Global Warming

Blackbird Die-Offs: Another Silent Spring?

Could the BP Oil Gusher in the Gulf Be to Blame? “The sedge is wither’d from the lake, and no birds sing.” – John Keats, “La Belle Dame sans Merci” The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson When natural history writer Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, she was violently assailed by threats of lawsuits…

The Five Filthy Steps of Clean Coal

Climate Challenge TV & Hot Air Minton – 1st in Series – Five Filthy Steps of “Clean Coal” from Climate Challenge on Vimeo. – Host Karyn Strickler This is the story of six-year-old Madison Minton, who is sick from breathing coal dust at her local coal processing plant, B&W Resources. Madison’s doctor recommended in a…

Climate Challenge: Larry Chang Discusses the Transition Movement

Climate Challenge with Larry Chang from Climate Challenge on Vimeo. The Transition Movement represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people and communities to take the far-reaching actions that are required to mitigate the effects of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. Their relocalization efforts are designed to result in a…

How Corporate America Is Pushing Us All Off a Cliff

Guest Column by Michael Moore MichaelMoore.com When someone talks about pushing you off a cliff, it’s just human nature to be curious about them. Who are these people, you wonder, and why would they want to do such a thing? That’s what I was thinking when corporate whistleblower Wendell Potter revealed that, when “Sicko” was…

Environmental Groups Hail Forest Agreement with Georgia Paper Company

Skeptics Raise Questions by Glynn Wilson You will be glad to find out today that perhaps your favorite brand of toilet paper may no longer come from wood harvested out of some of the South’s more important hardwood forests. But the deal that led to that agreement raises some interesting economic and political questions that…

Climate Challenge with Dr. Stephen McAvoy

Climate Challenge with Dr Stephen McAvoy from Climate Challenge on Vimeo. This week’s Climate Challenge with Karyn Strickler features Dr. Stephen MacAvoy, Professor of Environmental Science, Biochemistry and Ecology at American University, discussing the latest on the epic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and the science of global warming. What happened to the…

It Doesn’t Have to Be the End of the World

We Can Change The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson How many stories does it take to make us understand and change? Jesus and his disciples tried to warn people 2,000 years ago, but they could not understand. People still do not get the message, although they worship him like a god, even George W. Bush.…

Tear Down Some Dams, Let the River of Information Flow

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” – Paul Newman as Luke, in Cool Hand Luke “Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”…

Karl Rove Says There’s No Climate Change?

Millions of Us Way Smarter Than Rove Disagree Allan Lichtman from Climate Challenge on Vimeo. History professor, author and international political commentator Dr. Allan Lichtman is interviewed by Karyn Strickler about the urgent need to get off the fossil fuel economy for our climate, our economy, our national security, our health and our children. Related…

Karl Rove Declares the End of Concern for Climate Change?

Is that what Republicans and independent voted for on Tuesday? Karl “Turdblossom” Rove, famous for being “Bush’s brain,” reveals his ties to big oil and energy and “wrongfully,” according to MSNBC, “boasts the end of climate change.” You might as well believe in the Mayan calendar, I guess. These MoFo’s want it to end. The…

Carolina Wren: A Harbinger of Climate Change?

Photo by Kenny Walters A Carolina wren [thryothorus ludovicianu] builds a nest in a surprising place – on a porch – in Roebuck Springs, Alabama. According to Birder’s World magazine, no Carolina Wrens were recorded during a Christmas Bird Count in Vermont, for example, for more than 70 years. Then, in 1975, two were spotted.…

Bill Clinton Pushes Global Warming, Health Care in Birmingham

by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 20 — Former President Bill Clinton fired up a record turnout of Democrats at the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner Friday night and urged them to “get back in the solution business” by pushing for national health care and new technology jobs in the fight to reverse global warming. Photo by…