Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

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Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

Eco-Logical is a group for anyone who cares about clean air, drinkable water, a sustainable economy, and environmental justice.

Location: The Irreplaceable Earth
Members: 331
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Global surface cooling caused by Atlantic warming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 1 Reply

Antarctica melting twice as fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 23. 3 Replies

Methane Bomb

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 21. 1 Reply

Abnormal Arctic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 17. 6 Replies

Antarctic process melts Arctic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 31. 1 Reply

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 31. 30 Replies

Mass Extinction of Ocean Species soon to be Inevitable

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 26. 12 Replies

signs of climate tipping points

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 23. 25 Replies

Scorched Earth Coming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 11. 6 Replies

How to save our future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 9. 2 Replies

Good news

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 7. 27 Replies

Systemic Pesticides Underestimated

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 2. 1 Reply

Countries at most risk from Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 22. 22 Replies

Sour oceans = more toxic phytoplankton

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 19. 0 Replies

Melt of West Antarctic Ice Sheet Unstoppable

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 10. 12 Replies

Another Positive Feedback we'd missed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 8. 2 Replies

Carbon Budget Is Now Zero

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 23. 0 Replies

Texas is turning into desert too

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 20. 0 Replies

East Antarctic Ice Sheet not so stable

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 9. 1 Reply

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

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Comment by Chris G on March 17, 2012 at 4:04am

Here's a map that shows rising sea levels. It opens at 1 foot and can be adjusted to 10 feet.

Comment by Chris G on March 17, 2012 at 3:43am

For the first time ever, the EPA is on the verge of proposing federal limits on climate disrupting carbon pollution. I just sent a message to the EPA to let them know I support strong carbon pollution protections. You should too! 

Check it out: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id...

Comment by Chris G on March 17, 2012 at 2:46am

Here's a query for global warming solutions from The Union for Concerned Scientists that results in a bunch of solutions.

Here's their Take Action site and an article to Flood Congress with Support for Climate Action

Comment by Guy on March 16, 2012 at 9:46pm

Sorry I get long winded sometimes and my point gets lost. I if you are working on these things already? What can I and others do to help? The list is a good start. How do we get from here to there. Besides doing our own little thing around home. Is there a plan? I never said I wanted to be an individualist.  Although if you were to get a half a billion individuals to do the right thing don't you think that would help the cause? I find with no plan the direction gets lost.

Comment by Chris G on March 16, 2012 at 9:32pm

With computing and technology at its current level gasoline tax could be levied depending on the mpg and pollution output of the car being filled. This could be done with a camera that records the license plate to identify which kind of vehicle it is then when it's a Humve the taxes could be higher than if it were say a Prius. 

Comment by TNT666 on March 16, 2012 at 4:58pm

Guy, you missed my point... the problems I stated ARE the ones I'm actively working on at the present time. I make bloody sure I don't aid the miscreants of our world in keeping humanity down, that's why I do not promote individual guilt trips (individual actions which do not significantly help the planet), I promote changing the system. I WAS the individual purist environmentalist (guilt-tripper) for 2-1/2 decades, I grew out of it once I understood where the problem really lays, after watching every little battle we'd win be lost a few years later, as soon as we turned our backs. If you had known me in my 20s-30s, you could have found not a single environmental flaw in my day to day behaviour, and I encouraged (through example) many others along that path... but meanwhile, more greedy social climbers were doing the exact opposite and destroying life at the systemic levels in unprecedented levels. Acting individually has been going on for several decades, it's not a new idea. The environmental movement needs to change its priorities.

The problem with winning small battles is that the rich greedies of the world pretend to be beaten, and then patiently wait 2-3-5 years, until the whatever small campaign we're doing is out of the media picture, then, behind closed doors, in secrecy, they go ahead and reverse whatever small win we had achieved. In the end, us little Davids can win any number of battles, but without cutting off Goliath's head, Goliath just keep regenerating, and growing.

Another error the environmental movement has suffered from in the past 3 decades is focusing on: "lets do it for our children". The problem with this mantra is that it delays all action to the future, and further, and further, with each generation, and nothing ever gets done. It's time we said fuck the children, let's do this now, FOR US.

