What Are Global
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GGL's are world healing concepts
which, via voting, can directly link to organizations, governments
and authorities that have the persuasion or power to make a difference.
Each GGL gives either a brief or sometimes more detailed idea
on how to end global damage, whether it be animal, environmental
Choose any or all the GGL's, read them and vote.
Once you have voted you'll also be offered external links to organizations
which provide you a free click to directly help rain-forests,
animals, environments, oceans and people - including children.
When each of the GGL proposals has reached 100,000 votes, the
VeggieGlobal and Looking-Glass web retreat will present the relevant
organizations with a CD ROM petition containing the votes. We
will keep on doing this for each set of 100,000 votes.
You'll find the GGL's on the drop-down menu on the top right of
this page, or a more
detailed list below.
first steps - to take equal responsibility for the irresponsible
actions of all humanity:
world calculations have concluded that each year, up to 50% of
the entire planet's new growth of plants as well as a large percentage
of the animal population, is harvested for one species alone...
can't stop to do anything about helping to save the planet ... I'm
just so busy".
and VeggieGlobal reminds all site visitors of its philosophy:
Looking-Glass means viewing the relationship between ourselves
and our damaged environment from deeper within our souls. Putting
pride and and a busy schedule to one side and to allow time within
our self-absorbed lifestyle for outward-giving ... Hard as it
may sound we must honestly question our own ignorance and selfishness
on all levels ... whether subliminal, deliberate or in blatant
The Looking-Glass philosophy aims to open our eyes to pure, universal
common and uncommon sense. But in the meantime, think about how
much more we take from this planet without giving back.
Please give time, consideration and compassion to act responsibly.
Because perhaps you, like millions of other humans are responsible
for this onset of such highly accelerated mass global extinction."
we created a global saturation point ?
Once, you might have come across
an oddball wandering the streets of London holding a board above
his head with the words scribbled on it "The End of the world
is nigh", accompanied by some kind
of babbling monologue.
We all took a wide berth from the bearer of these bad tidings and hurried along.
We dismissed such people as nutty scaremongers. But the basic
sentiment they proclaimed, but which we so incredulously dismissed,
was closer to reality than most of us dared to imagine.
are earth's parasites, sucking the life-blood from its main arteries.
We rape its natural harvest, above and below the surface . We
pollute and de-naturalize all that we interfere with. We have
irreparably disrupted the natural food chain, depleting all other
life-forms until their extinction. The pulse of this planet will
ultimately stop ... and with it all humanity".
Today, the reality of global extinction
truly is "nigh".
It's a culmination of conclusive evidence from environmental researchers
and scientists world-wide, and to any sharp-sensed common observer,
the proof of environmental degradation is all around us.
All species on earth depend on intact eco-systems to survive.
Most animals provide sustenance to their ecosystems as much as
they receive from it ... They are interdependent with it through a reciprocal arrangement which helps the chain of life, death and environmental evolution work in perfect harmony.
Humans depend on intact ecosystems as well, but judging by the way we destroy every eco-system we interact
with, it's clear that most people are too stupid to realise how
much interdependency plays a vital role in such relationships
with the earth. We seem to be consistently unresponsive to the
fact that striking a natural balance with the natural world is
the fundamental prerequisite of our survival. Because of this,
modern humanity is the only species on earth which does not fit
into and harmonize with any self-sustaining environment. We have
disrupted and destroyed the fragile, self-perpetuating mechanism
of all ecosystems - to a point where global evolution can no longer
function along a natural path of biological expansion and diversity.
The source of global extinction
stems from the psychological make up of us simply being
human; doing what we want, and when we want, for instant self-satisfaction.
This behaviour boils down to an ignorance or selfish trait of
each individual's human nature. Even collectively, governments of most countries continually fail to recognise the urgent need to interelate their political control with the global ecosystem within which it operates. Economic growth and the environment are always separated by govermental agendas - never working to support ech other. Instead, environmental improvement should and could create economic growth - if only governments would see the sense in running their countries in such a way.
Unless we are able to rise above this ingrained, primal "ID"
response (self-gain and control), how can we make solid resolutions so as to harmonize
with this earth and with this universe ... yet alone with each
other? And how are we to do so without always thinking
of personal gain or effect?
From individuals to entire governments, we have to repair and help humanity ascend towards a clear, higher
level of common and un-common sense... A sixth sense if you like.
It will only be through such realization that we will see and
feel how much we have to change. Re-evalutating our self-purpose
will enable us and everything about us to at least, begin to recover.
Only then can we provide solutions and answers from an intelligent
viewpoint. Repair and peaceful understanding by all ... including
Some Basic Facts
By now, you are aware of a term
that has become part of a language of this new century. But do
you really understand the consequences of "Global Warming"?
It's not an excuse to throw out your woolly jumpers and revamp
your wardrobe for an "endless summer" fashion collection.
The raw facts are these:
Humans pump excessive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere
through the use of fossil fuels and other air-born pollutants.
Carbon Dioxide is a greenhouse gas which traps the sun's heat.
The more carbon dioxide we create, the warmer the earth gets.
But regionally, this can also trigger devastating weather conditions
like floods and even a new ice age for some areas of the world.
Oceans thermal currents are affected by the climatic changes and
can turn off warm currents causing freezes across entire continents.
The USA alone creates over 25% of the worlds carbon dioxide emissions.
Industry and fossil fuelled internal combustion engines, which
we use in our cars, are causing a climate change so extreme and
so quickly that the oceans are now rising between 10 and 20 cms
as the two polar caps melt. This may not sound much, but just
a few centimeters can flood whole countries and islands.
