Authored By Dave Webb
The world's farm land appears to be turning into deserts. With all of our science and all of our learning on crops, why?
I think it is because of the dismissal of rules of common sense and from the Bible.
Factory farms are just plain wrong.
The Bible basically states we should rotate crops. Those crops should rotate and land should be allowed to recover once every seventh year. That means letting it grow wild on the seventh year.
Every once in a while we need to have a Jubilee year where everything goes back to the way it started.
Basically that is what the Bible says. To me it is a handbook on how to run Planet Earth.
When you go against the basics, then things fall apart.
The biggest failed experiment in history was the use of land prior to the great depression of the 30s. The result was a wrecked ecology. The dust storms of Oklahoma need no comment.
We have gotten away from those basics with the factory farms. Factory farms are not efficient, contrary to what people think. (Read More....)
(authored by Dave Webb)
I am not a farmer. Nor am I an engineer. So I am really surprised by the lack of engineering in the farming community to offset the drought conditions we have experienced this year.
Our planet is covered in oceans of water that is not capable of supporting our farming community. It has way too much salt in it.
Our oceans provide us with a lot of oxygen. The Sun produces the energy that makes the oceans into distilled water in the form of vapor. These are the clouds we see in the sky. This process is natural. It recycles the water on the planet over our lands to produce rain for our crops.
It does not take an engineer or a scientist to figure out what is going on. When the Gulf of Mexico had an oil spill a few years ago, it did a climate change on us. Oil is capable of floating on water. I don't understand all the engineering of this. But with this huge spill, the water does not condense into clouds over the Gulf. So what you have is a drought all over the Eastern side of the continent. The other side (Read More....)
In our attempt to learn the rules of how things work, we have learned that it is a lot more complicated than we ever dreamed. If there are limits those limits are so beyond our thinking that most of us cannot even think that big or that small.
There appears to be a physical speed limit of space and time. It is huge. I cannot even conceive of 186,125+ miles per second. Einstein stated this limit in his General Theory of Relativity. Yet the Universe itself is huge. The nearest Star System to our own is 4.5 light years from here. That is the speed of light traveling at 186,125+ miles per second for an entire Earth Year. We are just now beginning to realize just how huge it is. Not only is our own Galaxy huge, it is surrounded by other galaxies just as huge. The numbers are beyond most people's comprehension. I do not dispute what our scientists have found. I marvel at the immense size of it all.
If there is a beginning of time, no one has been able to determine exactly when it began. Physicists and Astronomers working together have come up with a figure in the billions of years, possibly 13.5 billion years. No one knows how long it (Read More....)
Mission trips are designed primarily to bring hope to underdeveloped areas of the world where need is great. Although this task is accomplished largely by teaching people in these areas about the power of this concept, rebuilding the environment is another effective way that this feeling of hope is restored. In areas where people have limited access to clean water, no housing and painful infectious diseases, it's nearly impossible to lift the spirits of the citizens without first providing for their very basic needs.
Because many mission trips focus on these aspects of life-improvement first and foremost, these service projects have a dramatic impact on the environment on a global scale. If you want to do your part to contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment across the globe, mission trips are just one simple way you can make this possible.
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Recently, I wrote about the “Green Revolution” (which I called the Greed Revolution), and some not-commonly-published, negative side effects which that revolution may have had on food. I told of studies which indicate that hybrid corn may fall considerably short of the nutrient content of open pollinated (O.P.) corn. I speculated that one reason that botanists began hybridizing plants used for food was so that those plants would not need as many nutrients, of which our soils are deficient in forms available to plants. (That's why our soils are often called “depleted soils.” They're depleted of available nutrients.) In lieu of attempting to raise the quality of our soils to where that quality was when the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock, or, ideally, to attempt to bring them back to “Garden of Eden” levels of quality, if we could know the (Read More....)
What does God think about the environment?
Is God an environmentalist?
Typically most "religious" people have not wanted to be identified as environmentalists.
And many environmentalists have been very hesitant to be identified with religion.
But the reality is that God cares about the environment.
So why aren't we taking care of it?
Today it seems like almost everyone is talking about saving the environment, but the reality is that humanity is doing far more damage to the environment than ever before.
What mankind is doing to the earth that we have been given is absolutely inexcusable. We are filling up our air, land, rivers and oceans with a never ending onslaught of toxins, chemicals, carcinogens, pharmaceutical drugs, plastics and human waste.
We are systematically destroying the habitats of literally thousands of species and we are witnessing extinctions at a pace that is absolutely unprecedented.
We are completely raping this planet's resources and depleting them at a staggering rate that most of humanity simply does not understand.
We are depleting the oceans and the topsoil so fast (Read More....)
Welcome to Save The Environment!
We have reached a point in human history where mankind has discovered some amazing technology and has achieved some truly remarkable advancements, but at the same time that technology and those advancements have given mankind the ability to literally destroy the environment around them.
Today humanity is enjoying a lifestyle that our ancestors never could have dreamed of, but at the same time we are destroying the air, soil and water, we are depleting the earth of resources at a mind boggling rate and we are literally filling up the planet with our garbage.
So what is going to happen? Are we going to destroy the earth due to our own sloth? Are we destined to turn the earth into an uninhabitable hellhole? Or can we hope for something better?
Well, one of the goals of this site is to promote practices that will turn us from being abusers of the earth and into caretakers of the earth. We have all been given this wonderful planet on which to live, but with that privilege comes responsibility.
If only we all would work together, we could do something about this massive environmental mess that we find ourselves in. But will we?
Another of the goals of this site is to get the community (Read More....)