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domingo, 3 de junio de 2018

COMPUTOGENIC TOURISM: A VISIT TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON IN AFRICA

Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Source: Amazing Places on Our Planet.

 
By Gundhramn Hammer
June 3, 2018

Computogenic tourism, travelling without leaving home via a personal computer, although not yet sustainable, for we have to take into account the coltan plus other minerals (gold, copper, etc.) and plastics that went into the construction of the PCs, the damn environmental damage done by damming the river or the mining of coal and uranium for power production, etc., compared to others, is perhaps one of the most sustainable ways of going somewhere. 

No airplanes, no passports needed, no vehicles, no hotels, etc. The persons who took on the job of doing the filming had to go through with all of these things. Moreover, they had to pay all the bills from the travelling and lodging expenses. 

In other words, they did all the unsustainable things for all of us, so that we can go wherever they went to do the filming in a way more sustainably but yet still unsustainable, for there is not such a thing as sustainable for anyone who has a modern standard of living. 

The Iluminati idea of sustainability is an ingenious but fake merry-go-round to keep modern consumers going around and around the present economical merry-go-round, thinking that they are not going around what is supposed to be wasting around.

Nevertheless, we ought to be thankful to anyone who has done a good video of travelling.

And The Beauty of Our Planet Without Words: Amazing Places of Our Planet is unquestionably one of the best places to do some computogenic tourism on the WWW.

So, join us in an exciting virtual trip to Africa. Exactly to the Rwenzori mountains, located on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. 

Let us do some computogenic hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a Ugandan national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site (Video 1):



Video 1. Rwenzori: Mountains of the Moon, Uganda. Uploaded by Amazing Places on Our Planet.



miércoles, 21 de febrero de 2018

SALMON FARMS: SICKNESS, PARASITES, WASTE & CRIME

Salmon with a tumour. Source: A look inside salmon farms.


By Gundhramn Hammer
February 21, 2018

Right now, humans (Therapsida: Mammalia: Primates: Hominidae: Homo sapiens) are putting tremendous pressure on fish populations worldwide. The oceans are being emptied out by these ecologically-insane primates.

Being people so much in love with money, always on the look out to make a few or tonnes of bucks, they have turned fishing into big business. Both ways, legally and illegally.

Legally, this industry has an annual value surpassing US$217.5 billion, according to OECD (2013). 

On the illegal side, it is estimated that current illegal and unreported fishing losses worldwide are between US$10 and $23.5 billion annually, representing between 11 and 26 million tonnes, according to Agnew et al. (2009).

As part of man´s anti-biospherical wheelings and dealings, fish farming also stands out as a mammoth business.  

And like everything else, fish farming may also have its feet sunk in the dirt of money laundering, fraud, tax evation, amongst other crimes.

Using them as a bridge between the legal and the illegal, fish farms are sprouting like mushrooms everywhere, from Chile to Norway, and from Vietnam to Alaska. 

And with an ever increasing demand for fish meat around the world, some entrepreneurs will tell you that salmon farms are amongst the best investments anyone can make. 


What they will never tell you is that salmon farms are not only dirty, but also have a negative environmental impact wherever they are set up. They are a source of sickness, parasites and waste. And at times sprinkled with crime (see OECD, 2013) as well.

As far as salmon farms being filthy, here is the proof (Video 1):



Video 1. A look inside salmon farms in BC, Canada. Uploaded by Alexandra Morton.



How about your health? 

Farmed salmon is considered to be the most toxic fish to eat.

In a nutshell and generally speaking, salmon farms are filthy economic monsters created by some money and crap-loving Homo sapiens

And they do it for you! For anyone who is into fish eating.

So next time you go to the store, why not think of the ecological, social and economic implications of your food choice?

After all, aren´t you supposed to be sapiens?

See you later, alligators!

References 

Agnew D.J., Pearce J., Ganapathiraju P., Peatman T., Watson R., Beddington J.R. & Pitcher T. J. (2009). Estimating the worldwide extent of illegal fishing. PLoS ONE 4 (2): E4570. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004570

OECD (2013). Evading the net: Tax crime in the fisheries sector. Paris, Francia. 50 p.



sábado, 10 de febrero de 2018

POLITICA BIPOLAR DE BIODIVERSIDAD EN ARAGON

Quema de Biodiversidad en Jaca (Huesca, España) en febrero de 2018. Fuente: Salvatore Scimino.



Por Gundhramn Hammer, PhD
10 de febrero de 2018

Si los políticos dicen lo que dicen pero no es lo que dicen cuando lo dicen, puesto que hay cosas que no dicen para hacer lo que no dicen, entonces estamos ante casos de individuos bipolares. Perfectamente se podría usar el término incoherente, incongruente, contradictivo, despropósito, desatinado, etc., pero bipolar es el más acertado desde nuestro punto de vista.

Hay estudios científicos que indican que el síndrome de bipolaridad es común en el mundo de los políticos.  Kyaga et al. (2015) señalan que el trastorno bipolar es una enfermedad asociada a individuos que ocupan posiciones de liderazgo

Por ejemplo, en asuntos de Biodiversidad, cuando dicen una cosa, no es lo que dicen sobre algo que dicen cuando lo dicen, pues lo que dicen no es lo que dicen cuando lo dicen.

