ok, let’s do restart !

sorry, now two months later
full of stuffy things close to home
not to mention whatabout-my-country ?

weather today worse than ever
even if for a change colder-vs-hotter
plus personal, plus national age issues

so let’s start our new year up
per MA talking this up-close
. . . 3 beauties recently here on my screen . . .

1. david attenborough’s latest planet earth II, per the guardian’s
90-YR OLD BROADCASTER RETURNED FOR PART 2,
LAVISH 6-PART SERIES STARTED NOV 2016

never seen nature so beautifully done !

 

2. then, just coming to me from six years ago
blessed cousins of ours
contributing much more than their honey
plus here’s plenty in their crisis

 

3. ” our melting, shifting, liquid world “
21 poems of climate change read by actor celebrities

READ & HEAR THEM HERE
the guardian’s 2 yr+ online article

UN’s IPCC sets it out yet again- got to change it all !

Bangkok's skyline blanketed in a haze

on the way to next global power gathering in paris -one year away
world scientists put it to them -and us- as clearly as possible

as UN leader ban ki-moon summarizes
leaders must act; time is not on our side

YESTERDAY’S GUARDIAN MUST-READ REVIEW OF THE IPCC REPORT
… AND HERE’S BILL MCKIBBEN’S REVIEW OF THAT REPORT, ALSO IN THE GUARDIAN

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Time to speak something closer as outcome looms
( click on poem to enlarge )

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transition culture’s top ten films

Terrific narrated filmed reviews of where we’re coming from, where we need to be going. check each out in order on TRANSITION CULTURE’S UK SITE: 6 abbrev trailers, 2 5-6 min trailers, a 35-min animated film, and yet one more fine BBC documentary on living with Mother ( 50-min ).

but first, promised word on-topic from favorite commentator THOMAS BERRY

The story of the Western world is the story of how the peoples whose culture took shape through the religious inspiration of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the humanism of the Greek world, the political-legal genius of the Romans, and a brilliant medieval period became so entranced with a secular, scientific, industrial civilization serving limited human needs that it was willing to devastate the entire planet for the immediate benefits received ( by the few ). Their assault upon the Earth has been so violent in modern times, both to its geological structures and its living species, that we ( now ) face a tremendous crisis . . . This new situation is so inherent in cultural structures that it seems to be the inevitable consequence of ( those very ) religious, political, educational, ethical, and economic establishments of Western peoples. ( ipad kindle loc 1686/2110 of thomas berry’s THE SACRED UNIVERSE: EARTH, SPIRITUALITY, AND RELIGION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY )

here’s rob hopkins’ own review of his transition network’s chosen top ten films.

click on embedded trailers & films directly @ TRANSITION CULTURE’S SITE

here is my own favorite, their #2 selection, naturalist filmmaker / farmer rebecca hosking’s deeply honest, probe into her own farm of the future.

britain’s supply of green energy soars

. . . Is it any wonder ?

this the country announcing its care of home planet with such fervor
cf, BBC’s long history of sumptuous earth installments

could be we just don’t love mother enough ?
show us the way, mother country . . .

READ MATT CHORLEY’S 7/1/12 ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

yesterday we connected the dots

Exposing deniers as the dying corp deperados they are
for the rest of us it’s abundantly clear: together’s found our strength & hope
thank you bill & co!

Paghman Valley, Afghanistan

See the slideshow: 350.org’s Connect The Dots – Global Highlight Set