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Old 30th May 2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Sound of the Earth

It's hard to go anywhere outside these days without the sounds of machines.

Here's a nice article that talks about the problem:

http://www.wired.com/science/planete...06/st_thompson
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Old 30th May 2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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Only 40%! I thought that the industrialization of nature was near
completion. You chaps have been slack!

"Earth has a voice," Krause says. "We can't let it go silent."

Too late.

Now that we have developed industrial and technological ears, we have become deaf to its song.


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Old 30th May 2008, 09:59 PM   #3
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Night light is much more of the problem. Earth is no longer dark at nigh close to cities.
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Old 31st May 2008, 02:06 AM   #4
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Only 40%! I thought that the industrialization of nature was near
completion. You chaps have been slack!

"Earth has a voice," Krause says. "We can't let it go silent."

Too late.

Now that we have developed industrial and technological ears, we have become deaf to its song.


Cilla

Just this weekend I went to a small cottage we have 3mi. off shore and off the grid to make some field recordings. I found a few hours of peace, unfortunately the cottagers feel they have to mow their "perfect" lawns even here. BTW we enjoyed a great bottle of biodynamic Burgundy one night. My wife and I have made a large donation to a local biodynamic community farm and get a major portion of our produce from it June-October.
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Old 31st May 2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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Scott,

James Lovelock reckons chainsaws to be amongst the worst of our
inventions ... perhaps we should add lawnmowers to the list.

A western achedemic once asked a Shinto priest, " I don't get it, what is your ideology? What is your theology?". "We don't have an ideology. We don't have a theology", said the priest, "We dance."

But with all the "anthrophony" cacophony how can we hear the song and dance? To what music do we dance?


Hope you long continue enjoying biodynamic wines and foods.


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Old 2nd June 2008, 12:20 PM   #6
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Its a wonderful article my friend. I found it Incredible. I think this is the right time when people should think about Earth. GOOD JOB.
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Old 5th June 2008, 10:14 AM   #7
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You are absolutely right my friend, now we need to take some hard decision otherwise this blind race of industrialization will kill the whole humanity.
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IMHO the industrialization and massive increase in atmospheric co2 is keeping Europe out of another ice age. We're well overdue for one.

Within the next 500 years we're going to make a real mess of this place. I wouldn't be surprised if we lost a couple of billion people from famine and the resultant wars for food.

Just look at how Burma is going to pieces and the current rice shortage. And the US's bee problem. Expect more of this sort of thing. We're in trouble.
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James Lovelock reckons chainsaws to be amongst the worst of our
inventions ... perhaps we should add lawnmowers to the list.
Sure. Though somewhere DOWN on the list BELOW those !@#$% two cycle leaf blowers!

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Eventually, our soon-to-be Ministry of Aesthetics will outlaw unnecessary mechanical noise, and our cities will be designed with acoustics in mind, e.g. no parallel reflecting surfaces between buildings, etc.

At that time we would be appalled to be re-immersed in the acoustic environment most of us do not even notice at this time, such as the ever present air conditioning and refrigeration sounds, not to speak of the ubiquitous 60 Hz, or 50 Hz hum.

I have lived deep in the country and it was fun to see the faces of city visitors getting out of their cars and experiencing what was for many of them a rare glimpse of quiet.

In doing field recordings of birds I have been amazed to find I have to be at least 10 miles from a highway for it not to be audible on the recording.
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