Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Elizabeth Kolbert is Our Modern Prophet

Elizabeth Kolbert (1961 -    ) is a staff writer at THE NEW YORKER, author of Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction which appeared in 2014. Rabbi Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) is the author of The Prophets. Heschel writes, “The prophet’s ear…is attuned to a cry imperceptible to others.” (p.7) Kolbert and Sylvia Earle [...]

By | March 18th, 2014|Op Ed|Comments Off on Elizabeth Kolbert is Our Modern Prophet

Utah Is Facing Invasion While KXL Gets Our Attention

Bold Nebraska is a strong coalition of ranchers that joined numerous groups of Native Americans who have been opposing exploitation of Alberta, Canada land as large as Louisiana to prevent tar sands oil from being sent to Port Arthur, Texas, Wood River and Patoka, Illinois for refining. The struggle has lasted five years, infuriating those who want only “jobs, jobs, jobs” [...]

By | March 16th, 2014|Environment, Op Ed|Comments Off on Utah Is Facing Invasion While KXL Gets Our Attention

The Next Decade May Be Our Most Significant In History

Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, PhD is known as “Her Deepness” for having spent long hours in a submersible to explore the depths of our ocean. After she descended to the bottom of our ocean on several occasions, Dr. Earle (1935 -   ) was shocked to discover the ocean floor is littered with plastic. She is Explorer-in-Residence [...]

By | March 13th, 2014|Op Ed|Comments Off on The Next Decade May Be Our Most Significant In History

How We Are Transforming Our Ocean

The respected oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, warned decades ago, “Humans now have the capacity to ruin the entire ocean.” He had visions of vessels carrying oil colliding in a dark night or a vessel loaded with oil being torn asunder by encountering an iceberg the size of Manhattan where Wall Street financiers in New York City hold court in the world [...]

By | March 9th, 2014|Environment|Comments Off on How We Are Transforming Our Ocean