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MUST SEE President Trump’s Unforgettable Speech to South Korean National Assembly 11/7/17

President Donald Trump delivers an unforgettable speech in South Korea, extending what may be the final olive branch to Kim Jung Un’s North Korea regime 🇺🇸🇰🇷
National Assembly, Seoul, South Korea

Article from Washington Post:

The U.S. president directly addressed his 33-year-old nemesis in a speech to South Korea’s National Assembly. This time, Trump did not call Kim “Little Rocket Man” or use the kinds of rhetorical flourishes that play so well on Twitter.

But the words that Trump did use cut deeper, because they struck at the very heart of the Kim regime.
If there is one thing that Kim has shown he cannot tolerate, it is personal criticism.
“North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned,” Trump said to Kim, who, if he was in Pyongyang, was just 120 miles away. “It is a hell that no person deserves.”
Kim Il Sung, who is revered like a god in North Korean propaganda, established the country in 1948 as a “socialist paradise” of free housing, health care and education where people would want for nothing. Grandson Kim Jong Un claims his legitimacy as North Korea’s supreme leader by virtue of being a direct descendant of this quasi-deity.
Trump devoted a large part of his address to detailing the human rights abuses that the Kims have committed in North Korea, filling his speech with words such as “twisted,” “sinister,” “tyrant,” “fascism” and “cult.”
“I wanted to stand up from my seat and shout ‘Yahoo!’ ” said Lee Hyeon-seo, an escapee from North Korea who was sitting in the assembly hall during Trump’s address. “We just don’t hear people talking about North Korea in this way in South Korea, so I was very emotional during the speech. I was very impressed.”

In front of a National Assembly ruled by a left-wing party that favors engagement with North Korea and seeks to avoid antagonizing the regime, Trump noted the slave-like conditions North Korean workers face, the malnutrition among children, the suppression of religion and the forced-labor prison camps where he said North Koreans endure “torture, starvation, rape and murder on a constant basis.”
Other advocates for North Koreans expressed hope that Trump’s remarks would remind the world that the country is home not just to a dictator with nuclear weapons but also to 25 million people who suffer under him.
“President Trump spoke about human rights in North Korea more than any other previous U.S. president,” said Jeong Kwang-il, who was held as a political prisoner in North Korea and now runs the No Chain for North Korea human rights group in Seoul. “I’m hopeful that American policy toward North Korea will focus more on improving human rights there.”
The president did not mince words about the way the Kim regime has managed to retain its grip on the populace.
“North Korea is a country ruled as a cult,” he said. “At the center of this military cult is a deranged belief in the leader’s destiny to rule as parent-protector over a conquered Korean Peninsula and an enslaved Korean people.”
The success of South Korea discredited “the dark fantasy at the heart of the Kim regime,” Trump said.
It is hard to exaggerate the reverence with which North Koreans are forced to treat the Kim family. Every home and all public buildings must display portraits of Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il that must be cleaned only with a special cloth. North Koreans must bow at monuments to the leaders and sing songs celebrating their supposedly legendary feats.
There is no escaping the Kims and the narrative that they have created a utopia that is the envy of the world.
So to suggest that the regime is founded on a “fantasy” and that the country is something other than a socialist paradise amounts to heresy in North Korea.
“This speech made the ‘axis of evil’ speech look friendly,” said John Delury, a professor of international relations at Yonsei University in Seoul, referring to President George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union speech, in which he included North Korea as a country seeking weapons of mass destruction. “That sent a signal to Pyongyang that the Americans are not open to changing their relationship with North Korea and that the president was deeply hostile and ideologically hostile to them.”
But others saw an opening from Trump, with his suggestion that there is a way out of the quagmire. “Despite every crime you have committed against God and man . . . we will offer a path to a much better future,” Trump said, noting that this would require total denuclearization.
Victor Cha, tipped to be Trump’s nominee for ambassador to South Korea, wrote on Twitter that the president publicly offered a “diplomacy exit ramp” to the Kim regime.
At a news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in the previous day, Trump urged North Korea “to come to the table” and “do the right thing, not only for North Korea but for humanity all over the world.”
At recent meetings near Geneva and in Moscow, Pyongyang’s representatives have signaled an interest in talks with the United States — as long as those talks are not about denuclearization, a nonstarter for Washington.
The regime in Pyongyang is likely to react angrily to Trump’s speech.
After Trump threatened at the U.N. General Assembly in September to “totally destroy” North Korea and mocked Kim as “Rocket Man,” Kim took the unprecedented step of releasing a statement in his own name, calling Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” who would “pay dearly” for his threats.
At the same time, North Korea’s foreign minister said the country might detonate a nuclear device over the Pacific.
A U.N. commission of inquiry once charged that the blame for North Korea’s human rights abuses went all way to the top of the leadership, leading to calls for Kim Jong Un to be referred to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
That prompted North Korean officials to respond publicly to questions about human rights conditions in a way they had not before — a clear attempt to defend the dignity of their leader.
“North Korea tends to react sensitively to criticism in human rights,” said Cheong Seong-chang, director of the unification strategy program at the Sejong Institute, a private think tank in South Korea.
He predicted that the response this time would be especially sharp because of the time that Trump spent talking about North Korea and the detail he went into, plus the president’s repeated calls for the world to isolate the country.
“North Korea is highly likely to take Trump’s address as a declaration of war and call for a holy war of its own against the U.S.,” Cheong said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com

