Saturday, December 15, 2007

Bad news first

Wow it's been a while since my last post. After that "little stuffy" post I started feeling a little stuffy myself - and it got worse. I'm on the upswing now, barring a little soreness in my throat, and started reading the table of contents of Science magazine, when what do I find? More bad news about the environment.

A few examples:

§ No hope in sight for coral reefs

§ Even native species can help the spread of crop-eating pests

§ Wild salmon are dying from lice from salmon farms

§ Biodiversity is changing in the Amazon

So this is the bad news. The good news is:

Species are sometimes more resilient than we think. For example, ants can fight off infections in really smart ways, we may be able to predict El Nino type effects better soon, and Archaebacteria can suck up CO2 in new ways.

But it's all nothing if we don't do our own part. You know, stop the endless consumption of STUFF, change policies, fight for the environment that cannot protect itself. And other things, like the daily idea here. (And that is your eco-tip of the day)

1 comment:

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Dear Rani
Cheer up !
Maybe the powerpuff girls, who have the mission to save the world will brighten you up a bit.