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The Good Earth by poasterchild The Good Earth by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is in the public domain.

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Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In my country (Germany) which is characterized by the promotion of green energy (a primitive knockabout comedy) and the wish of a energy change - away from coal, oil, nuclear to regenerative energy - fracking shale gas is called an unofficial possibility.
I call it a rape of nature and the earth.

Unfortunately I'm not an originator of a
solar powered computer...and to find out where my power and heath of my current provider comes from is difficult (mix of wind, bio-gas, oil).
However, I hate fracking...but everyone needs energy...and he is also resonsible to know where his energy comes from (as I mentioned above this can be difficult), but I try to change to completely to solar and to bio-gas from local sources and act addionally
very power saving.

To have a real weapon against fracking you have
to minimize the customers...poisoned soils, water and the local people with their problems who live near the the fracking areas will not really impress the companies. Only the lack of money will change something, because money rules unfortunately the world.:(

Well, I don't know the situation in the USA and Canada, but in my country it is possible to know from where the power comes from and you have the possiblity (with difficulties) to change to
environmentally friendly alternatives.

However, what I like to say -  everybody
is has the responsibility.

Great picture and great message!:) And sorry for the long comment.^^




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so damn true !
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Kagehahen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Not even animals crap where they eat and sleep - and we're supposed to be smarter - sigh.
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Some animals eat their own crap, though. Some even eat each other's crap.

I dunno if that fits in with your metaphor, but it's an interesting tidbit.
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Kagehahen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Well, technically, we do too, when we use fertilizer and such, so that's a good point. But it sort of feels different when humans crap on things, don't you think?
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I don't think fertilizer counts, since we use animal waste instead of human waste.
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Kagehahen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
It might given the fact that human waste is now pretty toxic. Besides, when animals crap on things, it doesn't mean the same thing - if you go at it from a symbolic way from a human perspective - who likes being crapped on - which we do to each other and the planet regularly.
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ShockDr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
i cannot even begin to describe what i am feeling right now. you are incredible, and i am eased knowing you are here. thank you for existing.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:blush:
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ShockDr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
nice sig btw
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Daedor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Vanilla earth was better.
Nerf pollution.
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Broyolo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You win. You win the internet.

Honestly fracking is both good and bad. As a long term solution it's bad in multiple ways. Increasing our dependency on oil while removing incentives to move towards green energy. It is good, however in that it removes much of our foreign dependence on oil.
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xDx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
If I could add on to what poasterchild said, the way the oil and gas industry are regulated (read: they're not), this isn't removing any of our dependence on foreign fuels because foreign lands are exactly where OUR fracked natural gas is going because it's selling at a higher price overseas versus the record low it's at in the US. So these corporations are getting rich sending our fuel overseas, destroying and polluting our land, poisoning our water, killing and getting our people sick, all so they can make a higher profit. And once the natural gas reserves run dry here they'll get another war started overseas so they can frack that nation and sell those natural gas reserves back to the US at a high premium.

That is, of course, unless we wake up and take action - or if we finally drive the climate too far in the wrong direction and cause our own demise, whichever occurs first. If there's one silver lining, and it's thin, it's that wind and solar are growing at rates far faster than oil, coal, gas, and their ilk, and without the corporate welfare (sorry, "subsidies") those industries get to boot.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Actually, the increase in the natural gas supply has reduced the burning of coal to produce electricity; it has had no effect on oil imports because oil is rarely burned to generate electric power in the United States.
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