Climate change is supposed to be pretty serious to all of us. Why I say supposed to is because the very people who made most of the Carbon dioxide and other chemicals increase in our air, or even the people who helped them are not stepping up to their plato. If you take a deeper look or even look harder doing something I call DP analyzing. The big companies that are running a lot of industrial enormous machines, that are making a large some of these emissions. Are doing the exact opposite, but don’t get it wrong. These guys aren’t trying to do this, the shooting of gases straight to our atmosphere reflecting the same harm to our earth and then us. They’re just chasing the money, they see it as just being a player in the money game, so they know how to turn around a negative in a positive. The negative being people that are starting to ask what they’re going to do to stop the harm they are causing. And now at this very moment many of us are telling them to stop, not ask. How they turn something like this into a positive I don’t know, but it seems like they just got more confident with themselves. Somehow even more than when no one was accusing them or didn’t even know what climate change was or if it was happening. I see a lot of articles saying how the earth isn’t worse but it’s about to be and all of us could stop it if we come together. I on the other mind have to say that, the earth is terribly ill, but we can keep it from getting worse. If you read other articles like this about climate change you usually see 90 percent of them explain their personal plan on what all of us need to do, when also usually they didn’t think of their plane at all and just thought of the most easiest way to sound like they have a solid one, and all of us should do it or you’re whatever the puck they have tattooed that they think is the opposite of them. I don’t have a plan, but i’ll inform you that many people can have good ideas how to solve climate change, and maybe I’ll come up with one. But I don’t think so, maybe, I don’t know, probably not.
Climate change is already affecting us, people. And it’s starting with our most important thing we need to live, our water. We all know how climate change is happening right? The CO2, methane, and other chemicals I can’t think of right now. But CO2 and methane are big components of climate change, and the overuse of them is from us. And when I say us I mean the ones who actually control the amount of fossil fuel we dig up and burn, and the people who overstock cows and other farm animals that are being thrown on top of each other. Which is our agriculture, and fuel management. But those chemicals I mention earlier trap heat in our atmosphere making the earth’s overall temperature go up. Which can make the oceans rise in temperature also and melt ice that increases floods in lowland places. With that it makes our ocean more acidic, meaning our water cycle is becoming more hard to filter into good clean drinking water. On top of that, our main source of food right now unfortunately, is meat, our animals. And since the temperature is rising, animals are migrating to more suitable habitats, and some of those animals don’t make it to where they need to settle, making some species die out. So, good scientist are saying not if we continue contributing to climate change, but right now we have another 50 years max for our human species. But if you ever seen Cowspiracy, they explain we can forget dying any time far if we switch to cleaner or no fossil fuel for a long while and switch from eating so much meat to almost all vegetables TODAY, we could survive. But am coming to a bit of doubt that we all could change to that way, fast. It just seems absurd to make that switch so quick, I am coming to the conclusion that we might not be able to do it. That is if I don’t hear or see some hope from some others willing to push for a long life, and most importantly our many generations to come. I don’t want too die at my mid 60’s, I wanna live to like 300, and able to do things and more of a 20 year old athlete, you know be strong, motivated, I want to be able to have high energy when am that old to be healthy, be able to do a whole bunch of physically active stuff you know. And have a family of my own, lots of kids, family shit etc.. and spread my what you would kinda see as half immortality down to my bloodline. But I just have to wait for the future, because knowing it is no fun.