 

MUST READ! New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA by Jon Rappoport

This is a big story guys: Next step in the Transhumanist agenda:

altered DNA appears

 

 

New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA
by Jon Rappoport
November 5, 2017

A news story tend to move in waves. It appears, retreats, and then appears in an altered form—replete with lies, cover stories, and embedded confusion. That’s why I’m keeping this story alive in its stark essence—

The reference is the New York Times, 3/9/15, “Protection Without a Vaccine.” It describes the frontier of research. Here are key quotes that illustrate the use of synthetic genes to “protect against disease,” while changing the genetic makeup of humans. This is not science fiction:
“By delivering synthetic genes into the muscles of the [experimental] monkeys, the scientists are essentially re-engineering the animals to resist disease.”

“’The sky’s the limit,’ said Michael Farzan, an immunologist at Scripps and lead author of the new study.”
“The first human trial based on this strategy — called immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. — is underway, and several new ones are planned.” [That was nearly two years ago.]
“I.G.T. is altogether different from traditional vaccination. It is instead a form of gene therapy. Scientists isolate the genes that produce powerful antibodies against certain diseases and then synthesize artificial versions. The genes are placed into viruses and injected into human tissue, usually muscle.”
Here is the punchline: “The viruses invade human cells with their DNA payloads, and the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA. If all goes well, the new genes instruct the cells to begin manufacturing powerful antibodies.”
Read that again: “the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA.”
Alteration of the human genetic makeup.
Not just a “visit.” Permanent residence. And once a person’s DNA is changed, doesn’t it follow that he/she will pass on that change to the next generation of children, and so on, down the line?
The Times article taps Dr. David Baltimore for an opinion:
“Still, Dr. Baltimore says that he envisions that some people might be leery of a vaccination strategy that means altering their own DNA, even if it prevents a potentially fatal disease.”
Yes, some people might be leery. If they have two or three working brain cells.
This is genetic roulette with a loaded gun.
And the further implications are clear. Vaccines can be used as a cover for the injections of any and all genes, whose actual purpose is re-engineering humans.
The emergence of this Frankenstein technology is paralleled by a shrill push to mandate vaccines, across the board, for both children and adults. The pressure and propaganda are planet-wide.
If you’re going to alter humans, for example, to make many of them more docile and weak, and some of them stronger, in order to restructure society, you want everyone under the umbrella. No exceptions. No exemptions.
The freedom and the right to refuse vaccines has always been vital. It is more vital than ever now.

New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA

Rappoport

A YEAR AGO ON NOVEMBER’S FULL MOON AND THE OPENING MORNING OF MAHI TANGAROA A 7.8 QUAKE DESTROYED KAIKOURA ON THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NZ.

