Greens Call for Green Economy to Combat Climate Change
Greens blast corporate cash-in from looming climate disasters and economic collapse; call for new economic paradigm to address effects of climate change.
Betting on disaster brings profit for a few while the public pays the real cost in terms of pubic health and infrastructure.
- A Green New Deal will provide “green jobs” to aid transition away from fossil fuel economy.
Extinction Rebellion, Grief and Climate Catastrophe
I was attracted to the Extinction Rebellion by its call for net zero carbon emissions by 2025 – more in line what is needed to save life on the planet than what many other groups have been calling for. And the fact that it employs acts of civil disobedience as a main organizing tool and directly challenges the present actions by elected official everywhere as untruthful and grossly inadequate to the task. I attended the action at Rockefeller Center in January. Yesterday more than 60 were arrested in NYC near City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge while the London CD protests enter their fourth day.Read more
The Real Green New Deal and Our National Well-Being
The First Earth Day
I recall the first Earth Day, in 1970, the same year Neil Young put out After The Gold Rush, which gave us the words, "Look at Mother Nature, on the run, in the nineteen seventies."
Yes, I'm dating myself with radio carbon accuracy - I was a senior in high school on that day. But that gives me some perspective, if not wisdom.Read more
I have witnessed my rivers polluted by manmade chemicals that destroy the life that I have created within them.
Everywhere forest ecosystems that support not only trees, but myriad animals and other plants, are being clear cut or replaced with monocrop tree plantations that are nothing like the original biodiverse and vital forests.Read more