Please read this article, recently published in Rolling Stone Magazine, by one of my heroes Bill McKibben.
THE FOSSIL FUEL RESISTANCE
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Help Mother Earth and plant trees!
"Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed ― chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones. Few that fell trees plant them; nor would planting avail much towards getting back anything like the noble primeval forests.
"... It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods ― trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty... through all the wonderful, eventful centuries ... God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools..."
~ John Muir, 1901
Sunday, April 21, 2013
April 21st is John Muir's Birthday
The miracle of Spring is upon us and today marks the 175th anniversary of John Muir's birth.
I am glad, for his sake, that he is not here to see what a mess we have made of our planet, but I hope his memory helps renew our fight to save it.
Throughout his life John Muir's strength of purpose and unrelenting dedication inspired many to take up his cause and act.
Action is exactly what we need now.
We've talked long enough.
"Most people are on the world, not in it ― have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them ― undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate."
~ from The Unpublished Journals of John Muir