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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n16 (04/21/2011) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Lesson From Japan: Find New Ways to Generate Power

Vivid are my recollections of the northern Japan province where, in the early 1950s, I served as an army band musician, and where my wife’s 89-year-old sister’s, her husband’s, and two offspring’s tsunami-stolen bodies remain unrecovered.

Sustaining the Human Family

Human beings are destroying the Earth’s ecosystem—the basis of forms of life. Human irrationality and stupidity are apparently like a bottomless pit. At the present time, protecting the Earth’s ecosystem and promoting economic development are almost completely incompatible. April 22 is Earth Day, yet most people ignore the occasion and use toxic chemicals to fertilize their lawns‚ thereby slowly destroying the Earth’s water supply. Unless human beings dramatically change their habits, they will probably render themselves extinct within the next 500 years.

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