Cowspiracy is a documentary meant to show how almost all of the environment organizations and environmentalist agencies, that stand tall on their expansive soap box and scream to the world that what they are doing or what they tell you to do is helping the environment you live on. Are ignorantly(that’s right I used the word they like to through on people, as an get out of jail free card every time they get caught in a bullshit trap) as they love that word, ignoring the fact that one of the biggest problems of environment ruiningly is our livestock, our agriculture. 51% of our greenhouse gases come from our livestock, and that’s not counting how much water we use to get meat, and the waste the animals produce or of how we take care of that waste. And in one scene the company Oceanana states the exact opposite of what is happening in our oceans. And in this documentary towards the end the man(Kip Anderson)exposing all these organizations, tries to kill his food, in doing so he can not do it. Leading him to have the belief that if he can not kill his own food, he should not eat, so he then becomes all vegan. Now know that he saw a lot of how the meat he eats is taken care of, which is pretty disappointing to say the least. And I do think that to save the whole atmosphere you have to go all vegan is too extreme for me, and is so for the rest of the human race to do so. But as you get the hint, we could all go half and half, half vegetables and half meat of what we eat. And to think we all could not do this goal in a year or so is undoubtedly untrue, at least I hope. This movie has some bloody scenes of the animals, so maybe a little more mature audience would be fit for this film. But then again if you can’t watch the animals that you eat be kinda butchered, nevertheless actually do the butchering, maybe don’t eat it
Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach, chapter one, is about a small colony(the size of England)called Ecotopia. And the cheesy name with the prefix “Eco” is for them being, you guessed it, eco friendly, their whole get up is keeping the earth as healthy as it can be, but since they can’t get everyone who lives on earth to do the same they decided to break away from the United states. So at least their people on their little piece of land can all be eco friendly without anyone interrupting their business. Also since their departure of the U.S, no one has been on or above Ecotopia for two years, until now. A reporter named William Weston has been invited in Ecotopia to represent and report information to the U.S, as he first steps off the electric taxi from the airport miles away from San Francisco and out of Ecotopia, he gets his first list of vocabulary, Such words as “sinister” to describe the quietness. And the list continues to explain the over all weird and annoying air that fluctuates his hidden amazement for the, success Ecotopia has for being even better than the old San Francisco William remembers. If you want to know what happens next go ahead and get the book Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach, remember what I was writing about was only the first bites of the first chapter. As I thought the whole “eco friendly” theme is a bite irritable to me, but i did enjoy reading the same opinions of somebody who is not into it, and is supposed to write about what it’s like to the rest of the U.S, because of his own somewhat comical word choice he uses to explain something that was hidden for two years to all the other people who haven’t gone to Ecotopia yet.
One way our agricultural systems contributes to pollution is our farms. The Industrial farms that house way too much animals and plants that we don’t need is taking its part in our pollution. With more food comes more pesticides and chemicals that farms spray. With more animals comes more animal waste. Take cows for example. If cow farts(Methane gas)are bad for the environment, can you imagine what happens when we just squeeze more cows into every little space and extra corners of just one farm. Also the fact that it’s just going to waste because no one needs that much or eats that much. Trust me, I hated and still hate when people say this or even imply the words “Just take what you need”. Who takes what they need and not what they want? Do you? But when it comes to taking the amount of food we want, such as my example, like a lot of farms who house to much crops and animals and in doing so hurt not just our heath of eating but also the environment. Should we just take what we need or nah?
Read by- Lynch and Joe
Issue group number one, the amount of animal waste. Because in an industrial setting we are making more food then we need, because of things like that we have increase in animal waste. So much that there is nothing and nowhere to put it, so it just sits there in lagoons and contained in silos that are already stuffed. This causes serious sanitation problems for not only the farmers but also their neighbors, who can’t afford to move so they’re stuck there breathing in literal animal shit. And it’s not just in their lungs, it’s in their water. The IFAP farmers use the lagoon water that is filled with animal waste and using it to water their crops. The water that is used to water crops now can make its way back to once safe river water into contaminated water that all the farmer’s neighbors use to drink. Also think about the IFAP farmers who poke these animals with bad hormones and other unsafe things, do you think that could be in the animal waste if it was in the animal?
El cuento del cafecito
By Julia Alvarez
A book review By Adam M. Mejia
The book El Cuento Del Cafecito is a writing piece that speaks a story about a traditional farmer’s kid named Joe, his dad was a man who respected the land. As time went by present coffee farming became just a convenience for time and money saved by the person or companies selling it, there was no respect left for the land for this method. This book ask you to appreciate coffee by feeling it with your whole body when you drink it, and the hard working farmers who grow it who sometimes don’t get enuf for what they are doing. He became a teacher, went to Dominican for winter break from Nebraska. Then went to random coffee place where he tasted the most best coffee he ever had, the barista telled him that if you want to see who grows it, he is my brother. Than Joe gets a ride to Miguel’s farm.
Since the traditional way of coffee farming was dying, Joe was questioning the ways of this new farming technique. Now Joe decides to leave his wintery Nebraska for a warm Dominican republic retreat. The same day he arrives, he goes into the first place that sells coffee. This intrested Joe because he never tasted real Dominican coffee, certainly not the one he is about to taste.
Now this is my favorite part, as the mysterious women who is left unnamed who is the supposed widow of the coffee bar’s owner gives Joe the coffee he had ordered. As Joe tasted the coffee he felt something like a good vibe coming from this coffee. And when he is thinking about what he just felt she reads Joe’s fortune by letting the coffee slowly drip out of the cup and looking at the stains it left. She tells him an event that happens next in the book. She tells him where he can stay at, a farm owned by a coffee farmer named Miguel.