Heating Up: Climate Passion on the March
[The hard core deniers] are dead wrong about the science, but they understand that if the science is true, it presents a fundamental challenge to our growth-based economic system. — Naomi Klein*
'Before the next wave.' (After Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa.)
The countries of the world have agreed to try to limit the warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, which would require that emissions slow down and then largely stop in the next 30 years or so. If they continue on their present course through the century, scientists say, the earth could warm by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit above the preindustrial level, which would likely be incompatible with human civilization as we know it. — Justin Gillis, New York Times, September 21, 2014
'Boobs Not Bombs.'
'System Change, Not Climate Change.'
'Bee Girl Connecting.'
At the Climate Change Summit today, Zhang Gaoli, the vice-premier of China, said his country was on track to reduce carbon intensity by 40% from 2005 levels by 2020. “As a responsible major developing country, China will make an even greater effort to address climate change and take on international responsibilities that are commensurate with our national conditions.”
'Falcon and Fracking.'
* Naomi Klein quote from an interview by Adria Vasil in NOW Magazine, Sept. 18-24, 2014.
WHITNEY SMITH is the editor of The Journal of Wild Culture, a retired foraging executive, and an avid appreciator of people who dress themselves up beautifully, possibly as a way of losing their fear of having their picture taken.
With thanks to Debra Slack.
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