Dear Minnesotans, I’m seeking your help to develop an alternative way to measure our economy in Minnesota. Over the last six years I have been educating a variety of people in Minnesota about the deficiencies using the Gross State Product (GSP)/Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to calculate the state forecast and that a better measurement for our […]
Naomi Klein: The “Green New Deal” is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.
Vandana Shiva, physicist and thinker: our challenge really is against the stupidity that rules us today
In this period of the end of the world, how do we sow the seeds of a possible world?
Two videos by Betsy Rose, “We Are Women and We Are Marching” and “Coming Into My Years” Bella Ciao is a traditional anti-fascist song that has lyrics adapted to the Women’s March by Susan Terris and Betsy Rose Mindful Peacebuilding Published on Jan 31, 2017 COMING INTO MY YEARS by Betsy Rose Well, I’m a gray-haired […]
“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson
“The economic impact should be greater than any other flood event we’ve ever experienced… And it’s going to take years for these residential communities to recover.”
When communities have secure forest rights, not only are forests better protected, but communities fare better.
It’s a hard to imagine a more terrible crime. Geocide is bigger than genocide.
Edward Snowden discusses our choices for the future.
Masters: His criticism was not limited to the manufacturers; Francis also called out investors, saying “duplicity is the currency of today…they say one thing and do another.”
Little Green Man is back! This time, he and his earth-bound twin are discussing the latest news on the global warming front. Hint: it ain’t good. To watch the video, click on the white lettering on blue that says, Watch on Vimeo. A report was just released by that leftist denier organization, the World […]
Cady: The U.S. Department of Defense is the single largest consumer of energy. Ninety-three percent of U.S. government energy consumption is military (Air Force, 52 percent; Navy, 33 percent; Army, 7 percent).
Berrigan: And then another thought comes to mind, the sort of thought that haunts the parents of this moment: When I’m 85, it will be 2059, and what will that look like? When my grandkids are my age now, it could be almost a new century. And what will our planet look like then? And I feel that little chill that must be increasingly commonplace among other parents of 2015.
The UN Green Fund, designed, essentially to help balance climate debt, is currently capitalized at $10 billion in pledges from rich countries. That’s barely a drop in the bucket, as Matthews points out: in 2013 alone, rich countries emitted 13 billion tons—or $520 billion worth—of carbon debt. BY BRIAN MERCHANT Motherboard September 9, 2015 Aerial View […]
The world, or at least the World of the Internets, is furious with the Minnesota dentist who stupidly killed Cecil the Lion. (How you shoot a huge lion with a tracking collar and claim to think it was, literally, fair game, I’ll never know.) Trophy hunting is just an ego-centric pastime for men and women […]
Hedges: We do not have the power to make a new world. We only have the power to destroy or preserve the world we inhabit. We will either recover the sacred or vanish from the Earth.
Democracy Now! | ▶ Naomi Klein on Visiting the Vatican and the Radical Economic Message Behind Papal Climate Encyclical
DN!: We speak to Klein about her trip to the Vatican and the importance of the pope’s message – not only on climate change, but the global economy.
Dahr Jamail | The New Climate “Normal”: Abrupt Sea Level Rise and Predictions of Civilization Collapse
Jamail: Another shocking study, this one published in The Anthropocene Review, shows how humans are causing catastrophic shifts in planetary ecosystems that have been unprecedented for 500 million years. The study outlines how human actions have led to extinctions of plants and animals, and added that while “species extinctions and other changes are far more advanced” already, “[g]lobal warming as a phenomenon is just beginning.”
This video has a lot of good information about climate change and the question/answer session at the end is very interesting. Video by Bill Sorem PRO July 11, 2015 Nate is a well-known speaker on the big picture issues facing human society. Until recently he was lead editor of The Oil Drum, one of the most […]