To: Hon. Mark Parent PhD-Divinity (Minister-NSEL) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cc: NSEL-Water Line (email@example.com); William Lahey (Deputy Minister-NSEL) (firstname.lastname@example.org); Nancy Vanstone (Assistant Deputy Minister-NSEL); Mayor Peter Kelly (email@example.com); and numerous other elected leaders and senior staff at HRM and NSEL
Subject: Your department is still not
taking cultural eutrophication seriously in addition to related issues!
I will do my utmost in making this email concise in eight (8) summary sections without sacrificing the scientific credibility and will also provide certain support documentation via web links visible as underlined words. The Cc’d, i.e., visible, recipients are those who have shown varied interest in this subject over the years and/or those that have a jurisdictional mandate at the Legislature and at the HRM. There are over three hundred (300) Bcc’d, i.e., invisible, recipients of this email several of whom are published scientists in Canada, USA, and Western Europe, some of whom are also associated with me!
Cultural eutrophication and what
it entails in a nutshell; your Department has done absolutely nothing to date to
reverse this trend although my international
(acclaimed) scientific team has made over fifty (50) detailed submissions
with peer reviewed scientific evidence on biotic integrity and biodiversity
dating back to the time of the Hon. JOHN LEEFE BEd; the Minister had also
appeared in a television
show as one of my valued guests back in 1989!
The negatives effects of cultural eutrophication are best summarized in the following two scans, EUTRO1, and EUTRO2!
There has been no pragmatic
follow-up to the intense one-hour semi-scientific discussions that I had with a
recent deputy minister of your department, Mr. RON L’ESPERANCE, who was kind
enough to visit me at my humble abode in Dartmouth (see his handwritten
note to me which he sent immediately). No amount of reminder emails and/or
written letters to your department have elicited any pragmatic
Kindly read an important commitment-letter
from a recent Premier, the Rt. Hon. Dr. John Hamm MD, but nothing pragmatic
transpired either, alas!
See the tremendous
leadership that the State of Florida is taking and an appeals
court upheld the stiff standard that their DEP enacted; the State of Florida
had declared that TEN (10)
micrograms/litre is the maximum acceptable value for total phosphorus (TP),
the principal limiting nutrient.
Important note: This was inspite of the fact that
I had also made several formal presentations to your department showing scientific proofs which select present/former professional staff of your department had attended during the entire 1990s inclusive of a present MLA, Mr. Howard Epstein LLB, when he was a
Leadership taken by
The total failure in the case of an
undisturbed lake in HRM, SANDY
LAKE, in Glen Arbour and kindly see how rapidly cultural eutrophication set
in! I had `forewarned’ several senior staff at your Department and even provided
scientific modelling, all pro
bono, but they did absolutely nothing about it.
They pass the buck incessantly to the municipalities and thus are confessing that they are incapable of making things happen at a pragmatic level!
There is little point in relying on
perpetual consultant studies since they may have varied conflicts-of-interest;
their first duty is to serve their major clients who are mostly the
More importantly, the vast majority of consultants as well as senior level BUREAUCRATS at all levels of Government are not extensively published scientists, and most are not even accredited in the relevant domain, APPLIED LIMNOLOGY, which is the application of theoretical limnology to practical lake management science.
And last but not least, the recent
Shalom Murti Mandaville Post-Grad
Chair & Scientific Director
Soil & Water Conservation Society of Metro Halifax-SWCSMH, a multi-discipline scientific/technical stakeholder group
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." (H. Jackson Brown in Chronicle Herald; June 12, 2006)
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