Water is Life


Words and new painting from Marius.  Consider writing him your thoughts!

Marie (Marius) Mason
FMC Carswell
PO Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127


I was reading Science Journal and there have been some articles published about some long-term studies being done on the effects of climate change (and less and less rainfall) on the Amazon ecosystem. These studies have tracked the phenomenon of dying trees — and the consequent effects on habitat and food sources for native animals.

I wanted to relate the issue to the words of the water protectors’ campaign because, of course, this is all part of the energy question that humanity faces. However we decide to set our priorities and values will hold the consequences for the future. Choosing our current level of energy useage (and its sources) means that we affect the Earth’s ability to replenish our oxygen (the ocean’s plankton and the Amazon’s trees being the main source where CO2 is processed into O2).

It can’t be overstated how important this process is to us all — even as the creatures of the Amazon will feel the damage first.