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None Shall Sleep!

Posted by edro on January 11, 2008

Nessun dorma (None Shall Sleep)

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Calaf, Il principe ignoto (the unknown/unidentified prince), falls in love at first sight with the beautiful but coldhearted Princess Turandot [Puccini's famous opera mass popularized by the late Pavarotti, the Ringo Starr of opera.] To wed Turandot, however, he must first answer three questions. Speciously, and as if in a world void of real drama, if he fails, he will be beheaded:

1. Where do people of Pianura dump their own garbage (the residents of Pianura, near Naples, Italy, clashed with police and firefighters this week in a bid to prevent the reopening of the old Pianura garbage dump as an estimated 200,000 tons of garbage lies rotting in the streets)?

2. What happened to the two billion euros paid out by the government over the past 14 years to ‘solve’ the garbage disposal problem?

3. And, as the first of the 500-ton boatloads of garbage reach the emerald coast of Sardinia, why must the garbage produced in Naples and the surrounding Campania region be dumped some 300 miles across the Tyrrhenian Sea in Sardinia (or the New York garbage be trucked as far away as New Mexico), instead of citizens of Naples and communities in Campania (ditto New York and elsewhere) making minor changes to their lifestyles to prevent swamping the planet with garbage?

How much more garbage must be dumped or incinerated before the cities, entire regions and ecosystems collapse? See below for a list of the ‘Dynamics of Collapse.’

Stop New Zealand Committing Eco-Terrorism!

No Rest for the Wicked!

A Definition of Eco-terrorism: “An act that terrorizes other species and threatens the ecological systems of the planet.” ~ Paul Watson

Halfway across the world, in New Zealand, where probably one hundred times as many four-legged animals as their two-legged cousins live, hundreds of millions of tons of agricultural waste and farm runoffs are discharged into the lakes and coastal waters, and millions of tons of methane gas are released to the environment each year. The land and the dead zones in the coastal waters are dotted with chemical weapons dumps for good measure.

In a land where some lambs are born hermaphrodite and with 7 legs (surprised?), where the pregnant females first prayer is not for a healthy baby, but one with pale color and fair hair, the government proactively lures 2.5 million uninformed persons from all over the world every year to commit ecocide.

In New Zealand, the beacon of militarized democracies, the waste, municipal, agricultural, industrial, WMD and all is dumped in the land and at sea as if by general consent for commercial expediency— not just because it is someone else’s land and they don’t belong, or could care less about. There is no chivalry, no princesses, and certainly no questions are asked for raping the environment. The fate of ‘Il principe ignoto’ seems to have been sealed long ago!

In a country where generally there’s no shortage of food or resources and the land thieves could live comfortably side by side the indigenous people, the ecocide is committed in the name of national economy, so that everyone becomes party to the heinous crime. Unlike the Italians, the New Zealanders will never protest because no one would be stupid enough to kill ‘the goose that laid the golden egg!’ Meanwhile, the banshees of New Zealand chorus cry: … E noi dovrem, ahimè, morir, morir! (… and we must, alas, die, die! )

The concerned individuals throughout the world must declare New Zealand an ecological disaster zone and STOP the ongoing eco-terrorism committed by the New Zealand government and its tourism industry in the name of national economy. The 2.5 million uninformed persons who visit New Zealand each year become unwitting accomplices in the crime of ecocide; they must be coached on how to minimize their impacts on the failing ecosystems and be prevented from traveling.

Surviving 2008, Year of the Expected Unknowns!

The New Year can only get as good as the state we left the old one in. Do you remember the state of 2007? This year would be remembered as Year of the Expected Unknowns, and judging by the state in which 2007 ended, 2008 would be the year where war, globalization, political economy and the legal limits to polluting the environment, as well as our ‘way-over-the-legal-limits’ lifestyles will prove our undoing. So, be advised, whatever can go wrong [over and above 2007] will begin going wrong, in 2008, in the worst possible way.

Will 2008 be the year when a major island [or two] is mostly submerged underwater by plate-tectonic forces?

Many more nasty ‘surprises’ and disastrous scenarios will unfold. One thing will be for certain, however, the crippling advantages of the ongoing mix of Pax Americana and Davos scenarios will reveal the depth and the devastation of the “Chain of Human-induced Disasters” scenario in 2008.

The Dynamics of Collapse

The following is EDRO‘s list of the major causes of collapse of the ‘first wave’ of world cities presented in random order:

  • Mass homicide/suicide as a result of neurological disorder caused by mercury poisoning.
  • Tourism [euphemistically, eco-tourism]
  • Accumulation of toxic pollution in the environment
  • Overwhelmed by mounting agricultural, municipal (sewage) and industrial waste
  • Poor global harvest/Food scarcity
  • Running Dry (Running out of fresh water)
  • Human-induced climate change
  • Increased UV radiation
  • Foodborne, waterborne, airborne and insectborne infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, parasitic, fungal, prion)
  • Droughts
  • Sinking into the ground (large-scale subsidence caused by overuse of groundwater supplies)
  • Global collapse of pollinators
  • Extreme climatic events (including extreme rain events, floods)
  • Famine
  • Collapse of natural pest regulation systems
  • Failing ecosystems
  • Societal collapse (unsustainable lifestyles, overconsumption, unethical behavior)
  • Fuel shortage
  • Spread of pandemic diseases
  • Industrial accidents (including oil spills)
  • Deforestation
  • Epidemics of plant and animal diseases
  • Soil degradation (salination, erosion, loss of fertility); Desertification
  • Economic collapse
  • Land use change
  • Habitat destruction
  • War (conventional and nuclear)
  • Collapse of fisheries/fish species
  • Civil conflict
  • Poverty
  • Overshoot of Carrying Capacity; Increased ecological footprint; Overpopulation (esp. DCs*)
  • Inordinate prevalence of psychopathology caused by industrialization, militarization and dysfunctional societies
  • Human-enhanced Natural catastrophes including earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, tropical storms, cyclones, extreme rainfall events, landslides, volcanic eruptions, droughts and wildfires.

