Monthly Archives: July 2012
Check out this link to a cover article in Rolling Stone by Bill McKibben, head of 350.org.
Bill says that the article is “…the most important writing I’ve done since The End of Nature, way back in 1989.”
He adds this:
“Warning: … it’s not entirely cheerful. Indeed, it shows that the business plans of the fossil fuel industry will wreck the planet — that they’ve already got enough carbon in their reserves to drive the heat past anyone’s definition of okay.
“Click here to read and share the piece.
“If you read it, you’ll get a sense of the direction 350.org is headed. I’ll be hosting a video chat … to help cover all of these topics – in particular [the] Keystone [pipeline] and the article I just released – and if you’d like to join that particular conversation, I’m told you can RSVP by clicking here.
“In the meantime: as we see it, we’ve got iconic battles underway in every part of the country, and against all the forms of fossil fuel. And they’re beginning to coalesce into a true movement against the heart of this most dangerous industry.”
Excerpt from the article:
“When we think about global warming at all, the arguments tend to be ideological, theological and economic. But to grasp the seriousness of our predicament, you just need to do a little math. For the past year, an easy and powerful bit of arithmetical analysis first published by financial analysts in the U.K. has been making the rounds of environmental conferences and journals, but it hasn’t yet broken through to the larger public. This analysis upends most of the conventional political thinking about climate change. And it allows us to understand our precarious – our almost-but-not-quite-finally hopeless – position with three simple numbers.”
Click here to Read more of this article at the source.