Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The day after Earth Day

Please read this article, recently published in Rolling Stone Magazine, by one of my heroes Bill McKibben.


As the world burns, a new movement to reverse climate change is emerging - fiercely, loudly and right next door

By Bill McKibben

April 11, 2013 8:00 AM ET

It got so hot in Australia in January that the weather service had to add two new colors to its charts. A few weeks later, at the other end of the planet, new data from the CryoSat-2 satellite showed 80 percent of Arctic sea ice has disappeared. We're not breaking records anymore; we're breaking the planet. In 50 years, no one will care about the fiscal cliff or the Euro crisis. They'll just ask, "So the Arctic melted, and then what did you do?"

Here's the good news: We'll at least be able to say we fought.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day 2013

Help Mother Earth and plant trees!

"Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones. Few that fell trees plant them; nor would planting avail much towards getting back anything like the noble primeval forests.
"... It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty... through all the wonderful, eventful centuries ... God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools..."

~ John Muir, 1901 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

John Muir

April 21st is John Muir's Birthday

The miracle of Spring is upon us and today marks the 175th anniversary of John Muir's birth. 

I am glad, for his sake, that he is not here to see what a mess we have made of our planet, but I hope his memory helps renew our fight to save it

Throughout his life John Muir's strength of purpose and unrelenting dedication inspired many to take up his cause and act. 

Action is exactly what we need now. 
We've talked long enough.

"Most people are on the world, not in it have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate."

 ~ from The Unpublished Journals of John Muir