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Dismantling Nature's Infrastructure: Part 3--Nature Down For Count

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By Frosty Wooldridge

 

"Wecskaop: What Every Citizen Should Know About Our Planet":  This book rivets readers via the fact that you can ‘see’ it in action today all over the planet.  For example:  all the news and talk shows for the past week spent hours on the tragic collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis.

 

As a prophetic reminder, in 1950 Eleanor Roosevelt said, “We must stop running around trying to save ourselves after a tragedy has already occurred.  Unfortunately, history clearly shows that we arrive at catastrophe by failing to act when we should have acted.  The opportunity passes us by and the next disaster is always more difficult and compounded than the last one.”

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In the most advanced society in the world prior to Hurricane Katrina, engineers at LSU warned politicians in New Orleans and Louisiana that levees were not sufficient to protect the city in case of a category 4 or 5 hurricane.  Nobody listened to the academics!   We know what happened.

Engineers provided warnings and notice of deficient structural integrity for more than 100,000 US bridges for years—true to form politicians and officialdom proved impotent.

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Now we hear TV pundits lament, "We take our infrastructure for granted...why wasn't something done when the deficiency ratings were issued?"

On an environmental note from (Weks-ka-op)“Wecskaop: What Every Citizen Should Know About Our Planet” by August Anson, here is an environmental thought:

“The planet's top biologists and climatologists have been warning about the

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damage that our exploding numbers are doing to earth's environmental

infrastructure for thirty years.

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Frosty Wooldridge Bio: Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His books (more...)
 

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