Friday, October 11, 2013


Fighting climate change, with crowd funding and Google Hangouts | SF Politics
Concurrently with the massive open online training, they’re hoping to generate wind in the sails of a queer climate activist, Lauren Wood, who started an organization called Peaceful Uprising in Southern Utah and has been designated as a Hero Hatchery fellow. When not working as a restaurant server to make ends meet, Wood spends her days organizing against the expansion of mining operations in Southern Utah, where she was born and raised.
LA Times Won't Publish Climate Change Denials. Is that Discretion or Censorship? | Bustle
If this were just about anything other than climate change, I would be up in arms about the decision to exclude one point of view on a controversial topic. Climate change, after all, is potentially apocalyptic. Literally apocalyptic, as in the end of all life. So I’m okay with maybe squashing a little dissent now that 95 percent of the experts are in fact convinced the planet will die if we don’t do something.

1 comment:

papertiger said...

You know, there are some words I've known since I was a schoolboy: "With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. I fear that today...

Picard's civil right's speech