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

Monday, August 26, 2013

Climate Change: Ocean Acidification Amplifies Global Warming

Click here to access article from Science Daily.

This article reports on one more piece of scientific research from Germany identifying global warming feedback effects that will accelerate the ominous threat of climate destabilization:
Simply put, their research shows that ocean acidification has the potential to speed up global warming considerably.