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[31 May 2008|01:04pm]

Conservative grassroots group Grassfire.org wants people to waste as much energy as possible on June 12 by "hosting a barbecue, going for a drive, watching television, leaving a few lights on, or even smoking a few cigars."
The point: the group wants to "help Americans break free from the 'carbon footprint guilt' being imposed by Climate Alarmists."

Sometimes I think I need an icon that's just me opening my mouth then shutting it because it feels like something must be said, but there's nothing to say.
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[25 Apr 2008|03:19pm]

But for now, commissioners have given the go-ahead to build a Lowe's store at Southwest Eighth Street and 137th Avenue, and for developer David Brown to build a commercial and office complex at Kendall Drive and Southwest 167th Avenue.

Dade developers get OK to cross development line
With hundreds packing the chambers, commissioners approved the first development in three years outside Miami-Dade's imaginary growth line.



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Future Network News [22 Nov 2007|03:35am]

For those of you with an interest in international politics, futurism, the environment, genetic modification, Peak oil, climate change, etc please watch my new webcast show

FNN - Future Network News

leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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[12 Mar 2007|11:52pm]

Hello everyone. I have just launched a new website about environmental issues from dangers of deodorant to energy use to toxic living. I really need objective opinions and critiques on how to improve the site. Do you find the content interesting, does it catch you attention, would you want to see something else there? I'm still working on it and updating it. This is very important to me, so please guys, if you have time take a look and tell me what you think. I am new to building websites. http://www.downwithbasics.com
(moderators, if you find this post inappropriate, by all means, delete it. I just thought that this would be the right type of community to ask for opinions on the subject environment. I am sorry if I have misread the rules).

crossposted in other communities
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Offsetting Your Carbon Output [19 Jan 2007|01:02am]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

(Note: Cross-posted to environment.)

Honestly, I think auto manufacturers and oil companies should charge just a little extra to fund carbon reductions and carbon offsets. Since that isn't happening anytime soon, I started looking into purchasing offsets for my own truck.

There are a few outfits out there that either do carbon reductions (plant trees) or carbon offsets (help renewable energy projects). But for ease of simplicity, and because I think there are a lot of organizations planting trees out there already, I purchased a TerraPass.

It's nice to know that, though I'm driving a truck that's emitting carbon into the atmosphere, I'm also doing something to more than negate it's effect on global warming.


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Film - An Inconvenient Truth § [12 Dec 2006|11:18pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Recently, I watched An Inconvenient Truth on Google. I was floored. I knew it was serious, but I didn't realize how serious.

Gore's plodding slowness aside, this is a science lecture you don't want to miss. You can watch the entire film here, or click on the Google button link to see a larger version (the graphs will make more sense).

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I went out and bought a copy on DVD to watch again.

Do you think there is still hope, considering that no matter what you personally do to cut your personal carbon emissions, every year over 50 million people are added to this planet?

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Top ten breakthroughs that could help cool the greenhouse [12 Dec 2006|04:15pm]

[ mood | good ]

Top ten breakthroughs that could help cool the greenhouse


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[10 Nov 2006|11:27pm]

Hi everyone.

Today is the 11th anniversary of the hanging of Ken Saro Wiwa by the Nigerian government for protesting against the exploitation of the Ogoni people by Shell Oil. Eight other people were also executed.

At the moment, the people of Rossport, Co. Mayo in Ireland are fighting to keep their lives and land safe, as Shell are starting to work on building an onshore processing plant carrying raw unprocessed gas within yards of their houses and schools. Ireland will not benefit financially from this gas as it was given away many years ago in a corrupt deal. More information about the whole issue is here.

If you are interested, we'd very much like you to view a short video made by The Tara Foundation called Shell in Mayo: A New Nigeria?. Please forward it to anyone you can.

The campaigners' website.

The present situation is that the Irish state and police are acting - as the Nigerian government did - on behalf of Shell, using escalating violent tactics, and the media are shamelessly abandoning any attempt at neutrality, openly calling the local people terrorists. See more at Indymedia Ireland

Picture of local protester concussed after she was pushed onto the road by a Garda (member of the police) on October 13 2006Collapse )

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Shifting Baselines... § [28 Sep 2006|12:59pm]

[ mood | tired ]

I came across this video on Google. It's an excellent (exaggerated to make the point) illustration of shifting baselines. What we take as normal today - is pathetic compared to what things used to look like half a century ago...

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For a more detailed look at shifting baselines, take a look at these presentations on the Shifting Baselines web site.


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Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment [10 Sep 2006|06:21pm]

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment</>

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.

Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.

When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.

A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.





To read the complete article please follow either of these links :



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Oil Spill Off Lebanon's Coast § [22 Aug 2006|08:38pm]

[ mood | sad ]

(Note: Cross-posted to environment.)

"In the course of the conflict in the Middle East, the oil-fuelled power plant of Jieh, located directly on the coastline approximately 30 km south of Beirut was hit by bombs on July 13 and 15, 2006. Part of the storage tanks caught fire and were burning for several days. A large part of the fuel was spilled into the Mediterranean Sea as a result of the blast. The Lebanese ministry of environment estimated that approximately 30,000 tons of heavy fuel oil were emmitted into the sea." (link)

The oil in the Meditereanean Sea has polluted some 87 miles of Lebanese coast and is moving north into Syrian waters and toward Cyprus and Turkey. By comparison, the Exxon Valdez spill that ravaged Alaska's coastline and oceans was only 7,000 tons higher. The Prince William Sound in Alaska is still recovering... 17 years later. (link on oil toxicity to wildlife)

Link to low-rez satellite map of oil spill caused by Israeli bombing of oil storage tanks.

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[31 Jul 2006|03:44pm]

Bald Eagle in Winter (Photo: NPS)

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[06 Apr 2006|06:42pm]

if you think about it. releasing a breeding pair of non-native species into an environment is kinda a way of achieving immortality.
if the organism becomes an invasive it will be there long long long after you are dead and buried regardless of wars or anything else that comes along.
you can help steer the future of environmental evolution.
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Stop the whaling [31 Jan 2006|01:52pm]

Hi all,

I was sent this link in an email, and it'd be really great if you would sign it. :)

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[27 Jan 2006|02:18pm]

this is ridiculous

Calif. declares secondhand smoke a pollutant


the reality is, there is a much MUCH greater pollutant that results in more cancer than any other in the country


that causes more cancer than every other pollutant combined.
you breathe in dust on the road, in the air, dust coats everything you work with everyday.
you breathe in TONS of the dust
people in los angeles die with black lungs WITHOUT smoking
lots of people are getting lung cancer now without smoking
think of that the next time youre filling up at the pump and get a whiff of the highly cancerous fumes.

trying to eradicate second hand smoke as a pollutant is like putting a band-aid on a papercut while your leg is off and dumping blood onto the floor.
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