Monday, October 15, 2018

U.S. Military Is World’s Biggest Polluter | EcoWatch


Abandoned Air Force Base in Greenland. Ken Bower

(May, 2017) Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. 

While the incident was by no means as catastrophic as some other pipeline spills, it underscores an important yet little-known fact—that the U.S. Department of Defense is both the nation's and the world's, largest polluter.

more: U.S. Military Is World’s Biggest Polluter


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It's Been in 60 Years - YouTube





Working from a combination of satellite records and declassified submarine sonar data, NASA scientists have constructed a 60-year record of Arctic sea ice thickness. Right now, Arctic sea ice is the youngest and thinnest its been since we started keeping records. More than 70 percent of Arctic sea ice is now seasonal, which means it grows in the winter and melts in the summer, but doesn't last from year to year. This seasonal ice melts faster and breaks up easier, making it much more susceptible to wind and atmospheric conditions.

Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It's Been in 60 Years - YouTube


Monday, October 8, 2018

IPCC climate change report calls for urgent action to phase out fossil fuels – as it happened | UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning




UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says coal-fired electricity must end by 2050 if we are to limit global warming rises to 1.5C


more:  IPCC climate change report calls for urgent action to phase out fossil fuels – as it happened | Environment | The Guardian




Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge.

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning | phys.org




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Trump administration lifts ban on bee-killing chemicals and GMO crops in wildlife refuges | The Independent

Trump administration lifts ban on bee-killing chemicals and GMO crops in wildlife refuges | The Independent: (Tuesday 7 August 2018) Donald Trump's administration reversed an Obama-era policy banning genetically modified (GMO) crops and use of bee-killing insecticides in protected wildlife refuges. The policy reversal will affect more than 50 wildlife refuges across the country out of a total 560 which covers approximately 150m acres (607,000 sq km). Jamie Rappaport Clark, CEO of charity Defenders of Wildlife, told Reuters: “Industrial agriculture has no place on refuges dedicated to wildlife conservation and protection of some of the most vital and vulnerable species”.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

thoughts for a friend –




thoughts for a friend  –

maintaining a healthy relationship with the environment, respecting animals and nature, not over-using your "resources" could be a good theme!

developing respect for and reverence of "Mother Nature" and finding our place in the larger scheme of things... Finding balance! We have much to learn from "the old ways" as it seems that we have lost our way in the world of capitalism and exploitation. In these current times it would be good to remember that there are no jobs on a dead planet! So, I would say taking our place as part of a family rather than as overlords, and to be Stewards of the planet, would be good :)

One ecosystem of which we are a part - we depend on it for our very lives - we are not separate from Nature. We have a responsibility to help restore and maintain a balance, not only to survive as a species but for the good of all life, our brother and sister plants animals sky water earth... To walk the right path in order to be true human beings and not just a plague upon the planet.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

book :: Advice From a Geographer: Put Away the Map


Consider how strongly geography influences our deeper beliefs about the world, our notions of what is true and real.



In ‘Beyond the Map,’ Alastair Bonnett argues that when it comes to describing the world, lines and borders are hopelessly inadequate, even misleading.


OUR LIVES ARE saturated with maps. We see them in cars, subways, and airplanes. We access them with our phones, computers, and GPS devices. There are maps of deep space and of the topography of the deepest ocean floors. Then there are the maps of us — of our genomes, of the cognitive landscape of our brains, of the web of neural connections that allow us to see and think and act. Our faith in the map as a true representation of reality, and a reliable metaphor for experience and the concepts of modern life, is exercised every day, largely without question…

Advice From a Geographer: Put Away the Map


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Pentagon Can't Account for $21 Trillion (That's Not a Typo)


…Given that the entire Army budget in fiscal year 2015 was $120 billion, unsupported adjustments were 54 times the level of spending authorized by Congress…

…At the end of the day, there are no justifiable explanations for this amount of unaccounted-for, unconstitutional spending. Right now, the Pentagon is being audited for the first time ever, and it’s taking 2,400 auditors to do it. I’m not holding my breath that they’ll actually be allowed to get to the bottom of this…

The Pentagon Can't Account for $21 Trillion (That's Not a Typo)


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

September 8 – Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice! and Vote on November 6! :: People's Climate March 2018




On September 8th, after months of organizing and movement-building, the Peoples Climate Movement will move tens of thousands of people across the country into action, joining partners from around the world, to show our elected leaders that we demand action on climate change.  

Eight weeks later, millions more will take those demands to the polls, making Climate, Jobs, and Justice central issues in the mid-term elections and beyond.

Will you join us? Sign up at peoplesclimate.org

In the past year Trump has launched unprecedented attacks on our environment, the clean power plan, and the Environmental Protection Agency. His administration has trampled on the rights of frontline communities hardest hit by climate change and deregulated protections for our precious natural resources. The good news? More than ever, people are ready to take action, to hit the streets, and fight back.

Throughout 2018, using the Global Climate Action Summit and the 2018 mid-term elections as motivating moments, the Peoples Climate Movement will execute a comprehensive organizing, mobilizing, and movement-building program.

Launching this spring and escalating throughout the summer, our 2018 plans will manifest on September 8th in hundreds of events across the country with tens of thousands of people taking part in events and actions for climate, jobs, and justice. Then, even more civically-engaged Americans will demand climate action at the ballot box in the mid-term elections.

We will be calling for a transition to a new 100% clean and renewable energy future that creates millions of family sustaining jobs, and ensures that racial and economic justice are core to action on climate in every community.

Our communities, our planet, and our future depend on a climate movement that reaches all corners of this country. To change everything, it takes everyone — and with your help we can build a sustainable world for generations to come.

More info: peoplesclimate.org


Peoples Climate Movement (Facebook) | Organizing for Action (Facebook)

Facebook Event Page: Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice



Thursday, July 26, 2018

Endangered Species Act is Under Attack! – articles & petitions



SAVE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT!

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