I recently joined hundreds of other activists on a video chat hosted by 350.org to discuss recent developments in the saga of the hotly debated and much delayed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. As you probably know by now, TransCanada wants to build the KXL pipeline to transport diluted bitumen (dilbit) from the tar […]
Tag: global warming
Al Gore Praises Inslee's Climate Plan
At the Seattle Westin today, Al Gore spoke to a full banquet room at a fundraiser for Jay Inslee. Gore offered praise for the Washington Governor’s much vaunted plan to combat global warming. Inslee has proposed putting a price on carbon, improving public transportation, encouraging energy efficiency, and increasing use of solar power and electric […]
We're All Responsible for Climate Change
Every one of us in the Western world has contributed to climate change. – Bill McKibben, American environmentalist, author, and journalist Recently, I organized a couple of events with the goal of showing people how their choices and actions can make a real difference in the effort to end our dependence on fossil fuels like […]
Paul Cienfuegos on Community Rights Ordinances
Five minutes and 20 seconds. Grab a cup of coffee and give Paul a listen. Paul and I agree on a lot of things, but we both start from the point that single issue activism is not going to get the work done. Paul is a Evergreen State College (TESC) alum, here is Paul’s website. […]
We're Not in Kansas Anymore.
Hey, Toto. 2 big blizzards in a couple of weeks. One of the complications of global warming is that the warmed atmosphere holds more water vapor and guess what? More water vapor means heavier snowfalls. I scanned this piece quickly and did not see any mention of global warming or climate change. Same thing last […]
Extreme Weather Events! Get used to them.
Lots of news coverage of Frankenstorm, but not much mention of the role that our carbon economy plays in the production of this storm. Hey, mainstream media, can you say Global Warming? Here is what Joe Romm has to say about Hurricane Sandy: Why Hurricane Sandy Has Morphed into a ‘Frankenstorm’ — And Why We […]
Global Warming – are we going to wake up and smell the carbon dioxide?
Big deal. Slow moving disaster. We can see it coming, like a slow moving avalanche, but we don’t appear to have the capacity to respond to slow moving disaster. McKibben has some thoughts on the situation:
A couple of items on things oceanic came to my attention this week. NYT had a story on collapse of the cod fishery: The Shocking News About Cod The ideal fish for human consumption would mature quickly and reproduce in staggering numbers. This does not describe the Atlantic cod. Cod mature late — at 4 […]
Political Fables for a Political Year
The WA Post has back to back stories in my digest this morning that I found interesting. In the first story, the Government Accountability Office found that the Republican’s budget showdown over the debt limit coast the county 1.3 billion dollars last year. That is money that we could have used somewhere else in my […]
Juan Cole on Oil and Iraq
James Stafford with Oilprice.com suggested that their interview with Juan Cole would be of interest. With gas prices surging over $4 per gallon, oil news is probably of interest. I agree, therefore: Oil & Politics – The Real Situation in Iraq A delegation from the International Energy Agency spent two days in Baghdad speaking with […]