Yesterday we decided to brave the cold and ride our bikes to yoga. Cold is relative of course, was up to 40F with a wind. Thinking about the Water Protectors spurred us on, up there in North Dakota where cold is damn cold.
I got this link from a highly intelligent acquaintance. I invite you to watch it in full. It is hopeful, and also explains the craziness and panic in this absurd election. Both candidates are in the pocket of people who have borrowed massive money and speculated. "Energy independence" was always a joke: they just want to siphon off all U.S. assets for private gain: this is also related to TPP.
Today's featured essay on Truthout by Dahr Jamail is about Alaskan climate change effects and how they are ignored by the conservative government and the media. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/37042-the-front-lines-of-climate-disr...
Note: An earlier version of this essay was originally written in response to comments by Hillary-supporting friends on Facebook.
Lately I've been looking into installing solar panels.
My house faces east, with the peak of the roof running east-west so I have a pretty good stretch of roof that is south-facing. However my neighbour to the south has a pretty tall maple tree -- at least as tall as my house -- so I'm not sure whether that would affect efficiency. A similar tree on the neighbour's property behind me might block any southwest-facing panels.
So a massive, unstable fracked gas pipeline is "Okay'd" right next to an unstable nuclear facilty. While Wall St. wants gas exports and HRC is having private fundraisers at Blackrock around the corner from Trump central in NYC: why the silence?
Author's note: Everyone, this is the classic diary of September 24, 2009 that told everyone "look, if you want climate change mitigation, you have to leave the oil and coal and natural gas reserves in the ground.
It is nearly 27 years now since a Nasa scientist testified before the US Senate that the agency was 99% certain that rising global temperatures were caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
And the Senate still has not got it – based on the results of three symbolic climate change votes on Wednesday night.
The Senate voted virtually unanimously that climate change is occurring and not, as some Republicans have said, a hoax – but it defeated two measures attributing its causes to human activity.
Only one Senator, Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, voted against a resolution declaring climate change was real and not – as his fellow Republican, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma once famous declared – a hoax. That measure passed 98 to one.
But the Senate voted down two measures that attributed climate change to human activity.