Earth and Ocean Are Our Best Teachers

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, (1881-1955) was a brilliant paleontologist and Jesuit priest who wrote “Earth is infallible” in his book What I Believe. “Infallible” is a word thinking beings use sparingly. However, since childhood, many know when nature is sending signals we ignore them at our own peril. If weather experts, climatologists and oceanographers translate [...]

By |2014-12-04T04:05:31+00:00December 4th, 2014|Climate Change, Environment, Op Ed|0 Comments

Just What Might Our New Secretary Of Defense Be Thinking?

While millions of US citizens are preoccupied with shopping and social demands of the holiday season, another Secretary of Defense had to be chosen after Chuck Hegel was abruptly dismissed by the White House. President Obama nominated Ashton Carter as the new leader of our Department of Defense. Should we not be paying closer attention [...]

By |2014-12-03T10:59:43+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Op Ed, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Will The Peru Climate Gathering Bring Us More Safely Into The Third Millennium?

Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was the wisest person I ever met. Our friendship lasted twenty years. The faculty of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 1990 invited Berry to speak about our common future. Berry addressed a full Dallas auditorium without a note. He said in clear terms: “We are terminating the Cenozoic (meaning “most recent” geological [...]

By |2014-12-01T23:59:44+00:00December 1st, 2014|Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy|0 Comments

We Ignore Earth’s Signals But Perhaps We Will Listen To Our Ocean In Time

Since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, our global community of nations has sent delegations to more environmental meetings in Kyoto(1997), Copenhagen(2009), Manila( 2012) and other cities to consider how legislation might be passed followed by action taken to protect the planet for future generations. These gatherings have brought only limited progress over twenty-two years [...]

By |2014-11-25T10:10:54+00:00November 25th, 2014|Climate Change, Environment|0 Comments

How Many Louisiana Jobs Are At Stake In The KXL Pipeline?

Sean Sweeney, a researcher from Cornell University was asked about the KEYSTONE XL job promises for Louisiana in a public hearing on his analysis of the KXL pipeline, now hotly discussed in national politics. When Sweeney was asked how many jobs would be lost in LA if KXL was rejected, he laughed and said, “I [...]

By |2014-11-19T10:03:44+00:00November 19th, 2014|Environment, Op Ed|0 Comments

“Just Put Your Money In That Box”

One day in November a kind neighbor brought several bags of sweet potatoes to our home. He sat for a moment to provide a tale of trust that would exceed any nutrition flowing from the potatoes. Our gift bearing neighbor was returning to Lafayette from his childhood home near Marksville north of “Oil City.” He [...]

By |2014-11-18T10:01:59+00:00November 18th, 2014|Spiritual, Stories|0 Comments

Climate Change Tops Agenda Of G20 Nations While KXL Passes In Washington

Premier Xi (pronounced Shi) Jin Ping and President Obama, as heads of state for the two biggest climate warming nations in the world recently agreed to reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in this century. Their hope is staving off climate catastrophes in our future. Australians will recall temperatures of 125 degrees last summer. Climate change [...]

By |2014-11-15T10:35:10+00:00November 15th, 2014|Climate Change, Environment|0 Comments

Viewing Keystone Pipeline From Canada

Having broken another spending record in the 2014 midterm elections, political observers feel justified in describing our system as a certified “plutocracy” in which elected officials become marionettes of big corporations that pour millions into their campaigns. TV networks love expensive pleas for votes. Will any politician deny being paid handsomely by supporters of the [...]

By |2014-11-13T10:38:47+00:00November 13th, 2014|Climate Change, Environment|0 Comments

What Domination Remains Beyond Slavery And Colonies?

Abolitionist editor Elijah Parish Lovejoy was murdered by a pro slavery mob in Alton, IL on November 7, 1837. Memorials in Alton relate the story of one courageous opponent in the face of a global movement that had to end. The power of a few abolitionists is worthy of respectful remembrance in our Anthropocene age [...]

By |2014-11-07T10:52:56+00:00November 7th, 2014|Corporate Responsibility, Environment, Stories|0 Comments

Pentagon Planners Ignore Their Own Threats To Earth

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BOAS) has warned since the 1940’s it is elementary information that the presence of city/country destroying nuclear weapons is the most serious environmental threat to Earth. In 2014 there are nearly 12,000 nuclear weapons on our threatened Earth, most in US and Russian arsenals. In November 2004 Pentagon planners warned [...]

By |2014-10-31T10:44:19+00:00October 31st, 2014|Climate Change, Op Ed, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments
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