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Hunger Strike in Opposition to the Frog

Sunday, August 31, 2008

In religious and political battlegrounds....
"Crucified Frog Stays - Despite Papal Protest"

...but let's get back to the things that really matter: species survival, for example (ours included):

"Frog Deaths are a Harbinger of Sixth Mass Extinction on Earth"
"Frogs and other amphibians lived through several mass extinctions on Earth over the past 250 million years, surviving the dinosaur wipeout and the most recent Ice Age. But now, say scientists this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, all that is changing. Amphibians are going extinct in such huge numbers that we've entered nothing short of a new mass extinction event. It's the sixth such event in known Earth history."
Many thanks to David B. Wake, quoted in the "Frog Deaths" article referenced above, for his research and contribution to the earth sciences.

keyboard frog
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The "K" Chromosome

Friday, August 29, 2008

The portrait of a killer is detailed in John Vaillant's article, "Obsessions".
...the chief warden for the State of Vermont, explained to me that in order to collect 300 bands “you’d have to shoot thousands of birds.”
I've known people like this article describes. Maybe not to such extreme, but with the same mentality. In many circles, killing wildlife is sanctioned, condoned, glorified, and celebrated. The blood lust is horrifically disgusting and it is past time for change.

Hat tip to The Greanville Journal
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Who Really is Terrorizing the Earth?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I highly recommend this well-written article by Claudette Vaughan, an Issue 7 editorial found on Abolitionist-Online (excerpt below):
"The filthiest polluters in the world today are the oil, chemical, timber, mining and agribusiness multinationals, each united by a common greenhouse gas contributory thread. In this issue we have collected a range of diverse activist and professional voices willing to talk against the biggest polluters in the world today and centre the culprit squarely on the shoulders of a meat-centered diet."
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Overcoming Systems Blindness

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Greatest Failure of Thought in Human History
by Bob Doppelt

I love the article, Bob, but "failure of thought" is being very kind. May I suggest an alternate title? Thanks. How about: "The Greatest Achievement of Greedy Lunatic Thoughtlessness in Human History".

The Young Turks explain (with sarcasm) "Why We Don't Need to Worry About Global Warming Anymore":

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Reverse Graffiti

Sunday, August 24, 2008

From environmentalgraffiti.com :

"Hailing from Brazil, Alexandre sees his art work as a way of getting an environmental message across to those who ordinarily wouldn’t listen. A few years ago he adorned a transport tunnel in Sao Paolo with a mural consisting of a series of skulls to remind drivers of the detrimental impact their emissions have on the planet.

The Brazilian authorities were incensed but couldn’t actually charge him with anything so they instead cleaned the tunnel. At first the cleaned only the parts Alexandre had cleared but after the artist switched to the opposite wall they had to clean that too. In the end, the authorities decided to wash every tunnel in the city, missing the irony completely, it seems."

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1958 Warming Warning

Saturday, August 02, 2008

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