Archive for the 'Global Warming/Climate Change' Category

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

September 28th, 2016

End Racism Xenophobia in America… Stop Global Warming… Free Raif Badawi… There are a number of stories and themes that I come back to again and again. My friend Eric Vessels once wrote that I do a consistently good job of following up, and Scene Magazine said that my daily posts remind the public of […]

THE POLITICAL BETRAYAL OF THE 99% CONTINUES…

September 21st, 2016

I wrote earlier that party platforms are not worth the paper they’re written on and once again Hillary Clinton demonstrates that you can’t trust her any further than you can toss a wonk. Karl Mathiesen, writing in Hillary Clinton ‘dropped climate change from speeches after Bernie Sanders endorsement’ for The Guardian, tells us: Hillary Clinton […]

WHAT CLIMATE DENIERS DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE…

September 16th, 2016

I’ve only included the beginning and end of a very long—22,000+ years, duh!—timeline. Please take your time to view the entire history so that you can more fully understand the dastardly lies the fossil fuel industry are spewing out their smokestacks so that they can acquire more toys. You can so find a detailed explanation […]

ATTACK DOGS THEN, ATTACK DOGS NOW…

September 7th, 2016

Alan Taylor, writing in Tempers Flare During Protest Against the Dakota Access Pipeline for The Atlantic, sets up Robyn Beck’s photo essay: In south central North Dakota, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have been joined by hundreds of other Native Americans and supporters in a protest against the ongoing construction of the Dakota […]

INDIAN LANDS ARE SACRED, UNTIL THEY’RE NOT…

September 6th, 2016

The United States has a horrible record with treaties and honoring the lands of Native Americans. Given the most worthless parcels of land, Indians find ways to survive, yet, when White Men discover unbeknownst wealth\, all deals are off and the fights begin anew. Sara, writing for 350.org, emails: Friends, Over the weekend, peaceful protesters […]

EXXON, NOT ISIL/ISIS, IS OUR GREATEST THREAT…

August 21st, 2016

We have spent billions creating a security infrastructure to keep us safe from a threat that pales in comparison to the existential danger to humanity: Global Warming/Climate Change. We are playing shuffleboard on the Titanic while the waters rush in. Writing in Green Party candidate Jill Stein calls for climate state of emergency for The […]

WHAT THE POLAR ICE IS PROTECTING US FROM…

August 18th, 2016

I’m sure that there are ignorant people who think that if all the ice disappears from the Antarctic that we will enjoy lots and lots of new land to build condos on. What Peter Wadhams, The former director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and professor of ocean physics at Cambridge Peter Wadhams, wants those […]

SAVE LOUISIANANS: CANCEL THE OIL AUCTION…

August 18th, 2016

In my lifetime we’ve gone from 100-year floods to 1,000-year floods; from hurricanes to super storms. How long will we put our homes and our families at risk so that Exxon’s executive can buy more toys? 350.ORG emails: Friends, This week, central and southwestern Louisiana have been slammed by unprecedented floods. Over the weekend, I […]

WHAT MILLENNIA GREW, A CENTURY IS KILLING…

August 17th, 2016

Back in 1978 I, and the rest of the crew of the USS Bainbridge, transited Australia’s Great Barrier Reef en route from Darwin to Tonga. Standing on the bridge wings we could look down at the reef and marvel at the teeming ecosystem that had taken thousands and thousands of year to form, nearly forty […]

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, ENOUGH WARS DAMN IT…!

August 15th, 2016

We have way over used the war metaphor—war on poverty, war on drugs, war on terror, &c.—to the point of fatigue. One of the reasons that Germany lost the literal war in 1945 was that Hitler and his generals tried to fight on multiple fronts and stretched the Third Reich’s resources too far. Bill McKibben, […]

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SOLUTION…

August 5th, 2016

Tom Dart, reporting in ‘The only other option’: Bernie Sanders backers turn to Green party’s Jill Stein for The Guardian writes: [T]hen [Bernie Sanders] lost the Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton, and backed her for the White House last month at the national convention. That was where [Vanessa] Tijerina and Sanders diverged. “A lot […]

WHY GARY JOHNSON IS NOT MY GUY…

August 5th, 2016

There are some existential perils so great and so imminent that only government is capable of addressing and shutting down that threat. Global warming/Climate change is just such a danger and while I get the whole libertarian concept of keeping hands off the liberty of others, when the monster is in my bedroom splashing gasoline […]

ANOTHER DISCREDITED CLIMATE CHANGE DENIER…

July 28th, 2016

So, this morning I finally made time to reply to an opinion piece published last week in my local weekly—The North Royalton Post—by John Grom of Wadsworth. Grom repeated a flawed analysis, without proper attribution, of John Lovejoy’s attempt to discredit the well founded statistics that 97 percent of scientists who have expressed an opinion […]

THE STENCH OF BIG CORAL…

July 24th, 2016

PUSH THROUGH THE CHILL AND FEEL THE BURN…

July 23rd, 2016

Miles Goodrich, writing for 350.org, emails: Friends, Watching the Republican National Convention unfold this week was chilling. In an often-ridiculous horror show, Republicans officially nominated a climate-denying racist for President and a puppet of the Koch brothers as his VP. They also introduced the most regressive, bigoted party platform this country has seen in decades, […]

CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS US ALL UNEQUALLY…

July 20th, 2016

May Boeve from 350 emails: It’s hard to know what to do in times like these, with violence, xenophobia, and hate on the rise. As an organization dedicated specifically to working on climate change, we’ve really wrestled with how to engage with what feels like a historic moral and political moment. The climate crisis affects […]

EARTH’S SURVIVAL AND OUR LONG HOT CENTURY…

July 12th, 2016

How many can you write the story about the hottest month, year, decade before your mind goes numb? When do we become the frog in the stewpot (not true, by the way, the frog always jumps out of the pot)? There is a window, I think, of engagement. I may be too old, I’ll be […]

BIG COAL DIDN’T LEAVE, IT JUST MOVED…

July 1st, 2016

Sabelo Narasimhan, for 350.org, emails: The world’s largest mangrove forest is in danger from a massive coal plant. The Sundarbans forest runs through India and Bangladesh, forming both a massive carbon sink and a crucial natural defense against cyclones. Six million people depend on the Sundarbans for both protection and their livelihoods. Now, a huge […]

WE NEED LESS MOWIN’ AND MORE GROWIN’…

June 30th, 2016

Last year, while walking back from getting my morning coffee in my home town, I cut though a mini-park and saw a sign telling citizens that Marietta had adopted a more growing, less mowing policy to encourage a healthy environment. I think that is a great idea. I’ve written before about how the Cleveland Metroparks […]

ASSESSMENT: BREAKING DOWN BREAK FREE

June 9th, 2016

Will Bates, for 350.org, emails: Dear friends, Next week is the one month mark after the completion of Break Free. Many of us are still recharging from the intensity of Break Free—or still dealing with legal aftermath—while others are already zipping off to the next big project or phase in their campaigns. But before we […]

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