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March 28, 2011

Help Stamp Out Creeping Ignorance!

Filed under: environment, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:49 am

This article is about creeping ignorance – the widespread refusal to accept facts and the growing tendency to create one’s own.  For example, a 2010 Gallup poll asked people if they believed in naturalistic evolution.  Only 16% of the whole sample did.  25% of those with post-graduate degrees.  9% of those with high school or less.  2% of those who attend church weekly.  31% of those who seldom or never attend church.  Twice as many Democrats as Republicans believe in evolution.  You can find similarly scary statistics about the percentage of people who believe that global warming is caused by man and about the people who think government should stay out of relations between workers and bosses (this after the hundreth anniversary of the Triangle Fire last week!).  Paste the link to your browser to read the article.

http://www.alternet.org/story/150382/the_biggest_threat_facing_the_country_today_is_fast_creeping_ignorance?page=entire

March 15, 2011

Be Very Afraid

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:05 am

Did you know that Westinghouse, that good old American company picked to build nuclear power plants on the Texas gulf coast, is now Westinghouse-Toshiba, the very people who are bringing us the Japanese meltdown?  There are Japanese cities that could end up like Chernobyl, and someday it could happen in Texas.  This is an article worth reading.  Paste the link to your browser.

http://www.truth-out.org/tokyo-electric-build-us-nuclear-plants-the-no-bs-info-japans-disastrous-nuclear-operators68457

March 14, 2011

Badger Spirit Comes To Harrisburg

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:47 pm

Late last week 250 protesters sat in at Tom Ridge’s Marcellus Shale lobbying company in Harrisburg to demand a tax on gas extraction.  Watch the 2-minute video.  Daylin Leach is in it.  There will be more visits to Harrisburg.  Get ready to march.

March 13, 2011

Look Out For The Grannies!

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:49 am

March 12, 2011

House of Representatives Repeals Science

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:18 am

Rep. Ed Markey(D-MA) had a few things to say about the Republicans’ repeal of Newton, Einstein, and most university science departments. 

http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2011/03/10/markey-flat-earthers/

March 11, 2011

The Fox Is Now In The Hen House

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:30 am

Governor Corbett has given control over energy regulation to former energy exec C. Allen Walker.

http://www.propublica.org/article/corbett-pa-energy-exec-authority-environment

March 2, 2011

Bill McKibben The Communist

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:48 am

Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, has been branded communist by Glenn Beck.  Here he ponders that label and its connection to his Boston Red Sox devotion.  If you haven’t read his book “Eaarth,” you owe it to yourself to do so.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/28/AR2011022803518.html?wpisrc=xs_sl_0001

February 27, 2011

Corbett vs. The Environment

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:00 am

These are the first natural gas policies the Corbett Administration has trotted out, and they are clearly bad for the environment.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11056/1127950-113.stm

February 16, 2011

Gov. Corbett and Marcellus Shale

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:14 am

Even if the governor sticks to his inflexibility on “no new taxes,” there are several things he could do to make the Pennsylvania gas industry more civilized.  This well-balanced article spells them out.

http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2011/02/what_now_for_the_marcellus_sha.html

February 13, 2011

The World Is Changing

Filed under: economics, environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 2:33 pm

Watch it here:

http://www.breathingearth.net/

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