Friday, June 23, 2017

The Earth Natural Resources are Not Endless.

"The Earth Natural Resources are Not Endless."

The ecological footprint measures human demand on nature, i.e., the quantity of nature it takes to support people or an economy. It tracks this demand through an ecological accounting system. The accounts contrast the biologically productive area people use for their consumption to the biologically productive area available within a region or the world (biocapacity). In short, it is a measure of human impact on Earth's ecosystem and reveals the dependence of the human economy on natural capital.
The ecological footprint is defined as the biologically productive area needed to provide for everything people use: fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, wood, fibers, absorption of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel use, and space for buildings and roads. Biocapacity is the productive area that can regenerate what people demand from nature.
Footprint and biocapacity can be compared at the individual, regional, national or global scale. Both footprint and biocapacity change every year with number of people, per person consumption, efficiency of production, and productivity of ecosystems. At a global scale, footprint assessments show how big humanity's demand is compared to what planet Earth can renew. Global Footprint Network calculates the ecological footprint from UN and other data for the world as a whole and for over 200 nations. They estimate that as of 2013, humanity has been using natural capital 1.6 times as fast as nature can renew it. Our Planet Earth is NOT ABLE to SUSTAIN these growing numbers.
Ecological footprint analysis is widely used around the Earth in support of sustainability assessments. It can be used to measure and manage the use of resources throughout the economy and explore the sustainability of individual lifestyles, goods and services, organizations, industry sectors, neighborhoods, cities, regions and nations. Since 2006, a first set of ecological footprint standards exist that detail both communication and calculation procedures. The latest version is the updated standards from 2009..
The root of many early forms of civilization, agriculture has been a primary reason for anthropization. In order to cultivate food or breed animals, land needs to be altered to support these activities. This could mean that soil is tilled or structures are built in order to facilitate the agriculture. 
These activities can lead to soil erosion, pollution (pesticides, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.), and subsequently -habitat fragmentation, and overall -an increased ecological footprint. It is also worth noting that the line between agriculture and industry often overlaps, and many of these effects take place as a result of industry as well.



Especially -with approximately 7.5 BILLION HUMANS inhabiting the Earth, this typically aligns with an increase in residences worldwide. Over the years, land has been built upon in order to meet the needs and wants of humans. This can range from small villages to massive factories, water parks to apartments. The process of urbanization and the development of human residences can significantly affect the environment. Not only does the physical space of buildings fragment habitats and possibly endanger species, but also it fundamentally alters the habitat for any other living being. For some species, this effect can be inconsequential, but for many this can have a dramatic impact. The biosphere is very much interconnected, and this means that if one organism is affected, then as a result -the other organisms within this ecosystem and food chain are also affected.
As well, within the last century, with any urbanized area there also needs to be roads to support transportation. This transportation is a continued source of pollution, and the roads are a large source of soil erosion.
In order to support humans, industrial buildings and processes are apparently essential. To create more urban development, and to aid agriculture, many products need to be processed, refined, or constructed. The key component to this is that in order to have factories, the materials used to create a product need to be gathered. For the wide range of products that have been created and refined in this anthropological age, there is a plethora of substances that are harvested. Many of these materials are non-renewable (e.g. fossil fuel, metal ores, etc.) and the harvest of these results in relatively permanent anthropization. For resources that are depended on in high quantity, this can also mean temporary depletion or damage to the source of the resource (e.g. depletion or pollution of fresh water reserves, improper or inefficient silviculture, etc.). Even sustainable or renewable industrial anthropization still affects the environment. While the resource in question may not be in jeopardy, the harvest and processing of this can still cause severe change and damage to the whole environment.
To power the ever-growing human race, energy is needed. Power-harvesting structures are built to harness energy, such as dams, windmills, and nuclear reactors. These sources of energy ultimately fuel the rest of anthropological activity and are essential in this way. However, many of these methods have consequences. With dams, construction aside, they can cause flooding, habitat fragmentation, and other effects. With nuclear reactors, they have a lasting effect in that typically a lifespan of one of these is around 50 years, -and afterwards, the nuclear waste needs to be dealt with and the structure itself needs to be shut down and cannot be used further. To safely dispose of this even low-level waste can take hundreds of years, ranging upwards with increased radioactivity. To produce, and -as a result of this production of energy, it requires a lot of anthropized land.
Obviously the change in population has a direct effect on the anthropological impact, but changes in technology and knowledge have greatly changed anthropization throughout the Holocene. The tools that have been developed and the evolution of the methods that humans use in order to anthropize have changed drastically. For example, the Great Pyramids in Egypt were not constructed by some large machine, instead by thousands of humans. They were still able to build massive monuments, but the efficiency, and also the environmental damage -as a result of their efforts- is much different than today. This is just an example. However, it does show that the environmental effect of modern anthropization is generally greater, not just because of the sizable increase in population when comparing today to ancient times. The pollution and loss of biodiversity was largely natural, not man-made, and the anthropization existed on a much lower level. As the over-population of the Earth continues to increase -for the foreseeable future, this anthropization will continue to evolve.

