Posts filed under ‘The World’

The View From My Chair

Feeling lucky and grateful right now as I think of the billions of people around the world who are suffering tonight.

The View from My Chair 8-1-14

(August 17, 2014 @ 5:01 MDT)


August 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM Leave a comment

Why the Arctic Should be Made a Sanctuary

Take 2:40 minutes out of your day to watch this regarding why the Arctic —  the “Soul of the Earth” — should be made a sanctuary:


August 14, 2014 at 1:20 PM Leave a comment

Earth Without Clouds

What Earth would look like without clouds (beautiful either way, imho):

Earth Without Clouds

(Image via @simon_rp84 (Simon Proud) on Twitter)


August 2, 2014 at 12:12 PM 1 comment

Bolivia Declares Israel a Terrorist State


bolivian Flag

(Image via Wikipedia)

BRAVO!  Finally a country — a country, imagine that — with guts:

Bolivia cancels its visa agreement with Israel to protest the military operation in Gaza, and declares Israel a “terrorist state,” AFP reports. The agreement has permitted Israel to visit Bolivia freely since 1972. “The attack on Gaza shows that Israel has no respect for life, or the principles of harmony and coexistence that guide the international community.” Bolivia canceled its diplomatic ties with Israel in 2009, during Operation Cast Lead. (Haaretz)


Now if maybe one or two politicians — maybe, just maybe? —  in the United States will grow a pair…

July 30, 2014 at 7:07 PM Leave a comment

So, Where Exactly is Palestine Anyway?

Take 90 seconds out of your life to watch this video.  Palestinians are in essence stateless, homeless refugees on this planet:


July 26, 2014 at 11:53 AM Leave a comment

New Perspective: How Much SPACE Do Cars and Roads Take Up?

When it comes to cars and roads, I’ve thought about emissions and air pollution and climate change a fair about but I’ve never really thought about how much SPACE they occupy:  A lot:

Cars and Roads

(Image via SharkDancing on Twitter)

Much larger version here.


July 15, 2014 at 7:18 PM 1 comment

Chart Shows How Environmental Regulations Destroy the Economy

Oh, ah, wait. Maybe not.

Despite what Republicans and their corporate masters are screaming about with regard to Obama’s proposed cuts to power plant emissions, history shows that environmental regulations do not — repeat — do not slow and/or destroy economies.  They might force corporations to spend money to retrofit plants (the real reason for all the screaming) but implementing them doesn’t mark the end of life as we know it.  To those of us who’ve been around for a while, that meme is as old as dirt.

From Peter Gleick:


Enviro rules Don't destroy the economy

(Via Peter Gleick)

BTW, a huge majority of Americans support regulations like the ones proposed.


June 3, 2014 at 1:42 PM 1 comment

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