Scientists: Fox News, WSJ Heavily Misrepresent Climate Science

A new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists shows representations of climate science made on Fox News and in the Wall Street Journal opinion pages are “overwhelmingly misleading”.

“The analysis finds that the misleading citations include broad dismissals of human-caused climate change, rejections of climate science as a body of knowledge, and disparaging comments about individual

My 3 Days With Al Gore’s Climate Reality

Last week, I was fortunate to be an attendee at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training with Al Gore. A thousand people from around the world- 58 countries and 47 US states- made the pilgrimage to San Francisco to be part of this training and that alone was truly inspirational. Bette Midler was in the house. Grammy Award winner… Continue reading

H2lOw Flow: Saving Water Via a Low-Flow Showerhead

With the drought affecting over 60% of the US this year, lots of people are paying attention to water scarcity issues. In a warming world, there will be higher levels of evaporation. That means some places will encounter more arid conditions that will lead to drought.

Since water is a greenhouse gas, more water in the atmosphere means more warming. This is called a… Continue reading

Joel Salatin: Folks This Ain’t Normal

I just finished the latest book, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World, by farmer/author/educator extraordinaire Joel Salatin.

This book is overflowing with the type of contemplative life wisdom you’d expect from a Buddhist monk. Ponder this little gem:

Straw Bale Worm Composting

Worms are industrious, tireless workers. Did you know worms never sleep?  They eat our garbage and turn it into productive soil. Worms can be kept in a small bin with no odor in an apartment or small space. They are part of the solution to our collective nature deficit disorder.  It’s no wonder that… Continue reading | 2 Comments

David Suzuki Discusses Rio+20, Economics and Survival

Press conference with the laureates of the 30t...

Press conference with the laureates of the 30th Right Livelihood Award 2009: David Suzuki Svenska: Presskonferens med 2009 års Right Livelihood-pristagare: David Suzuki (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Democracy Now interview with the great Canadian scientist, David Suzuki, was the… Continue reading

As Rio+20 Ends, The Most Significant Happenings Were Outside the Negotiations

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”- Albert Einstein

As Rio+20 closes, once more the international negotiation process is deemed a failure to reverse the trajectory that will take us off the climate cliff. The process that went on inside the conference rooms was again out of sync with the reality going on here, on planet earth. While lacking a plan for concrete… Continue reading

Democracy Now Interviews Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio + 20 Conference

Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Severn Cullis-Suzuki (Photo credit: changeandswitch)

On June 21st, Democracy Now interviewed Severn Cullis-Suzuki at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. Twenty years before, 12-year-old Severn Suzuki delivered an impassioned plea for the UN Delegates at the first Rio Summit to “make your… Continue reading

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