Not So Funny: Gort and Klaatu’s International Climate Slam-Down by Marc Roberts and Marc Hudson, in the December 2009 New Internationalist. Happy Sunday.
Straws are for Suckers: Take the Plastic Pollution Coaliton’s SUPER Hero Pledge (It’s about Climate Change, too)
A few days ago, Timothy Geithner was in a Q & A session with the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill. Everyone had a single-use plastic water bottle at their seat. Everyone. This scene normally would seem very, well, normal. But once you understand the perils of single-use plastic, once you’ve been exposed to the crazy reality of a product that lasts 500-1,000 years in the environment but which will be used for 5 minutes, you never see such scenes the same way again. The illusion begins to become transparent as you visualize the life cycle of most plastic. If…
It’s been a busy couple of months–too busy to post! But they’ll begin showing up again soon. This has been around for a while but the message has never seemed more important. Thanks to the friend and collaborator who forwarded it (you know who you are) for sharing much-needed inspiration.