings towards their environment... and I don't believe I can save the planet LOL Beijin you are truly funny, I never stated I can do that hehehe you are chirping at the wrong hub but with genuine care for the environment I am sharing what I know and that is my right you cannot take that away...

and you know what hehehe... you are always perfect to your opinion... and thanks for the visit...

@CJ and truepal--- thanks for the kind words I really appreciate it...


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BeiYin 6 years ago from Ibiza Spain

If your profile picture is an actual photo of you, then your way to express yourself is astonishing but also it is not surprising that you demonstrate the normal ignorance and naivety of your young age. Don't you realize yet, that this world is reigned and manipulated by those power people who are obsessed in their games and that they are ruling every thing that happens on this planet? Don't you know that the materialistic world view of the wast majority of people are causing that a few can manipulate all? Don't you know that people are not capable to be responsible for themselves and that they depend on authorities? Don't you see from simple observing of your surrounding, that people are dump and dull and not even able to do the most simple things like separating their rubbish? Don't you see that people are not much more aware like chicken that are only interested in food in front of their nose, making a lot of noise when finally they were laying an egg? You are doing the same by looking at things like water, air and trees, - believing you can save the planet by changing just the result of something you are not even asking about.

Humanity and the earth only can be saved when people wake up and see that they are causing the destruction of our planet, the health of all and of all being. As long as people stay in dependency and not change their attitude, behavior and their world view, there is little hope left that any thing will change. Your writing for sure is coming out of a good intention, but I'm sorry to say it so direct: It is just a 'witz' and I can't laugh about it. Sorry!

BeiYin


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truepal 6 years ago

This hub is a real Chartbuster - great job


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Curious Jen 6 years ago from Canada/Nicaragua

An excellent and insightful hub. It is particularly timely as the Copenhagen talks have just ended with very little success.

I live in Nicaragua for most of the year and we have water issues. There is a company down here that sells machines (for about 1K) that pulls up to 60 litres of fresh water out of the air everyday. The price tag is high, and much too high for the average Nicaraguan, but perhaps a cheaper version of this machine can be developed.


iPodTouchTapp 6 years ago

Yeah, you heard of George Carlin (comedian)? He has a great video on Youtube named 'Saving the Planet', and every single point he makes in a comedy way, is indeed true. We are to blame, and we think we will cause huge damage.

What about volcanoes, Tsunamis, earthquakes etc. We think we can do more damage then those. I don't think so, not for years to come.

Great Hub!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Wow I really appreciate your generous comments thanks for dropping by...


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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Sustainable development is really the issue but we should use Earth's resources wisely not abuse it. It's us who will suffer the consequences. Thanks for this hub General Howitzer.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks for dropping by and commenting Freedoms I really appreciate it...


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Freedoms Guardian 6 years ago

Very well researched and compiled!


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Hehehe classy remarks there thanks for dropping by shamelabboush...


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Population control is so amazing in Europe specially. I researched the other day about his subject. In the coming years, instead of increasing the population, we see Europe have less population rates and even going down. This is what we should do. I heard also in China that you're allowed to have one child only. Now in My country, the government declared that they will accept only the first two children in their schools in an attempt to reduce the population rate... More population means more pollution for sure and less water and less food and more processed junk food and water... Soon, we will be drinking from the sewers :) as some African countries really suffer from this issue.


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Sure I think my other hub whose link is below this article has something about pollution, I'm afraid I'll be logging out in few more minutes...


christin 7 years ago

heyy i need homework help with pollution


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah, thanks for appreciating my hub as I appreciate your comments too... Thank you for dropping by...


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Danton Young 7 years ago

Very comprehensive hub, I wish more people would take some of these things more seriously.


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@ brenda --- dont know what you're saying but thanks for dropping by anyway...


brenda 7 years ago

coyula


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah they are indeed one of the major problems... Thanks for commenting and finding time to drop by...


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Artemus Gordon 7 years ago

Food and water are both serious issues. If we can get over spending so much money to ship food to places it does not need to be sent that would free us up to think more about getting fresh water to everyone.


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks for the visit qwark...


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qwark 7 years ago

Hi General:

I just read this "hub."

Pls read a "hub" I just wrote titled: "Natural Phenomena Global Warming."

Qwark


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@ GreenMathDr - thanks for the humbling comments iI really appreciate you find sometime to drop by... Yeah it is, the will to change is important as you have had said... Thanks for commenting.

@Cygnus76 - thanks for the wonderful comments you just whipped out, i'm glad you drop by...

Thanks to to two of you though...


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Cygnus76 7 years ago from ON

It's sad to see how many people are in denial or don't even know how much trouble our blue planet earth is in. Good hub, hopefully it'll open up a lot of people's mind.


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GreenMathDr 7 years ago

I've been reading your Hubs and I'd like commend you for your work. Most people think there is nothing that they can do to change things, and so they don't want to know. The point is in order to change anything requires agreement and without data there can be no agreement.


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thank you for dropping by...


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Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

Good Stuff! Here's one of mine: http://hubpages.com/education/What-is-a-lahar

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