Ok, now the truth comes out, I was secretly a stand in for Sonny during several Sonny and Cher media events (see photo for proof). In all seriousness though, I did have an early start in over achieving and was voted “Craziest Guy” for my Berkeley High School class of 1982 yearbook. And if you’ve ever been to Berkeley, you know that is quite an accomplishment.
Speaking of Berkeley in the 60’s, this week marks a major loss, Dr. Bruce Commoner died, at age 95, after a 60 year career as the founder of the modern environmental movement. A scientist educated at Columbia and Harvard, he was the first prominent researcher to point out the folly of our ways when it comes to the creation of vast amounts of toxic substances from atomic weapons testing, to the use of pesticides. He also founded Earth Day, which I fondly remember, yes, from Berkeley in 1970.
His obituary from the New York Times is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/us/barry-commoner-dies-at-95.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&hp
Please take a moment to listen to Dr. Commoner’s short video (filmed a few years before he died) which outlines his perspectives on how much damage we have caused. Global climate change is just one of many disturbing issues. To me, what is of even more importance is the high levels of neurotoxins found now in every man, woman, and child’s body and brain. We are thinking with damaged brains and clearly our current level of decision making, as to how we care for this planet, is misguided. I believe we can start with ourselves, get our own body’s pollution cleaned up. Do a Mind Mapping program and clear up your brain chemistry. Then we can tackle some of the other issues confronting us all.