John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: Who does not like plants, animals, people and nature? Where do we come from? Through all the processes of life, we come mostly from carbon dioxide in the air and rain water. Here are some answers, some photos of life and some questions about the future.
John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: At Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA, we aim to be respectful and appreciative of the environment and nature in general. As advocates for nuclear power, we aim to have the best managed nuclear power programs for the whole world. That requires cooperation and teamwork across countries to minimize problems. How well can mankind do using nuclear power? To answer this, we look at how well mankind can do displaying nature in ideal situations in botanic gardens. In these photos in the Denver Botanic Gardens, every tree, blade of grass, flower and bush is placed by professional gardeners. We can, we must do as well with nuclear power.
Why Christianity Is the World’s Most Eco-friendly Philosophy (Vijay Jayaraj, Cornwall Alliance) India21.Sep.2018
Vijay Jayaraj, Research associate, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation: Environmental problems have become part of our everyday lives. There isn’t a news website homepage that does not highlight news related to our environment, and environmental issues have become central themes of major elections. But we have reached a point where we no longer understand the role of man in the environment around us. What brought us here? Humans and the environment are inseparable. Whether you are a theist or an atheist, you cannot be disconnected from the environment. All of human civilization’s needs come from the environment.
John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: People should spend as much time as possible observing nature, whether in potted plants and pets at home, in parks and gardens in the city, on walks near lakes and oceans, in hill country, mountains, nearby or around the world. It is so much more exciting than searching for information and playing games on cell phones and computers and spending hours watching the same stuff every day on TV.
Acorn Creek Trail is a favorite early morning summer hiking trail in Summit County, Colorado when the wildflowers are all in bloom. At lower levels there are desert flowers, higher up meadows of mountain wildflowers, on top a profusion of arctic tundra flowers close to the ground. This is the world that we must preserve and enjoy along with life for most of us in large cities.