Related Links:

[!] Emergency Warning to Tourists Visiting New Zealand [!]

5 Responses to “None Shall Sleep!”

  1. nigel said

    As a native kiwi that is familiar with most of my home land I am, frankly, bemused by the rediculous claims being made about my homeland.

    Weapons of Mass Destruction? With respect – that’s laughable and I freely invite anyone to prove me wrong. Refences, locations – anything factual would be appreciated. I’d also invite you to become famliar with some of our legislated processes, specifically the Resource Management Act, under which the any pollution (including sound and light) is controlled. Animal waste is certainly controlled – and again, [edited] I refer to the spurious claims made about weapons of Mass destruction. [Unrelated material Edited.]

  2. terres said

    Your comment is full of spelling errors. Are you familiar with the spell check function on your WP software?

    Your proposition to “freely invite anyone to prove me wrong. Refe[re]nces, locations” is a laughable one. Did you expect the WMD manufacturers to submit signed statements, or advertise their products in the NY Times? Grow up!

    Click on the following links for lots of information:

    - New Zealand Confirms Supplying Agent Orange in Vietnam War
    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0109-09.htm

    - THE POISONING OF NEW ZEALAND
    http://www.safe2use.com/ca-ipm/01-05-16c.htm

    - Agent Orange
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange

    - Memories of New Zealand and the Vietnam War
    http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/browse/agent-orange

    - Was Dr Adu-Bobie A Victim of Biological Warfare Experiments?
    http://newzeelend.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/was-dr-adu-bobie-a-victim-of-biological-warfare-experiments/

    - Is NZ’s Toxic Time Bomb Finally Going Off?
    http://newzeelend.wordpress.com/2008/03/05/is-the-nz-time-bomb-finally-going-off/

    Once you are through reading the above, search the internet using “Agent Orange” AND “new zealand” criteria for more eye-popping information.

    “Animal waste is certainly controlled”
    Again, laughing, search internet for “dead zone” AND “new zealand” to learn where your waste ends up!

    Oh, and this one is about freedom of information in NZ
    - Toxic sites report stays secret for three years
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4745968a11.html

  3. nigel said

    [Repetitive badgering! Comment edited by Moderator:MSRB]

    See editorial policy!

    [Facts:
    1. New Zealand manufactures weapons. About 50 or so companies openly manufacture weapons and/or war-related materials. Reference: "NZ Defence Industry Association"
    2. NZ companies have admitted to manufacturing WMD, namely Agent Orange which was used to commit genocide in Vietnam. Making WMD is lucrative business. There's never been a policy change in NZ concerning the manufacture of WMD.
    3. New Zealand government has never denounced the manufacture of WMD.
    4. Details of WMD that are manufactured in New Zealand are a closely guarded state secret.]

  4. nigel said

    “Again, laughing, search internet for ‘dead zone’ AND ‘new zealand’ to learn where your waste ends up!”

    Oh hey – I tried this… nothing conclusive on the first couple of pages in Google… (http://www . google.co.nz/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%2B%22dead+zone%22+%2B%22new+zealand%22&btnG=Search&meta=)

    Can you help?

  5. feww said

    As my colleague once said: “New Zealand govt goes to unbelievable lengths to cook the books [and massage the truth!]”

    Here’re a few links that might help you fathom the extent of devastation your agriculture, forestry, tourism … industries have caused to the region’s fragile ecosystems:

    - To & From New Zealand: Double Act of Eco-Terrorism
    http://feww.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/to-from-new-zealand-double-act-of-eco-terrorism/

    - Oceans, Where Life Started, Are Dying – Part III
    http://feww.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/oceans-where-life-started-are-dying-part-iii/

    -New Zealand: Contaminated Soil, Air, Water
    http://feww.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/toxic-sludge/

    - UN Warns Ocean Dead Zones on the Rise
    http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/oct2006/2006-10-19-03.asp

    - 150 ‘dead zones’ counted in oceans
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4624359/

    - Global distribution of the more than 400 marine systems with dead zones caused by increased nutrient runoff [MAP]
    http://www.livescience.com/environment/080814-oceans-oxygen.html

    - Creeping Dead Zones [MAP]
    http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/oceancolor/scifocus/oceanColor/dead_zones.shtml

    - Ocean dead zones have nearly quadrupled since 1994
    http://news.mongabay.com/2008/0403-hance_wri.html

    - World hypoxic and eutrophic coastal areas [large map]
    http://www.wri.org/image/view/9377/_original

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