Pollution smells and looks like money to some people. Those people have no veins through which blood flows they have no lungs which require clean air or no body which is 75% water.
The decimation of the earth and it's effect on air breathing water drinking people with veins and blood concerns me greatly. It also angers me.
A high percentage of elected representative have sided with the bloodless people passing laws to aid them in their projects. This has often worked to the disadvantage of the air breathing class of people.
My reason for saying this can be found, of all places, in Bloomberg Business Week which reveals that the cause of death for 1 out of every 8 people is due to air pollution.
In Colorado the babies and the unborn are suspected of being endangered by natural gas exploration. An article dated April 1 2014 in AlterNet by Anne Landman reveals the following:
"The study examined a large cohort of babies over an extended period of time in rural Colorado, and specifically controlled for confounding factors that also emit air pollution, including traffic or other heavy industries. The abnormalities in infants in the study are associated with exposure to air pollutants like those emitted from natural gas wells, including volatile organic compounds and nitrogen dioxide." emphasis added.
The entire industrial enterprise involving the extraction of carbon based resources has left black footprints over many parts of the earth. Take a look at this list (provided by Wikipedia) of pipeline failures in the since the year 2000. The sheer number and frequency of these assaults on the environment by these industries is staggering.
I departed an area on the east coast that was host to one of the most polluted lakes in the nation. I wrote of the history of Onondaga Lake in The Mushroom Mag a few years back. It's history can be seen as a microcosm of what the entire world is facing at the hands of industrial polluters.
I've voiced my current feelings on the topic in art. Art is a first amendment guaranteed form of speech. Below is a picture I made over the last few days titled "Carbon Terror"