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 Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Pine Island glacier loss must force another look at sea-level forecasts as giant iceberg is spawned
While corporate media pundits always downplay the news about global warming, the actual evidence keep accumulating that suggests the future threats to human habit is even worse than what climate scientists have predicted. In other words, climate scientists have been too optimistic about such threats. This report offers another piece of evidence that supports this argument.