From Jeff Wefferson:

This unprecedented naval ‘war game’ in Auckland harbour brought U.S. warships for the first time in over 30 years and with them the ‘next generation’ of geo-physical/planetary weaponization technologies. The entire scenario of this quake bore an uncanny resemblance to the quakes that destroyed Christchurch in February of 2011. Eye-witness accounts reveal that naval as well as seismic vessels were seen in the Kaikoura well before, during and after the quake. This ‘war-game’ was ostensibly to address ‘non-traditional security threats’ which in the world of today means translates as ‘terrorism at any level using anything other than box-cutters or guns’ = geo-physical warfare = environmental modification, weather warfare and artificial earth-quakes.

 

Shortly after the Kaikoura quake was one of the largest whale strandings in NZ’s history, at Farewell Spit on the north end of the south island, not far from Kaikoura and the massive amount of ‘anomalous’ radio-frequency/EMF activity monitored there at that time.

WHO WILL HELP HUMANITY WHEN WE STRAND ON THE BEACH?
https://soundcloud.com/user-236254347/on-the-brink-radio-192-lilley-simonson-wefferson-tri-kaitiakis-moana
OTB INTERVIEW WITH CONTRAIL FOUNDER ROSE PAGE
https://soundcloud.com/user-315121551/on-the-brink-radio-189-rose-paige-nz-activist-contrail-founder

DR. ROSALIE BERTELL ON MAN-MADE EARTHQUAKES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=170gbkx6JDk

OPERATION MAHI TANGAROA: NEW ZEALAND’S ‘RIMPAC’

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PEARL HARBOR (July 31, 2010) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Dasbach/Released)

One of over 30 military warships coming to Auckland on 15 November, the USS SAMPSON IS ARMED TO THE TEETH WITH NEXT GENERATION MICROWAVE WEAPONS AS WELL AS DU and HARPOON missiles.

Few people are aware of the level that the ‘electric navy’ has gone to with microwave and EMR weapons systems. The deck of a modern destroyer is unmanned because a person would be fried by the intensity of the microwaves in use. Marine biologist Terry Lilley who has been monitoring RIMPAC in Hawai’i said that they are called ‘destroyers’ because wherever they go, everything dies. These technologies are responsible for massive coral reef destruction off of Kauai and for kelp bed destruction off of southern California; this is the likely fate of kelp beds in the Hauraki Gulf after Mahi Tangaroa.
Another dimension of microwave technologies is its application in mind and ‘crowd’ control operations. I was in Darwin in April 2010 when a similar US vessel was there for a week. My partner and I both felt a very palpable feeling of dread, a kind of energetic pall over the whole area that week as if they were broadcasting some kind of energy that gave people a psychic lobotomy. This was 6 years ago, the power levels on all this would be significantly higher now.

The USS SAMPSON is an AEGIS-CLASS (ARLEIGH-BURKE) DESTROYER not nuclear powered but ARMED TO THE TEETH WITH THE LATEST IN MICROWAVE WEAPONS not to mention 56 Tomahawk cruise missiles and others which are bound to had DU (‘depleted uranium’) if not micro-nuke (5 KT or less yield) warheads.

THIS IS WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: THE LOCKHEED-MARTIN AN / SPY-ID 3D phased array radar, operating at E / F band, the RAYTHEON AN/SLQ-32(V)3 electronic countermeasures system, and the Lockheed Martin SQQ-89(V)6, sonar system, which includes Edo Corporation AN / SQS-53C bow-mounted active search and attack sonar and the AN / SQR-19B passive towed array.

Arleigh Burke Class (Aegis) Destroyer

One of Terry’s friends in Kauai said that several of their high-end fishing boats had their electronics blown out just from being within a couple kilometers of US naval destroyers.

