But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself. Thank you very much indeed. In three decades, we have projections of a global population increase by about one-third, but a less than 10 percent increase in accessible runoff water. These too play a significant role in pollination. Water and other natural resources have been essential to the development and progress in the U. From among this pool of applicants, the Philadelphia Zoo and Mural Arts commissioned the development and presentation of a design for this mural from two Philadelphia-based artists and one New York City artist.
Some would say our planet and its creatures are resilient, adapting to warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, and other dramatic shifts—whether occurring instantly or over time—to individual ecosystems. I am so glad this brought back those memories. This interdependency is what holds this planet together. We cannot be so arrogant as to believe we can continue living as we do—continuing to pollute, to waste, to destroy. Dung beetles make soil pores by burrowing to improve organic matter.
Is dependent on each other. . By viewing nature as a conglomerate of extractable resources, we create a stark distinction between humans and nature. How I love the sea. Sounds like it was a fabulous time. The work began to encourage the expansion of grass-roots environmental campaigns and instigated governmental investigations into the use of pesticide spraying.
Possum species, in particular the Common Brushtail, are perhaps one of the most prominent examples here in Victoria, the accepted perspective on them being that they are pests in our homes and backyards, and not vice versa. For the sake of profit and progress, we manipulate natural resources like water supplies in a manner contrary to the common good. I hope to be enjoying more frequent visits to your blog in the days to come. Be it so small , that life needs to be magnified , a hundred thousand time. It is clear that her influence has perhaps had more of an impact in the U.
Is it really progress if we sacrifice our health and the health of our environment for the sake of growing our economies and civilizations? Carson appropriately quotes the Canadian entomologist G. Bureau of Fisheries where she analysed fish population data. Following its publication in 1962, Silent Spring and its incredibly novel ideas came to the attention of American President John F. But just in 2016, a list of 10 environmental concerns in New Mexico for that year included polluted air from Cold War-era radioactive waste, uranium mining industries and poor air quality in lower-income regions. This story is just one example of the damage to lifeforms through our interference with a complex environment. The natural world is a part of everyday life, even for those of us who view it as a separate entity to that of the human.
Most significantly, Silent Spring is one of the best modern examples of how the power of words can change social and political perspectives. The Artist Selection Committee — including representatives from the Zoo; Mark Focht, Executive Director, Fairmount Park; Margot Berg, Public Art Director, Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy; and Philadelphia-based artist James Dupree — were unanimous in their selection of Philadelphia-based Eurhi Jones as the artist to be awarded this project. In the name of progress, we inflict harm to biodiversity, plants, nonhuman animals and ourselves. Carson was a marine biologist who took a keen interest in literature and writing from an early age. Thank you so much for drizzling by, dear Ralph.
We spray our elms and the following springs are silent of robin song, not because we sprayed the robins directly but because the poison travelled, step by step, through the now familiar elm-leaf-earthworm-robin cycle. As I go down memory lane, I can also think of the black diamond and fruit sucking moths and flies which used to appear as signs of the arrival of rain along the croaking of frogs from a nearby pond! From among this pool of applicants, the Philadelphia Zoo and Mural Arts commissioned the development and presentation of a design for this mural from two Philadelphia-based artists and one artist. I hope to read other books Rachel Carson wrote about the sea, as well. With the Australian Spring beginning and the allure of Summer just around the corner, I believe it difficult for any Melbournian to experience the sunnier portion of our year as one without the playful behaviours of our familiar endemic fauna, or the vibrantly blooming flowers of our unique native plants. I have been engaged with some online classes, so I have been a bit absent from the net these past several months, meself.
This means that water for irrigation, industry and household use faces threatened sustainability. She began to publish various articles in her personal time relating to marine biology, eventually expanding her ideas into a book titled Under The Sea Wind, which would later become the first in a trilogy of ocean-themed books. Earthworms in the soil ingest the pesticide from the leaves, and finally, birds eat the earthworms, which poison and often kill the birds. The pitches and words , hear , Babs , a great art of yours. A distinction such as this gives us the idea that we have the ability — and the right — to interfere with nature as needed for our immediate interests. I was only hoping to have become even brinier and more gnarled than ever, like any good piece of barnacled driftwood at sea would be wont.
The Artist Selection Committee — including representatives from the Zoo; Mark Focht, Executive Director, Fairmount Park; Margot Berg, Public Art Director, Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy; and Philadelphia-based artist James Dupree — were unanimous in their selection of Philadelphia-based Eurhi Jones as the artist to be awarded this project. Demonstrating the intricacy of our natural system, one of her stories goes: People spray trees with pesticides to rid them of Dutch elm disease spread by beetles. She can go on without us. From creatures as tiny as moths to beetles to as large as elephants and tigers, no one can exist without one another. Yet, according to the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, our water supplies are at risk of contamination from carcinogenic plumes and other dangers.
Thank you for the delightful comment and for drizzling by and having a look about. It is such a joy seeing your smiling be-hatted visage, and reading your thoughtful words. Eurhi Jones during installation of the mural. We poison the gnats in a lake and the poison travels from link to link of the food chain and soon the birds of the lake margins become its victims. I so appreciate your taking the time to write such a divine comment, thank you!! Death is not an anomaly among ship breakers. But we cannot go on without her.