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Reality check on sustainability…

December 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s a reality check on sustainability, there is just too much undiscovered oil and gas out there for it all to just suddenly stop and then solar panels and ocean energy generated by magical electrolysis saves the day. Ok, the gas may be a clean source of fuel but doesn’t that usually come with the oil?

Sorry to be so cynical, I mean I really  want the next generation to have a fighting chance– but you see it seems, it’s all about the Benjamin s (100 dollar bills)!

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On Global Warming threatens peace…

July 21, 2011 1 comment

Read an article in the BBC News, Climate Change Threatens Peace, UN warning…

I don’t what year we’re going to “get it”, history says it’ll probably be when it’s too late. Why does it always have to be like that? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14229237

 

An Islamic – World perspective on Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainability…

November 29, 2009 Leave a comment

     This opening quotes and heavily paraphrases from M. Kamal Hassan’s, World -View Orientation and Ethics: A Muslim Perspective, Jurnal IKIM (Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia)., Vol. 3. No. 1. Jan/June 1995.

     Hassan quotes, ” It is my humble submission that at the root of our contemporary ecological crisis lies the mindset which disregards the lordship, sovereignty, power, control and will of God in the universe. Thus man’s self perception is that he is freed from any transcendent authority or higher moral order to behave, vis-a-vis, the natural resources or to his fellow human beings in a utilitarian and selfish manner.

     …as nations realize a common peril in allowing environmental degradation to continue in part of the globe, do they also become conscious of the fact that they are existing on God’s earth and are thriving on God’s given bounties (normally called natural resources) in the land, air and water… [and] have become penitent on account of greedy, materialistic and self-centered behavior…” (1-2).

     Hassan’s words nearly 15 years ago are just as relevant if not more today than they were then! The time for action is now, there exists enough blame and finger-pointing for the rest of time to figure out. But what are we going to do now?  In the About Iman section, I pointed out the main reason for starting the Blog in the first place. My hope here is that we can provide real dialog, education, assimilation of ideas, accommodation of those ideas and subsequent transformation and cognitive liberation for a genuine call to action for the sake of the environment, its sustainability and the next generation and beyond. During the course of discourse here, let us be ever mindful of this tasking and challenge… go forth and Blog!

Iman

Hello world!

November 21, 2009 Comments off

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is my first post and I would like to thank you for visiting.

Have a look at the categories, read the comments and tell me what you think. For the most part, I am trying to take the high road and provide a forum to help enrich lives and share it with as many people as possible.