Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The World Fact Book

This was an interesting site to visit. I was interested in some facts about Japan, but it has just about every country I think. Look at the natural hazards lol...uh can I get hazard pay for living here in Japan please ;) Go HERE
And, what about this....
"...the US is the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels; water pollution from runoff of pesticides and fertilizers; limited natural fresh water resources in much of the western part of the country require careful management; desertification" ....yikes.

4 comments:

Happymama said...

Well, thanks a lot, Heather. Now I'm afraid of living in the US> LOL, just kidding. Interesting little facts you shared with us. Isn't if funny how we're so paranoid of bugs on our food that we use pesticides and fertilizers, only for them to get in our water. LOL Oh well, only in America.

~Kristi

dani said...

i saw a preveiw of a movie/documentary the is hosted by Al Gore...it was about the environment and the affects we have on it..might be interesting to watch...kind of like the super size movie

Heather said...

LOL Kristi...it could be worse :) It's funny how we don't really notice or care about some of those things until it really affects us or family. My aunt (who has since passed away) drank water most of her childhood that was contaminated from a local company (not sure if it was chemical) she ended up with Leukemia, but of course did not have the strength or money to do anything about it. It was awful...there are many others too that were affected by it. It is a sad situation.

Heather said...

Dani, I will have to look into that movie. I am not so much a "save the world" person as I am a "stop killing innocent people in a stride to make millions". Some companies get away with murder...literally.