Mar 22 2010

Today is Earth Day. What About Us?

Category: Earth,Planet Earth,Quotes About MJ,VideosSeven @ 11:05 am

Happy Mother’s Day, Earth! Today is Earth Day!

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Earthquakes, tsunamis, unprecedented seismic activity, disastrous weather patterns, and environmental pollution are all clear and visible warning signs that we have wreaked far too much havoc on Planet Earth. The evidence, unfortunately, is all around us. The most recent examples are the disastrous earthquakes this year in Haiti and now Chile. Before that, in 2005, there was Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans with Category 3 and 4 intensity, and in 2004, the horrific Indian Ocean tsunami that killed over 200,000 people. We can all appreciate the devastating effect those tragedies have had on humanity.

We seem to live in a world where pollution, mass evacuations, gridlocked escape routes, declared states of emergency, rising death tolls, and emergency disaster assistance are now the norm, not the exception. Every time something like this occurs, we courageously shift into action through personal initiative, volunteerism, or by supporting the relief efforts of the International Red Cross, Red Crescent, Unicef, and other humanitarian agencies that are dispatched to alleviate the human suffering and address the physical damage affecting those communities and their citizens.

While those actions are commendable, we need to recognize that we are treating the symptom when we should also be addressing the cause. Otherwise, the vicious cycle of disasters we have witnessed in recent years will continue with increasing ferocity. It’s all well and good to sound the environmental alarm and pay lip service to our concerns about the ongoing degradation and destruction of our planet. But, we also have to take responsibility for our actions and recognize the ways in which we have contributed to the growing number of major disasters which have hit us worldwide with accelerating regularity. Most importantly, we have to take concrete action towards making a positive change. Our environmental stewardship has never been more urgently needed.

If we don’t learn to respect our planet before it’s too late, we will not have one left to enjoy even in our lifetime. Each year the evidence is increasingly apparent that our continuing irresponsible treatment of our environment is ruining the planet as we know it. Clearly, time is running out. The question is, what can we do about it? There’s an old expression that our currency in life is how we treat one another. We need to apply that same ethical standard to Planet Earth because, if we don’t, we won’t have to worry about how we treat one another in the future. We will all be extinct.

In his lifetime, Michael Jackson was always deeply concerned about the environment and what was happening to our planet and its citizens. He had great faith in us. We must honor his legacy and his confidence in humanity. It is up to all of us to think globally and recognize that we are all in this together and have a vital role to play. Together, in a spirit of cooperation and moving towards a common goal, we must take the appropriate action.

There’s nothing that can’t be done if we raise our voice as one.  -Michael Jackson.

– by ‘Insanity X‘, March 25, 2010 – Justice for Michael.

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Nov 23 2009

Will we wait until our cities are submerged and our rainforests are a desert before we ACT?

Category: Photos,Planet Earth,VideosSeven @ 5:38 pm

I remember writing Earth Song when I was in Austria, in a hotel. And I was feeling so much pain and so much suffering of the plight of the Planet Earth. And for me, this is Earth’s Song, because I think nature is trying so hard to compensate for man’s mismanagement of the Earth. And with the ecological unbalance going on, and a lot of the problems in the environment, I think earth feels the pain, and she has wounds, and it’s about some of the joys of the planet as well. But this is my chance to pretty much let people hear the voice of the planet. And this is “Earth Song”. And that’s what inspired it. And it just suddenly dropped into my lap when I was on tour in Austria.  -Michael Jackson

CLICK image to watch Michael Jackson's Earth Song on YouTube

CLICK image to watch Michael Jackson's Earth Song on YouTube

New report commissioned by WWF and Allianz assesses potential economic consequences of key “tipping points” by mid-century; warns of particularly large exposure along U.S. northeast coast

“With each new study, the alarm bells become deafeningly clear that climate change will have devastating consequences for our economy and way of life,” said David Reed, senior vice president of policy at WWF. “Time to address this issue is growing short. Recognizing the increased threats this report raises for our domestic economy, the President must go to Copenhagen in December to unite with the rest of the world and avert the worst consequences of climate change.”

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Global temperatures have already risen by at least 0.7 ° C (1.3° F) above pre-industrial levels, and because of past emissions, we are committed to at least another 0.6 ° C (1.1° F) of warming beyond that. Global warming above 2-3 ° C (3.6° -5.4° F) degrees in the second half of the century is likely, unless very aggressive efforts to reduce emissions are initiated now and unless emissions are in rapid decline by 2020. As global temperatures increase beyond 2 ° C (3.6° F), we substantially increase the likelihood that these and other tipping points will be reached, with catastrophic consequences.

Much of the debate in the U.S. over climate change has focused on the costs of actions to reduce emissions,” added Reed. “The findings of this report highlight the enormous costs of doing nothing.

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Nov 20 2009

Heal the Children. Heal the World.

Category: Children,Humanitarian,MJ Quotes,Photos,Planet EarthSeven @ 8:12 pm

Stolen Childhood

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Nov 13 2009

Planet Earth: What YOU can do to help save it!

Category: Planet EarthSeven @ 2:32 am

Rainforest

Our precious rainforests are being destroyed at the rate of the size of a football field every SECOND!

Michael Jackson spoke of this in his “This Is It” film, stating that we have only about 4 years to do something to prevent climate change from becoming even more catastrophic – and completely irreversible. Time is running OUT. This is REALLY “It” for taking action to help alleviate catastrophic climate change and to reverse the damage we’ve already done to the Earth.

ADD your voice to the many calling for urgent action to fight climate change by addressing rainforest destruction.

Adding your name costs nothing, but without it, deforestation might just cost us the Earth!

http://www.rainforestsos.org/

The future of the rainforest is our future too. Sign up!

Thanks!

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And click below to learn more from World Wildlife Fund about what YOU can also do as an individual to help Save the Planet – for ALL of us!

http://www.worldwildlife.org/climate/whatyoucando-individuals.htm


Nov 13 2009

Planet Earth – Michael’s Poem, Michael’s message. PLEASE save the planet!

Category: MJ Quotes,Planet Earth,Poetry,VideosSeven @ 2:04 am


SAVE THE PLANET – Michael’s message:

“I respect the secrets and magic of nature. That’s why it makes me so angry when I see these things that are happening in the world: that every second I hear the size of a football field is torn down in the Amazon. That kind of stuff really bothers me. That’s why I write these kinds of songs you know, to get some sense of awareness and awakening and hope to people.

I love – I love the planet. I love trees – I have this thing for trees and the color and changing of leaves…I LOVE it! I respect those kind of things. I really feel that nature is trying to compensate for man’s mismanagement of the planet. The planet is sick – like a fever! If we don’t fix it now its at the point of no return. This is our last chance to fix this problem that we have or its like a runaway train.

The time has come, “This is It”. People are always saying: “Oh they- they’ll take care of it.” “The government will d-they’ll” They who? It starts with us. US. Or else it’ll never be done.

–Michael Jackson, This Is It, 2009

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