Archive for March, 2011


2,4-D

Well im my research today, I learned about 2,4-D. This common pesticide is pretty much toxic to everything, except lush green grass. This is the 21-century and thry sill have a chemical like this out there. That is just stupid and harmful. There should be laws preventing this kind of stuff. This chemical can cause different types of cancers to people. If the chemical is this bad to humans, imagin its effect on nature that is living by a golf course.

This chemical kills nature. You wonder if it is even worth having this chemical to produce lush greens. Me personally would like this banned and a more naturally approach to lush greens.

This is my last entry. It seems like all the news stories about golf courses impact, on the enviorment are the same. There is way to much water being used to get lush greens. Clean water to, which is even more insane to think about. They could use dirty water at least to water grass. This has to change in the future. Also the use of pesticides are rediculous. They are way to harmful to the enviroment. Something else that just gets under my skin is golf courses in provincial and nation parks. These places have been set aside so animals and trees could survive with out all the harmful impacts humans strees on nature. This is the main thing I would like changed, is to ban golf in parks and let nature be free.

Golf in South East Asia

 Well to days inspiration of writing has come from a TED Case Study about Asia Golf and the Environment. The TED Case Study says that “Golf development is becoming one of the most unsustainable and damaging activities to people and the environment”. Who would have thought that the game of golf has come to this.

The golf trade in Asia has been creating a golf haven for golfers and an environmental nightmare for environmentalists. In Southeast Asia gold course have been created over virgin forests, just to get a good view or has forced farmers to sell their land, so some rich people can have a game or two. This is just not right or ethical. Golf courses are getting out of hand and are devastating the environment. The article I just read has brought up a good point that I have never thought about before. The only reason people do not see the damage caused by golf courses is because of the beauty of wear the golf course is located. The design and the view a golf courses have, seem to take your mind off of the environmental, social, and health problems that the game of golf brings.

I just don’t understand why it is so difficult in today’s world to get messages out and say enough is enough. This has to stop. I hate how everything is so political. It seems that the only way to get the message out is if a huge environmental devastation occurs or like a 100 or more people get killed. Like that is just retarded. I wish things were easier control.

This past week in class we have been talking about National Parks and Parks in general and how they have been environmentally damage over the years. This week’s article I found was perfect because it is about parks and how they want to damage them. A lobbyist for a major golf course developer is trying to build support for state legislation, to build public golf courses in five different state parks in Florida. Are these people insane or what. Do they not realize the damage this could cause. It is even more shocking they want to build in Parks. Like what the hell. This is land set aside for its beauty and they just are going to destroy it. Why someone would even considers this, is mind boggling. I believe that this should not go throw and whoever would want to destroy nature especially in a Parks. This is the kind of stuff that is shocking and should be well known to everyone so this can get stopped.

Well catch me next week if you like. See ya later.

Article:http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/opinionzone/2011/03/04/build-golf-courses-on-state-park-land/