Getting Serious About Climate Change, Like Our Lives Depended On It

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Happy Friday!  Those of you in eastern and central North America who are getting blasted by a winter storm, stay warm and off the roads!  If you are warm and dry, and find the time to curl up with a good book or good friends, you might even enjoy it. And remember, as one of my Facebook friends posted this morning:

In terms of the strength and frequency of extreme weather events? These are the best times than you will ever know for the rest of your life. Unless of course we get serious about reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. That means each of us getting serious. Really. Like our lives depended on it.

Here’s the just-published official video for the song “Nightlife” from Cityreal & Wes Mackey’s “Good Morning Blues” album. The video was shot in Fort McMurray and the Athabasca Oil Sands region of Alberta, Canada. NASA’s James Hansen has called the tar sands a “climate bomb” that, if released into the atmosphere, would mean “game over” for the climate. Do we really want to gamble that he’s wrong?

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If you want to know more about the converting bitumen in sand into useable oil, and what it means in terms of ground, air, and climate pollution, check out this video as well as the links below it on YouTube.

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More links:

Biodiversity Safeguards Against Natural Disaster, Study Finds

Are We Heading For A 6 Degree Temperature Rise?

And more coverage of the current deficit of democracy in Canada:

Tories Stick With Misleading Public

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