While much of our society is preoccupied with smartphones, reality shows, concerts and other leisure activities, our very existence is slowing eroding. You can argue that drilling for oil and fracking for natural gas help the economy, that modern agriculture produces more and cheaper foods and that fewer government regulations is good for the economy. But when you learn the price of this so-called progress, it is destroying our health and our earth for the sake of making a buck.
These are not just environmental issues. It is about survival! Everyone is concerned about health care today, so instead of being entertained for an hour with a fictional plot, watch “River of Waste” to learn just how unsafe our food might be or “Gasland” and “Blue Gold” to understand what is happening to our water supply. Without clean water, we cannot exist.
The Cree Indians say it best: “Only after the last tree is cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then you find that money cannot be eaten.”
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