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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Arctic just set a grim new record for low levels of sea ice

Click here to access article by Chris Mooney from The Washington Post.

I see the Post as a mouthpiece of the CIA; and because the latter is engaging in a vendetta against the Trump administration, they are posting articles like this as a reaction to Trump's anti-climate change stance. (obviously a conspiracy theory)
Floating sea ice at the top of the world has set another troubling record for its low spatial extent, shattering a record set just two years ago for this key component of the planet’s climate system.

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the sheet of Arctic sea ice, which expands and contracts in an annual cycle, probably reached its maximum size this year on March 7, when it spanned 14.42 million square kilometers, or 5.57 million square miles, atop the Arctic ocean. That’s an enormous area, but it’s also the smallest winter maximum extent ever observed in records dating to 1979.
You might also be interested in another piece of scientific evidence that our climate is becoming destabilized by reading another article from the Post entitled "One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor".

But unlike the climate change articles above, I don't think you will find any articles in corporate media that even suggest that excessive meat production is contributing to climate destabilization as does this excellent article from Grain entitled "The global dangers of industrial meat".