If scientific research is to survive in today’s political climate of alternate facts, the way scientists communicate needs to evolve. A great example of that evolution is the Montana Climate Assessment. Great job Montana!
September 18, 2017
The Berkeley Pit is more than just a giant whole in the ground filled with acidic water. The Pit’s water is enriched with mineral commodities and its macrobiotic communities have potential to fight disease.
Humanity can’t be blamed for the destruction caused by Plate Tectonics; therefore, the theory can be accepted without a guilty conscience. As a race, we don’t want to take responsibility for our own destruction. We are responsible for the rate at which the earth is warming due to increased green house gas emissions. It’s easier to pretend the inevitable isn’t happening than to accept the responsibility for our own fate.
Dark black and gray speckled cliffs of shonkinite with interspersed layers of pale sandstone surround the emerald lake. Lost lake has had limited human influence with only one farmhouse along the western rim. There is no one else for miles. The lake remains a remnant of geologic history, hidden from most of mankind. As the sun started to fall in the western sky, I took one last stare at the western rim imagining a magnificent waterfall fed by the prehistoric and magnificent Missouri River.
What is Environmental Vitality
What is Environmental Vitality
Natural and Man-Made Environment
There are two main components to Environmental Vitality, the natural world and the man-made world. The natural world doesn’t have to be non-anthropogenic, meaning before man’s influence. In our society it would be hard to find a system or ecosystem that hasn’t been influenced by mankind. Examples of the natural world, as they pertain to environmental vitality, include natural resources, earth science, environmental science, climate, and the management of resources.
The other component to environmental vitality is the man-made world, or the society for which we live. This includes buildings, infrastructure, our homes, our community, our government, our global economy and and even the internet. Our environment includes everything that surrounds us and makes up our life.
The Essential Components of Environmental Vitality
An Environmental Vitality Example
An example of of using the process of Experimental Vitality to enhance our Environmental Vitality would be sustainability. For instance, “can we maintain our current rate of agricultural production in the future using the same agricultural practices of today?” You can look at it from a local perspective or a national perspective. But I can break sustainability down and look at it from the individual perspective.
Can I make choices that create a sustainable future? Can I choose my consumption and dictate sustainable practices? What is sustainable in my current environment. If I live in an area that is more susceptible to drought, what makes sense, what should I be eating? Should I buy seasonal food? What is the global impact to my purchases?
Can One Person Make a Difference
And it is hard not to think, “I’m one person, I can’t make a difference.”
How is one person going to make an impact? Well, that is where Experimental Vitality as a movement becomes very powerful. It’s about making choices for our society as a whole. Moving forward as an individual first but then as a society second.
You can make a personal choice to recycle; another choice to enact recycling at your office; voting for regulations that fosters a reusable culture; lastly teaching your children sustainable and environmentally friendly behaviors for future management.
It’s about the next generation and leaving a legacy that isn’t a big mess to clean up.