In Response To A Climate Change Denier….

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Let’s leave our world in a better place….for our children’s future.

There seems to be a lot of emotion in the debate over climate change. As someone with breathing challenges, I am passionate in my belief that clean air is a world-wide necessity. I try to choose my beliefs in the same way I make decisions: a combination of facts, experience, ideals and reason. In my oppinon, working towards a clean air environment has many upsides and few down sides. It all comes down to “do we want to make a lot of money in the short term and let humanity die out or make less money now and allow humanity to survive longer?” Money or Life. Seems like a tough choice huh?

So I have been watching a lot of news and youtube videos of pundants discussing climate change. I respect that everyone is entitled to their oppinion and realize that every oppinion has a bit of validity to it. However, I recently read an article where one so-called “expert” spoke so passionatly against the possibility of climate-change that my brain almost exploded. It made me wonder, “Do those who balk in the face of overwhelming facts do so out of strong moral character or idealogical political reasons?” What is the difference? Questioning for the purposes of finding the truth is one thing. Skewing facts to fit a pre-concieved perspective is totally different. It’s the difference between being true to yourself or true to an agenda.

So, before people fruitlessly argue about climate change, it is important that we come to some baselilne agreements. Seeing eye to eye on these four principles allows our perspectives to be alligned and maximizes the chances of finding successful action to counteract global warming/polution/lack of resources.

These Are Four Guiding Principles

I am confident that we will not only find a way to compromise but will take successful action for humanity to prosper. Let’s agree:

1: That we actually want to come to an agreement and not just bullshit for political reasons.

2: On the definition of important terms such as “global warming,” “climate change,” “scientific concensus,” “opinion vs. fact.”

3: The differences between “man made problems” and “natural climate cycles.”

4. Regardless of our responsibility, do we want to make the effort to give our kids a world worth living in???

Once we agree on these basic ideas, challenges to our climate will be easier to overcome.

We are a resourceful species.

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It’s rabbit season

  

Holy crap! So I’m sitting at the kitchen table reading a book and out the window I see a rabbit darting across  my backyard. I jump up, open the sliding glass door slowly as to not make too much noise and walk softly as possible to the fence, crunching from all the dried up leaves on the ground. By the time I get to the fence, it had jumped through and out to the back wash behind my house. I spy him, step up to get a better view and freeze like the rabbit does with it’s ears perked up. I stand with my toes balancing on the bottom of the fence, holding myself up for what seemed like 20 minutes – just me and the rabbit ,staring at each other. Damn, I left my phone inside and I don’t want to risk making noise and scaring him away! Suddenly, a second rabbit pops into view: Holy crap, never seen two at the same time! I have to come inside and get my phone to take pictures… So I slowly step down; *CRUNCH* The sound of dried up leaves below my feet scared the first one away. I decide to stay put and I’m rewarded when a THIRD Little bunny hops into view, as if coming to mingle with the second bunny. This is too good to not capture on film – I have to take a chance and fetch my phone inside. “FIGHT THE FEELING…and just enjoy nature Big T.” 

10 minutes of stone silence, patiently admiring the magnificent, wild rabbits: the sprinkles on top of the chocolate sundae that is the bunnies, is the scene of a squirrel suddenly crawling out of its hole: “HELLO!!!” LoL…..I wonder if he was Chip or Dale? 

As Bugs’ relatives all dart off to their homes to make dinner, I take a deep breath, smiling ear to ear….I don’t   need to leave home to experience God’s beauty.

#unexpectedblessings

         — Breathe This Life —

Why I’m A Weekday Vegitarian

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Back when I was lil runt in elementary school, I had big ideas about saving the world from environmental decay. I remember feeling sheer joy when, on Earth Day, our grade planted a tree on campus.

One afternoon recess when I usually played full court basketball with the boys, I happened to eye the water fountain. The pipe undernieth it was dripping. OK, whatever. The janitor will fix it tomarrow.
The next day; still dripping. And the next; same thing.
I alerted the teacher on playground duty and she ashured me it would be taken care of.
Each night I would obsess and worry in my mind, calculating each drop per second and how much water was wasted each night.
Every day I’d remind the teacher on duty about the leak. Finally a week later, recess came and I went to take a look: A huge bolt was fastened over the area where the leak was…stopping it up. FIXED! That was the first time when I felt that with a little perseverence, anyone could improve our environment.

Ever since, I have been a staunch advocate for Mother Earth. As I grew older and educated myself on our cutlure’s agroculture and meat industres, it became evident that what I was eating was not in line with my environmental ideals. For some ideas of what I’m refering to, check out the film Food,Inc. For that reason and a general betterment of my health, I decided to go vegitarian.

In my last post I explained why it was necesaary for me to decrease my carbohydrate inake. So, now I’m cutting out meat AND pasta.

What’s the catch? I LOVE pasta and while not a HUGE fan of meat, I couldn’t imagine NEVER having it again. I mean, who doesn’t like a good stake and mushrooms with a baked potato on special occations?? My go-to lunch is and has always been ramen soup and a turkey sanwhich. Cutting that out would be like loosing a finger: I could live without it but it’d always feel like something was missing 😦

So how do we start the habit of eating well or keeping to a specific diet? I’m sure you’ve heard that it takes 30 days of repetition to form a habit….so it would stand to reason that the same would hold true for starting a diet, right? Well, if you are like me, you start on a new leaf with good intentions but fall back into old traps of compfort. “I shouldn’t eat pizza….but I’m too tired to cook. I deserve a reward anyway.” Or “I know this pasta dish will make me feel lathargic for hours….but it tastes sooo good. I can get my chores done tomarrow.”

So what’s the solution? How can we maintain a healthy diet without getting discouraged by slip-ups? Graham Hill has powerful philosophy taking the veg-culture by storm! Check out this 4 minute video and post your comments!

What we eat regulates our emotions and our productivity. We need to look at what we eat not simply in items of tastes and textures but as fuel to run this complex machine called the Human Body.

~Breathe Eazy~