Our friends at The Climate Reality Project put together this handy infographic as a guide to help illustrate the costly effects we're now seeing across the globe as a result of a warming world:
We have experienced a lot of destructive extreme weather events in 2011. If you want to know what scientists are telling us about the connection between climate change and extreme weather I’d encourage you to take a look at the graphic below. We put it to together to visualize the report the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently issued about extreme weather and climate change.
But the bottom line is: Climate change will lead to higher temperatures, heavier precipitation, intensified drought and stronger storms. And the more we pollute, the worse things will get.
For years I’ve been fascinated with the cardboard signs that you see people holding at intersections all across America. We all are completely fluent in this form of communication but we rarely think about it. This ongoing dialogue through windshields across the country between those that have slipped through the cracks and those that are still hanging on. I can’t help but wonder, why does that sign say what it does? Why do the same themes and sometimes the exact same words show up on signs a thousand miles apart? Do the signs that work best spread as memes?
I had so many questions about the signs but they were fundamentally connected to questions about my own giving. Sometimes I did. Sometimes I didn’t. And I didn’t know why. I’d certainly heard that if you give that “they” will just spend it on drugs or alcohol. So somehow it’s kinder not to give. My wife would only give food. I always liked that. But I’ve paid lots of employees that spent their money on alcohol and drugs. Too much sometimes. But we didn’t decide not to pay them because of how they chose to spend their money.
Attention Walmart employees
It is a shame and an outrage
That you are forced to work today
When you should be
With your friends and families
This FearLess created ad ran in the paper this Sunday. GMO-FREE BOULDER has been created to bring about just what the name suggests. If you're interested in learning more and getting involved check out no-gmo-boulder.com or another great local resource gmknow.org.
Today's recipe, Quinoa with Butternut Squash and Sautéed Kale, was submitted by Jackie Damboragian. It's a wonderful mix of savory and sweet.