folks & hap’nins

ARK OF THE APOCALYPSE – Spencer Lowell, Malia Wollan NYT Magazine article, July 13, 2017. All around the world, scientists building repositories . . . racing to preserve natural order fast disappearing

AROUND THE WORLD ON SOLAR POWER ALONE – Bettina Wassener Green Column article in NY Times of ocean vessel Turanor Planet Solar’s first world traverse on solar power

BILL MOYERS ( AGAIN ) TAKES POETRY TO THE TRUTH – plenty timely via Roque Dalton & Langston Hughes poems to the rescue of America’s soul, per Cesar Shelala, May 31, 2017

BILL FOLLOWS EARTH MOTHER TO JAIL – Reprint of George Zornick article in Nation of Change on Bill McKubben’s arrest outside the White House

BRITAIN’S SUPPLY OF GREEN ENERGY SOARS – Matt Chorley article in The Independent

CAMPAIGNS’ SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE – What about it in 2012 Presidential debates ? Evan Lehmann article in Climate Wire

CHURCH & MA – CONFESSIONAL TO PULPIT  – Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si.
thanks frank !

CIVILIZATION FACES STORM OF ECO & SOCIAL PROBLEMS – Reprint of John Vidal’s article in The Guardian

CLIMATE CHANGE FIRE ALARM FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Los Angeles Times editorial, 10/12/2017. ” The day of reckoning not in the future; it’s so here & now ! ”

CLIMATE CHANGE TREATED AS AFTERTHOUGHT IN 2ND PRES DEBATE – reprint 10/10/2016 Marianne Lavelle article in Inside Climate News. enough, enough !

CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTERACTION PER WORLD WAR II ! Only when the threat became overwhelming, as in Britain + US way back then in that imminent crisis, were we finally triggered into action. So do we need something that necessary today for the planet. 9/24/2018 by Paul Gilding, post carbon institute

CLIMATE RIDES 2016 – rides for ma come a long way since my pedals for her


CLIMATE SCIENTISTS LAMENT – Katherine Bagley article Inside Climate News of nation stuck on the wrong debate

CLIMATE SUMMIT UN-NYC Sep 20-21 2014 – Save the date. This time, for us all

CONNECT THE DOTS – slideshow of world event

COULD CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS BE HALF RIGHT ? – Reprint of Naomi Klein’s article in The Nation, “To Conservatives, Climate Change is Trojan Horse to Abolish Capitalism”

CYCLING SIX CONTINENTS – Jake Abrahamson writes in Sierra of Stephen Fabes’ journey across the globe in five years

DESERT SISTER COMES HOME FOR MA – Pahrump Valley Times 6/12/15 article of artist sister Jay’s 3 Moons off-the-grid desert living project

ED MARKEY CAMPAIGN – Email of support from Alan Grayson for spec election of Senate’s Mass replacement for John Kerry

ELECTRIC ROAD’S COMING – The Guardian editorial view on electric cars: they’ll change the world, 8/13/17

ENOUGH, ENOUGH – climate change treated as afterthought in second presidential debate. full article by marianne lavelle, inside climate news, 10/10/16

EXTREME WEATHER – AL’S EXCELLENT TIMING – Ronald Brownstein’s article in National Journal Magazine reviewing Al Gore’s worldwide extravaganza on climate change

FABULOUS FIGUERES FAMILY – The Guardian’s Environmental Editor John Vidal writes of Costa Rican family leading sustainability in their country

FIJI – TINY COUNTRY – HAS BIG PLAN TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE – Ask EVERYONE: where are we ? – where do we want to go ? – so, how do we get there ? Grist, 5/7/2018

FIRST WEEK OF PRESIDENT, SO-CALLED – 1/27/17  short video of us greeting him around the corner the day after he was tabbed, women’s march, new smyrna beach FL

FLORIDA’S WATER & LAND LEGACY – constitutional amendment ballot drive

FOSSIL FUELS – KEEP ‘EM DOWN ! – more happenings around the world, 5/10/16

FRANCIS & MOTHER RESOLVES – Jim’s double-sided card for PaxChristiFlorida retreat, St Francis Pledge & Earth Charter Preamble

FRANKENSTORM SANDY – 4 articles on New York’s fall 2012 devastating storm

GLOBAL WARMING FAR WORSE THAN PREDICTED – USA Today, 7/6/18 article enriching local Rise for Climate global action day, 9/8/18

GLOBAL WARMING WORST THAN THOUGHT – Internat Bus Times article by Hao Li

GOV BROWN TO GOV SCOTT – 5/2/16 open ltr from calif gov to florida gov. ” . . . if you’re really serious about Florida’s well-being, time to stop silly political stunts and start doing something  about climate change . . . ”


GREENHOUSE GASSES SOAR – Reprint of AP reporter Seth Borenstein’s article on worldwide findings from WMO and NOAA

HELLO SEATTLE ! June 7 birthday of Seattle, Chief of the Suquamish, per Robert Ellsberg