Until we write again.
Poet Starry.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

This Blog Retired. I'm a Desert Island. Read My Older Posts, if you Wish.

This Blog Retired.
I'm a Desert Island.
Read My Older Posts, if you Wish...
They are interesting posts. (Click to enlarge photos)
Read My Older Posts, if you Wish...
They are interesting posts.
Read My Older Posts, if you Wish...
They are interesting posts.
I think I have already written enough, 
and covered special topics 
of paramount importance.
It's about time to do good things, 
in order to prevent extinction...
Actions speak louder than words.
Sadly, I'm going to a Journey of no return...
I'm a Desert Island with a lion's heart.
Nice meeting you, world!!
Sad Starry.

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Lessons in This Blog will Go on a Season Break.

The Lessons in This Blog will Go on a Season Break.
If you Wish to Contact me, Write your Comment here.
Please, Include Your Email, so that I might be able to Reply...
Thanks in advance for reading my posts, 
 and showing your kindness!
Your gentle friendship was given to me as a real blessing from God to my heart.
As a gift to you in return for the New Year 2016, 
I'll include a poem that I wrote awhile ago.


If you wish, you may place my poem in a wooden frame,
just to decorate some of your home walls.
I really love Country Style for my own home!
You may visit My Artistic Corner Blog at anytime, if you want to...
ALL MY BLOGS ARE LISTED IN MY COMPLETE PROFILE.
I am so glad to have met you all, dear readers. 
I hope you come back to visit me again...

God's Peace be with you all.

Hope, Peace & Love,

POET STARRY.

Friday, December 4, 2015

"Do NOT KILL MOTHERS!! Their BABIES will Become ORPHANS."

"Do NOT KILL MOTHERS! Their BABIES will Become ORPHANS.
Be a Candle in the Dark with a Compassionate Heart!
Let me be outspoken, something of paramount importance, and predicate some facts!
I am unable to hide my artistic mind and soul, or preserve my inner thoughts -inside an invisible grave- which crave to come out to the light at the end of a dark tunnel. The outlook of the stormy tempest overburdened my feeble harmony making my spirit crash, or be carried away by an overflowing wind. My life has been overdue. It is about time to pay the bills in full. Metaphorically speaking, it looks like the wind was raging, then the sea would fly into a rage making sailing harder or even impossible.  Can you row a boat against the wind?... Well, this is what my life has been all about, rowing against the wind.  The wrong doers outnumbered the good ones,  and I got deeply confused about who was right, or who was wrong. 
I have always had my own moral values, and it seems as if I was misunderstood...
The worst kind of pain is when you are smiling just to stop the tears from falling.
MY TEARS WILL FLOOD THE WORLD...
I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT ANIMALS.
EXTINCTION IS FOREVER.
I AGREE WITH HER GREAT MESSAGE.
Majestic Elephants, Endangered Species. Do NOT BUY IVORY!
Elephants' tusks belong to them.
Extinction will be forever.
BABY ELEPHANTS, ORPHANS PROJECT IN AFRICA.
It'll take 7 to 8 years to release an elephant to the Wild.
Do NOT KILL THEIR MOTHERS!!
African Elephants live in a Family of Love & Respect.
Heartbroken Baby Orphan Elephant mourns her Dead Mother.
Evil doers killed her mom for the ivory trade.
Orphan baby elephant mourns her dead mother, and stays with her.
Evil doers killed her mom for the ivory trade.
Baby Orphan Elephant refused to leave her dead mother.
She cried to death. The baby saw the murder of her mom.
Evil doers killed her mom for the ivory trade.
Humans are the worst predators, the most evil on Planet Earth.
Giraffes are also Endangered Species in Africa.
They are in danger, because of the deadly trophy hunt.
RHINOS ARE ALSO ENDANGERED SPECIES
ON THE BRINK TO EXTINCTION.
THEY ARE ONLY 600 RHINOS LEFT IN AFRICA.
In this photo, the Orphan Baby Rhino was looking at her dead mother.
She also witnessed when her mom got killed. The baby refused to leave her mom.
Evil doers killed her mom for the horn trade in Africa.
Baby Orphan Rhino lost her mom, and she refused to leave her alone.
You can clearly see -by looking at this sad image- how much this baby loved her mom.
Evil doers killed her mom for the horn trade.
Baby fawn sleeps next to her dead mom pretending or dreaming that she is still alive.
The fawn refused to leave her dead mother. Cruel Hunters killed her mom.
DO NOT KILL  MOTHERS!! THEIR BABIES WILL BECOME ORPHANS.
PHOTO OF A DEAD MOTHER DOG WITH HER PUPPIES.
SHE WAS RUN OVER BY A BUS.
HER PUPPIES WOULD NOT LEAVE THEIR MOM,
and THEY EVEN FED MILK FOR DAYS OVER MOTHER'S DEAD BODY.
DO NOT KILL MOTHERS!! THEIR BABIES WILL BECOME ORPHANS.
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY!!
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS!!
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BABY & CHILDREN ABUSERS!!
BELIEVE ME! I AM NOT AFRAID TO DIE...
THIS IS MY LAST POST FOR THIS YEAR 2015.
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH THOSE YOU LOVE!!
HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!!
WE PRAY FOR A BETTER WORLD WITH BETTER PEOPLE...
I AM A SOLDIER IN THE ALMIGHTY ARMY OF GOD.
I AM A CHRISTIAN MOTHER & GRANDMOM TOO.
I LOVE MY CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN!
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.
GOD'S PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL.
THANK YOU FOR READING MY POSTS!!
UNTIL WE WRITE AGAIN.
POET STARRY.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

