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Yesterday, I learned about Mr. Bush‘s new plan for commercial oil shale production. At first, I got mad, and went into another rant about our idiotic president. Then thought about the Pope’s discourse to the young Australian people:

Reluctantly we come to acknowledge that there are also scars which mark the surface of our earth, erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world’s mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption.

The Holy Father’s got it right, this time. We are insatiable.  And will have no rest until we have left no corner of the Earth unturned. 

Are we to let our addiction run its fatal course, or should we intervene

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Thanks to Meryn Stol for pointing me to Grist and 350. Building upon his earlier Step it Up initiative, Bill McKibben is asking us all to participate in his new 350 international grassroots climate campaign. For those of you wondering, 350 is the absolute limit we should not go past, in terms of CO2 parts per million. We are already at 385 parts per million . . .

Seems like fun and easy. I urge you to bring the 350 initiative into your community. You can make it as big, or as small, as you want.

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