Starting a thread on #CommunityWealth. This is one area that Ecosteader's mission as a B Corp can begin to be elucidated. It's more than my "hope"; it is my firm belief that #EcologicalDemocracy is the only way to build a sustainable wealth cycle for a community: one that endures.
"For community wealth building to work among tribal nations, it must match indigenous philosophies and values. It must be-come the community’s own by grounding the frame in the cultural values of the community and translating it into the lived realities of the people."
Another important spoke of consideration is to listen ; meditation is balancing the inner
ears are things that listen
So let's get back to the polar bears. https://ecosteader.com/@indie/101245752404669217
"If the bureau cannot make such a determination, the incidental take permit must be denied ...
The refuge’s coastal plain provides critical habitat for mother polar bears during the winter months when they come on shore to den and give birth. Bear cubs are especially sensitive during their first few months of life, and any disruption to their growth and development can be life-threatening. The denning period also happens to overlap with the only window during which seismic surveys can be carried out, since the ground must be frozen solid to allow for the passage of heavy vehicles and machinery. Even using the latest infrared technology, the FWS memo predicted that only about half of the bear dens would be detected during flyovers. That would leave approximately eight to 10 dens that would be susceptible to disturbances from vehicle traffic, human activity, and seismic work.
The threat is compounded by global warming. As sea ice loss has accelerated, more and more bears are coming inland, creating additional pressure on the population. Steve Amstrup, a former US Geological Survey researcher and chief scientist at Polar Bears International, said the Interior Department hasn’t fully considered the challenges facing the Southern Beaufort Sea population. “If we don’t stop the decline of sea ice, polar bears are going to disappear,” he said.
Since the mid-1980s, the region’s polar bear population has declined from an estimated 1,800 animals to between 800 and 900."
Pruitt's EPA is definitely GUILTY. Not only were they unwilling, but also now must they be unable to "hears" and here is why:
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