Archive for the 'Environment' Category

SMOKING TOBACCO DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER…

March 10th, 2017

[Update @ 0649: This headline just popped into my inbox—Chief Environmental Justice Official at EPA Resigns, With Plea to Pruitt to Protect Vulnerable Communities.] So, I read the news yesterday and the headline above was the first thought that came to my mind after I read that President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency head, and […]

SORRY KING JAMES, THE WORD IS STEWARDSHIP

January 5th, 2017

Years ago, when I learned Hebrew and began to read the Torah, I was struck by the key passage in Genesis where Adam is given stewardship over the Earth and how this conflicted with the King James translation which substituted dominion for stewardship. This was a time when England was stretching its reach and seeking […]

NOT JUST MARCHING, PEOPLE ARE MOBILIZING…

January 2nd, 2017

The next four years are going to be tough, but already people who want to prevent the billionaire oligarchs from trashing their country are standing up and taking action. The People’s Climate Movement is just the beginning of a broader mobilization to come. From 350.ORG comes this message: Dear friends, New year, new resolve. Time […]

GLOBAL WEIRDING PART VIII: GAWD’S GOT THIS…

December 21st, 2016

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SCOTT ADAMS SHOULD SUPPORT HIS CLAIMS…

December 20th, 2016

So, Scott Adams has moved on to Climate Change/Global Warming discussions with The Non-Expert Problem and Climate Change Science and Watching the Climate Science Bubbles from the Outside. In each post I left comments requesting additional information: Good morning Scott, I’ve seen equally credible-looking arguments that say it is bunk. Having the list of those […]

GLOBAL WEIRDING, PART VII: EXTREME WEATHER…

December 7th, 2016

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IS GOOGLE ALERTS SHADOWBANNING DAPL NEWS…?

November 28th, 2016

Back on 5 November I created a Google Alert to follow daily news on the Dakota Access Pipeline. I haven’t received an alert since Wednesday, 23 November. What with all the holiday activities, I looked away until this morning. Boy, was that a mistake. A lot has happened since last Wednesday, not the least is […]

GLOBAL WEIRDING, PART VI: POOR POLAR BEARS…

November 23rd, 2016

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GLOBAL WEIRDING, PART V: YES, WE’VE KNOWN…

November 17th, 2016

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GLOBAL WEIRDING, PART IV: HOW DO WE KNOW…?

November 10th, 2016

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I’M A LARK AND I HATE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME…

November 8th, 2016

I’m a Lark, a person who is at his best before noon. I know that there are owls out there who can’t think straight before noon and so what I prefer is counter to their best interests, but I also think that we’re at our bests when our internal clocks actually synchronize with the natural […]

EXPLORING GLOBAL WARMING THE WEIRDING WAY…

November 7th, 2016

Joanna Walters, reporting in Katharine Hayhoe, climate evangelist, takes to the web to convert nonbelieversfor The Guardian, writes: While most US climate scientists live amid constant controversy, [Katharine] Hayhoe believes she is enduring an acute level of abuse because she reaches parts of the population many of her peers cannot reach. She’s an evangelical Christian. […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS EVENTS…

November 1st, 2016

So, what’s the CCPC up to? Road Trip to Standing Rock to support the Water Protectors: NextGen Ohio is organizing one. If you think you might be able to go click here. This Road Trip is considerably longer and bolder than the one’s we took in the spring. If you end up going please contact […]

FACING 45 YEARS FOR THE CRIME OF JOURNALISM…

October 22nd, 2016

Muckraking is a proud and storied tradition for Journalists in America. Perhaps my favorite example is Ida Minerva Tarbell, the woman who singlehandedly brought down the giant that was Standard Oil. In my lifetime I have followed the journalistic careers of I.F. Stone and Roldo Bartimole. Judge John Grinsteiner threw out rioting charges related to […]

OUTSIDE IS WAY HEALTHIER THAN INSIDE…

October 19th, 2016

In addition to my daily early morning walks with Buster along the Cleveland Metroparks trail that passes adjacent to our backyard, I also spend time between students circling the campus at the high school where I teach. The primary goal is physical health, but I also recognize the mental health benefits of these walks. While […]

MOTHER SUN’S FAVORITE SON…

October 14th, 2016

Big carbon really, really hates is scared shitless by the far bigger hydrogen because you can’t turn an obscene profit off of the Sun the way you can by extracting coal, oil and gas from the ground. Advocates of solar power, are getting their message out and burning through the flack-generated waves of dis-information that […]

THE RECORD WE DON’T WANT IN THE GBWR

October 4th, 2016

We cannot afford to sink another well, dig another mine nor build another pipeline. Full stop. This summer we set yet another temperature record for Earth. Sadly, the record is not likely to stand for more than a year. Oliver Milman, writing in Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts […]

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 […]

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