Por un lado dicen que la Biodiversidad es reclamo de identidad de Aragón (España) y por otro permiten que sus empleados ignorantes en asuntos de ecología soberbia y brutalmente destruyan la Biodiversidad, tal como ha sucedido otra vez (Primer reporte: cliquear aquí) en el Camino Corona de los Cuervos en Jaca: la terrible quema del hábitat de especies supuestamente protegidas por la Ley (e.g., Aves: Accipitriformes: Milvus milvus - Milano real). Especies que son sensibles a la alteración de sus hábitats (Video 1):




Video 1. Destrucción de Biodiversidad en el Camino Corona de los Cuervos en Jaca (Huesca, España) el día viernes 2 de febrero de 2018. Uploaded by Salvatore Scimino.



Esta quema (Video 1) es nada más ni menos que una muestra de la política bipolar de Biodiversidad en Aragón (España).

Además, semejante acción antibiosférica en Jaca contradice la Estrategia de la Biodiversidad de la EU para el 2020 (The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020) de la Comisión Europea.

Recomendamos a los jaqueses y demás ciudadanos españoles que se preocupen en cuidar la Biodiversidad y que se mantengan vigilantes contra cualquier violación contra la Biosfericidad. Todos los ciudadanos (Homo sapiens) del planeta debemos hacerlo. 

La pérdida de Biodiversidad es una amenaza para el bienestar de los humanos (Díaz et al., 2016) y de los demás seres vivientes que habitan este bello planeta. De la Biodiversidad dependen nuestras vidas, incluso la salud (Chivian & Bernstein, 2010). Así de simple.

Esperamos que este artículo conlleve a la reflexión.

Salve!


Referencias

Chivian E. & Bernstein A. (2010). How our health depends on biodiversity. Ecosystem Disruption & Climate Change - Biology, Illinois Mathemathics and Science Academy, DigitalCommons@IMSA. Disponible en línea en: https://digitalcommons.imsa.edu/eco_disrupt/10/. Consultado: 10 febrero 2018.

Díaz S., Fargione J., Chapin III F.S. & Tilman D. (2010). Biodiversity loss threatens human well-being. PLoS Biology, 4 (8): e277. Disponible en línea en: http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.0040277. Consultado: 10 febrero 2010.

Kyaga S., Lichtenstein P., Boman M & Landén M. (2015). Bipolar disorder and leadership - a total population study. Acta Psychiatr. Scand., 131 (2): 111-119. DOI: 10.1111/acps.12304


sábado, 20 de enero de 2018

ESTUDIOS DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL: QUÉ SON, QUÉ NO SON, PARA QUÉ SON Y PARA QUIÉN SON

Tala de árboles en Oregón (USA). Source: Wikipedia.


Por Gundhramn Hammer
20 de enero de 2018

Una cosa es hacer una obra "para el bien común de todos" y otra es hacer la misma a veces innecesariamente, utilizando el logo "para el bien de todos", cuando en realidad es a menudo una tapadera para que políticos de turno pasen la bandeja (i.e., contratos) a sus amiguetes reptilianos, dueños de empresas de las cuales también los mismos políticos son tan frecuentemente accionistas

También puede ocurrir el caso de que su objetivo sea en realidad blanquear capitales procedentes del crimen organizado por medio de empresas montadas en paraísos fiscales

No debemos olvidar que entre los políticos hay unos cuantos narcos. Entre ellos se entienden.

En esta danza económica, es entonces que aparecen los famosos "estudios de impacto ambiental" (en inglés, environmental impact assessment, EIA).

Si quieres averiguar qué son, qué no son, para qué son y para quién son los EIAs, te invitamos a leer el siguiente artículo: El hombre sin cuerda: Políticos daemocráticos, oligarquías y estudios de impacto ambiental en desacuerdo con la Supercuerda de la Vida - Crímenes contra la Biosfera.

HELL IN THE OCEAN: FARLEY MOWAT´S SEA OF SLAUGHTER

Source: Sea of Slaughter.


By Gundhramn Hammer
January 20, 2018


Indirectly and because of the way we have treated and still treat ocean creatures, this is what Farley Mowat is  telling us through his powerful documentary "Sea of Slaughter" (Video 1). It is a man-made hell in the ocean.

Quote:


"Based on the book by Farley Mowat of the same name, Sea of Slaughter is a hard hitting indictment, and an extraordinary natural history of the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean and bordering shores. Incredible historical footage is blended with gorgeous images of marines creatures and the environment. Released in 1989, it was the first major documentary film to reveal the extent of the ecological destruction in the Northwest Atlantic. Much of what it says still applies today." [nsauteur1]



Video 1. Farley Mowat: Sea of Slaughter. Uploaded by nsauteur1.



As you have  seen, we don´t have to go to Hell to meet the devils. The devils are us. 

So one of our biggest challenges as a species is: Can we give the world and everybody on it our best?

How many times during the day do you let your inner devils lose? How many times do you let your good angel within you come out?

Learning how to control and manage our own red button is what life is all about.

Our common future depends on this. 




Source: Post originally published on: Gundhramns Hammer.