by elephantjournal.com on May 16, 2013
But the Dalai Lama said that we should first detach ourselves from the situation in order to become objective. Forget about politics. Forget about money. Forget about territory, borders, or ego. Become objective and look at the world from the standpoint of a steward–a steward who regards his or her immediate surroundings with an insurmountable level of love and care.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 18, 2013
Source: flickr.com via Lacy on Pinterest Climate change will lead to bumpier flights caused by increased mid-air turbulence, according to an analysis by scientists of the impact of global warming on weather systems over the next four decades. The increasing air turbulence results from the impact of climate change on the jet streams, the fast, [...]
by Walk The Talk Show on Apr 12, 2013
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: Frances Moore Lappé. “Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.” ~ Frances Moore Lappé This lady is all about power, possibility, joy & honesty. We’re in love. Waylon interviewed Frances Moore Lappé via skype as part [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 1, 2013
In stunning reversal, elephantjournal.com declares it’ll once again print a magazine. Elephant To Publish Magazine Again —stunning reversal— “Last six months Sucked,” says editor-in-chief Waylon Lewis. New Media is old news. Waylon Lewis, founding editor of elephant journal, has finally agreed to sell the rights to elephant journal—to Gaiam, of course—so we’ll be printing a [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 23, 2013
For the record—I do not think that any sea ice will survive this summer. An event unprecedented in human history is today, this very moment, transpiring in the Arctic Ocean. The cracks in the sea ice that I reported on my Sierra Club Canada blog and elsewhere over the last several days have spread and [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 18, 2013
Since the Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide levels increased 38 percent because of humans, methane levels have increased 148 percent, nitrous oxide is up more than 15 percent—and the list goes on and on…
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 15, 2013
Hang on folks… the times they are a-changin’.
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 13, 2013
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 12, 2013
The opposite of what we thought would work.
by Rolly Montpellier on Mar 12, 2013
70 percent now believe that climate change is real compared with 52 percent in 2010. Climate change deniers who say it’s not taking place fell to 15 percent from 22 percent.
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 6, 2013
Source: wikihow.com via wikiHow on Pinterest Let’s face it—we like to push the “easy button” in this country. We’ve cocooned and fortressed ourselves so that it’s easy to deny problems and causalities and easy to avoid facts. When it comes to climate change (or “chaos,” as it’s also been referred to), if we admit that [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 22, 2013
I joined with nearly 50,000 protesters who endured freezing winds to express their fervent desire that President Obama take bold action on climate change. For my husband, Ted and I, the Forward on Climate rally was a culmination of years of living a green lifestyle. It was time to move beyond the recycling bin and compost [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Feb 18, 2013
Yesterday, an estimated 40,000 people gathered in Washington D.C. for the Forward On Climate rally.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 18, 2013
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 15, 2013
Sandy, Irene, Katrina…hurricanes are fast becoming household names and have many people worried over the connection between extreme weather and the amount of greenhouse gases people are pumping into the atmosphere.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 14, 2013
Source: Uploaded by user via Maja on Pinterest Details: The Mall, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013; noon to 4 pm . For more information, go here. Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline, purveyor of tar sands, the planet’s most toxic fossil fuel yet? Bulletin: the Keystone XL Pipeline project has not only not gone away, it’s [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 1, 2013
“With 2012 being the hottest year on record and this just-released National Climate Assessment revealing the wide-ranging impacts of climate change and associated extreme weather in the Midwest, the issue begs for leadership immediately.”
by Lynn Hasselberger on Jan 21, 2013
This was one of my favorite moments of his speech. But…what I’d like to hear is a plan for fighting climate change. Click here to sign the “We the People” petition demanding “that our leaders act on the recommendations coming from an overwhelming majority of the scientific community to halt climate change and save the [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Jan 19, 2013
Who says we can’t have a little laugh about our environmental problems?
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 9, 2013
Source: google.com via Edinburgh World on Pinterest In that in-between place, just before we act or make a decision, there is a deep sense of vulnerability. When we lose these moments, we lose humanity. This holiday season, I managed to get myself addicted to the TV show The Walking Dead. I realize this show [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 31, 2012
EPA Admistrator Lisa P. Jackson Recently Resigned.
by Cayte Bosler on Dec 21, 2012
Jeff Orlowski has been picking up so many awards his arms must be tired.
