We call it Neighborhood Earth because the global economy makes the world smaller every day (population explosion not withstanding).

Environmental occurrences half way around the world affect climate here, and the reverse is even truer. Just as we should dread the thought of air and water contamination around our homes, schools or businesses by careless and selfish neighbors, what nations do (or donít do) to control their greenhouse gas emissions have similar consequences.

Government officials and the companies they regulate, don't always act in accordance with their stewardship.

If we are to continue to have a sustainable planet on which to thrive, these elected representatives owe something to us and our posterity: allegiance to our planet's survivability.

• Global Warming Deniers notoriously line the coffers of our elected officials, in exchange for favors that mutually benefit them, and hurt everyone else. The more environmental awareness we have, the less we will fail to notice when another safeguard is eroded by the highest bidder.

We know that there is a plethora of environmental content out there in cyberspace, and in the print world. We offer this educational tool, a central source, where all of this juicy information awaits your curious minds. Click away, learn, and have fun.

We know we're not perfect. And occasionally errors turn up on our site. We hope that those perfectionists out there will advise us, if, on the odd chance, we screw up. Better still, contact us about a website, blog, news or magazine article that you think should be linked by this site.

Barry Zack (Editor)