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Enrique Males shares his concerns for Mother Earth via musical & theater presentations.

“…Don’t they know that there’s something going on?
What they’re harming with their indecision
But who will be left standing when I’m gone?
There’ll be nothing left but a vision

It’s too easy to turn a blind eye to the light
It’s too easy to bow your head and pray

But there are some times
When you should try to find your voice
This is one voice that you must find today..”

– Lyrics from Above & Beyond’s  song, ‘Miracle,” featured at the end of this post.

This song touches my heart in many ways.  There are times when prayer alone isn’t enough; we have to become proactive, to learn to find our voice – to speak up, especially to speak up for those who have no voice – like our planet…  There’s a July 10th deadline approaching for feedback about some of the USA’s National Monuments.

Just like adding a few cents to a piggy bank, our voice doesn’t seem like much, but when combined with a much-larger pool, our comments make important contributions.

Here’s one friend who has no problem finding her voice.  Follow Rangewriter’s example:  Throwing a Bomb at the Heart of a Nation.

Speak up and personalize your concerns here… Monuments for All

and here:  Regulations.gov   

My two cents: “…With great concern, I add my name to this list in hopes that our leaders strive to be LEADERS and show respect for our natural world instead of contributing to more desecration. Our planet is very sick, and we need to take action to repair the damage – not relax the protection. Most of our ancestors left other countries in quest of a better world, a better life, and to reflect on the damage we’ve left in our wake is shameful. Please, help us to protect what’s left….. “

More information/interesting archaeology stories concerning some of these Monuments via  Archaeology Southwest

From NRDC:   ” …President Trump wants to strip away protections for some of America’s most cherished national treasures, including the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante, also in Utah, and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts off the coast of Cape Cod.

This move will open them up to oil and gas drilling, uranium and coal mining, tar sands extraction and other industrial dangers. It’s an unprecedented assault on our natural heritage and the Antiquities Act itself — and we can’t allow it to happen…”

The Indigenous still honor our Mother Earth….

Speaking up for these monuments at risk will also illustrate a concern for our very-fragile global health.  Some boast that it’s all a hoax or attempts to instill fear in others, but the desecration of our planet should be a concern for all.  It’s time we take note of how altered our landscapes have become – compare them to how they were 200 years ago, then 100 years ago.

From National Geographic’s THE BIG THAW, When President Taft created Glacier National Park in 1910, it was home to an estimated 150 glaciers. Since then the number has decreased to fewer than 30, and most of those remaining have shrunk in area by two-thirds. Fagre predicts that within 30 years most if not all of the park’s namesake glaciers will disappear. “

Chimborazo – Ecuador

The problem stretches around the globe; when important glaciers continue to fade, slowly people awaken.

ANTISANA, Ecuador – “…The glacier that covers the peak of Ecuador’s Antisana volcano is shrinking at a faster rate as global temperatures climb and the process could soon reach a point of no return, a researcher with the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inamhi) told EFE.”     – Ecuadorian Glacier Threatened by Climate Change

“…Are you hoping for a miracle
As the ice caps melt away?
No use hoping for a miracle
There’s a price we’ll have to pay…”

It’s not just on land.  Consider this,also from a recent National Geographic article, Seismic Survey Airgun Oil-Gas Exploration:

“To find oil and gas lying beneath the ocean floor, petroleum companies emit blasts of compressed air underwater. These seismic blasts penetrate miles into the seabed and reflect information about any valuable deposits buried below.

These blasts are deafening to animals underwater and are already known to have consequences for marine mammals, many of which depend on echolocation to communicate and hunt. (Listen to a seismic blast recorded by the National Resources Defense Council.)”

I would be jumping and complaining if I were a whale…

“Don’t they know that there’s
Something they can do?
To be sure of tomorrow’s tomorrow
And too late is too late for me and you
No more time left for you to borrow..”

Ecuador: The Humpbacks bask and play on their migratory journey along Playa El Matal on Jama’s coastline.

But there are some times
When you should try to find your voice
And this is one voice that you must find today

 

  • *Is anyone else having trouble making the links ‘blue’ instead of black?  They seem to have a colorblind mind of their own?…..
  • One more prompt:  OUTDOOR ALLIANCE
  • As always, thanks for reading, and thanks – if possible – for speaking up for our planet.

Lisa/Z

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