the new dark ages in copenhagen

I’d actually held some hope for meaningful change brought about by the discussions in Copenhagen this month. But everything I’m seeing and reading lately sounds like it’s pretty much just political greenwashing and crushed peaceful protests. Elizabeth May has been blogging from Copenhagen (see comments by Hugo Chavez - who would have put him in the role of speaker-of-truth? - and Prime Minister Zenawi of Ethiopia - a country that has committed to carbon neutrality by 2025, not just a slight de-escalation to 2006 levels)....

December 16, 2009 · 2 min

climate change as a "world war" level crisis

Take 30 minutes and watch Al Gore's presentation at TED 2008. It's an update to his first one, and is simultaneously more depressing because of the sheer scale of new data, and much more uplifting when framing the response as a call for higher consciousness to break out of our current democratic crises that are allowing the climate crisis to take place.

April 8, 2008 · 1 min