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Nature’s Silence: The Consequences of Diverted Environmental Efforts

by Adrienne Richards
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I often find myself contemplating the whereabouts of the Environmentalists of yesteryears, wondering if they’ve moved on, grown apathetic after enduring numerous defeats despite some victories.

Have they shifted their focus to the climate narrative, an elusive target we’re told can be achieved through stringent government regulations, even if it means impoverishing ourselves? It seems that tangible, attainable goals like ‘Save The Carmanah Valley’ or ‘Stop The Shark Fin Soup’ have been replaced by a broader, vaguer vision of utopia. Could it be that these activists, once effective in their pursuits, have been steered away from confronting the true perpetrators of environmental degradation, towards a narrative where average families are made to bear the burden, sacrificing their comfort while the true scourges of our earth remain untouched?

It’s as though the original Environmentalists have been redirected from targeting major polluters, only to be spun around to blame struggling families with outlandish claims such as “a single-family home is the biggest polluter.” This redirection, coupled with the demonization of vital gases like CO2, which have contributed to the greening of our planet over the years, is a stroke of manipulative genius. Steering motivated individuals towards the belief that they alone can alter the climate through their actions is perhaps the most manipulative way to secure compliance with a global ‘plan’, all while sidestepping the real environmental issues, as the true polluters continue unabated.

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book, “Silent Spring,” a powerful exposé on the dangers of pesticide use, particularly DDT, and its catastrophic effects on the environment and human health. Published in 1962, it sparked a national conversation, leading to significant changes in government policies and regulations. Yet, despite the strides made, the chemical industry persisted, merely shifting to other harmful substances, emboldened by governments turning a blind eye or, as in Canada, outright denying the health risks of chemicals like Glyphosate, a known carcinogen.

My reflections on “Silent Spring” are intertwined with memories of my own home, nestled in the Valley for fifteen years. I recall the bats that used to swoop through my backyard, now absent for years. The chorus of songbirds that once greeted the dawn has dwindled, and even the resident owls seem to have departed. The dragonflies, once abundant, are now scarce, and I’ve had to resort to hand-pollinating plants due to the dwindling bee population. Even the insects I’m not particularly fond of have noticeably declined.

This decline isn’t confined to my backyard; it’s a microcosm of a larger crisis. The disappearance of wildlife seems to be a silent epidemic, overshadowed by the relentless focus on climate change. Where are the Environmentalists in the face of the government’s widespread chemical spraying in southern B.C. to combat ‘invasive foliage’? Why is there no outcry over the indiscriminate use of harmful chemicals, or the devastation wrought by forestry companies spraying deciduous trees, compromising vital fire breaks during forest fires?

Beyond chemical pollutants, there’s the overlooked issue of frequency interference. Could the proliferation of technologies like 5G be exacerbating the decline in wildlife? From smart meters to LED lights, these technologies emit frequencies that may disrupt ecosystems. Has anyone considered the impact on bees, essential for our survival?

While we all desire a healthy, green planet, some of us prioritize addressing the immediate threats to our environment over distant agendas that burden ordinary people while exempting corporations and the wealthy. And let’s not forget the military-industrial complex, where are the anti-war voices amidst the destruction wrought by warfare, both in terms of lives lost and environmental devastation?

In this moment of what feels like a ‘Silent Spring’, our focus has been manipulated and diverted. Those who care about the planet’s health are often dismissed as ‘climate deniers’, perpetuating division and silencing dissent. Yet, if we follow the money, we see a stark reality: there are those who profit from environmental degradation at the expense of the masses. It’s a sobering realization that exploitation thrives when humanity’s innate goodness is exploited.

This should serve as a poignant reminder that our planet’s health is at stake, and it’s imperative that we reclaim the narrative from those who profit from its destruction.

A. Richards

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Sandra Berrow June 15, 2024 - 2:05 pm

Geoengineering as well as 5G and the omnipresent HAARP facilities around the world emitting loads of microwaves throughout our environment with no input from the public, will harm us and our world forever. Not to mention the effect on the nanoparticles they have injected into humanity through covid vaccines. I’m sending some links that I thought might interest you and your readers on this subject. 1st is a scientist exposing vaccines, geoengineering and he relationship with nano technology. https://anamihalceamdphd.substack.com/


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