Global hell

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source: la Repubblica delle Donne

I’ve received an email from Iceland, from the environmental campaign group www.savingiceland.org. They explain how even this most beautiful island is becoming subject to planetary madness.
A part of the biggest glacier in Europe, the Vatnajokull, will disappear to make way for the construction of the Karahnjukar dam. This will bury one of the few remaining paradises on this planet once 150 metres of water flow into place on top of it.

The dam will be used to produce electricity. The electricity will produce aluminium .

For the following 50 years the Icelandic Government will sell the electricity to Alcoa, a multinational aluminium producer.

Alcoa closes 2 production units in the United States and moves to Iceland. This reduces their costs. Iceland is allowed to increase its pollution by 10% under the Kyoto Agreement.

Aluminium production is massively polluting and also one of the causes of the greenhouse effect.

Summing up:
- a terrestrial paradise will be destroyed
- global pollution will be continued
- the people of Iceland will be punished for not having polluted up to now (the virtuous are allowed to import pollution from elsewhere)
- Alcoa is the winner

But who else would Alcoa want as its best ally if not an Italian company?
In fact Impregilo is participating in this tomfoolery by constructing the dam and according to the association Savingiceland it is using intimidation against the ecologists and it is oppressing its own employees.

According to la Repubblica delle Donne Impregilo is also involved in scandals involving kick-backs in Lesotho.

Long live Italy, the Italy that works, the Italy that exports!

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YEah Beppe!thanks a lot!i saw it with my eyes this summer at the protest cam of saving iceland.what they are doing is such a brutality...and is nice to see that people worry about it!

Posted by: Helena Ruiz | September 6, 2008 12:09 PM


The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.


A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.


FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

http://www.planetsave.com/ps_mambo/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&Itemid=75&func=view&id=68&catid=6

http://www.earthnewswire.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=89&page=viewtopic&t=11


sushil_yadav

Posted by: sushil_yadav | September 30, 2006 06:21 AM


Ansa di oggi; una domanda mi sorge spontanea: chi misurava le temperature un milione di anni fa?

Nasa, temperature di un grado piu' alte
(ANSA)- NEW YORK, 25 set - La Terra non e' mai stata cosi' calda da un milione di anni,soprattutto nell'area del Pacifico dove si verificano fenomeni alla 'El Nino'. Lo hanno ipotizzato oggi a New York esperti dell'Istituto Goddard per gli Studi Spaziali della Nasa. Secondo uno degli esperti, James Hansen, la Terra presenterebbe temperature di un grado piu' alte rispetto a quelle di un milione di anni fa, e l'aumento sarebbe addirittura stato di 0,2 gradi per decennio negli ultimi 30 anni.

Posted by: Renato Lugarini | September 26, 2006 06:43 AM


Questo articolo é molto interessante. Tuttavia, ci sono cose che fanno venire i brividi!
Per esempio, Shell Exploration Ireland é una multinazionale per lo sfruttamento delle risorse naturali che sta tentando di mettere piede in Europa con lo scopo d'implementare l'ormai famosa linea di condotta perpetrata nel resto del mondo.

In definitiva, non solo inquinamento ma anche sfruttamento e dittatura!

Guardate questo sito: www.shelltosea.com

Posted by: Carlo Sabelli | June 6, 2006 05:27 PM


Dal dipartimento di OCEAN Engineering dell'MIT.

Due fatti per motivare trattati come kioto: lo spessore del ghiaccio dell'oceano artico si e ridotto dagli anni 40 del 70%. Quando si raggiungera' lo scioglimento estivo completo (probabilmente nei prosimi decenni) smettera' anche di riflettere nello spazio la radiazione solare, accellerando ulteriormente il riscaldamento.

Il permafrost Canadese e Siberiano ha una temperatura variabile da -0.5 a -10 C .
Se venisse scaldato sopra lo zero comicerebbe a liberare (per decomposizione) l'anidride carbonica
che contiene (che e' uguale alla quantita' gia' contenuta nell'atmosfera).