‘THE COOKING OF HUMANITY’ DR BARRIE TROWER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JojdEH0nzos

‘ON THE BRINK’ RADIO INTERVIEWS
https://soundcloud.com/user-987673959/on-the-brink-radio-170-terry-lilley-2-kauai-marine-biologist-vs-us-navy

TERRY LILLEY 1
https://soundcloud.com/user-927384558/on-the-brink-radio-163-terry-lilley-marine-biologist-kauai-hawaii

THE ‘SIMONSON EFFECT’ ELECTRIFICATION OF MARINE ENVIRONMENT
https://soundcloud.com/user-323150707/on-the-brink-radio-162-stewart-simonson-1-biospheric-electrification-scenario-marine-die-offs

“THE OCEAN IS ALIVE” WITH GLENN EDNEY
https://soundcloud.com/user-323150707/on-the-brink-radio-160-glenn-edney-1-the-ocean-is-alive

DU MANUFACTURERS WILL BE IN AUCKLAND
http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/uranium-weapon-manufacturers

NAVY’S USE OF DEPLETED URANIUM
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38185-the-navy-s-use-of-depleted-uranium-in-our-coastal-waters-threatens-humans-wildlife

“DEPLETED’ is a deliberate Orwellian oxymoron, as there is nothing ‘depleted’ about the substances that comprise DU ammunition. Not only low-level tailings from mining but more significantly THE HIGHEST LEVEL WASTES including all the trans-uranic synthetic actinides…this film is THE single best source of information on the reality of DU…what it is, what is in it, who makes it, how it is used and why, and what its short and long-term implications are for human and ecological health.

THE BEST DOCO AND SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON DU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwp6wJMmSEc&feature=youtu.be

 

This Time It’s For Real: Hidden Chamber Found In Great Pyramid!

CAIRO — Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.
In an article published in the journal Nature on Thursday, an international team said the 30-meter (yard) void deep within the pyramid is situated above the structure’s Grand Gallery, and has a similar cross-section. The purpose of the chamber is unclear, and it’s not yet known whether it was built with a function in mind.
The scientists made the discovery using cosmic-ray imaging, recording the behavior of subatomic particles called muons that penetrate the rock similar to X-rays, only much deeper. Their paper was peer-reviewed before appearing in Nature, an international, interdisciplinary journal of science.discovery pyramid chamber

The pyramid is also known as Khufu’s Pyramid for its builder, a 4th Dynasty pharaoh who reigned from 2509 to 2483 B.C. Visitors to the pyramid, on the outskirts of Cairo, can walk, hunched over, up a long tunnel to reach the Grand Gallery. The newly discovered chamber does not appear to be connected to any known internal passages.
Scientists involved in the scanning called the find a “breakthrough” that highlighted the usefulness of modern particle physics in archaeology.

“This is a premier,” said Mehdi Tayoubi, a co-founder of the ScanPyramids project and president of the Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute. “It could be composed of one or several structures… maybe it could be another Grand Gallery. It could be a chamber, it could be a lot of things.”
“It was hidden, I think, since the construction of the pyramid,” he added.

Ancient Egyptian pyramid mystery solved?

The Giza pyramids, the last surviving wonder of the ancient world, have captivated visitors since they were built as royal burial chambers some 4,500 years ago. Experts are still divided over how they were constructed, so even relatively minor discoveries generate great interest.

Late last year, for example, thermal scanning identified a major anomaly in the Great Pyramid — three adjacent stones at its base which registered higher temperatures than others, stoking imaginations worldwide.
Speculation that King Tutankhamun’s tomb contains additional antechambers stoked interest in recent years, before scans by ground-penetrating radar and other tools came up empty, raising doubts about the claim.

The muon scan is accomplished by planting special plates inside and around the pyramid to collect data on the particles, which rain down from the earth’s atmosphere. They pass through empty spaces but can be absorbed or deflected by harder surfaces, allowing scientists to study their trajectories and discern what is stone and what is not. Several plates were used to triangulate the void discovered in the Great Pyramid.
Tayoubi said the team plans to work with others to come up with hypotheses about the area.
“The good news is that the void is there, and it’s very big,” he said.

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/scientists-discover-hidden-chamber-in-egypts-great-pyramid/ar-AAumMxz?li=AAaUOAg&ocid=spartandhp

Something that’s been claimed and discussed for decades. Now it seems there’s finally some real evidence. Yet I’m sure I recall similar scans having been done before and officialdom and red tape getting in the way of results. So is there a special significance in the timing of this revelation, and what more will we hear about this? Or will the usual pattern of a resounding silence follow?

