Climate Climacteric


Climacteric: a major turning point or critical stage

A window has opened in which we can begin to work towards mitigating climate change.  We’ve seen such opportunities squandered before and must make hay before this one closes.  Recent studies have found that the most extreme climate predictions are proving to be the most accurate. We have you turn this opp opportunity into sustained action.  Bill McKibben, author, activist and co-founder of 350.org, is leading a series of talks on climate change called “Do the Math.”  They’re currently touring the Pac Northwest and will soon be traversing the country.  I urge you to check it out so that you can Do the Math for yourself.

 

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Day 5: #noKXL Rundown


Plenty to take in now that Day 5 of the Keystone XL pipeline protests has come and gone.  Twitter is awash with positive news from those involved.

Here are a few of the day’s highlights:

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President Obama, Superman is on Line 1


Here I Come to Save the Day!

(Damn right that’s an Andy Kauffman reference!)

The Keystone XL pipeline protests roared through Day 4 with Margot Kidder, of Superman fame, leading the way.

I got in one of my better potshots in a while upon hearing of the actress’ participation with the following tweet:

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This is What Love Looks Like


Short post tonight in support of the ongoing #noKXL protests in Washington D.C.

First up, Bill McKibben’s statement upon being  released from prison.

Next, Senator Bernie Sanders thanks Bill McKibben for his leadership and urges Americans to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.

Third, please join me in thanking the #noKXL protesters here. (It’s a whole lot easier than spending three days in jail!)

Finally, if you’re not familiar with the statement this post’s title refers to, check out Tim DeChristopher’s recent sentencing statement.

 

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. –Mahatma Gandhi

Send Thanks to the Tar Sands Protesters


I’ve been stewing all weekend.  I’m not able to join my fellow climate hawks in Washington D.C. for this week’s Keystone XL pipeline protests.  I want to help out, but the main thing that’s needed is more people to participate in the ongoing acts of civil disobedience.  Since I can’t be there, I’ve been thinking about what I could do to help out from a distance.  I finally hit on it tonight.  I’m turning tonight’s post into a Thank You card for the protesters.  They are sticking their necks out for the rest of us.  The least we can do is say thanks.  Please join me in thanking the protesters for their bravery, and leadership, on this critical issue.  I’ll then forward this on to those who are there.  (Update: I apparently wasn’t clear with my request.  I’m asking that you share your thoughts for the protesters in the comments section below. Thanks!) Continue reading