We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Oil Industry Group's Own Report Shows Early Knowledge of Climate Impacts

Click here to access article by Neela Banerjee from Inside Climate News.

More evidence uncovered by the authors reveals that Big Oil knew in the early 1980s that the burning of fossil fuels was adversely impacting the stability of our climate. It was shortly thereafter that they began a campaign of disinformation to discredit the growing science evidence that was unfavorable to their industry and the capitalist system which requires growth based on cheap abundant energy.

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