The Environmental A-Z…the letter I…

Welcome to my Environmental A-Z…still an A-Z but with a difference …

The idea for this series came about because as my regular followers and commenters know I am passionate about the health of the world I am living in… however often when I am researching and reading articles I come across terms and have to look them up which spawned the idea for this…two-fold… it increases my knowledge and I hope yours…

The A-Z of the environment and Climate Change… letter I.

The best way to predict your future is to create it...Abraham Lincoln.

Indigenous species…Plants and animals that are naturally found in an area…
Endemic species are those plants and animals that exist only in one geographical region…No
human interference brought a native species to the area or influenced its spread to that area.
Native species are known as Indigenous species.
Habitat destruction is the biggest cause of species extinction…this reducing biodiversity…
Yesterday was ” World Rainforest Day “…started 5 years ago in 2017 it is extremely important
that we realise and protect our rainforests which are home to many indigenous species of
animals and plants we can blame governments for allowing our rainforests to be decimated
BUT governments are driven by profit and greed who in turn are driven by consumer wants and
needs…BECAUSE if we didn’t want and much of the time we want it…the fact is though DO we
really need it?
The fact of the matter is ….there has to be a market…consumers drive that market…ask the
a person whose business has failed…who bright idea just didn’t sell…THEN ask yourself do you
really need everything that is in your shopping trolley…particularly when you have other
options that are not produced at the cost of your health, your wealth and the health and
the continued survival of those Indigenous Species…
The best way to predict your future is to create it...Abraham Lincoln.
Impervious Surfaces: Are mainly artificial structures that allow little or no water  infiltration
into the ground. Examples are streets, roofs, parking lots, most patios, walkways or anything
like asphalt, concrete, plastics…Urbanisation.
As cities grow and the natural landscape is replaced by roads, buildings etc flooding occurs…


Quite simply I know we need homes…but the surrounding area needs to be constructed sympathetically with permeable surfaces and trees…

Injection Well: a device that places fluids deep underground into porous rock formations such as sandstone, limestone, or above the shallow soil layer.

The fluid may be water, wastewater, salt water, or water mixed with chemical waste…

N.B. When I saw saltwater I was perplexed a little but this is not like seawater it has high salt content, hydrocarbons and industrial compounds, in other words, hazardous waste…

As soon as I read this my radar went into overdrive…There have been so many instances where so-called experts and scientists have predicated risk that is low or non-existent…can you tell me how risks associated with injecting hazardous waste into porous rock formations would have a negligible risk…

They don’t…water is being contaminated, ecosystems destroyed, toxic leaks and earthquakes…

There are 680,000 underground waste and injection wells in the US alone, of which 150,000 shoot industrial fluids thousands of feet below the surface of the earth…

That’s all for today…I hope I have explained it in layman terms and made some things clearer as I believe we should all have a clearer picture of what we can change and how… also what affects our health and how…

Just in case you missed World Rainforest Day yesterday…

See you in two weeks for the letter J…next Wednesday it will be Part 9 of the new A-Z on food and terms with the middle letter being I as in Crisp Fried Chips with vinegar…

Thank you for reading it is a pleasure to see you here I hope you come again… Love Carol x




40 thoughts on “The Environmental A-Z…the letter I…

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  2. alexcraigie

    The injection wells fiasco is the stuff of nightmares. How is it possible for politicians to turn a blind eye to this? This is so depressing 😦

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      As always it is money/profits..Thats the bottom line and of course consumers needs/wants… It is most certainly depressing and dangerous to health for us and Mother Earth.. x

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  3. D. Wallace Peach

    Great post, Carol, and alarming. In the US, our corporations will do anything for a buck and our politicians only care about power. The two go hand in hand. Someday things like injection wells are going to bite us in the….

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  4. V.M.Sang

    We are such a short-termism species. I am becoming increasingly worried for my grandchildren. Earlier today I read a frightening article about the future. Climate change, the things you mentioned in your post, deforestation, overuse of pesticides, destruction of habitats, litter, draining of wetlands, the ‘tidying ‘ of places, and so much more. The article suggested that in a maximum of 40 years, civilisation will have collapsed. I only hope we come to our senses in time.
    And the model of the western economy is largely to blame, in my opinion as it fosters greed, selfishness and the pursuit of wealth for its own sake. Not that Communism has done any better.
    I could go on, but I’d better stop.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Viv… I hear you and this is a safe place to rant… It seems that whatever path the ruling bodies take us down… The persuit of all you have said marches on… Honestly I don’t see the solution and that is scary as I won’t know how that will impact on my family and friends in the future… What are we leaving them? Uncertain future at best…. x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It is absolutely horrifying, Sally it makes me wonder just how many people it has affected who have died or have dehabilitaing diseases…it quite frankly scandalous …I appreciate the reblog and spreading the word Hugs xx

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  6. petespringerauthor

    I thought the demonstrations regarding pervious vs. impervious surfaces were great and truly show the importance of looking for solutions.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I thought so too, Pete it s so important even when homeowners are planning a patio that they ensure they use permeable materials so water can drain through…we can all play our part 🙂 x


  7. koolkosherkitchen

    Thank you for educating me, dear Carol. We live in the protected Art Deco area of Miami Beach, and we are constantly flooded. I suppose Art Deco architects, while building these beautiful structures, had no idea of impervious surfaces. So far, every attempt by the city to correct the situation without destroying the buildings has failed. One hopes…

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Thank you so much for asking.. She meets with the medical team on the 1st July where they will discuss her treatment plan and give her all the contacts etc that she needs… Truthfully we are still reeling and shocked… But thank you for caring it means a lot, Dear Dolly xx

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