Posted by: michele zanolin | February 27, 2006 07:36 PM


These things make me want to cry...
And what's worse, there are even people capable of saying (comment by Ripley Morrison): "Liberals like those on this blog have always sounded the same, they oppose progress."
To these unintelligent and short-sighted people, I recommend to read these article (it's a pity there's no English version): http://www.repubblica.it/2006/a/sezioni/scienza_e_tecnologia/lovelock/lovelock/lovelock.html

Sadly yours,

Riccardo Merello
(another angry Genoese)

Posted by: Riccardo Merello | January 17, 2006 02:56 AM


Thank you Beppe. I am tuched to see the foreign people like you join the struggle for our land.

-H.

Posted by: Haukur Hilmarsson | January 10, 2006 02:56 AM


Sono direttamente interessato al progetto Fjardal in quanto lavoro presso il villaggio operaio prendendomi cura degli alloggi dei lavoratori.
Per quanto mi riguarda non ricordo di aver mai avuto un contratto migliore tra le molte esperienze lavorative.
Inoltre pur essendo vegetariano, ormai quasi vegano, non mi sento per nulla discriminato. In cucina preparano sempre vivande differenzate anche dove, da parte mia, consiglio vano il disturbo in merito, considerato riesco ad arrangiarmi con il buffet piu che sufficentemente.
D'altra parte sono sempre stato interessato a tematiche ecologiste, quando presumibilmente cambiamenti di era tipo glaciazione siano influenzati da comportamenti umani, piu o meno giustificabili.
Stimo la sopravvivenza e l evoluzione dell´uomo come individuo -e non come razza (chiamo la questione riproduttiva a parte)- importante tanto quanto la difesa dell' ecosistema, qualora sia scientificamente provato che i due argomenti siano in conflitto.
A riguardo, spiegatemi i nessi logici e i presupposti scientifici, non con argomenti di potere e interesse economico contrario, per cui il ghiacciaio debba per forza scomparire a causa della diga e di seguito Alcoa non rispetti l´ecositema e debba essere "Sconfitta" nel momento in cui presumibilmente cerchi di soddisfare i bisogni dei propri consumatori.

Posted by: Augusto Parolini | January 6, 2006 04:48 PM


Wow this type of reactionary liberalism shows why so many left the continent of Europe for the individual freedom offered by America. Liberals like those on this blog have always sounded the same, they oppose progress. The true progressive movement is one of personal responsibility and limited government. Your predictions of global doom and gloom are always wrong. History is the proof and the reason why your totalitarian liberal movement has failed over and over. Personally I love to see you keep it up so hardworking independent minded people will continue to be turned off by your fascist liberalism. Let the world see how open-minded you are by actually putting my comments on the website. Peace.

Posted by: Ripley Morrison | December 2, 2005 02:08 AM


Do visit the website for the environmental group fighting to save Iceland. Every little helps!

Posted by: Rosie Trenta | October 12, 2005 08:23 PM


A-W-E-S-O-M-E, Beppe! The English version will do. The issues at stake know no border. Now we can reach out to the entire world!
Ze

Posted by: Sandro Ze | October 11, 2005 08:53 PM


go to adriano.

Posted by: fiorenzo borghi | October 11, 2005 05:28 PM


Beppe
why don't you go to ROCK POLITIK ?
in RAI in the trasmission of Adrian Celentan ?

bye
bye
G. CORTI

Posted by: G. CORTI | October 11, 2005 04:43 PM


Hello Beppe!

Thanks from Iceland for raising awareness of our struggle!!

arna

Posted by: Arna Osp | October 11, 2005 04:36 PM


Ciao beppe.
Thank for the englishblog .
We needed so bad.

fiorenzo

Posted by: fiorenzo borghi | October 11, 2005 03:42 PM


hi!

Posted by: alex narrow | October 11, 2005 03:20 PM


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