Such extreme climate changes can also effect whole species and
habitats, both human and animal.
Any natural changes in the earth's climate would normally be spread
over tens of thousands of years. But we have generated a massive
artificial change within just a hundred years or so. This super-fast,
unnatural shift does not give the earth's natural bio-diversity
anywhere near enough time to adapt.
Along with habitat destruction on land and in the sea, the entire
planet is being raped of life and life support ... It has reached
a critical mass.
Without drastic and immediate reconsideration - through changing
our own human behavior, the only outcome is extinction on a global
We simply must stop controlling, conquering and consuming.
GGL's ... Why
should you care?
The concept of universal laws covering
environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare across the planet
may seem impossible to put into practice. But if super-states
can throw trendy terms like "global community" around
on a political and commerce level, then the more realistic and
necessary application of global laws that protect the natural
world can be easily achieved.
But does "global village" have any constructive meaning
in the real world?
The term itself needs an application
- Something that can be accomplished with the support and
action of the "global village" itself.
Although it is easy to blame the world's governments, a large
degree of responsibility rests on the general public, and that
most likely includes you as well.
To act on something that effects not just you but a situation
around you as well, is at least one step to a compassionate outlook.
This is not politics ... nothing to do with voting in superficial
governments based on their superficial promises. It's not just
even about donating to a charity for the sake of clearing your
conscience, and so laying the responsibility on others to do the
work for you. Conscious, passive action is about thinking for
yourself; this is step is to accept personal responsibility as
part of the human chain of global destruction. Nobody is excluded
from this charge, however much they might dedicate their life
to trying to change the world for the better. We are all inherently
If you think that an entire world
community should accept the charge of its terrible crimes against
the natural world and make a united effort to repay for this by
enforcing Global Green Laws to help repair the damage, then you
are stepping on the path to "independently caring".
The Global Green Law concept
(GGL's) raises primary concerns about environment and ethical
treatments, separating them into manageable chunks.
Global Warming is a key issue, which overshadows all environmental
(and ethical) imbalance ... since it's a culmination of human
mismanagement of the environment. A crime which we must all take
things that now effect your life
The world's comfortable societies
- probably like the one you, live in - take so many "crisis"
words and phrases for granted - just trendy lingo of the times.
But in fact these words are fundamental expressions in describing
the disturbing reality of real planetary deterioration - Words
like "global warming", "environmental destruction",
"humanitarian travesty", "ecological disaster"
are real issues. Pehaps they bear no personal effect on the self-centered,
sheltered lives of western cultures, because the actual relevance
of these words means absolutely nothing to them. That is until,
floods, hurricanes, fuel shortages, food scares and other "inconveniences",
not so much touch their lives with a gentle brush, but slap them
hard in the face. The harsh reality of the world's environmental
decline has to force its way through the front door of their homes
before they truly realize what a mess they themselves have created.
In the UK for example, hurricane force winds and floods
occurring every ten years, then every 7 years , then every five
years - are still not enough for people to act on the obvious...
which means putting together priority measures to reverse the
environmental effects that are generating such conditions:
But people will
- ...build houses on flood risk areas.
(Because quick money making schemes seem more important than environmental
- ...get in a car and drive a hundred
meters to buy a newspaper.
- ...stuff themselves with foods
originating from countries which destroy highly sensitive natural
forests to farm fast food products (with pesticides)
- ...stuff themselves with factory
farmed, penned in animals, pumped up with drugs leaving them with
no natural resistance to disease - some of which transfer to humans.
- ...over-fish and pollute the oceans,
which are fast been depleted and poisoned of life... Remember
that apart from trees, flora and fauna, the ocean is one of the
key ingredients that is fast loosing the ability to keep global
actions in your local neighborhood, which might be considered petty
against the bigger picture of global destruction all add to its
- Using deep slicing machines to
creat trenches which cut through the main roots of millions of
trees by roadsides when laying communications cables. This weakens
the tree, it slowly dies, then blows down in a strong wind a few
- At home and your friends - constantly
updating electronic consumer products with more fashionable replacements.
This causes increasing strain on natural resources and more non-biodegradable
pollution each year.
- At home and your friends - constantly
updating electronic consumer products with more fashionable
- Environmentally unfriendly garden
"make-overs", which leave no naturall habitat for wildlife
or native plants.
And so the list becomes endless...
and it's our own shameful actions that have generated it and
now the planet - from your local biosystem to the ozone layer
So instead of just throwing in
a token comment at a dinner party about "the environment"...
actually help DO something about it ...
... Begin by voting the on the GGL's
Please be "bothered"
to Vote ... here's how
When each of the GGL proposals has
reached 100,000 votes veggieglobal
Looking-Glass will present the relevant organizations
with a CD ROM petition containing these. We will keep on doing
this for each set of 100,000 votes. Please remember to fill in
your name on your vote otherwise it will cannot be counted as
part of our petition. Thank you.
could be the largest global vote ever. Make yours count!
Could our call for unified compassion
actually become a global reference for all countries to take into
consideration? All due to YOU.... the "Global Compassionate".
Such dreams are all seeds
that in the long term may be the inspiration of kings, so to speak.
So let's throw these seeds of hope across the web and see who
decides to water them!
(sections of this introduction
are from "Planet of the Grapes"
Edited from "A Paraversal View" and "Earth in Collision"
© John O'Donnell)
below are the 10+1 Main GGL's ... choose and vote now: