Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes

What a horrible little girl. We should have children give speeches mentioning every problem the world is facing to the United Nations everyday. Imagen the headlines for just a minute. Ghetto Demolished to make way for New Forest. I'm no expert but I think that contradicts the arguments she makes about homeless and poor people being taken care of. It would have been nice to hear a plan of action from her rather then going down a list of problems with her essay.

Okay I'm being to harsh on her. I just don't like this attitude of demanding the government to take care of Everything. I wish these tasks were more community based so people would be more inspired to take part and directly pave a future for their children rather then pay their taxes for someone else to do it. Everyone in the US should be handed a copy of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded by Doug Tallamy, and get educated on the issue of global warming, climate change, and the mass extinction happening right now.

Doug Tallamy summarizes these events beautiful, and has a clear, logical, flow of reasoning that lead to his conclusions and the actions he recommends. He explains in detail some great plants to start out with and how they're best planted. There are lists in the back of his book showing other options based on region and conditions; all of which are native. And there's even a lengthy chapter on the sorts of insect life you'll start seeing with emphases on Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies).

The girl in the video was very brave and spoke loudly though. I admire this but wish she were herd by a larger audience. Pay attention to the shots of the UN members and count the empty seats around them. I'm not entirely certain when this video was taken but look at the blurry focus. How could this be a video from 2008?