Monday, May 12, 2008
Catastrophes Come In All SizesTo add to Tanker's recital of global catastrophe last night, we now have a major earthquake in China that has killed thousands, and buried hundreds of others whose fate is yet unknown. It's a planet that's tired of us all, I'm afraid. As Tom Engelhardt says in his introduction to the Bill McKibben essay I'm about to link you to: given the possibility of millions or tens of millions of years to recover, the planet itself may not be in danger, but much life on it, certainly including human, already is. The Bill McKibben piece that Tom published yesterday is: The Last Chance for civilization and it's pretty much a repeat of the talk I heard him give at UNM last month, but it's something that I think we all need to hear over and over. And tattoo this sentence on our foreheads: "All of a sudden it isn't morning in America, it's dusk on planet Earth."
My own family has just experienced a private catastrophe, and I am on my way to Washington DC to be with family members for an unknown period of time. Thus, without the time to read and write, I won't be posting here on The Blue Voice during that unknown period either. Anyone who cares about the environment and all its current problems knows there are many places to get your environmental news and commentary; but I'd like to leave you with a few of my personal favorites during my absence. There are of course many many more sites and blogs; many of the following have terrific links to more of those sites and blogs. Our own blogroll has quite a few more. So, read on - Take care of yourselves and each other, be as Green as you can.
The Daily Climate
Environmental News Network
Dot Earth NYT Blog on Environment, global warming, sustainability, etc.
The Intersection (Chris Mooney's blog)
The Oil Drum: Discussions About Energy And Our Future
Real Climate: Climate Science from Climate Scientists
Resource Insights: Independent Comment on Environmental and Natural Resource News
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That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
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