Global Environments: 27 images that Prove we are in Danger

Global Environments: 27 images that Prove we are in Danger

“27 images that prove that we are in danger. #7 left my mouth open.”

Two weeks ago I posted my videos and photographs of Cherry Blossoms taken from the previous years.  This is because this month, April, is the time that Cherry Blossom trees in Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ will start to bloom and usually by the end of the month most of cherry blossom trees will be in full bloom.  The condition of blooming depends on the weather.  If the weather is warm the blossoms will bloom sooner and if the weather is cold then it will cause the blossoms to bloom later. 

I just found an article from the Hefty website that John posted on his Facebook page.  I would like to post it in my website because it is waking up me from a day dream that most places will be as heavenly as Cherry Blossoms Land in Newark, NJ.  An article from Hefty’s website entitled, “27 images that prove that we are in danger. #7 left my mouth open.”  This will give us some awareness of our environment, educating us that if we neglect our planet we might not have beautiful flowers, gardens and sceneries such as those posted on Internet.

Below article is from Hefty’s website

27 images that prove that we are in danger. #7 left my mouth open.

Sometimes every word is superfluous. These pictures say more than a thousand words.

“When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.”

This prophecy is becoming a more and more brutal reality. But, even today, not every person is aware of the horrible effects our lifestyles have on nature. So share these evocative pictures with everyone.

For more information please visit Hefty website, the link is:

http://www.hefty.co/truth-in-pictures/

1. The view over the overdeveloped metropole of Mexico City (with more than 20 million inhabitants).

Photograph by Pablo Lopez Luz

2.   An elephant killed by poachers left to rot.

 Photograph by Kristian Schmidt/Wild Aid

3. The rainforest in flames – goats used to graze here.

Photograph by Daniel Beltra

4. Trails of excessive air traffic over London.

Photograph by Ian Wylie

5. A massive truck delivers a load of oil sands for processing. Oil sand is considered the energy source of the future.

Photograph by Garth Lentz

6. A simple herd farmer cannot withstand the stink of the Yellow River in Inner Mongolia.

Photograph by Lu Guang

7. A waste incineration plant and its surroundings in Bangladesh

Photograph by M.R. Hasasn

8. A fire storm plows through Colorado – increased incidences of wild fires is a result of climate change.

Photograph by R.J. Sangosti/Denver Post

9. The scars left behind from the mining of oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Photograph by Garth Lentz

10. A nighttime spectacle in downtown Los Angeles – the energy demand is incalculable.

Photograph by Mike Hedge

11. In Oregon, this thousand year old forest fell victim to the chain saw for a new dam.

Photograph by Daniel Dancer

12. The area around Almeria in Spain is littered with greenhouses as far as the eye can see – simply for a richly filled dinner table.

Photograph by Yann Arthus Bertrand

13. Poachers pose proudly with the coat of a Siberian tiger.

  Photograph by Steve Morgan/Photofusion

14. The Mir Mine in Russia, the largest diamond mine in the world.

Photograph by Google Earth/ 2014 Digital Globe

15. A dead albatross shows what happens when we litter. A living dumpster.

Photograph by Chris Jordan

16. And yet another megatropolis – a bird’s eye view of New Delhi (over 22 million inhabitants).

Photograph by Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe

17. Paradise almost lost: the Maldives, a popular vacation spot that is threatened by rising sea levels.

Photograph by Peter Essick

18. The beginning of Black Friday at an electronics store in Boise, Idaho.

Photograph by Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman

19. Tons (literally) of broken electronics end up in developing countries and are stripped for precious metals by using deadly substances.

  Photograph by Peter Essick

20. The blunder of the Brazilian rain forest is being repeated here in Canada.

Photograph by Garth Lentz

21. A landfill for worn-out tires in the desert of Nevada.

 Photograph by Daniel Dancer

22. While the entire world watched the events of Fukushima, a massive heat and power station was burning just a few miles away. All attempts to extinguish it where fruitless.

Photograph by Mainichi Newspapers/AFLO

23. This polar bear starved to death in Svalvard, Norway. Disappearing ice caps are robbing polar bears of both their living space and food.

  Photograph by Ashley Cooper

24. To the last drop: an oilfield in California and the merciless overexploitation of humans.

Photograph by Mark Gamba/Corbis

25. A massive waterfall from melting pack ice. These masses are the only meltwater and the undeniable proof how swiftly climate change is advancing.

Photograph by Cotton Coulson/Keenpress

26. A lignite power plant contaminates the air with its discharges.

Photograph by Jason Hawkes

27. The Indonesian surfer Dede Surinaya rides a wave of filth and trash (Java, Indonesia).

Photograph by Zak Noyle

“When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.”

