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A Meeting of the Greatest Minds

A Meeting of the Greatest Minds

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A Meeting of the Greatest MindsEveryone was making notes for the meeting. It was a meeting of the greatest mindsregarding the situation of the planet. Busy minds wrote and scratched out and rewrote their individual solutions. They gathered together on the plane. Some were coming by ship. Thiswas the final phase of their mission. There had been many meetings throughout the world, eachin its own nation. They were now on their way to the United State of America. America waschosen because of its reluctance to abide by the Kyoto agreements. Someone had to turn thenations around to save the planet. Each of them believed they were the chosen ones sent by God.You could feel the tension between them. They wondered who had the magic solution.However, they agreed to exchange notes before the meeting. We were armed with words.Eventually, we took a head count to make sure each nation was represented.Fortunately, we all arrived within an hour of each other. Someone suggested lunch before the meeting. There were so many of us. We had our likes and our dislikes when it cameto food. According to what nation we represented, each went their separate ways. At last weentered the large round room and took our seats. We appointed the representative from China to be the Speaker of the House. We waited patiently to hear the sound of the gavel. I was first tospeak.“Sir, our nation has surveyed not only our rivers, but the oceans of the world. We found manymore dead zones than were previously reported at the last meeting. There are six hundred to beexact” The rest followed.“Sir, I represent the highlands of New Guinea and my findings are that rainfall is downthirty-four inches this year,” said the beautiful Bird of Paradise.
 
“Sir, we represent the Goliath Beetles of the Kakamega Forest in Kenya. May I presentto you The Cardinal Beetle of Europe and the Scarab from my homeland, Kenya. We teamed upfor our survey. Our report states that the earth is slowly shifting due to nuclear testing.”“Sir, I represent the Army Ants from the Peruvian rain forest. Our species is dying off due to the cutting down of thousands of trees. It is difficult for our species to breath. It startedwith our children and spread rapidly through the forest.”“Sir, I represent the Emperor Moths of Greece. Our nights are getting shorter and it ishard for us to find food.”“Sir, I represent the Worker Honey Bees and all of our species. For some reasonunbeknown to us, we are a vanishing species. We have not found the reason, but we are stillworking on it.”Showing her long thin plumage down her back and her dagger-like black bill sheaddressed the Speaker of the House. “Sir, I represent the Snowy Egret who winters inCalifornia. We ask permission to leave winter habitat in California. The smog is choking us andwe fear asthma and respiratory problems like the human species.”The Laughing Gull Crow, with its piercing call stood before the Speaker. “Sir, Irepresent the east coast and we breed near the Atlantic coast and winter in North Carolina. Dueto the massive lack of sand and the noise of the construction that goes on all around us will causeus, we ask permission to vacate.”The Martial Eagle rose to her feet. “Sir, I represent the Martial Eagle who feeds on smallgame. The human hunters brought their guns and killed off our supply of food. We, too, ask  permission to vacate our homeland.
 
From the north, the Artic Tern with his red feet and red bill was the first to plead. “Sir,we ask your kind permission to vacate Alaska, as the melting snow from the north may drownus.”With his strong lashing tail, the alligator rose. He was so nervous; he forgot to name hiscountry. “Sir, we ask permission to vacate the swamp lands throughout the world, as the watershave become so muddy and filled with human trash, we cannot keep track of our young.” Wehumbly ask if the Speaker or any of the representatives here today could help us relocate to less polluted waters.”Each couldn’t wait to tell of their findings.The mutated frog stood up on its one leg. She represented all her various species. Nowshe was getting sick from all the findings. The funguses were prevalent on her back. Sobbing,she called out loud. “I can’t take this anymore. It is more than I expected. It makes me feelfilthy and disgusting.” Then she hopped out of the room. Out in the lounge, she went over thefindings and cried over the destruction the humans caused the planet.Back in the meeting, a striking blue dolphin told his findings. “Many of us are being beached and cannot find our way back to the ocean. Some kind humans took great interest and pushed some of us back into our homeland.The Great White stood showing her huge white teeth, and confirmed what the dolphinsaid. “Our children can no longer pick up the sounds of their mothers due to the loud sounds of the sonar. The group called the Navy was told to stop the experimenting. But, it’s back again.Please help us. Is it possible hundreds of us, the whales and the dolphins can find a way tomuffle the sounds?” His pleading eyes raced around the table. “Someone please help our children. Please find a way.”

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