More technically oriented material can be found here:

https://www.archaeology.org/news

High Strangeness: The Trump/Titor Time Travel Case

If you’ve never heard the story of John Titor, here’s the basics:

Now you have the basics the “John Titor” story, get ready for one of the weirdest yet most intriguing cases to ever endure on the internet. And it is so strangely plausible……!! These three videos are a series, so please watch all of them, they are worth the time.

Shocking photo shows Caribbean Sea being ‘choked to death by human waste’

A photographer has captured the damage being done to the planet’s oceans with a shocking “sea of plastic and styrofoam” image taken near a tranquil Caribbean island.

 

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Caroline Power, who specialises in underwater photography, has dedicated her career to highlighting the damage plastic waste is doing to our oceans.
She said witnessing the plastic blanket of forks, bottles and rubbish between the islands Roatan and Cayos Cochinos, off the coast of Honduras, was “devastating”.
“To see something that I care so deeply for being killed, slowly choked to death by human waste was devastating,” she told The Telegraph.
“Once the trash is in the ocean, it is incredibly difficult and costly to remove. The key is to stop the trash before it enters the ocean.
“In order for that to happen, we need to improve waste management, environmental education and recycling facilities on a global scale. This is a developed nation (first world) problem as well.”

The worst of the rubbish the dive team found was about 15 miles off the coast of Roatan heading towards the Cayos Cochinos Marine Reserve.

“We were on a dive trip to a set of islands that don’t quite break the ocean surface. They are one of the most pristine dive sites in this part of the Caribbean,” Ms Power recalled.
“The photo of the diver in the water was actually over one of these seamounts. To see an area that is supposed to be pristine covered in garbage and trash was disheartening.”
She said they passed through floating garbage for “nearly five miles”, adding: “Everywhere we looked, plastic bags of all shapes and sizes: chip bags, ziplocks, grocery, trash, snack bags, other packaging. Some were whole and the rest were just pieces. Sadly, many turtles, fish, whales, and seabirds will mistake those bits of plastic for food.
“We then reached an area about two miles wide that had multiple trash lines that stretched from horizon to horizon
“There was also a seemingly infinite number of plastic forks, spoons, drink bottles, and plates. There were broken soccer balls, toothbrushes, a tv, and so many shoes and flip flops.”
Blue Planet Society, an organisation campaigning to end overfishing and the overexploitation of the world’s ocean, believes the rubbish originated from the Motagua River in Guatemala, washing into the sea during heavy rains.
They said the images were “unbelievable”, adding: “We see a lot of shocking images of environmental destruction. This is right up there with the worst.
“Trash from Motagua River in Guatemala polluting Honduras coast has been an issue in region for some time.”
Ms Power adds, “there is a lack of infrastructure and education, so many people either burn trash or throw it into rivers”.
Conservationists Oceana Europe said the photos had left them “shocked, sad and angry, but not surprised”.
They added: “If we don’t change our behaviour now, we’re going to have more plastic than fish in the ocean.”
“It was also motivating; I drastically increased efforts to reduce my environmental footprint after seeing that,” she said. “I hope the photos will inspire people to do the same.”Ms Power says she hopes her photos will encourage others to “make changes to their habits and daily lives to help protect and conserve this planet”.
She has asked anyone who wants to help the region’s conservation efforts to donate to the Roatan Marine Park, a non-protect organisation working to protect Roatan’s fragile coral reefs .

The Telegraph
By Mark Molloy

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/26/shocking-photo-shows-caribbean-sea-choked-death-human-waste/

Operation Cross Country: FBI Busts 120 Sex Traffickers & Rescues Dozens of Sexually Exploited Children

Article by Tim Brown, DC Clothesline

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Operation Cross Country has just completed its eleventh iteration and according to the FBI, they recovered 84 sexually exploited juveniles and arrested 120 traffickers.
According to the FBI’s website, “Operation Cross Country has expanded beyond the United States, with Canada, the United Kingdom, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Thailand undertaking similar operations. Their efforts were coordinated with the FBI and its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners—along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)—during the four-day law enforcement action that ended October 15.”

