What this guy says:
Too bad he wasn't our President! Smart and careful, something we need.
Hyrdofracking is a major threat to not only the safety of our drinking water, but is also a MAJOR issue when it comes to global warming. According to pretty much every major scientist out there, we are FUCKED if we allow hydrofracking. And yes that is a major scientific analysis...we are FUCKED if we let it go forward.
So it is about time we all stand up against hyrofracking because our drinking water and our ability to adapt to global warming as a nation will be screwed up. It is time to take a stand! From Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon:
Here's the statement I recently submitted to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: read more »
Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope is having their 2nd Annual Climate Awareness Day this month. Given that 2010 has just been determined to be the hottest year on record since 1850 (tied with 1998 and 2005), it seems this event is quite timely.
2nd Annual Climate Awareness Day 2011
Parents for Climate Protection in partnership with Congregation Beth Elohim are running an event where you can learn about the national climate movement, discuss solutions to the climate challenge on the state and local levels, and take action! Keynote speakers will be Liz Butler, Campaign Director at 1 Sky, the nation's largest, collaborative climate campaign, and Donna Goodman, Executive Director of the EarthChild Institute. Following this, break out sessions will be held with NYPIRG, Transportation Alternatives, Brooklyn Food Coalition and Rabbi Daniel Bronstein. While this is happening there will be eco-activities and free childcare for kids 3-12. To reserve for kids activities email: email@example.com or call 347-585-1443
Last month a coalition of 18 Scientific organizations (and these are big ones...some of the biggest in the world) issued this statement (PDF) to the Senate:
As you consider climate change legislation, we, as leaders of scientific organizations, write to state the consensus scientific view.
Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver. read more »
The Empire State Building and most of Manhattan around me joins Earth Hour. From EarthHour.org:
In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.
One more : read more »