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
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Greenland melt rate doubling

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday. 32 Replies

Another Positive Feedback we'd missed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 4 Replies

Negotiating Human Extinction

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 9. 6 Replies

signs of climate tipping points

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 2. 26 Replies

Frack under the Ohio River

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 2. 2 Replies

Carbon Hot Spots

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 29. 0 Replies

Rethinking the economics of CO2 emissions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 19. 0 Replies

Canada's Northwest Territories burning six times more forest than usual

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 4. 2 Replies

Climate variability snuffing out

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 1. 0 Replies

Global surface cooling caused by Atlantic warming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 25. 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

Mass Extinction of Ocean Species soon to be Inevitable

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

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Comment by A Former Member on April 7, 2009 at 10:52am
@Dannyisme: Well, that is already done. People promote these ideas all the time without relgious reasoning. Do you mean something different than that?
Comment by A Former Member on April 7, 2009 at 10:31am
In Search of Silence

Gordon Hempton has traveled the world in search of undisturbed natural sound. But as the audio ecologist describes in his new book, “One Square Inch of Silence; One Man’s Search for Natural Silence in a Noisy World,” it’s getting harder and harder to find pure natural sound. Hempton has launched a campaign to raise awareness about noise pollution, and tells Steve Curwood why silence matters.

Listen here.
Comment by A Former Member on April 5, 2009 at 4:49pm
This is a good documentary I just watched a few weeks ago. It deals with both the environment and the privatization (feudalization) of water resources.

Flow: For Love of Water

Water is the sleeping giant issue of the 21st century and we all need to wake up about it. FLOW opens our eyes about the greatest threat of our time - the global water crisis. It is a compelling and passionate film. Its engaging narrative will grip the viewer. - Robert Redford
Comment by A Former Member on April 3, 2009 at 6:19pm
Hopeful Beginnings in Bonn

The Obama administration has committed to work with the global community to take action on climate change. But the European Union fears the U.S. won’t make deep enough reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Many developing countries want cash and access to meet tougher emission goals. Host Steve Curwood speaks with U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern and chair of the ad hoc working group of the UNFCCC Michael Zammit-Cutajar.

Listen now
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

 

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