Operation Cross Country 2017 involved 55 FBI field offices and 78 FBI-led Child Exploitation Task Forces composed of more than 500 law enforcement agencies. The sting operations were conducted in hotels, casinos, truck stops, and through social media sites frequented by pimps, prostitutes, and their customers.
More than 100 victim specialists provided on-scene services that included crisis intervention as well as resources for basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention.
One of the highlights of the operation involved FBI Denver’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force. They recovered a 3-month-old girl and her five-year-old sister after a friend who was staying with the family made a deal with an undercover task force officer to sell both children for sex in exchange for $600.
“The threat of child sex trafficking is something the FBI works on every single day,” said Calvin Shivers, special agent in charge of the Denver Division. “Operation Cross Country gives us the opportunity to shine a light on this threat and to educate the public.” He added that while the focused law enforcement action has “an immediate impact” of recovering a significant number of juvenile victims, “we recognize that there is a lot more work to be done to identify and recover even more victims.”
The FBI formed the Innocence Lost National Initiative in 2003. Since its creation, the program has resulted in the identification and recovery of more than 6,500 children from child sex trafficking and the prosecution of countless traffickers, more than 30 of whom have received life sentences for their crimes.

“We at the FBI have no greater mission than to protect our nation’s children from harm,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “Unfortunately, the number of traffickers arrested—and the number of children recovered—reinforces why we need to continue to do this important work.”

Read the Rest at:

https://www.dcclothesline.com/2017/10/22/operation-cross-country-fbi-busts-120-sex-traffickers-rescues-dozens-of-sexually-exploited-children/

The Health of Trees and the Natural World is Closely Linked to Our Own State of Health

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By Karen Foster

Guest writer for Wake Up World

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ~ John Muir

As a species, we’re just beginning to recognize that the environment is vital to our health. Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health, while the state of the environment’s health affects human health in many different ways.

The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat are quickly becoming polluted to the point of being unsafe to consume without endangering our well-being. For this reason, the need to reduce acid rain emissions, to stop dumping hazardous wastes, and to slow down deforestation must considered not only from an environmental perspective but also from the perspective of people’s health.

For Geoffrey Donovan, a research forester at the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station, and his colleagues, the loss of 100 million trees in the eastern and midwestern United States was an unprecedented opportunity to study the impact of a major change in the natural environment on human health…

In an analysis of 18 years of data from 1,296 counties in 15 U.S. states, researchers found that Americans living in areas infested by the emerald ash borer, a beetle that kills ash trees, suffered from an additional 15,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 6,000 more deaths from lower respiratory disease when compared to uninfected areas. When emerald ash borer comes into a community, city streets lined with ash trees become treeless.

The researchers analyzed demographic, human mortality, and forest health data at the county level between 1990 and 2007. The data came from counties in states with at least one confirmed case of the emerald ash borer in 2010. The findings — which hold true after accounting for the influence of demographic differences, like income, race, and education — were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [source]

Says Donovan:

“There’s a natural tendency to see our findings and conclude that, surely, the higher mortality rates are because of some confounding variable, like income or education, and not the loss of trees. But we saw the same pattern repeated over and over in counties with very different demographic makeups.”

Although the study shows the association between loss of trees and human mortality from cardiovascular and lower respiratory disease, it did not definitively prove a causal link. What is clear, however, is that we can longer neglect the mounting evidence of wasteful and destructive human activities which are undermining the capacity of our planet to provide a secure and hospitable home for all its peoples, both rich and poor.

Human activities have created a technological civilization that is now global in scale and pervasive in its influence on the lives and the prospects of all members of the world community. It has produced a world with stark dichotomies between the benefits enjoyed by the few, and the deprivation and suffering experienced by the majority. The gross imbalances created by the concentration of economic growth in developed nations and the high rates of population growth in developing countries are at the center of the current dilemma.

It’s time we realized that our entire world is a reflection of our health and our interactions with each other, and vice versa. If we refuse to nurture our environment and care for our own planet, what does that say about how we think of ourselves?

Recommended articles by Karen Foster:

About the author:

Karen Foster  is a holistic nutritionist, avid blogger, with five kids and an active lifestyle that keeps her in pursuit of the healthiest path towards a life of balance.

This article reposted with permission from preventdisease.com.

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