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: 334
Latest Activity: Oct 2

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.

Discussion Forum

Frack under the Ohio River

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

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 1. 31 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

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

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

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Comment by Sentient Biped on August 19, 2012 at 7:22pm

Reading through the comments twice, I'm not sure what to add, except to acknowledge the strongly held points of view.  Thanks for the thoughts.

Comment by TNT666 on August 19, 2012 at 4:06pm

I'd be hard pressed to suggest something for you, as I find I am less and less active, just like 100s of other users who fatigued from A|N and T|A, due to inactive 'groups'. I would overhaul the entire concept of both of these Ning sites, delete most groups, and use stronger search engines to pinpoint conversations we want to participate in. I've suggested this elsewhere in appropriate conversations.... IMO, the only reason to create 'groups' is to create 'safe-havens' to get away from certain haters, as experienced from males in feminist groups for example.
I see overpopulation driven earth deterioration as the first political priority of our civilisation... so to 'chat' about environmental factoids among a half dozen people is quite unproductive. We need to get out there to the 'masses', on Ning and the real world, and work on our argumentation skills.
Changing political paradigms is less about facts than it is about power of persuasion, we could all improve on this :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2012 at 3:31pm

I do like the idea of going to a category, such as a category of

banter,

communities,

ecology,

economics,

government, 

hobbies. 

personal comments,

philosophy,

politics,

science with subsections,

sports,

work related subjects by occupation. 

Good heaven, trying to catalog topics would be a herculean task. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2012 at 3:28pm

 TNT666, help me understand a preferred way to join a group or start a new one. When I have something to post, I do a A/N search to see if there is a topic under which it would fit. If this were an ideal site, how would you design it. I like the idea but don't know how to make it happen. I certainly wouldn't want the job. 

I just went through the first 8 pages of groups and there are so many, and some are impossible to categorize. 

Comment by TNT666 on August 19, 2012 at 1:15pm

You're absolutely right... I don't have to follow 'every' group, and I don't, and I'm following fewer and fewer groups, because of inactivity. I'm not talking about just me here, I'm looking at A|N from a philosophical-sociological perspective, the more splinter groups there are the less effective A|N is at communicating a message through dilution of interest. Look at how many gazillion discussions people "start" which never get interaction. Environmentalism, all of it, is always biological-political-social, there's no getting away from it.

More groups = less readers per topic, it's a loose-loose situation.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 19, 2012 at 12:35pm

A group doesn't have to be continuously active.  This group is ecological issues in general.  Climate change is an important topic than encompasses ecology but is more political, sociological, economic, and other.  The title of this group does not reflect that, and the topic is overwhelmed with climate change postings. 

You don't have to follow every group.

Comment by TNT666 on August 19, 2012 at 11:52am

If it were up to me... I'd cut the number of groups at A|N down to a dozen. We're all talking to people who are already on the wagon... and it seems a majority of the groups in A|N are not active anyway... we are way too spread out.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 19, 2012 at 9:27am

Davey, that's great!  I'm glad you are doing it!  Be patient with group approval - sometimes it takes a few days because the people at the helm are volunteers.  I will love to join - important topic!

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 18, 2012 at 11:31pm

I'm wondering if it's time to start a group that is specific to climate change issues?  It would be great way to consolidate the topic.   i'm not up to moderating another group, myself...  lost track of how many  I do moderate.  Any takers?

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 12, 2012 at 4:13pm

Interesting article about coping with climate change.  HuffPost.

I like a number of aspects about the article.

First - it shows industries and farmers who are not climate change deniers, but facing the crisis head on.  They are not all in denial.

Second, it shows that some people are working on ways to cope.  That's not to deny the seriousness of climate change, but if the most of the world is either in denial, apathetic due to greed, politics, religion or narcissism, or ignorant, and we are already at the tipping point, doing something proactive to cope, and teach others to cope, is better than nothing,

Finally, it's once of the few articles I have found that shows attempts to adapt to a changing climate. 

So they are trying to be proactive, knowing that tipping points are just that - once you are past the tipping point, there is no coming back.

I would like to see more, especially two-fers.  A two-fer is 2 for the price of one.  For example, development of dry tolerant crops that use less water, use less energy, preserve the soil and cut back CO2 emissions.  So that is adapting to change, but contributing less to causing change.   Using hemp or grasses, to produce paper and fabric, are examples.  More development of bamboo for construction, saving trees to sequester more CO2. 

As for myself, I got a white roof to help cool the house - makes a big difference.  This summer I've planted 6 fruit trees, some to shade a south wall for additional cooling.  Once established with deep roots, they won't need much watering like lawn or garden.  I have 3 more left to plant, but with the heat it's hard to keep up with watering, even with a heavy mulch.  I've been converting light bulbs to LED, which are cooler and use a lot less energy.  Still driving to work....  would someone please tell my employer to reopen the office they closed, 3 miles from my house?

 

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