1000 Standing Rocks

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How could we not love the concept of 1000 Standing Rocks? Yet, despite the immediate appeal of this sentiment, one can’t avoid seeing particularities of Standing Rock that don’t necessarily replicate themselves everywhere. What does this expression really mean? There’s something … Continue reading

Weathering Each Other

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  With each passing month now, the signs become stronger and more immediate that climate change is accelerating. To many, the sensation of being personally effected is almost enough to distract us from our screens. But while the distance is … Continue reading

Consumption and Decay

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I’ve just returned from eight months in Asia, mostly in Chiang Mai, Thailand, but also in Nepal, India and Indonesia. Many, possibly a large majority of Thais, and certainly majorities in Nepal and elsewhere, remain uninformed or oblivious to global … Continue reading

Donald Trump: Life of the Party

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Psychologists have profiled Donald Trump as the textbook narcicist. We could debate that profile, splitting hairs about whether his diagnosis sets him apart from most other people or whether it actually aligns him with a significant portion of the American … Continue reading

The Language of Water

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I want to learn the language of water. Surely it is a tongue that will ease the suffering of trying to speak the Babel of this world. It is a language of movement into all places, all conditions, solving and … Continue reading

Greetings from Paris: COP21

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Posting from email: Greetings, CCL supporters and friends, Don’t worry, we stayed clear of the tear gas yesterday. Evidently the disturbance was provoked by a small number of masked young men in black, likely provocateur anarchists, after a peaceful “human … Continue reading

Is It Time for An Ice Museum?

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A close friend recently shared an extended big-screen masterful photographic record of his trip to Greenland. The next day I was trying to sleep on a trans-Pacific flight, slouching into my economy seat and drifting into semi-consciousness. The catalog of … Continue reading

The hot seat of power…

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The annual meeting of the Citizens Climate Lobby, as in previous years, is being held in the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. This is a huge and old hotel, reminiscent of the Palace Hotel or the Mark Hopkins in … Continue reading

Tsoknyi Gechak School II

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It seems so long ago now, but before the earthquake(s), follow-up visits to the Tsoknyi Gechak School for further environmental education took place for the combined classes 5&6 (ages 14-16). These visits were to talk about climate change in Nepal … Continue reading

Tsoknyi Gechak School I

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Yesterday was my first visit to this primary and middle school for girls to present some material called “The Life Cycle of Plastic.” I had been in communication with the school since last October, planning and creating four different climate-related … Continue reading