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Apple Products = Environmentally Unfriendly?

Most people love to use Apple products, whether it be for the simplicity of use, or the elegance of design.  However, what many may not know, is that Apple also ranked last in Greenpeace’s list of environmentally conscious tech companies.

“Apple has come bottom of the most comprehensive green league table of technology companies because of its heavy reliance on “dirty data” centres.   The list, which is compiled by Greenpeace and released in San Francisco on Thursday, shows that the company relies heavily on highly polluting coal power at the sites that house its banks of servers.”

The Greenpeace report is certainly terrible news (view the Greenpeace Dirty Data Report), and like most big corporations, they follow the wants of their shareholders before the needs of the enviornment.  But what does this all really mean?

Will it mean that people stop buying the iPhone?  Does it mean that if I show up at environmental meeting, the activists will not use Apple products?  There in lies the challenge and hypocrisy.  People may throw up their arms and shout murder, but at the end of the day, for a company that basically created the smartphone, tablet, and portable music craze, there will be no reprucussions.  I am sure they will issue a statement explaining their point of view, and how Greenpeace made miscalculations, etc. But in order to have a true impact, people would need to express their frustration by spending their money elsewhere, and from my observations, people are excited to recommend changes, but will never change themselves.

So, “boo” for Apple for not being environmentally conscious, but nothing is going change until it hits their bottom line.

PS:  The man who invented the internet, Al Gore, sits on the Board of Directors fo Apple (yes, the man in the movie the Inconvenient Truth).

Gulf Oil Spill - Blundered by Government

As many of you know, I am big into nature, the environment, etc.  The Gulf Oil Spill has been one of the worst environmental disasters – IN HISTORY.  Its huge – many, many, multiple times larger than the Exxon Valdez in Alaska.  Yet the government, along with BP, have done nothing but blunder efforts to clean-up and contain the spill.  They have little idea of what they are doing, the president is playing golf, BP is not moving fast enough, etc.  A complete disaster!!

Here is what was officially said by the White House and Obama team on June 15th:

<<The Obama administration’s plan to contain oil leaking from a deepwater pipeline could be sucking up as much as 90 percent of the spewing oil by the end of June.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that the strategy BP is pursuing — at the behest of the federal government — will have a high efficiency rate in containing the oil spill by the time the end of this month [June] rolls around.

“I think the containment strategy that the Coast Guard and the federal government pushed BP to accelerate will capture most of the oil that is leaking from the Gulf right now,” Gibbs said during an appearance on “Good Morning America” on ABC this morning. 

Gibbs said he “absolutely” agreed with reported assessments that the strategy could mean an effective containment rate of 90 percent of the leaking oil [by end of June].>>

As of today, the oil is spilling at the same rate that it did over two months ago.

Anyway, here is a funny parody of what’s happening…

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Nature - Nothing Is Better

A photographer from Seattle, took picture of a baby polar bear cub that was taken outdoors for the very first time by its mother.  No matter, what man tries to produce, nothing is as beautiful as nature.  Take a look at this article/pictures, and you won’t be able to tell me differently.

Nature - Nothing Beats It!

Welcome To The Start Of The Mini Ice Age

So if you have been following what I have been saying, you know that I have been extremely skeptical of this whole global warming non-sense, believing that it is more of an excuse to control what we say/do.  I also believe that they ignore the true problem about a lack of clean drinking water, and general air/ocean pollution.  As always, when money is involved, power corrupts, and the true issues are ignored and blurred by greed.

Here is a link to one of the many articles that explain more accurately what is happening:

Article:  The mini ice age starts

You Need More Vitamin D – Yes You!

So with all the fads around diets and exercise, the one fad that can’t be changed or manipulated is that the body was incredibly built.  Its really amazing all the things the body can do, left to its own device it doesn’t need fancy supplements or medicines.  One important vitamin that we do not get enough of is Vitamin D. You will need at least 200 units/day.  Here is the link to the article [Vitamin D].  Here is where you can get it from:

Global Warming?? Tell The Quechua People.

In another blast against what I believe is the farce surrounding global warming, it turns out that the Quechua people, who have spent thousands of years in the mountains, are being forced out and dying due to frigid temperatures.

So sad to hear this, because I visited Peru earlier this year on a trek up to Machu Picchu, and have seen the Quechua people (I was also cold in my tent, though I don’t attribute it to changing climates!).  Also note what the one Quechuan person mentions as the biggest problem – lack of water (something I have said for a long time).

Peru’s mountain people face fight for survival in a bitter winter