blue-flag-thumb2_50x50Our side's flag is a thin, airlight blue, drifting almost unseen against the sky. Our military march is a meadowlark's song among the dandelions. --Ken Kesey, The Real War
 

Gregory Crawford's Weekly Rant!

  • Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come | Justin Gillis

    Greenland'­s immense ice sheet is melting as a result of climate change. CreditKadir van Lohuizen for The New York Times March 30, 2014 -- YOKOHAMA, Japan (New York Times) -- Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emi...

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  • Climate-Change Summary And Update | Guy McPherson

    Guy McPherson Editor's Note: Here are a few links discussing Guy McPherson's ideas about the climate. John Michael Greer dismisses him as a crank. Judge for yourself. --Francis Goodwin http://worldnewstrust.com/the-pleasures-of-extinction-john-michael-greer http://collapseofindustrialcivilization.com/2013/05/18/john-michael-greers-cognitive-dissonance-on-near-term-extinction/ http://en.wikipedia....

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  • Great Feelings of Love (for ALL earthlings) | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust Sept. 11, 2013 “At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.” - Che Guevara On Aug. 31, 2013, I gave a short talk at Bluestockings Bookstore in NYC . The occasion was a screening of The Cove , on the eve of yet another dolphin slaughter season in Japan. To follow is a version o...

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  • 'Inhospitable Oceans' Acidifying at Rate Unseen in 250 Million Years (or Ever) | Jon Queally

    New study shows oceans in peril as acidification is happening at rate perhaps never seen in planet's history (Photo: 'Rough Ocean'/Flickr/Jacqueline Fasser) Aug. 26, 2013 ( Common Dreams ) -- In both a new study published Monday and in a newspaper interview over the weekend, German marine biologist Hans Poertner warns the world that the crisis of ocean acidification -- an intricately woven aspect...

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  • International Alarms Go Up as Fukushima Alert Level Raised | Jon Queally

    Regulators acknowledge that crisis is worsening amid constant flow of bad news at crippled nuclear plant Water woes: Workers stand atop a tank for highly radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power complex Tuesday, where one container was found to have leaked 300 tons of water the same day. (Photo: KYODO) Aug. 21, 2013 ( Common Dreams ) -- In the most serious action since the nuclear p...

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  • Preserving the Future is Not a 'Lifestyle' | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 12, 2013 “(Being vegan) is part of a revolutionary perspective -- how we not only discover more compassionate relations with human beings but how we develop compassionate relations with the other creatures with whom we share this planet. That would mean challenging the whole capitalist industrial form of food production.” - Angela Davis E...

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  • A Peculiar Absence of Bellybones | John Michael Greer

    July 3, 2013 (Archdruid Report) -- The fixation on imaginary “perfect storms” critiqued in last week’s post is only one expression of a habit of thinking that pervades contemporary American culture and, to a lesser extent, most other industrial societies. I’ve referred to this habit in a couple of posts in this series already, but it deserves closer attention, if only to help make sense of the wa...

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  • We Wish | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust April 29, 2013 Wishful thinking now runs so thick and deep across the USA that our hopes for a credible future are being drowned in a tidal wave of yellow smiley-face stories recklessly issued by institutions that ought to know better. A case in point is the Charles C. Mann's tragically dumb cover story in the current Atlantic magazine -- "WE WILL NEVER R...

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  • Waters Off Northeast US Coast Unusually Warm, Says NOAA | Eoin O'Carroll

    Sea surface temperatures on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf reached the highest recorded in 150 years, says an advisory issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A lobsterman returns an undersized lobster while checking traps in Mount Desert, Maine, in May 2012. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP/File) April 26, 2013 (Christian Science Monitor) -- From North Carolina to Maine , the wa...

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  • Predator Scorecard: Sharks: 7, Humans: 50-100 Million | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust Feb. 28, 2013 “Our human blind spot is how we treat animals, and by extension, our only home: planet earth.” - Sue Coe It’s the type of story the mainstream media just can’t resist: “ Large shark kills man in New Zealand; beach closed ” (Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2013). It’s also a valuable teaching moment, re: speciesism, social conditioning...

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  • Scientists Confirm: Arctic Sea Ice 'Collapse' at Our Door | Jacob Chamberlain

    Warming planet and new evidence portend future of ice-free Arctic Arctic sea ice volume in 1000s of cubic kilometers (via Robinson) Feb. 15, 2013 (CommonDreams) -- The Arctic Sea is experiencing rapid ice loss at a pace so fast that the area will soon be ice-free in warmer months, scientists confirmed in a report -- showing a collapse in total sea ice volume to one-fifth of its level in 1980. The...

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