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    Boy what did we human beings do to this earth

    You no as a metal detector person I find it absolutely insulting and disturbing how much **** we polluted into the earth. Mighty shameful and Iím just talking about what I find a foot or so down. What the hell is the matter with us people. Iím not happy about it regardless of what I can do about it, reminds me of that Indian commercial concerning garbage of America. What the hell is wrong with us. Can u just imagine what is not seen and that includes the waters to. Iíve had enough dam bothers me how ignorant we are, destroying the very dam planet that gave us a clean place, ok going go we are shameful no excuses. Makes a grown man cry

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    Man has always been like that. It's the reason archeologists love excavating where humans used to live.


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Humans overall are not being good stewards of this planet. I'm not sold on global warming - just too many unanswered questions. As for pollution it is pathetic when you go to a campground or a drive in the mountains and see garbage one the roadsides. What was once thought to be a way to reduce energy now plastics are a huge problem. "Islands" of plastic can be found floating in the ocean off the coast of California. Heck, just look at California and the homeless situation and what they are doing to the environment and get this - Denver is looking to make it legal to campout (live) in city parks and you can park your RV/camper on any city street and live in it. With all of the technology we have I'm amazed we cannot find "containers" that can be used where the time it takes to break down into "dirt" is short or "trash bags" breakdown quickly not decades or longer. Yes I hear you.

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    It is sad, and i think we have passed the tipping point. Buried metals and trash-treasures found years later by detectors is not the problem -- rampant destruction of wild nature, both plants and animals, is the problem.

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    Boy what did we human beings do to this earth..

    49er12, the question is actually "Boy what did we human beings do to OURSELVES"

    As a planetary body, the Earth is doing just fine. It's the ability of
    the planet to sustain advanced life that is the issue. The Earth's
    been rotating the Sun for a bit over 4 1/2 Billion years, meaning
    the 300-400 thousand years that humankind has been around
    is only a hiccup in geological time.

    And yes, mankind is now destroying the planet's ability to sustain
    advanced life. Our oceans are full of micro-plastic and who knows
    what else, we've corrupted the atmosphere with our by-products;
    the list could go on and on....

    ..and all of this coming only from the last 250 years.

    The Earth will be just fine for another 3-4 Billion years before
    our star begins to expand and die. Humankind? We'll be lucky
    to make it another 1000 years.
    Last edited by DizzyDigger; May 15, 2019 at 05:04 AM.
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    I've lived in rural IL most of my life. It's cleaner now than it's ever been. I'm not talking about underground, but the roadsides and farms. In the 50's and 60's there was so much trash on the sides of the roads it wasn't funny. Junk farms with old rusted equipment everywhere. Now, there's few junk farms left and the roadsides are way cleaner than n the past. I think we're doing better around here anyway. Gary

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    Almost every time I'm hiking deep in the woods, I come across Mylar Balloons that were accidentally or intentionally released. I have found as many as 3 several times. And then there are the empty pop and beer cans in the woods. If you can carry it in full, you certainly can carry it out empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kansas_Jayhawk View Post
    Humans overall are not being good stewards of this planet. I'm not sold on global warming - just too many unanswered questions. As for pollution it is pathetic when you go to a campground or a drive in the mountains and see garbage one the roadsides. What was once thought to be a way to reduce energy now plastics are a huge problem. "Islands" of plastic can be found floating in the ocean off the coast of California. Heck, just look at California and the homeless situation and what they are doing to the environment and get this - Denver is looking to make it legal to campout (live) in city parks and you can park your RV/camper on any city street and live in it. With all of the technology we have I'm amazed we cannot find "containers" that can be used where the time it takes to break down into "dirt" is short or "trash bags" breakdown quickly not decades or longer. Yes I hear you.
    A lot of people don't know this, but rain forests are responsible for roughly one-third (28%) of the Earth's oxygen but most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants. The remaining 2 percent of Earth's oxygen comes from other sources. So why does mankind use the ocean as a dump and continue to destroy the rain forests

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    Quote Originally Posted by No gold in NY View Post
    A lot of people don't know this, but rain forests are responsible for roughly one-third (28%) of the Earth's oxygen but most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants. The remaining 2 percent of Earth's oxygen comes from other sources. So why does mankind use the ocean as a dump and continue to destroy the rain forests
    why?
    we continue to reproduce as if extinction was at our doorstep, AND we have, by default, opted for quantity over quality
    I have 40 years in the rainforest and arial photos of where I live from the '70s; the destruction is ongoing, relentless, and driven by house building, farming, and roads. So long as we, collectively, are unwilling to address the size of the population -> we are doomed to live and breed in ever more contaminated surroundings.

    Pura Vida (actually a sarcastic punch-line from a '60s movie, adoped by the Ticos)

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    Quote Originally Posted by No gold in NY View Post
    A lot of people don't know this, but rain forests are responsible for roughly one-third (28%) of the Earth's oxygen but most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants. The remaining 2 percent of Earth's oxygen comes from other sources. So why does mankind use the ocean as a dump and continue to destroy the rain forests
    In a word...GREED

    Just to be clear, we need to consider all of this on a Global Scale.
    Many large countries haven't even begun to implement most of
    measures the US has.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

    Dizzy's Super-Simple, Universal Rule of Forum Conduct: Don't be an ass.

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    America is pretty clean except for the cities. If you want to "save" the world you should be speaking in chineese.

    Just another Red teaching coercion and force as virtues, it'll be cleaner when Red says it is. Nothing new under the sun.
    Liberty is the Freedom to do the next Right thing.

    In God We Trust


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    I'm with you 49er. We humans are completely destroying the planet. We can change our lifestyle habits: (eat less animal products, consume less stuff, drive less, recycle more, etc. ) We can un-elect the imbeciles running our country who want to take away regulations affecting the air we breath (that have saved millions of lives by reducing pollution) change to cleaner energy which is completely possible.... Americans are a small part of the world population but we use the most resources and play a large role in messing it up for other people around the world. The rest of the world want our lifestyle. As greedy as it sounds if everyone lived our lifestyle (with basic things like cars, televisions and refrigerators) the planet would go kaput. The thing that I try to wrap my head around is that I pull all this garbage out of the ground where it is litter, and when I dump it in a trash can it goes somewhere else... where that is I don't know but it probably gets burned (creating more pollution) or put in a landfill (essentially it is reburied somewhere else). A small portion of it goes to my club that collects scrap metal.
    Last edited by xcopperstax; May 15, 2019 at 09:19 AM. Reason: wanted to add additional info
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    TIC-TOC, TIC-TOC, TIC-TOC.
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    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    As greedy as it sounds if everyone lived our lifestyle (with basic things like cars, televisions and refrigerators) the planet would go kaput.
    Yet you still have your car t.v. and refrigeration?

    I really don't believe that you are as dedicated to the cause as you imply.
    Real of Tayopa and boogeyman like this.
    Liberty is the Freedom to do the next Right thing.

    In God We Trust


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    eat, drink, and be merry
    for tomorrow we shall die

    (not original BTW)

 

 
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