In a previous post - From Economic Mind to Eco-Mind - Desmond Berghofer (grandparentsfortheturure) is inspired by Frances Moore Lappe's use of the phrase 'Thought Traps and Thought Leaps'. There are seven thought traps and seven thought leaps needed...
The following article by David Suzuki (with contributions by Senior Editor Ian Hanington) is entitled Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness. It has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. "Plastic has made life more convenient,...
It’s a well-known fact that Stephen Harper has for years pledged to follow the American lead on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. He contends that Canada’s climate action policies should be close to that of the United States. “Canada cannot act alone because...
Climate change is an existential crisis. And we have but two choices: we can declare a climate emergency and take extraordinary measures to turn down the heat or we can continue to cook the planet. Many believe that choice...
While it’s very easy to get caught up in the dynamics of the Kinder Morgan controversy, what about the real question, the truly critical question? What is the impact of the Tar Sands on global carbon emissions? Where Does...
Most of us have often used a plastic spoon. And we really never question its origins. The video featured in this post traces the evolution of the plastic spoon from its very beginnings some 4.5 billion years ago to the time you...
Today in Day 4 of ClimateMama Earth Day Challenge. This article is also posted today on ClimateMama.com. (Editor ~ R Montpellier)  On Earth Day, we launched our first Earth Day Challenge, a full week of “daily” challenges, that gets us thinking...
The Green Rights project is about peoples' right to Air, Water, Food – the very sources of life. Without them, we die. And in most nations – more than 180 nations, in fact, citizens are legally entitled to these essential...
In this post, Paul Beckwith provides a climate system summary - where we are - and points out how we're already living with climate disruption. Climate change is not something that only future generations will have to contend with....
The central message of Pope Francis' latest encyclical letter on Climate and the Environment is "Care for our Common Home". The letter is the foundation of the Pope's mission on climate.   Mark Dunlea of the 350.Org Local Group Leaders has shared his...