ME and Ophelia

Friday, December 03, 2004

The world needs a womans touch

Please understand, this is not a dig at men. They just can't help the way they are. It's the way they're made. Next time there is "work" being done around your home, note the mess men leave behind (not that they'd notice). Generally speaking, women clear up after men, they see things differently. When men fix something (or even cook) there's messy little bits left behind, little attention is paid to fine tuning or aesthetics. It's easy to tell from someone's home if it has a woman's touch or not.

Why should men act any differently when they work with stuff that goes in outer space, underwater and on land? Think unexploded bombs and landmines, pollution at factories, nuclear dumping, genocide... the list is huge. Aside from tonnes of garbage flying around in space, here are a few things happening on Earth and underwater.

I've collected them over the past few months following an earlier post of mine on the puzzle of the three-headed frog that may be a warning of environemntal problems.

Two headed tortoise
May indicate environmental problems.

Two headed tortoise

Three headed frog
Amphibians in trouble globally - read more below.

Three headed frog

Sharp increase in global slime
See graph re global slime.

Monster sunfish
With a strange sense of timing


A sunfish that washed up on a beach in New Zealand is a monster with a strange sense of timing, a marine expert says.

Bowhead whales: Mothers and calves may lose touch
This is so sad too. Biologists say the world's oceans are now so saturated with noise that whales and other marine mammals are dying.

Bowhead whales: Mothers and calves may lose touch

The UK's Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is launching a campaign, Oceans of Noise, to tackle what it says is the increasing problem of noise pollution.

It says key sources of undersea noise are the search for oil and gas, and the use of low-frequency military sonars.

Jim Moore's new green blog (see next post below) has inspired this post. Thanks Jim. We need some green fingered women to rule the world!
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Courtesy New York Times

On December 3, 1984, more than 4,000 people died after a cloud of gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 12/03/2004
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