Saturday, 23 June 2007

Human cynism

I can't help myself thinking that we are too ignorant or too cynic. Why we don't look to ourselves a bit? because we are humans we can do whatever we want?
I read this article in the local newspaper:
The department of Food and Agriculture has issued a warning on the sulphur-crested cockatoo, flocks of which have been detected at Muchea.
The warning follows the more recent capture of three of the declared pests at Mundaring.
Department biosecurity officer Glen Coupar said the cockatoo was a threat to agriculture, the environment and buildings.
The birds were normally found only in other states and northern Australia, including the Kimberley. The department allowed people to keep sulphur-crested cockatoos only under permit in a double-door aviary.

Ok now the cockies are pests. What about us? aren't we pests? Cockies don't destroy massively bushes and forests, they don't construct big concreted cities and suburbs, they don't pile thousands of rubbish, they don't use cars that goes with CO2, they don't make mass destruction weapons, etc.
If they have to control the population I imagine how: kill them massively I don't think the department will use humanitarian ways like hormonal food for instance.
Poor animals.

Friday, 22 June 2007

Pressure the G8

I got this e-mail from avaaz:
The biggest climate movement-building day in history is just days away on July 7th, when one third of our entire planet will watch the "Live Earth" concerts. Organizer and An Inconvenient Truth star Al Gore has just sent this personal message to us about what we need to do to get ready for this incredible opportunity:
Dear Avaaz,
The 385,000 Avaaz members, from every corner of the world, who mobilized to pressure the G8, amazed me. Avaaz's work is truly inspiring. Now we have the opportunity to expand on your great effort.Will you commit to organize a Live Earth party on July 7th? The parties will be fun -- and they'll make a difference. If you've got a few friends and a TV, you've got everything you need. Together, I know we can convince everyone attending these parties to get involved. This will be a unique moment when the uninterrupted and undivided attention of the world will be focused on the climate crisis. We cannot let it slip by. You can sign up to host a Live Earth party here:, one day, on July 7th, EVERYONE will be a climate activist. We need to capture this opportunity, and turn the biggest party in history into the biggest movement ever.
With hope, Ricken, Paul, Ben, Graziela, Galit, Iain and the Avaaz team