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What Has And Hasn’t Changed

March 17, 2017

A few short thoughts for this week’s blog:

Look at the above photo very closely. It was taken in Yosemite Valley, California in 1963. What has changed? Physically, nothing at all; it would take a much longer time to change the physical characteristics of this magnificent place. Time works wonders and I’m sure someday in the very distant future, the valley will look different. But we’re talking about millions of years.

However, take a closer look. Do you see any pollution? Nope! That is what has changed. In 58 years, the valley has seen increasing pollution. That fact can not be denied. Pollution has invaded every part of our planet as well and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

In 1963, the environmental movement was in its infancy yet things were much cleaner then. Now we have a full-on environmental awareness (if not compliance) but things are worse than ever. What has changed? We have grown a tad wiser but still have a long way to go. What hasn’t changed? We still put ourselves first before our environment and our planet. It’s time to make a change for the future…. in a hurry!

Photo: Yosemite Valley, California 1963 by Barbara L. Rizzi

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  1. Good points all, Allen. I visited Yosemite with Becky and her kids in 1986, and the memory still haunts me. I would love to return in the winter, just to see how magnificent it is at that time of the year. Someday I’ll bore you and Rachel to death with a slideshow of our trip to California. 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on allenrizzi and commented:

    Thoughts for a Saturday…


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