High above the Earth from aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Ron Garan snapped this image of Hurricane Irene as it passed over the Caribbean on Aug. 22, 2011.
The National Hurricane Center noted on Aug. 22 that Irene is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches across Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Southeastern Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands. Isolated maximum amounts of rainfall may reach up to 20 inches.
As a tribute to Michael Jackson let us protect this beautiful earth.
What about sunrise What about rain
What about all the things That you said we were to gain.. .
What about killing fields Is there a time
What about all the things That you said was yours and mine…
Did you ever stop to notice All the blood we’ve shed before
Did you ever stop to notice The crying Earth the weeping shores?
Aaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaah What have we done to the world
Look what we’ve done What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son… What about flowering fields
Is there a time What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine… Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaah
I used to dream I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don’t know where we are Although I know we’ve drifted far
Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah
Hey, what about yesterday (What about us)
What about the seas (What about us)
The heavens are falling down (What about us)
I can’t even breathe (What about us)
What about the bleeding Earth (What about us)
Can’t we feel its wounds (What about us)
What about nature’s worth
It’s our planet’s womb (What about us)
What about animals (What about it)
We’ve turned kingdoms to dust (What about us)
What about elephants (What about us)
Have we lost their trust (What about us)
What about crying whales (What about us)
We’re ravaging the seas (What about us)
What about forest trails (ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas (What about us)
What about the holy land (What about it)
Torn apart by creed (What about us)
What about the common man (What about us)
Can’t we set him free (What about us)
What about children dying (What about us)
Can’t you hear them cry (What about us)
Where did we go wrong (ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why (What about us)
What about babies (What about it)
What about the days (What about us)
What about all their joy (What about us)
What about the man (What about us)
What about the crying man (What about us)
What about Abraham (What was us)
What about death again (ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn
With the oil spill still not under control, oil is continuing to seep into the marshes and wetlands areas, suffocating dolphins, turtles and a variety of bird, including the brown pelicans, the Louisiana state bird.
As frustration over BP’s inability to control the spill and clean up the oil grows, many groups are down in the Gulf, taking matters into their own hands, raising funds and helping directly in cleanup efforts.
If you want to help support this effort, we’ve compiled a list of some of the organizations that are at work in the Gulf.
The Community Center of St. Bernard provides food, hot meals and counseling to those affected by the spill. You can buy a t-shirt that says, “Save The Gulf Coast,” and the proceeds go to helping the fishermen and their families.
If you live in the coastal region and need to report a sighting of wildlife injured or affected by the spill, call BP’s oiled wildlife retrieval hotline at 866-557-1401.
The Gulf Coast Oil Spill Volunteers Facebook group has been created to help mobilize people who want to get the training required to help in cleanup efforts. Over 8,000 members have joined the group, where they have posted information for residents in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.See details from the group are here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=121928837818541&v=info
Tampa-based Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary says it’s the largest wild bird hospital in the United States. It is currently asking for volunteers and donations to help with the Gulf oil spill, particularly with any cleanup efforts that may happen in Florida.For details, visit their website: http://www.seabirdsanctuary.com/
Stop these deaths
Feel the responsibility. Clean up your environment. Help your environmental neighbours
Global Warming is the average increase in the temperature of the earth due to increase in the greenhouse gases. These gases usually trap the sun’s radiation and not let it out thus making the nights warm. Due to an increase in these gases, obviously the earth’s temperature will increase.
What will happen?
Due to increase in the Earth’s temperature, the ice caps will melt, there will be a change in climate and rainfall patterns thus posing a threat to mankind.