I reallly care about the environment and the future is really beginning to scare me. On one hand we have highly intellligent trained scientists who are warning us about a whole lot of terrible things like methane feedbacks; seas of plastic; species destruction at a rate comparable to the end of the dinosaurs' the end of easily accessable oil...I could go on for hours. On the other hand are the people in power; who want to build giant ports on the Great Barrier Reef for oil tankers; who destoy the Amazon and risk the destruction of uncontacted tribes; people who wouldn't care if every clouded leopard died; just as long as there's more and more money for themselves. The world horrifies me and I was surfing the net reading anything that caught my eye and I saw the article on the great pacific garbage patch and the one on the 28 000 plastic toys. I'm actually reading Moby Duck right now; the book about the ducks and frogs etc so I decided to join. I'm currently studying community development and I would love to work to help make communities sustainable or work with human rghts watchdog organisations like RAID; Rights and Accountability in Development. I love animals I have a cat and I'm very concerned about the magpies down in my shopping area. They literally starving to death; the city has built up around them and they are highly territorial carnivorous virds that can't survive on chips. We've just had a heatwave 3 weeks of temperatures over 30 celsius and I took them water everyday. I wrote a letter to theterritory and municipality minister who happens to be a member of the environmentally conscious Greens party and one of his staffers was extremely rude to me and said I was attracting pest birds. Nevermind the fact ...I rant a bit and the comma button on my computer doesn't work. That's probably all you need to know. Not showing off or anything but I just read the Qs down the bottom and I read heaps so I read around 3 evironmentally books a month. At least. Does snow geese by that Fiennes guy count. The Tiger by John Vaillant is so bloody brilliant. It made me cry. I'm also reading Dirty Money the true cost of Australia's mineral boom (I'm aussie) as well as moby duck. oh and i don't have a car. I can't actually drive. I could probably drive to a hospital in an emergency but that's it. I have my Ls. and I'm far too old to not have a proper license.