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Who sometimes walking in a forest, or along a river or a lake, never found his way on bicycle cuts, burned vehicles, tires and other industrial varied wastes ? This phenomenon doesn’t concern a particular region, it is found almost everywhere in every country, and I end up believing that if one place is a little less dirt, it is only thanks to the local authorities or associations which are a slightly more effective to clean this pollution traces. I could almost get used to it eventually if I was not disgusted whenever I see these examples of uncivil and irresponsible. : (
Best examples :
A cart in the bottom lake, Bois de Boulogne (Paris, France)
A bike in the same lake, Bois de Boulogne (Paris).
A framework of a car, half-burned half-rusted, which probably lies here since several years in the forest of Rambouillet …
An image too classic on the bank of a river: a plastic bottle (pictured here this winter on the river Meuse in the Ardennes).
In the same subject, a rusted cans abandoned on a beach in the south of France.
This April 22 is Earth Day. This event was born in the United States in 1970 and was mainly celebrated on the North American continent. Nowadays this Earth Day has become one of the most popular environmental event in the world.
April 22: Earth Day
Earth hour, this is tonight : switch off your lights during 1 hour, from 8h30PM to 9h30PM (at your local time), and vote for your planet
Two extremes on urban transport and pollution. The good example first : cycling and public transport, which are certainly the cleaner means of conveyance, whatever the city where you are.
Bicycle and New York bus photographed on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan (New York, USA)
And now the bad example: a beautiful limousine car, a dream for many … as long as that dream does not turn into a nightmare if you think the stream of CO ² that such equipment may discharge into the atmosphere just to move a or two people and their driver. In fact, this limousine is a symbol of bygone era, that of excessive and reckless over-consumption …
Limousine in New York
Saturday 28 March 2009, wherever you live on Earth, vote for your planet and turn off your lights during 1 hour, from 8h30PM to 9h30PM (at your local time). Learn more on Earth Hour official website, or just play these videos.
I, at my home in Paris (France), will turn off my lights during these 60 minutes and will vote for my our planet. And you ?
To learn more: the official website of the Salon de l’Agriculture
2008 is a year when I doubled the number of pictures published in the gallery of Photo-Paysage.com & Landscape-Photo.net, and I hope to share with you in 2009 many more photographs of nature and landscapes.
2008 was also a year of change for all of us. First the bursting of the financial bubble, and the hard fall of the economy that succeeded it. An economic crisis that never ends, and many people continue and will continue to suffer its consequences! This can only be a source of great concern for all of us. But a crisis can also be an unexpected opportunity to improve a flawed economic system, a system void any sense of humanity. This year was also quite a change in the election of Barack Obama, a so great symbol… American election can also be a source of hope when it comes to fight in 2009 against another crisis : the ecological crisis.
Rightly, many predict that 2009 will be a pivotal year in order to protect our environment and respond effectively to climate change: at the end of the year in Copenhagen the world will decide -or not- to acquire the necessary resources to the fight against global warming. Therefore hope that these political leaders will make the right choice ! Our future will depend on this !
Until then, I wish everyone a happy new year 2009!
Some have noted, water is often present in my photographs: coastal landscape, landscapes of lakes, river or rivers, even simple pond with ducks. With its reflections, transparencies, lighting and colors, water whether in natural or urban environment is an aesthetic and photogenic element, that’s for sure. But even if we forget that sometimes the water is a little more than that: this is not a news, but we need sometimes to remember that water is a necessity of Life (example, water = up to 90% of some of our body cells). Water is also a material necessary for an industry that is very-too-greedy. Covering three-quarters of the Earth’s surface, it seems endless. Yet water, and especially drinking water, is a resource distributed unevenly in the world and is scarce in some regions, with the anthology of health problems that entails. When it is less rare, it is often polluted, as is the case for example of many groundwaters, and of course rivers which carrying their polluted alluviums into our big oceans. Bigs, but not enough to prevent heavy metals, variety of chemicals, and even multiple plastic particles in suspension in the water, to be absorbed by plankton and fish. Follow the food chain, you will find it in your plate…
A return to the sender isn’t it ? Let’s think about it…
Who would say seeing this beautiful waterscape that this river, like so many others, carries many pollutants that will sooner or later go into the Atlantic. An ocean pollution which has a level such high that it relegates, by comparison, oil spills and other fuel tanks emptying to simple (but telegenics) anecdotal episodes…
Since 1970, April 22 is the date of celebration of Earth Day, especially on the North American continent. The day of April 22 is little known and little relayed in Europe, as the international day being March 20 or 21 (day of the spring equinox).
To learn more about this Earth day , I invite you to visit this website : ww2.earthday.net
A tiny island in mountain lake. Pyrenees mountains, France