Category Archives: climate change

Climate tipping points that might already have been reached

As storms and fires become increasingly frequent and devastating, we are bombarded with more, increasingly alarming articles about climate change. Yesterday I wrote an introduction to climate tipping points. I did that because I came upon an interesting paper that … Continue reading

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Climate tipping points

Yesterday I wrote, again, about our evolving environmental chaos. Ghastly Future There is great urgency to do what we can to mitigate the damage we are doing because there a boundaries that, if broken, cannot be recovered from. There is … Continue reading

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Ghastly Future

Even though I’ve been led by a concern for our environment since my teenage years, which has taken many forms, I have often found what we are facing to be nearly overwhelming. Despite seeing the perilous path we are on, … Continue reading

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Sensemaking

Over the years I’ve often thought about the concept of sensemaking, the action or process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences. sensemaking | Search Results It is increasingly difficult to make sense … Continue reading

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Courts and pipelines

The long fight against fossil fuel pipelines in this country continues. Last year Judge James Boasbert invalidated the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline because of legitimate environmental concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. He ruled the pipeline to … Continue reading

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NoDAPL in Iowa Since 2014

Last night Great Plains Action Society livestreamed a remarkable event. The videos highlight the history of the work of so many in Iowa to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The first video, NoDAPL Iowa – Since 2014 is the … Continue reading

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Indigenous Youth in Washington, DC ask Biden to Keep Promise

This was a big day of action in the fight to stop the Dakota Access and Line 3 pipelines. On the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Sacred Stone Camp, Native youth runners delivered petitions along with a 200-foot … Continue reading

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Frontline Indigenous Youth Washington, DC April 1

Tomorrow, April 1, is the day of action for the youth from the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Nations, who have arrived in Washington, DC. Along the way they stopped at the Meskwaki settlement in Iowa, where my friend Donnielle … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Youth Council to Washington, DC to #ShutdownDAPL and #StopLine3

Indigenous youth are on the way to Washington, DC, to #ShutdownDAPL and #StopLine3. In a photo below are three of my friends, Mahmud Fitil, Trisha CaxSep GuWiga Etringer, and Donnielle Wanatee, who walked on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March … Continue reading

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This is how our civilization is self destructing

It seems futile to continue to read and share articles about how awful conditions are and how things must change immediately. Similar warnings have been made for decades now, and yet we seem like insects trapped in a spider web … Continue reading

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