What have you done today to lower your impact?

We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Monday, 4 August 2008

Still in doubt? Check this out.

There are still voices, getting a disproportionate amount of media coverage, that attempt to cast doubt on the truth of climate change caused by human induced global warming. The overwhelming consensus of scientific opinion seems to have no effect on these folks.

"Members of the public who are tempted to be swayed by the denier fringe should ask themselves how it is possible, if human-caused climate change is just a hoax, that:
  • The leaderships of the national academies of sciences of the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Russia, China, and India, among others, are on record saying that global climate change is real, caused mainly by humans, and reason for early, concerted action.
  • This is also the overwhelming majority view among the faculty members of the earth sciences departments at every first-rank university in the world."

  • Has the lure of special interest support, ie the oil industry, or momentary fame through media attention become of more importance than good citizenship? Check out this article by John Holden at the Boston Globe for more about this phenomena.

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