SUMMER SWALLOW.

SUMMER SWALLOW.  GOLONDRINA DE VERANO.
Thanks for caring and for asking about these magnificent birds, my friends! 
Yes! I think they migrate from San Francisco, California to South America back and forth. They travel thousands and thousands of kilometers and miles to live in Summer Time all year round. So, in other words, when the cool weather hits in California, these birds will fly away and migrate to the southern part of South America, where they find REFUGE. 
Can you believe they are all over the place around my window and private terrace? 
I see them flying happily around my place in a skyline building on the top floor. You see I cry tears of joy when I see them here. They are called, "GOLONDRINAS" in Spanish. I LOVE THEM WITH ALL MY HEART & SOUL!! 
I Love Birds & Golondrina de Verano...
Thank you for reading my posts!!
Have a Blessed Season!

Until we write again...

Poet Starry.

Friday, October 9, 2015

"SAVE THE WHALES BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!"

"SAVE THE WHALES BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
The title says it all, "Save the Whales  before it's too late!"
I include the Link to the Website which is dedicated
to help Save the Whales. CLICK to VIEW their Webpage:
www.savethewhales.org
They compose and sing SONGS to make people aware
about our natural environment, which is so vulnerable
with its endangered species in a way to extincion -due
to human overpopulation, human actions, killing
and destroying animals' natural habitats.
They compose and sing SONGS to UNITE PEOPLE
and SAVE THE WHALES.
They sing SONGS TO HEAL OUR PLANET EARTH.
Their SONGS are also Online in You Tube.
Now, I expose the Bad News...
Beautiful Whales and Beautiful Dolphins Massacre
in Faroe Island, Europe is happening every year.
Japan and other Countries round the World have been Hunting Whales for Centuries.
Whaling or Whale Hunting, and numbers of Whales being Killed each year,
are sending Whale populations under 
THE  THREAT  TO  EXTINCTION.
Whales Population in Antarctic, South Atlantic, have been dramatically reduced due to human hunting.
If Whales go Extinct one day, they will only be
skeletons of them displayed in Museums of 
Natural Science round the world.
Please, Save the Whales, Save the Species,
SAVE  OUR  PLANET  EARTH!!
Come and Help us Save the Whales
Before they Disappear from Our Planet Earth.
Until we write again...
Poet Starry.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Today's Old Story. Daktari, Old TV Series.

Today´s Old Story. 
“Daktari” was an American chidren’s drama adventure Series aired on CBS TV between 1966 to 1969. The story was about the adventures of an American Veterinarian working for an African Wildlife Reserve, and a Study Center for Animal Behaviour in East Africa. 
The show follows the work of Dr. Tracy, his daughter, and his stuff, who frequently protected animals from poachers. Dr. Tracy’s pets were a cross-eyed lion named “Clarence”, and a chimpanzee named “Judy.” Their animals were very popular. My mom and I used to watch “Daktari” Show in our black and white TV Set when I was a child. I remember those days. In my ealy childhood I have developed my true love for animals, especially cats in all forms, small and big ones… If you are old enough, you might remember “Daktari, and Clarence, the cross-eyed lion.” Have you ever watched “Daktari?” I wonder...
I LOVE LIONS!!

UNTIL WE WRITE AGAIN...

POET STARRY.