Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Wake Up! Your Planet Needs You! June 12, 2012

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Wake Up!  Your Planet Needs You!  June 12, 2012

CFN – Wake up!  Your planet needs you.

Starting where we are, this minute, this day, is a great place to take that first step on the path to co-flourishing.  Habitats, species and resources that we all depend on for life around the globe are being adversely affected by our blatant disrespect for the circle of life. There is immense wisdom in the words, “what goes around, comes around”.  Our world is SCREAMIMG at us, shaking us up, pleading with us to WAKE UP before our thoughtless actions and inactions turn around and bite us in the backside.

I watched a video recently featuring the photography and message of Chris Jordan.  It was obvious to this columnist that his work is inspired by his genuine concern about our relationship with our earth. Jordan’s art speaks to our ever increasing consumerism and its impact on our living planet.

Scientists have sampled areas in the middle of the ocean to find that there “are six times more plastic particles than phytoplankton in the most remote oceanic waters of earth”.  Mr. Jordan’s thought is that if we can’t see how we are collectively affected, if we cannot experience, see or feel what is going on in our world we don’t feel compelled to engage ourselves in doing things differently.

Previous Earth Matters columns have discussed the many lives and habitats that are affected by our ever increasing plastic production and consumption. One glaring missing element has been the images that bear witness to the consumption of this inorganic material on the many species and ecosystems in the circle of life.

Jordan had heard about baby albatross’ decomposed bodies that were found dead from plastic consumption on Midway Island, one of the remotest marine sanctuaries on earth.  Visibly shaken, Chris made a presentation at Poptech in 2009 shortly after his visit to Midway.  With the permission of Chris Jordan’s studio and with the hope of encouraging each one of us to begin our own personal path that is more respectful and sustainable with our earth, we are privileged to share a few of Chris Jordan’s powerful images here.


The video of Chris Jordan’s full presentation can be viewed at the following link.  http://poptech.org/popcasts/chris_jordan_polluting_plastics    You may also connect with Jordan at www.chrisjordan.com
When we know better, we do better.  This “seems like something we should all be talking about”.

Your commentary is always encouraged and welcome below or to earthmatters@cornwallfreenews.com

8 Responses to "Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Wake Up! Your Planet Needs You! June 12, 2012"

  1. Pastor Tom Newton   June 12, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    “Our world is SCREAMIMG at us, shaking us up, pleading with us to WAKE UP before our thoughtless actions and inactions turn around and bite us in the backside.”

    There is an element of truth in what is written above. To put it in a Biblical perspective – Lev 18:28 -29 “That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people”.

    Here the land is not screaming, but it will shake off the inhabitants of this earth. Why? We fine the answer in Lev. 18:25 “And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants”.

    Why would the land vomit off it’s inhabitants? For environmental pollution, for over population, etc. – No! But the land is defiled with sin, lawlessness, rebellion, all manner of abominations and idolatry. The earth can not bear any longer all the blood that has been shed – murder, abortion, etc.

    The Lord God will answer the cry of the earth and rid her of all the offenders during the Great Tribulation period to come. This is the time when the Lord Jesus will take back the earth by force! Victory is guaranteed.

  2. Ed   June 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    And don’t forget, the universe, and everything in it, was created in six twenty-four hour days about four thousand years ago.

  3. Stan   June 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Ed: with dinosaurs being over 100 Million years old it’s quite difficult to understand your statement about 24 Thousand years ago.

  4. Ed   June 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Sorry Stan. Sarcasm sometimes doesn’t come across well when written. It was more a comment on Mr. Newton’s post.

  5. Pastor Tom Newton   June 16, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Yes, Ed you got that right, your first post that is! By the way which dating process do consider reliable? 100 million years – a joke!, unprovable, at least.

  6. Ed   June 16, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Yes Pastor. Whatever you say. Four thousand years for the age of the universe sounds about right. And the moon consists of peperoni and cheese. Should be obvious to any sane person.

  7. Pastor Tom Newton   June 16, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    “Should be obvious to any sane person” – “Ed: with dinosaurs being over 100 Million years old it’s quite difficult to understand your statement about 24 Thousand years ago” – Sane, not a chance, but blind/illogical faith in evolution? Yest that’s it!

  8. Ed   June 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    “blind/illogical faith in evolution?” ???
    Is Pastor Newton suggesting that we should put our blind faith in his crazy theory of divine creation? We are supposed to believe that the universe is four thousand years old, and the eternal lake of fire will consume all non-believers? Alrighty then..

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