After at 2010 that was one of the warmest years on record, 2011 has shown us astonishing patterns of extreme weather worldwide. It would take a long time to make the full list, but you know what I mean: tornadoes, floods, drought, record cold in some parts, record heat in others, hailstorms (Al Gore does […]Continue reading
To Al Gore, Barack Obama isn’t up to the job of tackling climate change. In fact, Gore thinks Obama is no better than Big Oil’s favourite pres, George w. Bush.Mr Gore said that in the face of attacks from fossil-fuel industries and denial and de…Continue reading
… is a buncha crap, should consider this forecast for Inuvik.
Yes, this is “weather” as opposed to “climate”. I know the concepts and terminology very well…. but if these patterns persist, then there will be some major social, economic and biological upheavals in the North.
And I don’t believe we or any other polar nation is […]
I’m taking a sabbatical from writing for a while – for how long, I don’t know. I do know that I need a bit of a change/break. In the meantime, I’ll be posting food and gardening related links and videos, as it is summer and the li…Continue reading
Its been nice knowing (almost) all of you. The tiny bits of plastic at the bottom of the ocean poisoning the food chain, and the floaty bits on top of it in the garbage patch choking the birds and dolphins ought to finish us all off in about 50 years or less. If there was […]Continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against plaintiffs yesterday in a lawsuit (American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut) brought by six states against several utility companies and the…Continue reading
It is becoming increasingly clear how important the links between food security, decreasing our carbon footprint, and eating local are. Although for decades industrial agriculture has been touted as the way to feed an increasing, and increasingly hungr…Continue reading
“It is a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you; when he comes down from the mountain and you see he’s this man with weakness. And you love him as a whole being, not as a figurehead.“ ~Robin Williams in …Continue reading
There are so many societies in which the elite made decisions that were good for themselves in the short run and ruined themselves and societies in the long run…. Similarly, in the United States at present, the policies being pursued by too many weal…Continue reading
This climate hawk is taking the day off – hope you enjoy this video, too, while you enjoy your Saturday!Continue reading
Southern China has been enduring the worst drought in half a century but not any longer. Now the region is inundated by flood waters, it’s newly engorged rivers, including the Yangtze, overflowing their banks. 550,000 people have already been r…Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Defense has released a new strategy for how the U.S. military will address growing concerns over energy consumption. The military remains the single largest c…Continue reading
I’ve declared today to be “Good News Friday” on 350orbust. It doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of bad news out there, but today we’re going to focus on some feel-good stories to start the weekend off. From a country …Continue reading
I arrived a few days early to headquarters in Marmet, WV with an overly large pack that threatened to topple me over with one slightly unbalanced step. A sleeping bag, m…Continue reading
This email is going out to all 350 supporters in Canada regarding a global action taking place this Saturday, June 18th being coordinated by several of our partner organizations.
The Candian tar sands are the largest industrial project …Continue reading
– Your lawn can’t legally look like this? People are understandably mystified by some of the things I do, they have different outlooks on life. When they see a TV in the garbage they think, “Someone upgraded to a Plasma,” while I think, “There’s a few more pounds of lead to leach into drinking water.” […]Continue reading
Fellow climate hawk Lori from over at Adventures In Climate Change recently shared how wonderful this new documentary, A Chemical Reaction, is. At the risk of raising the ire of Francis, our anti-documentary curmudgeon, I’m posting this link to…Continue reading
A new report by George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication shows that voters in America are concerned about global climate change, and would support…Continue reading
You can’t practice abstinence while running a brothel. Yet politicians of almost all stripes talk simultaneously about developing the Alberta oil sands while getting serous about reducing carbon emissions. Sound like a crock? It is. Mitchell Ande…Continue reading
It’s the big Canucks game day and all so people are likely not going to be very interested in Canadian politics. But some big things are happening that bear mentioning.
First of all, the ludicrous situation with how the two strike actions going on in …Continue reading