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Sustainability can be defined as humanity’s investment in a system of living, projected to be viable on an ongoing basis that provides quality of life for all individuals of sentient species and preserves natural ecosystems. Sustainability in its simplest form describes a characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely. The term, in its environmental usage, refers to the potential longevity of vital human ecological support systems, such as the planet’s climatic system, systems of agriculture, industry, forestry, fisheries, and the systems on which they depend. In recent years, public discourse has led to a use of “sustainability” in reference to how long human ecological systems can be expected to be usefully productive. In the past, complex human societies have died out, sometimes as a result of their own growth-associated impacts on ecological support systems. The implication is that modern industrial society, which continues to grow in scale and complexity, will also collapse. (From Wikipedia)

Don’t mess with my blue crabs!

Here in Virginia, we have a state Commission on Climate Change that includes 43 members who were appointed by Gov. Tim Kaine about nine months ago.

Recently the Commission met and reached consensus that:

A rising sea level caused by global warming poses a major concern for much of coastal Virginia, especially the heavily populated (and traffic congested) Hampton Roads area.

Warming would have significant impact on Virginia’s ecosystems.

Some Chesapeake Bay species such as blue crabs and oysters could decline or disappear.

I don’t know about you, but when you start messing with my seafood, that’s when I get mad!

The state commission is expected to make its recommendations on December 15th.  In the meantime, check out some tips on what you can do about Global Warming.

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