HISTORIC HEAT WAVE MARCHES ON – Andrew Freedman article in Climate Central News of US heat dome, summer of 2012

HUMANS ON THE VERGE OF CAUSING EARTH’S FASTEST CLIMATE CHANGE – OK, let’s give it another scientific look – full Guardian article by Dana Nuccitelli, April 17, 2017

HURRICANE IRMA – 9/1/17 – monster storm; here’s where it might be headed. Grist article

HURRICANE IRMA – 9/5/17 – powerful hurricane irma a growing threat to the US; details unclear. Mashable article

HURRICANE IRMA – 9/7/17 – hurricane irma: a practically impossible storm. Wired article

HURRICANE IRMA – 9/16/17 – here in central florida just getting back to normal. been a wk today. we’re ok. only back yard still a mess. my words with NASA satellite video of cat-4 hurricane irma traveling over florida

HURRICANE IRMA – 9/18/17 – ok, so here’s how irma mostly looks up & down, in florida & the caribbean. The Week articles

HURRICANES IRMA & HARVEY – 9/13/17 – slowing it down matters: what irma & harvey tell us about climate change. Rolling Stone article

IN THE SKY, AROUND THE WORLD, W/O A DROP OF FUEL – Solar Impulse 2 lands in Abu Dhabi, completing first zero-fuel flight around the world, July 26, 2016

IPCC sets it out yet again – got to change it all – UN’s IPCC latest report, pre-Paris 2015, reported by Guardian and Bill McKibben

JOIN THE MOVING PLANET – video of’s call to join the 9/24/11 global movement

JAMIE HENN WRAPS UP CLIMATE RIDE-CA 2011 – video interview

JA YOE – one fine way to find ourselves on this planet – Matt Galat, so good on pedal & picture, re-orients ourselves to mother earth in his round-the-globe tadpole solo

LET’S HELP – haitians hardest hit by hurricane matthew, death toll over 1,000. forwarding pax christi florida’s recommended helpers SAKALA, BEYOND BORDERS, QUIXOTE CENTER

LIMA CLIMATE DEAL A GOOD DEAL ? Vox writer Brad Plumer’s wrap-up article in full of Dec 11 ’14 Lima Peru Climate Conference.

MA BRINGS IT HOME – Katherine Bagley’s writes Inside Climate News on Florida’s scheduled first to go under ocean

MAN OF HIS WORD – Pope Francis recent movie’s official trailer, plus 4 separate videos taking up his 2015 climate change encyclical, 6/13/18

MANIFESTO TO SAVE PLANET EARTH – reviewing Penguin Book – Human Planet: How we created the Anthropocene. So go to Universal Basic Income ( UBI ) and Half-Earth !    6/7/18 BBC Science-Environment article

MA’S DAY – MY DAY 2016 – goings on for our close days – solar impulse flies to san francisco – withlacoochee bike ride – guardian brings us up to date

MA’S SCIENTISTS PUT IT TO US AGAIN – BBC reports IPCC finding severe global warming

MATTHEW COMING – ANYONE ELSE ? – 10/5/16 – horrible hurricane matthew runs up US east coast day after VP’s 2nd pres debate, w/o a word about the planet’s more-than-obvious issue. includes last wk’s grist article accounting small climate change topic in 5 historical pres debates

MELTDOWN – terror at the top of the world. Sabrina Shankman’s Inside Climate News excerpt of American Arctic tundra hikers evidence on-scene

MISTIQUE OF THE EARTH – ( ” want to connect with mother ? ” ) Thomas Berry’s vision for earth democracy in one of his last interviews, by Caroline Webb in Caducesus Magazine

MOMENT OF TRUTH IN THE CLIMATE FIGHT – Inside Climate News reporter Katherine Bagley’s extensive article on upcoming People’s Climate March, 9/8/14, reproduced in full here

MOTHER’S DAY COMIN UP – BE WITH HER ! – Paris + all over. Join 350-org in supporting our Paris Agreement ( before he says no, May 8, 2017 )

MYSTIC MAMA & TIME OF HEALING – Full-moon poem from Mystic Mama

NEW ZEALAND GRANTS RIVER RIGHTS OF PERSONHOOD – Why not ? More alive than corporations ! Reprint of Stephen Messenger article in TreeHugger

NEXT WEEK ROZ WILL HAVE DONE IT AGAIN – Rae Tyson interviews Roz Savage in The Daily Climate – “The Rower: Saving the Oceans one Lonely Oar-Stroke at a Time”

OH CANADA – how could you ?  Canada first nation to pull out of Kyoto Protocol – David Ljunggren’s Reuters article “Canada’s Kyoto withdrawal began when Bush bolted”

ONCE WE GO UNDER, SCOTTOP – what then should we call it ? Florida Price Tag For A Warming Planet – National Geographic cover article, Feb 2015

OUR MELTING, SHIFTING, LIQUID WORLD – 21 poems of climate change texted and read by actor celebrities via The Guardian as #3 of shemovesme 1/6/18 let’s do restart.