Comment by Chris G on March 16, 2012 at 4:43pm

I like the idea about stopping breeding. I've been suggesting that 1st children should be a tax deduction, the second should not have a tax benefit and all consequential children should be a tax liability - with a grandfather clause for existing children. For some reason no one likes that idea.

The idea for integrating business and housing is great too. That's the way cities were built before the automobile. On the east coast and in metropolises there are grocery stores within easy walking distance. City planning is horrible and they are just beginning to rethink city planning.

Campaign refinance has to change so big donations from corporations don't bid for politicians. 

The reason OWS hasn't come up with a comprehensive list is because there are so many things that are wrong that it would be easier to say what's right. 

You have a good list TN666.

Comment by Guy on March 16, 2012 at 9:16am

I know the problems. I can give you the list that's a mile long. I understand how to fix them if I had unlimited resources and could be world dictator... I do not have unlimited resources and I am not dictator of the world. If you have the resources and are world dictator whats keeping you?

Sitting back and restating the problems to the choir is what keeps things from getting done. It provides no solutions to the problem. You cant move a mountain by yelling at it. You need a shovel and if you can get 10,000 shovels it moves much faster.  How about starting an ad campaign? To Boycott items with excessive packaging. 

If you looked at the occupy movement you saw the corporations start to shake a little they explained it off as a bunch of nuts because they had no plan, little direction, and tried to point out too many things and very large bites. If you could rally that number of people with a good plan and a few targeted points. You have a better chance of getting your point across to the general public and that's how you get more shovels to work with you. You also need to make it easy for the first bites to go down for the general public or they will never take them.

Atheist of all people should understand how people react to large change. Faither leaders understand how to move people slowly and painlessly. Look where they take them all the way to drinking the Koolaid and killing their own children... They are moving nations. 40 years ago faithers had very little power look at them now.

I am not thinking small I am thinking very large. I see the internet as a very powerful tool. A few people with the proper message can get the masses to move mountains. The catch is the masses need to consume your message. Threatening to turn their world upside down over night and create huge uncertainty turns them off and you will never be heard.

Comment by TNT666 on March 16, 2012 at 3:34am

Small bites... is exactly the reason nothing ever gets fixed on this planet. Corporate goons are not taking small bites, governments are not acting on small bites. Both of them have guilt tripped citizens into staying small. Them forcing you to think small is THEIR victory.

Comment by TNT666 on March 16, 2012 at 3:32am

Stop breeding and family subsidies in order to put an end to the growth of the human population. Change the orientation of budgets from growth to sustainability. Remove corporate "limited responsibility" and/or personhood (where exists). End greedy corporate practices by removing the drive for greed, limitless CEO profits, and create a system where staff have at the most a 10x order of salary/benefit difference. Change our constitutions and make clean air, clean water, healthy soil fundamental rights that no corporate greed may step on. Reinstate train merchandise transportation... and for individual human transportation, REvalue NON-motorised transportation and ensure all mid-distance travelpublic and longer has public transit, and cut ALL subsidies to pollution causing transportation. Dezone all of suburbia from residential to business-residential (not industrial)(remove the deed for senseless transportation like getting to arts/culture/sport/school all humans functions other than industrial must be integrated). The educational system must return to education, while job training should return to the work world (how can humans live healthy if we're all busy getting into massive debt in order to get jobs that may or may not happen, it's not be the role of education to train for jobs, taxpayers should not pay job training). Reform elections so that each candidate is allowed only a specific/standard/reasonable amount of electoral money and eliminate the wasteful practice of spending years tramping around our societies in order to occupy high political positions. Our political leader should be our spokespersons, not deciders, and as I once read... the very person that desires political celebrity is the one who should not have the job. Leaders should be nominated randomly throughout the population, for a short term. Remove corporate reps from government committees and panels. The only purpose of a corporation is its own profit and their needs should not dictate any of our political policies.

The problems with the environment are not the consequence of individual people, they are the result of SYSTEMIC policies and the size of humanity.

As for the comment about war not being possible... meh... after decades of calling myself a pacifist, I have come to realise that this is not possible. The leaders of our society ARE waging on humanity and the environment, and by not doing anything, we're simply accepting to be their pawns.

 

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