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Happy Easter from Exxon

(via 350.org on Facebook – an Exxon pipeline in Arkansas has just spilled 165,000 gallons of toxic tar sands.) http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/30/arkansas-residents-evacuate-as-exxon-mobil-tar-sands-pipeline-ruptures/

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This is what water scarcity will look like

With my thanks to 350.org for alerting me to this piece of news: As reported in the Washington Post newspaper recently, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that by 2030 nearly half the world’s population could be facing a scarcity … Continue reading

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What on Earth are we doing?

I appear to have a habit of posting items starting with the words “What on Earth..”. Here, then, is another one to add to that list… A few weeks ago, one of the regular contributors to discussion on this blog … Continue reading

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Climate Science – Room 101

A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture and – as atmospheric physicists have been warning us for over 50 years now – this will result in more frequent and more extreme weather events of all kinds. A recent opinion poll … Continue reading

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Not the Serenity Prayer

With my thanks to 350.org, The Great Spirit, and Idle no More, this is not the Serenity Prayer as I recall it:

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I would go to DC if I could

Sorry, 350.org, I have a slight geographic impediment; it is commonly known as the North Atlantic Ocean. If you have no such geographic barriers preventing you from going to the event, please sign-up here.

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We need a global power shift

Yesterday, I received the email below from May Boeve at Bill McKibben’s 350.0rg. I have received others before and would love to get involved but, having investigated to see what they are looking for, was left with the distinct feeling … Continue reading

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I think it is time to connect the dots, people!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzLA-r6eKdY Record-breaking rainfall in the UK, unprecedented storms and temperatures in Washington DC, record-breaking droughts, floods, landslides, and bush-fires all around the world… Will the fake sceptics admit they are wrong when we see 1-in-100 year floods every 5 years? … Continue reading

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Twitterstorm – damage report

I received this email late last night, while the storm was still raging but, even though it is now officially over, hopefully this will not be the end of the story… I say this because, being human, I think we … Continue reading

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