Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
I've been very busy launching an exciting new environmental education media initiative with the folks at Climate Cartoons. More to come on that later. But it's meant a cessation of blogging.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds that the impact of increases in atmospheric CO2 are likely to last for centuries, even if we stop emitting CO2 altogether. In other words, we have already made major significant changes to global climate that will take decades to be revealed and last for centuries. Drought, rising ocean levels, decreased fresh water supplies, all are likely continue to persist for centuries. There is no catching up later on this issue. We need to use the opportunity of the current economic crisis and the attendant stimulus plan to shift away from a fossil fuel and CO2 spewing based economy.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The scale of changes we need are immense. The challenges we face to not only our nation, but to life on earth itself, are staggering. It is time for a transformational leader. Go vote for him.
But it is not up to him to bring the transformation. No person can do that. It is up to all of us to make the changes that need to happen. Our government and our future will only be as good as we the people make it by what we do, how hard we organize, how loudly we make our voices heard.
It's alright to feel hope. In fact, it is essential. But it is even more important to feel determination. To continue the hard work of learning to live with each other on this tiny planet, and live on it in such a way that nourishes this earth that gave us birth.
But for today? Vote. Help others vote. Make sure that votes are counted.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Organic Farming “could feed Africa.”
While many have been pushing for Africa to build large scale industrial farms growing genetically modified (GM) crops (mainly those selling GM seeds and industrial fertilizers), a major new study for from the UN to be presented today shows that organic practices in Africa not only can raise productivity, but do it in a way that avoids the social and economic costs of shifting to those large scale industrial farms.
In other words, organic farming can feed people without simultaneously impoverishing them and making the land incapable of supporting them over the long haul.