PANAMA’S INDIGENOUS USING DRONES TO SAVE THEIR RAINFOREST – by David Iaconangelo, Christian Science Monitor, 6/11/16

PARIS CONFERENCE INTRO – 11/26/15 – together at last; host tells us what’s up – agence france-presse

PARIS DISPATCH 1, 12/1/15keep it in the ground from Adam Vaughan, Editor, The

PARIS DISPATCH 2, 12/1/15keep it in the ground from John Vidal, Environmental Editor, The Guardian

PARIS DISPATCH 3, 12/3/15keep it in the ground from Lenore Taylor, Political Editor, Guardian Australia

PARIS DISPATCH 4, 12/4/15keep it in the ground from Lenore Taylor

PARIS DISPATCH 5, 12/8/15keep it in the ground from Emma Howard of Guardian team in Paris

PARIS DISPATCH 6, 12/10/15 keep it in the ground from John Vidal

PARIS DISPATCH 7, 12/11/15keep it in the ground from James Randerson

PARIS DISPATCH FINAL – paris merci ! – 12/15/15 from Adam Vaughan

PARIS  FINALIZED IN THE STREETS about time 12/13/15 –

PARIS NEXT STEPS – paris j’espere ! – 12/15/15 – youtube video

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH NYC, SEP 20-21 2014 –  Save the date. This time, for us all



POPE FRANCIS CONVENES WORLD’S MAYORS TO DISCUSS GLOBAL WARMING – High up, taking needed stand at last. Link to 7/19/15 article

RECORD HEAT UNLIKELY TO COOL CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE – Reprint of Stephanie Pappas article in LiveScience Blog

RIO + 20: THE FUTURE WE WANT – 1 min official video of world conference on environment

SEVAS / CRP global climate presentation – my first in climate reality leadership corps. southeast volusia audubon society, new smyrna beach FL, 12/8/16

SHE MOVES US !! – video reviewing’s 9/24/11 worldwide event

SISTER JAY & MOTHER – Jeanne Rucquoi’s article on her CA desert earth-dome housing project


THE ROAD FORWARD from climate reality project, 12/2/16. paris agreement + what’s next

THREE LITTLE MAIDS – Roz Savage, Gaia Vince, Sara Wheeler

TIM DE CHRISTOPHER – Earth Hero. Reprint of Nick Magel’s Earth Blog

TIME TO ACTUALLY LISTEN – To Native Americans, after 525 years. Bill McKibben’s article in Grist online, 8/22/16

TIME’S UP MR PREZ – Orlando’s participation in national campaign opposing Keystone XL pipeline, come State Dept’s 2014 final no-hazard assessment

TINY COUNTRY FIJI’S BIG PLAN TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE – Where are we ? – Where do we want to go ? – So, how do we get there ?   Grist online, 5/7/2018

TOGETHER AT LAST, HOST TELLS US WHAT’S UP – Paris climate summit: huge stakes, deep divides from Agence France-Presse, 11/22/15

TOGETHER WITH EARTHcoming back after losing touch. Whole issue for mother earth – Spring 2015 YES Magazine. Dominican SIsters’ Genesis Farm per Thomas Berry; 7 Ways We’re Fixing the Damage; Wendell Berry – Start Simply & Close to Home; David Korten – Story to Replace The Gospel of Money; Fight For Life – Deep in the Amazon; and more . . .

TONIGHT ! – official video, Earth Hour 2012

TWENTY FOUR HOURS OF REALITY – Video for Al Gore’s  9/24/11 worldwide event on the truth of climate crisis

UN’S CALLING – email from UN Foundation updating UN’s IPCC assessment of climate change

UN INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE, 10/8/18 – Only 12 years left to limit climate change catastrophe, says IPCC, beyond which even a half degree will significantly worsen risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds millions of people. – by Jonathan Watts, Global Environmental Editor, The Guardian

WE CAN DO IT ! – Ok, yes, sure can improve our earth, even if have to go to something far down as the last true war !  -by Paul Gilding, Post Carbon Institute, Sept 24, 2018

WE CAN DO THIS THING – New southwest factories to make advanced solar panels. NY Times Greenwire article by Anne C. Mulkern

WE’RE DOOMED. NOW WHAT ? – Roy Scranton’s book essays on war & climate change. OK, now that it’s coming, now what ?? Publishers Weekly 5/31/2018

WEEKEND UNDER VIEW – ” ma’s watching ” – photo of her agent in our yard, posted weekend of 2015 Paris Climate Conference

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD ! – happy birthday louis armstrong

WINGED WARNINGS – birds are in trouble, Environmental Health News article by Alanna Mitchell

WORST HUMANITARIAN DISASTER IN THE WORLD – 10m people on the move in horn of africa – Aljazeera Magazine article by Nazanine Moshiri

1. fossils are plunging – our up & out chance – kick oil while its price is down ( Naomi Klein )
2. and like we took off to the moon, let’s spend it again, this time on our very planet
3. and let’s not forget the grandest upcoming party


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