This prophecy is becoming a more and more brutal reality. But, even today, not every person is aware of the horrible effects our lifestyles have on nature. So share these evocative pictures with everyone.

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Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey

 

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey will gives pleasure to a lot of people who have a chance to visit the park again this year, 2016.  We still remember the good times we had in the previous years and the Cherry Blossoms of 2011.     

This year Earth Day was on Friday, April 22, 2011 but my “Earth day” is every day of my life.  I love nature, I am part of nature.  Here is some of nature that I enjoy, captured to share with all of us.  The photographs are the walking steps that I treasured and captured of the Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey, USA in my memory and my camera.  I am not a photographer but I love to take pictures to record history as I go through my life. I enjoy the beautiful flowers of Cherry Blossom trees and I also enjoy the tall trees that are absent of leaves, having only the limbs of branches spread out just like our blood veins.  The gorgeous Cherry Blossoms will be so lonely without little children running around under the trees.  The parents took snapshots to keep forever with love.  Young couple with children and without children came out to enjoy the Cherry Blossoms.  Some young couples took pictures in different posses of his or her admirer.  The young girl who dresses in a pink kimono is posing for her young man to capture her moods and movements as if she is part of the Cherry Blossoms herself, announcing to her lover to come closer, as if to say, “I am a nature, I am beautiful, enjoy me and love me”, as the young man comes closer to snap the photos with a heart beating faster and faster with every step that he takes toward her.  One can make up all kind of love stories when we walk into Cherry Blossoms land.  Now please enjoy more than one thousand pictures that I have captured from the most beautiful Cherry Blossoms that Newarkoffers to everyone.  I captured these pictures on Saturday, Sunday and Friday, April 16, 17 and 22, 2011 and previous years.

 Branch Brook Park is a county park of Essex County, New Jersey in the United States, located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Roseville. At 360 acres (1.5 km²), Branch Brook Park is the largest public park in the city of Newark. The park is noted for having over 4,000 cherry blossom trees in more than fourteen different varieties,[1] collectively called Cherryblossomland, as well as its spectacular Cherry Blossom Festival each April.

Branch Brook Park is currently in the midst of $25 million, ten-year, restoration program. In 2004, the Park Avenuebridge was repaired, as were the ballfields in the center of the park. By 2010, there will be more than 5,000 cherry trees in the park due to a $650,000 grant from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund in 2006 and private donations.[2]

Below the writing portion is my story of the Cherry Blossom at Branch Brook Park in April 1994.  There are details, direction and history of Branch Brook Park and the Cherry Blossom Trees.  I wrote this in, “The Eyes of Morris”, a smart dog that belonged to our friends.

 

In memory of my mother, father, my mother-in-law, and father-in-law.

In memory of Morris, he passed away in 1997.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts                                                            Thursday, May 19, 2011

Link to Cherry Blossoms 2013 part 1 is Below:

http://ingpeaceproject.com/cherry-blossoms/cherry-blossoms-2013-part-1/

2 Responses to Cherry Blossoms

  1. Chelsea says:

May 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

Wow there’s so many years represented here! Its rather impressive Ing, I love to see the park though out the years in many different lights and locations. And I think the last three pictures of your mother, father and in-law’s. Those are some lovely pictures.

As always thank you for sharing the world through your eyes.

ing says:

May 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm (Edit)

Hi Chelsea,

Thanks for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed the Cherry Blossoms. I am going to add two small stories that I emailed to you because I like other people to laugh and know one of the Thai customs:

Four women came in to our shop this afternoon. They liked our jewelry and artwork, but they didn’t buy anything. So before they left the shop I asked if they have time to see my Peace Project. They enjoyed seeing my sculptures and were very glad to write their comments on my Shadow of Peace artwork. One of the ladies saw my Gandhi artwork by the door she used her foot to point at the artwork and said “Is that Gandhi? I like it”. I told her that Thais believe that if anyone uses their foot to point at anything it is considered to be very bad manners and insulting to others. This is because they believe that the foot is of very low value and head is of high value. People are never allowed to touch the head of someone older than themselves especially their parents or any older person. I do not believe that any more. But when we are inRomewe have to do as the Romans do. The lady appreciated that I told her this aspect of Thai custom.

Here is a funny story for you: A couple weeks ago I had an argument with John. We wanted to find plastic bag and we could not find it. I complained to John that he always throws everything out, and that causedMalito fight with her uncle. John replied “I didn’t throw out everything!” I realized that he meant he didn’t throw me out. I said “Oh! Yes! You smart aaa___! Then we both laughed.

Take care,

Ing

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