Truth, Beauty & Saving the World - Science, Art & Nuclear, Greenhouse & Poverty Threats
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) lists nuclear, greenhouse and poverty threats as the most acute dangers facing humanity (see: http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/index.php/csw/details/holdren-aaas1/ ).
As a responsible, humanist scientist I have been doing my duty by INFORMING people about these threats e.g. see numerous articles on Media With Conscience News (MWC News: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya ) and my numerous blogs (e,g, see: http://www.blogger.com/profile/04156886772294243824 ), notably my course on Rational Risk Management (see: http://rationalriskmanagement.blogspot.com/ ).
My books on related matters include a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds. A pharmacological reference guide to sites of action and biological effects" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003: http://www.amazon.com/Biochemical-Targets-Plant-Bioactive-Compounds/dp/041530... ); “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya and http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); and the revised and updated 2008 version of my 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ). See also my contribution “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007): http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s1445960.htm ).
As a member of the Melbourne-based Yarra Valley Climate Action Group (YVCAG; see: http://sites.google.com/site/yarravalleyclimateactiongroup/ ) that in turn is linked to the Climate Emergency Network (CEN; see: http://www.climateemergencynetwork.org/ ) and the Climate Movement (see: http://www.climatemovement.org.au/ ) I have been very active in INFORMING people about the Climate Emergency and Sustainability Emergency facing the Planet (see the Climate Emergency Fact Sheets placed on the Web via the Yarra Valley Climate Action Group (see: http://sites.google.com/site/yarravalleyclimateactiongroup/system/app/pages/s... ).
Unfortunately, in the Western Murdochracies we live in an extraordinary, holocaust ignoring, genocide ignoring Culture of Ignoring, a Culture of Denial, a Culture of Lying by Omission (see “Climate Emergency, Exceptionalism & Ignoring Downunder. Letter to Eminent Australians over Public Honesty”: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/25702/42/ ).
Peace is the only way but Silence kills and Silence is complicity. We are obliged to INFORM others about abuses of humanity and risks to humanity.
Words having failed I have created huge paintings fpor Peace, Planet and Mother ans Child.
Images of all these huge paintings can be found on Flikr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/.
Below is LISTING of my HUGE paintings (please feel free to reproduce these images, with attribution, in the interests of Humanity and please forward these links to everyone you can!).
These were published originally on the humane and ethical MWC News in Canada but as of 19 January 2010 this site was no longer accessible.
An alphabetical listing with links to Flickr is privided below.
Alhambra Pollock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4288352915/ .
Apocalypse Now: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4289096468/ .
Bundoora Arabesque: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4288353489/ .
Civilization (aka Genes and Memes): http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4289096920/ .
Clean Energy World: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4290160934/
Deep Mind: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4288356319/ .
Four Seasons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4291170301/ .
Isfahan Matisse: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4290121654/ .
Jerusalem Madonna: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/3428568005/in/photostream/ .
Manhattan Madonna: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/3429196820/ .
Melbourne Madonna: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/3429309944/in/photostream/ .
My Country: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4289416543/ .
One Day Pathétique: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4291910148/ .
Rosanna Madonna: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/3428526429/in/photostream/ .
Scheherazade: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4288354117/ .
Swan Lake: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4291171221/ .
Sydney Madonna: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/3429287878/in/photostream/ .Truelove: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/4289097962/ .