Into the harbour in gleaming motion sailed upstart ships of shining steel, glistening white in virgin splendor, the untested battle fleet of a nouveau arriviste nation confronted the old world powers with urgent appetite for a share of the exploitable wealth of the yet undeveloped world, proclaiming dramatically that greed in a democracy is the … More Russian Visit, 1903 by Gary Beck
Soon half the world’s population will live in towns and cities, abandoning agriculture, at least until World War III. Natural increases and migration of the rural poor to towns and cities swamp government services, creating enormous slums where people live in shanties without water, sanitation, power, unable to improve conditions. The victims of neglect pollute … More Urban Expansion by Gary Beck
The Founding Fathers devised E Pluribus Unum and are considered giants in the annals of history. Their intellectual stature dwarfs our current leaders, who face a level of problems that might have stumped Al, Tom, Jim, Ben.
The loss of habitat eradicates more then our myopic eyes ever notice and the ecosystem, once completely shattered, will remove the food chain that sustains birds, beasts, man.