Archive for the 'Global Warming/Climate Change' Category

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

August 29th, 2015

Racism in America… Global Warming… Raif Badawi…

WHY INVESTING IN CARBON IS A BAD MOVE…

August 20th, 2015

Not a bad idea for your family, your community, your nation or the planet (well those too) but a bad idea for your investment portfolio. This email hit my desk this morning. Dear Jeff, What has the Wellcome Trust gained from its investments in coal, oil and gas? The answer is that they have nose-dived […]

BILL MCKIBBEN COMES OUT FOR BERNIE…

August 14th, 2015

Bill McKibben convinced then Guardian Editor Alan Rushbridger to take on what has become Rushbridger’s legacy: Keep Carbon In The Ground. McKibben is convinced that Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who will address Global Warming and Climate Change. He writes: Why is the next presidency so important? There are many answers to that […]

PHYSICIANS, FIRST DO NO HARM…

August 14th, 2015

In the latest in the Keep Carbon In The Ground… campaign, Emma Howard writes: Today in the Guardian, almost 1,000 health professionals from around the world have come together to ask the Wellcome Trust to move their money out of fossil fuel companies on ethical grounds. They have signed a letter calling on the multi-billion […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA ON CLIMATE CHANGE…

August 3rd, 2015

I am more than willing to accept that the President’s decision to take real action regarding Global Warming/Climate Change is a matter of Obama Don’t Care. Seriously, I’m OK with that. Just knowing that all the Koch-Brothers sycophants are gnawing on skulls would be sufficient, but bitch slapping the carbon industry is a real win […]

FIVE LESSONS TO PUSH FOR SMART INVESTMENTS…

July 16th, 2015

The Guardian today offers five lessons for organizing taken from a meeting sponsored by 350. The lessons are all good and I think they may be universally applied to all causes. You don’t need to be an expert to get involved First give yourself legitimacy Put your ego aside Plan for reinvestment Have hope—and keep […]

CAN RELIGION SAVE THE WORLD…?

June 29th, 2015

Alan Rushbridger chose Naomi Klein to kick-off his last hurrah as editor of The Guardian, his Keep Carbon In The Ground campaign. Now, arguably the single most influential religious leader on the planet, Pope Francis, has also turned to Klein, described by The Guardian as one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a […]

THIS IS THE WORST OF CORPORATE WELFARE…

June 1st, 2015

Exposing corporate hypocrisy surrounding self-reliance and the value of bootstraps while sucking at the pubic teat—like yanking the blanket off of yet another child molester hiding behind Christ or a Republican homophobe trolling for a hookup in an airport bathroom—is shooting the fish in a proverbial barrel. Yet, we need to keep pulling the trigger […]

CARBON BOMB NO. 2—THE ALBERTA TAR SANDS…

May 31st, 2015

Two weeks ago I wrote about the first installment of The Guardian’s Carbon Bombs in the Galilee basin in Queensland, Australia. Here in Southern North America we’re fighting over building a pipeline through our largest source of food and water to move petroleum from Canada to Texas. A failure anywhere along that pipeline would threaten […]

JUST HOW EVIL ARE COAL COMPANIES…?

May 20th, 2015

Pretty fucking evil. Public health experts involved in the response to the Ebola crisis have condemned what they described as a ludicrous, insulting and opportunistic attempt to exploit the disease for corporate gain by the world’s largest privately-held coal company. As part of a PR offensive to rebrand coal as a “21st-century fuel” that can […]

THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN HALLIBURTON…

May 19th, 2015

A friend here in Cleveland once shared a story about the glory days of the city when wealth abounded and power pulsated in the from offices high above Lake Erie. Cleveland’s railway giants, the Van Sweringen brothers, were convinced to hire a new kind of employee, a public relations consultant. After several months of unsuccessful, […]

THE NEW PIRATES OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN…

May 18th, 2015

I never gained entrance to the Order of The Blue Nose, but some of my shipmates on board the USS Bainbridge did after I was discharged. The arctic is hostile place and sailors venture there at their peril. Drilling for oil that we cannot use without risking environmental collapse is madness. Corporations, like Royal Dutch […]

SHELL LEARNED NOTHING FROM SOUTH AFRICA…

May 18th, 2015

I still have my Shell Discredit Card that I carried as part of a protest against apartheid in South Africa. Maybe that helped, maybe not, but the protest fit well with Suzanne McGee (and my own) tips for effective consumer boycotts. In the stupid-idea-from-a marking-wanker category, Shell has leapt to the top of the award’s […]

PADDLE IN SEATTLE, SAYING NO TO SHELL…

May 17th, 2015

Keep Carbon In The Ground…

NO DUCK AND COVER FROM CARBON BOMBS…

May 15th, 2015

In the 1950s and into the 1960s, teachers drilled school children in the arcane and worthless practice of duck and cover as a way of protecting themselves from either quick immolation or a slow painful death in the event of a blast from an atomic bomb. This morning The Guardian, in their continued Keep It […]

THE BIGGEST STORY IN THE WORLD, III…

April 28th, 2015

THE BIGGEST STORY IN THE WORLD, III…

April 26th, 2015

MY COMMENT TO THE GUARDIAN

April 25th, 2015

I posted the following to my blog this morning under the headline Stop Calling Them Think Tanks… An advocacy operation funded by heartless corporations endowed with personhood by Chief Justice John Roberts and associate justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy is a right-wing propaganda machine, not a think tank. There is […]

THE BIGGEST STORY IN THE WORLD, II…

April 25th, 2015

STOP CALLING THEM THINK TANKS

April 25th, 2015

An advocacy operation funded by heartless corporations endowed with personhood by Chief Justice John Roberts and associate justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy is a right-wing propaganda machine, not a think tank. There is no better example of this reality than the lie-spewing and laughingly named Heartland Institute as demonstrated by […]

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