Monday, May 16, 2016

Noam Chomsky: Climate Change & Nuclear Proliferation Pose the Worst Threat Ever Faced by Humans | Democracy Now!

President Obama has just passed a little-noticed milestone, according to The New York Times: Obama has now been at war longer than any president in U.S. history—longer than George W. Bush, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Obama has taken military action in at least seven countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Just last month, President Obama announced the deployment of 250 more Special Operations troops to Syria in a move that nearly doubles the official U.S. presence in the country. As war spreads across the globe, a record 60 million people were driven from their homes last year. Experts warn the refugee crisis may also worsen due to the impacts of global warming. Over the weekend, NASA released data showing 2016 is on pace to be by far the hottest year ever, breaking the 2015 record. Meanwhile, many fear a new nuclear arms race has quietly begun, as the United States, Russia and China race to build arsenals of smaller nuclear weapons. These multiple crises come as voters in the United States prepare to elect a new president. We speak with one of the world’s preeminent intellectuals, Noam Chomsky, institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for more than 50 years. His latest book is titled "Who Rules the World?"

Noam Chomsky: Climate Change & Nuclear Proliferation Pose the Worst Threat Ever Faced by Humans | Democracy Now!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ecological bankruptcy | Greenpeace International

There may not be a single large-scale industry or multi-national corporation on Earth that is genuinely profitable if they had to account for their ecological impact. A recent UN-supported report shows that the world's 3,000 largest publicly-traded companies alone caused US$2.15 trillion (€2 trillion) of environmental damage in 2008, that the total cost is much higher, and that companies and communities downstream in the global supply chain are at risk from the environmental impacts.
For centuries, businesses have cheated on this accounting by calling ecological impacts "externalities," presumably not effecting the business. Thus, air and water pollution, toxins in the environment, or eradicated species were deemed "external" and not worth accounting for.
We now know that these ecological costs are not "external," and that if businesses were obliged to account for ecological liabilities, almost no business on Earth would be profitable without dramatically raising prices for consumers...

more: Ecological bankruptcy | Greenpeace International

Monday, May 2, 2016

Feds Rely On Industry-Funded Study To Push For More Offshore Oil Exploitation | DeSmogBlog

...what they say in public rarely matches what takes place behind closed doors.

Less than one day after President Obama tweeted out that message on climate change, David Sirota and Ned Resnikoff from the International Business Times aimed a spotlight at the Obama administration’s hypocrisy in an investigative piece that exposed again the fossil fuel industry's influence over our government. Prior to that, the Public Accountability Initiative had revealed the massive influence that the industry had over the government's assessment of the economic impacts of offshore drilling.
According to the IB Times report, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s recent analysis of the economic benefits of increased offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Pacific Coast near Alaska was funded partly by the fossil fuel industry. The analysis is currently being used by the administration to sell the project to the American public...

more: Feds Rely On Industry-Funded Study To Push For More Offshore Oil Exploitation | DeSmogBlog

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Monday, March 7, 2016


time to start preparing –

Monarch Butterfly in Northern California - photo taken [last] summer in the "Bee Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden" that i started in the spring   (this is an unadjusted photo, as posted in my WHAT IT IS photo blog - what it is: Monarch Butterfly)


Bee-Butterfly-Hummingbird Garden media set on Facebook:

 via GMO Free USA on Facebook–
Make no mistake. Vast GMO monocultures and Roundup herbicide are the main reason for the Monarch butterfly decline. Monsanto and the agrichemical industry are fully aware of this. Boycott GMOs. Boycott Roundup. Save the Monarch.


Monsanto’s Roundup and genetically modified crops are harming everybody’s favorite butterfly

Stand with Just Label It and Friends of the Earth U.S. to oppose Monsanto’s RoundUp and protect the endangered monarch butterflies!… ‪#‎justlabelit‬

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

#RE_TOOL :: Tackling Climate Change Is a Profitable Opportunity, Rather Than an Expensive Problem


We hear forceful declarations from stakeholders in the debate that climate change is a huge and expensive problem and that we have to act for the sake of future generations. How in the world can you motivate people by asking them to pay to solve a huge problem with no immediate benefit? Rather than hearing about expensive problems, people are looking to be inspired by solutions that provide an immediate economic reward. And this is exactly what fighting climate change can offer today if we accept to modify our understanding of the situation.

READ: Tackling Climate Change Is a Profitable Opportunity, Rather Than an Expensive Problem