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Rex Tillerson Believes Humans “Will Adapt To Climate Change”

Earlier this year our organization, the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), announced that it would divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. We mean to do this gradually, but in a public statement we singled out ExxonMobil for immediate divestment because of its “morally reprehensible conduct.” (NY Review of Books, p.31)

2017-01-30T03:54:44-05:00Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Environment, Politics, Renewable Energy, Water|Comments Off on Rex Tillerson Believes Humans “Will Adapt To Climate Change”

When Will “Democracy Now” Be Silenced?

While living in Ossining, NY during the 1960’s, I listened to my friend Jim Beach from Tarrytown, NY give honest political reports about events each evening on Radio WHUD (Tarrytown is a city on the Hudson River 25 miles north of New York City). One day Jim received a phone call from a man in Cleveland who said “Your political comments would no longer be needed.” Jim and I were somewhat shocked to discover his astute progressive political observations would be replaced by a corporate takeover.

2017-01-30T03:54:02-05:00Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Local, Op Ed, Peace, Politics|Comments Off on When Will “Democracy Now” Be Silenced?

Christmas 2016 – Warnings, Migrant Births & Assistance From “Doulas”

Fr. Rohr concludes, “We are all in school!” For the first time in nearly eighty years this December, I learned of professional midwifes who are called “Doulas.” The Chinese word for birth is “to come out to the world.” Was there a Doula present with Mary and Joseph at the moment Jesus entered our world?

2017-01-30T03:53:31-05:00Peace, Poetry, Spiritual, Stories|Comments Off on Christmas 2016 – Warnings, Migrant Births & Assistance From “Doulas”

If We Do Not Read All Of Our History Or We Might Repeat It

In 2014 a Gallup poll was taken among 60,000 people in sixty countries. Results were not well received by public opinion researchers from the USA. Respondents believed the United States and Israel were the two most dangerous threats to peace. Compared to origins of human history in Mesopotamia over 4000 years ago, the United States [...]

2017-01-30T04:56:46-05:00Corporate Responsibility, Politics, War Crimes|Comments Off on If We Do Not Read All Of Our History Or We Might Repeat It

To Where Can Earthlings Flee?

The Kyoto protocol was an early effort to confront our global reality of planetary warming accompanied by the steady rising of ocean levels. Even rural people without University degrees who struggle to survive in developing nations know without doubt Earth is heating up.

2016-11-28T07:48:34-05:00Climate Change, Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|Comments Off on To Where Can Earthlings Flee?

November Is The Time Of Migration For Geese Following Nature

November 2016 brought a blanket of global fear for people of color, environmentalists (don’t we all want pure air, water, food?), political progressives and maturing youths born in the 1970’s. Never in the history of our immigrant nation have researchers noted two more unpopular leading candidates.

2017-01-30T04:57:27-05:00Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Peace, Politics|Comments Off on November Is The Time Of Migration For Geese Following Nature

Will The Military Educate Their Commander-In-Chief Someday?

Following consultation with the Pentagon about global warming as a threat to all of us, Mr. Trump might invite Professor Hal Wanless from the University of Florida to explain how much of Florida will be inundated by a rising ocean.

2016-11-27T09:21:43-05:00Literacy, Politics, Water|Comments Off on Will The Military Educate Their Commander-In-Chief Someday?

Should Church’s consider Solar Panels to be better Environmental Stewards?

It is certain that Pope Benedict made Vatican City “carbon neutral” by placing solar panels on buildings there. Vatican City is the first city-state/nation to achieve that status. 195 countries will eventually follow into the solar age.

2016-10-26T17:56:53-04:00Climate Change, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Should Church’s consider Solar Panels to be better Environmental Stewards?

Did Don & Hil wink at cold war II?

Global network against weapons & nuclear power in space (www.uspeacecouncil.org) provides a “chokehold” map depicting how NATO and the USA are encircling Russia and China with military bases and trident submarines lurking in the Atlantic and pacific.

2016-10-25T19:22:40-04:00Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|Comments Off on Did Don & Hil wink at cold war II?
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