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  •  excellent diary but the climate story is big today (19+ / 0-)

    this should make it to the REC list today

    rule of law (isn't that what our country is about?)

    financial fraud

    trashing people's lives

    the dems work for the 1%

    excellent way that you made the case with arguments and links

    OWS was a kind of civil disobedience against the bankers and the failure of justice, but it was squashed

    today we are getting real time reports of climate related civil disobedience leading up to the Feb 17 event in DC

    the climate issue concerns the end of civilization so it is a bigger issue than the economy

    but the economy is the smoke screen that the 1% is hiding behind and they are controlling the smoke

    your diary provides light through the smoke

    •  Thanks, Don. This involves the climate too (10+ / 0-)

      Rule of law or the lack thereof is what will make the difference and nothing else on big oil and how we use energy; it's the only way to control business production and the masses.

      Indeed, OWS was squashed buy Obama's national security state.

      I am glad to see climate related civil disobedience. It's past time.

      Nothing can really happen unless all issues are one. People can starve to death in a land of pristine resources like Africa which is robbed by the global elite but even worse for populations affected by climate change who won't have resources once it is endgame.

      There will always be a struggle for resources regardless of what happens but ultimately health is wealth and clean water and air trumps all so I agree.

      It's all about the global legal framework though on everything. There has to be standards.

      Thanks, Don Midwest.

      I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

      by priceman on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:18:58 PM PST

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      •  Priceman - I know that what you write concerns env (5+ / 0-)

        because of what humans are doing to each other and to the earth

        In 1960 my Freshman English paper was on the population explosion. I was scared shit less. Back then the population was only 3 billion, now it is 7 billion.

        The environmental crisis will require new levels of governance, economics and law for the whole world. I first saw this in work of David W. Orr.

        The only proposal that I know of that comes close to this is "Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy" by Bruno Latour.

        Latour is developing an anthropology of moderns which incorporates the human and the non human.

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      Don perhaps you should just provide a single link to what in your opinion is the most important global warming diary...

      "There's nothing heroic about earning profit." -Odo, from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

      by Cassiodorus on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 06:53:14 PM PST

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      •  Human caused geologic change (2+ / 0-)
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        The most shocking diary up right now to me is the effect on the Gulf Stream.

        Geologists are not wild people - rocks and all that. But they are proposing a name for a new epoch where the earth's geology has been changed by humans.

        At the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union this week, geologists are grappling with how to define the boundaries of that human-centered geologic era, referred to as the Anthropocene. Despite our dramatic impact on the planet, defining our era has proven a difficult task.
        "If it's to be a geological period, it has to be visible in the geological record," said Anthony Brown, a researcher at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, who is trying to define the boundary.

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