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
Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

Welcome to Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

 

Note: Sylvain Duford, the group's creator, has left A|N. I am acting as moderator of the group in his place. Please contact me if you have any questions. - Dallas the Phallus.

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How to save our future

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

Good news

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 27 Replies

Antarctica melting twice as fast

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

Systemic Pesticides Underestimated

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

Scorched Earth Coming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 25. 5 Replies

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

signs of climate tipping points

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 29. 24 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

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 16. 28 Replies

East Antarctic Ice Sheet not so stable

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

Seagrass decline worldwide

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 29. 1 Reply

Curvy jet stream has history

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 16. 0 Replies

Fracking emits methane

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 15. 20 Replies

Drought as Amazon tipping point

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 15. 1 Reply

Greener Jet Fuel

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by John Jubinsky Apr 11. 1 Reply

Transition to Era of Renewable Energy is a LIE

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 28. 2 Replies

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Comment by A Former Member on March 30, 2009 at 9:32am
@Danny: That's the $64K question! What can be done about any of it -- from Islamic fundies, to Christian fundies, to the whole lot of them. They are determined to stand in the way of progress and justice, and people are willing to let them.
Comment by A Former Member on March 30, 2009 at 8:52am
Shimkus is a dinkus! If god's word is infallable, I wonder if his understanding of them is infallable? To think that people can elect a person like this to office. Evidence that we are a carbon-starved planet? What nonsense. Do these people ever stop trying to throw wrenches into the machinery? Dispicable.
Comment by Tao Jones on March 30, 2009 at 12:25am
I like to think there's a difference between being "doom and gloom" and wearing a "tinfoil hat."

Personally, I don't see how an economy based on continuous growth can ever not continually consume. It's like inflating a blowup doll inside an iron maiden.

Human population levels continue to skyrocket while we're going through the worst period of mass extinctions since the dinosaurs. Our expansion is rather rapidly turning the global biosphere into a global homosphere. Is it really that far fetched that one day it will just be us and our food?

A reading of Genesis will clearly show that religion is at least partially what is enabling this self-destructive behaviour. "Go forth and multiply" it says, and so we have. Religion is how we can have nutcases like Rep. John Shimkus who basically says global warming can't be true because God says in the Bible the earth won't be destroyed by a flood. Since God doesn't lie, global warming obviously isn't a problem. See for yourself:

Comment by A Former Member on March 29, 2009 at 9:58pm
I know, people tell me I'm doom and gloom too, but I try not to be. I just want to understand the issues, and think that it is important to look at them clearly and without editing the info to make the viewer feel better. Six Degrees is interesting, and it is only a description of the worst case scenarios.
Comment by A Former Member on March 28, 2009 at 9:07pm


National Geographic: Six Degrees Could Change the World (2007)

In the 2004 eco-thriller The Day After Tomorrow, director Roland Emmerich dramatized the potential consequences of accelerated global warming. By combining stock footage with computer-generated imagery, the National Geographic special Six Degrees Could Change the World serves as a sort of nonfiction counterpoint. As NASA climate scientist James Hansen cautions, even two degrees Celsius represents a tipping point (from which there is no return). Based on Mark Lynas's Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet and narrated by Alec Baldwin, the program roams from the bushfire-ravaged suburbs of Southern Australia to the drought-stricken farmlands of Nebraska to the rapidly melting glaciers of Greenland. In the process, aerospace engineers, marine biologists, and ordinary citizens share their experiences and predictions. In the end, it's the actual events--rather than the speculative scenarios--that prove most alarming, like the 30,000 deaths that resulted from 2003's European heat wave. While a skeptic might dismiss that tragedy as a statistical anomaly, every continent bears the scars of climate change, like the deforestation of the Amazon and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. In order to inject some levity, Six Degrees detours to look at a British grape grower who has actually benefited from his country's drier environment and the carbon footprint involved in the creation of that all-American favorite, the cheeseburger (suffice to say, it's considerable). While some of the special effects are hokey--Hansen sitting at a floating desk, for example--the preponderance of compelling data helps to compensate for such lapses. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Comment by A Former Member on March 27, 2009 at 2:15pm
The 200 MPG Aptera

Comment by A Former Member on March 26, 2009 at 5:37pm
Download your copy of The Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act, from epa.gov.
Comment by A Former Member on March 20, 2009 at 12:41pm
Download your copy of Climate Science: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences, from ClimateScience.gov.
Comment by A Former Member on March 20, 2009 at 12:37pm


Grassroots Action Toward a Green Recovery For All
A Green For All National Conference Call

Wednesday, March 25th
Noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern

Hear how leaders from disadvantaged communities are using Recovery Act funds to bring green jobs and training home. Ask your questions about securing Recovery funds where you live.

RSVP for the call.
Comment by A Former Member on March 19, 2009 at 6:18pm


In The Arctic, A Time-Lapse View Of Climate Change


Listen Now


Fresh Air from WHYY, March 18, 2009 · Intent on documenting the effects of climate change, nature photographer James Balog ventured into ice-bound regions with 26 time-lapse cameras, which he programmed to shoot a frame every daylight hour for three years.

The resulting images — which make up Balog's "Extreme Ice Survey" project — show ice sheets and glaciers breaking apart and disappearing.

Balog calls the melting of glaciers "the most visible, tangible manifestations of climate change on the planet today."

A documentary film crew accompanied Balog, and their footage along with Balog's work will be featured in the Mar. 24 NOVA and National Geographic special Extreme Ice. Balog's photographs are also on display in his new book Extreme Ice Now: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate: A Progress Report.

Balog's other work has been published in numerous magazines, including National Geographic, The New Yorker, Life, Vanity Fair and Audubon. He has won the Leica Medal of Excellence and the premier awards for nature and science photography from World Press Photo.
 

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