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RealClimate: Start here

September 28, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS, Theoblogical

 

 

 

 

via RealClimate: Start here.

Here’s a list suggested by a reader of realclimate):

http://climatedenial.org
http://climateprogress.org
http://www.climatesciencewatch.org
http://jameshowardkunstler.typepad.com
http://deconsumption.typepad.com
http://www.globalissues.org
http://globalisation-and-the-environment.blogspot.com
http://fergusbrown.wordpress.com
http://initforthegold.blogspot.com
http://www.realclimate.org
http://reasic.com

– See more at: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2007/05/start-here/#sthash.vAquKrY1.dpuf

One way “capitalism is stupid”: Lack of planning. It’s all NOW NOW NOW

September 25, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Media, Occupy Theology, OWS

process of convincing very wealthy people that this really was a problem, and that there really were costs down the road and that in the long term it would be better to prevent it from happening.

via Naomi Klein on Cause of Climate Crisis: “Capitalism Is Stupid”.

This has always been found to be true.  The cost of cleanup and relief far outpaces the cost of prevention,  but the short-term profit motive keeps people from accounting for that,  and therefore needed prevention and maintenance is neglected. This is also true for,  and the raison d’etre for Healthcare insurance,  and the countries that have recognized this best are the ones who have made it universal,  and they are the only ones reaping the benefits of that,  while the U.S. remains near the bottom of the heap in health care costs per capita.  It seems we never learn.

This has always been (although we truly only begun to see it about 30 years ago) true of the environment and global climate.  What we are paying for now in disaster relief and cleanup and after the fact future management and prevention dwarfs the costs we would have incurred had we acted when we realized this.  And that’s not even including the jobs bonanza that would have taken place just as it does everytime an economy retools itself to address new challenges.

I have just started reading “This Changes Everything” by Naomi Klein,  and I just finished the Intro (which was a phenomenal introduction which I couldn’t stop quoting- via my Kindle Share to Twitter and Facebook app)

Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2014 UN Climate Summit Speech – YouTube

September 24, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS

via Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2014 UN Climate Summit Speech – YouTube.

Obama on Climate to U.N. WOW, not nearly enough. “Follow our lead?” Scary to think.

September 24, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Occupy Theology, OWS, Theoblogical

Obama Presses Chinese on Global Warming

Holy cow,  what he did was basically say “Follow our lead”.  O M G.   If he thinks this is all we need to change direction,  he is sadly mistaken.

Yeah,  “as the two largest economies and emitters of the world , we have a special responsibility to lead.  That’s what big nations do”.  But what he outlined was the piecemeal , take it easy approach that has been getting tried for 30 years.  During that time our emissions have continued to rise at record pace.  That China has now imported that part of “our way of life” has only added to the problem.  We got here quicker precisely becuase China DID “follow our lead”

via Obama Presses Chinese on Global Warming – NYTimes.com.

Naomi Klein – Naomi Klein – The Colbert Report – Video Clip | Comedy Central

September 24, 2014 By: Theoblogical Category: Media, Occupy Theology, OWS, Theoblogical

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/k5a58t/naomi-klein?utm=playershare_twitter

Another Colbert segment taking on immediately relevant issues

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