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 17, 2012
Perhaps it’s these kinds of tragedies that finally begin to move the great iceberg of change. I was driving around this weekend trying to make sense of yet another shooting rampage, this one even more tragic and senseless than the last. Not surprisingly, nothing much came to me until my radio tuned into Katy Perry’s Wide Awake, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 10, 2012
Raising human consciousness has become a far more important concern than ever before. With thanks for our sponsor, Isha Foundation. For the first time, individual human beings have become so phenomenally powerful—empowered by technology. If now human consciousness does not rise, the world will go towards destruction. Right now, the way we are constructing the [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 4, 2012
There was a flurry of activity at CU Boulder despite the uncharacteristically warm weather Sunday night. Bill McKibben, an American climate activist, author and journalist was in town for his Do the Math Tour. He’s the founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org. In his traditionally accessible style, McKibben presented three numbers that might add [...]
by Chris Fici on Nov 29, 2012
We have an existential crisis.
by Waylon Lewis on Nov 28, 2012
“Lamar Smith wins nomination for top House science position.” US Republican leaders announced on 27 November their recommendation of Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas, as the new chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Smith’s nomination is expected to be ratified by the House Republican Conference on 28 November. This [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Nov 27, 2012
Overcome with emotion, Lolly explains how this film erased her climate change skepticism.
by Lynn Hasselberger on Oct 31, 2012
He also said other non-Romney-ish things not that long ago.
by Julian Walker on Sep 28, 2012
“If I want to be a change agent and participate in creating real healing and peace in the world, then I have to recognize the places in myself that perpetuate this limited belief of separation as well. I have to recognize (and heal) that the very thing I judge in others is something I too embody.”
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 14, 2012
The impact of this year’s record-setting drought is easily seen in parched fields around the country and barges stranded in the Mississippi River. But global warming is also bringing problems for our nation’s power plants; energy experts are warning that the cooling water for these plants is getting hotter each year—and reducing the amount of [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Sep 14, 2012
I will be one of those persons most cheering for an endless summer in Alaska.” ~ Peter E. Slaiby, vice president of Shell Alaska
by Joe Mohr on Sep 12, 2012
More on the subjects From ThinkProgress: FACT CHECK: Yes, Romney’s Tax Plan Requires A Middle-Class Tax Increase From Alternet: Former GOPer: How Republicans Went Crazy, Dems Lost Their Mojo, and the Middle Class Got Shafted From 350.0rg: Climate Challenge: Two Questions for Romney (take action soon…) Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page… [...]
by Jeff Bogart on Aug 31, 2012
Visualize this: as you’re sitting in your yard, looking over at your laundry shifting in the wind, you can take satisfaction knowing that at that moment you are not disturbing the earth in even a minuscule way.
Did you know that your clothes dryer can be one of the biggest energy hogs in your house? And it can account for nearly six percent or more of your energy needs. Sometimes the best investments are simply just not being wasteful and making an effort to take advantage of resources that are free, like the sun and wind.
by Lynn Hasselberger on Aug 21, 2012
#1. It’s where the world’s largest and most devastating environmental industrial project is situated.
by Don Dianda on Aug 19, 2012
What is it about nature that draws us in and erases our mental boundaries? Fading sorbet-colored skies at dusk, ruminations under the brilliancy of the Milky Way or the fresh scent of spring flowers, break down the idea of singularity and allow for a moment of melting; an opportunity for a true meeting between the [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Aug 17, 2012
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by Waylon Lewis on Aug 9, 2012
Climate Change is big, scary, it’s happening for sure. Unless you watch Fox, then it’s a brilliant conspiracy by thousands of scientists and Al Gore, that overweight big-house-living, plane-flying hypocrite. In any case, it’ll probably just really crush your children, not you. And your children, having learned from the masters, will just hunker down in [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Aug 7, 2012
Don’t be swayed by recent blog posts claiming that the Amazon benefits from climate change. Some of the world’s most eminent tropical forest scientists have debunked such posts, calling them uninformed and ridiculous. The posts, published last month on The Telegraph and The Register by Tim Worstall, a Senior Fellow at London’s Adam Smith Institute, asserted that a [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 26, 2012
It’s difficult to fathom God sending cataclysms to punish people who don’t have much more in common other than an area code. But perhaps we can glean a more obvious message from these increasingly frequent natural disasters.
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 19, 2012
Wildfires across Colorado, floods in Minnesota and Florida, heat waves and droughts, deadly tropical storms—and that’s just the U.S. This has been a confusing summer of extreme weather, but there is an explanation. As Jonathan Overpeck, a professor and scientist at the University of Arizona, told the Associated Press, “This is what global warming looks like at the regional [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Jul 18, 2012
Cute Alert. In which we remember that Polar Bears are people, too. http://twitter.com/oceanCO2 As seen from the RRS James Clark Ross during the UK Ocean Acidification cruise http://www.arcticoacruise.org/ in June 2012, in the sea ice off the east coast of Greenland
by Amy Jirsa on Jul 12, 2012
So practice yoga. Open your heart. Feel love and feel pain—but don’t allow that pain to close your heart.
by Marthe Weyandt on Jul 8, 2012
Why is it so hot? Everybody seems to have an opinion—politicians, meteorologists, the Farmer’s Almanac and, of course, half-naked pedestrians.
by Lynn Hasselberger on May 24, 2012
by elephantjournal.com on May 17, 2012
Climate Voices is an extension of the 6 Billion Others (now 7 Billion Others) project. The creators interviewed thousands of people from all over the world about their hopes, dreams, fears, and ordeals.