BIODIVERSITY versus Global Warming

May 19, 2007 at 9:49 pm | Posted in biodiversity, bioinversity, biosphere, ecosystem, endangered species, global warming | 2 Comments

A lovely new tool for comparing up to three different blogworld variables is available on icerocket and I used it to see how biodiversity was doing in comparison to global warming in the blogosphere.

The result was disheartening. Folks are much, much more worried about a crisis that is yet to come than they are about an ongoing and potentially much more devastating one – loss of BIODIVERSITY!

I AM A BIT AT A LOSS. How does one convince people that we are losing species permanently on a daily basis? Once stable ecosystems are endangered and will be irrecoverably lost if we don’t start taking immediate action. Once a species is lost it will never be regained and once an ecosystem is damaged by species loss, that ecosystem is doomed!

Here are the actual stats as of May 18th, 2007:

GW = Global Warming, B = Biodiversity and E = Endangered Species

Trend Terms……Posts per day……….Average %…….Total posts

GW…………………1,353.91…………….. 0.1791………….121,852

B……………………..53.16………………..0.0069……………4,784

E……………………..96.30………………..0.0127……………8,667

That’s at present something like 25 times as much activity on GW than it deserves and biodiversity needs to get 50 times stronger…

Any Bright Ideas?

The minute you start getting concerned about bioinversity and start blogging on it and doing something about it, these stats will surely improve.

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Women and Men – Complementing Equality

May 8, 2007 at 12:07 pm | Posted in casteism, discrimination, equality, false doctrine, gender equality, gospel, injustice, kingdom of God, mere christianity, New Creation, racism, sexism | 8 Comments

As a Christian, that is, as one who seeks to follow Jesus, I am deeply saddened that injustice and inequality are being actively perpetrated by “the church” against women.

Now, there are segments of Christianity that have moved away from such discrimination, but large parts of the church, most notably the ‘conservative evangelical’ segment of the church can claim to actually be defending the bible by promoting discrimination against women!

I do not wish to go into why such controversies still exist except to say that it seems to have something to do with a wrong understanding of the bible, the misuse of power, an attempt to protect the authority of male dominated institutions, and a real fear that ‘giving in’ on this issue will be to let liberalism ‘win’. In fact the so called “slippery slope” seems to be where all meaningful discussion is guilotined by these so called conservatives. In actual fact, a truly conservative reading of the New Testament and even of Genesis will show that any type of male domination is sin. It is a sure sign of the falleness of humankind. The gospel of Jesus shines particularly hard and bright on all such darkness however carefully we have treasured it in the nether corners of our hearts.

It’s time to put this foolishness away. It is time to recognise the gifts that God has given to all humans and to allow each human to achieve her/his fullest potential – in true partnership and the building up of one another.

There are terrible systemic injustices; poverty, racial discrimination, casteism, war, genocide and so many evils that are perpetuated most obviously by our alienation from God. So, let’s not blame God for what injustice and evil we do to each other, let us not allow culture to dictate what true justice is. Rather let us join together to celebrate the reality of our New Creation in God!

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