recycling revisited

There is a happy article on space.com about the upcoming movie “The Day After Tomorrow” and at the end is a quote I’d like to share.

“One generation — ours — really can disrupt the Gulf Stream, and the consequences will last for a millennium.”

Okay.. so no it isn’t really about recycling… but recycling is a piece of a much bigger puzzle called ecology and the preservation of our home world. Its nice to see other people point out that our generation–that is those people currently alive on the planet right now–can make a huge impact on the world, either good or bad.

I think it gets accelerated as we develop as a society. The more advanced we are, the quicker our impacts to the environment can be. If anything else, we are generating all sorts of new gadgets with finite life-spans that end up chucked—either because they break down or we just want the newer model.

We have to be careful and it really is going to take everyone’s involvement to not only halt the damage we’re causing, but to reverse what we’ve already done to the place.

So for all of you out there that “flat don’t care”… a word of caution… your action (or inaction as the case may be) will not only affect your ability to live on this planet, but will affect the lives of every human being for the next 1000 years and beyond.

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