Franke James » What Can One Person Do, When 6.8 Billion Are Frying The Planet?


Franke James asks the question, What Can One Person Do, When 6.8 Billion Are Frying The Planet?”

What is the answer you ask?  For Franke, the answer was to put together an amazing set of graphics to educate and inspire.  I have included the first few drawings below and a link at the end to go see the rest.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Many thanks to the good people at 350.org for sharing this on their facebook page!
Thanks for reading!

-Chris

 

Check out the rest of the series at Franke James’ site

For those who don’t make the jump, check out this checklist from Franke’s site:

How can YOU take action? What’s YOUR plan?

1. DOES YOUR CITY HAVE A PLAN? Use Google to find out if your region has aMitigation and Adaptation Plan for climate change, like Toronto and New Yorkhave. (And if they don’t, then press your local politicians to develop one!)

2. MAKE YOUR OWN PLAN. Develop your own personal Mitigation and Adaptation Plan. There are many actions each of us can take to protect ourselves and our property from floods, heat waves, power shortages, water shortages… etc. See the Resources below for ideas such as this one from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss ReductionHandbook for Reducing Basement Flooding.

3. TAP INTO ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORKS: Get the ball rolling by participating in environmental action, or financially supporting, these environmental organizations and others:

350
NRDC

greenpeaceusa

grist

1Sky

Sierra_Club 

 

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Sir Ken Robinson Gets the RSA Animate Treatment


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Photo By: Parksy1964

There’s a new bird of prey in town.

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This will be impossible to miss tomorrow, but I thought I’d throw together a quick post anyways.  The shocking unraveling of Christine O’Donnell continues.  In a recorded debate, Miss O’Donnell repeatedly challenged the idea that the separation of church and state was part of our constitution.  I’ve provided the text of the 1st Amendment below as a refresher for most, but also as a primer for any senatorial candidates who have not quite made it that far into “their copy of the constitution.”

Full text of the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution:

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