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Friday, October 16, 2009

Political genes?

Other deadlines interfered with my good intention to post on climate change on Blog Action Day yesterday. But, deadline behind me, I've spent some time reading what others posted. It led me to this post on Planetizen.

The post sheds some light on what I've often thought of as people being born with a Republican or Democrat gene. "Egalitarian" and "individualist" may be a better description, though, and linking such disputes to "clusters of values that form competing world views" is more useful than waiting for science to discover the politics gene.

in reference to:

"Some of my acquaintances believe that climate change may end human life (or at least civilization) and that the only way to save humanity is to massively reduce economic growth and consumption. Other acquaintances believe that climate change is, if not an outright hoax, a minor problem—and that even the slightest attempt to regulate emission-creating industries will itself destroy American civilization.
Whole lotta head-shakin’ going on.Most of these people are not scientists (let alone scientists specializing in climate-related science), so I strongly suspect that their opinions come from Al Gore’s movie and Rush Limbaugh’s talk show, rather than from a comprehensive review of the footnote-filled scientific papers addressing climate change. Nevertheless, they are as certain in their opinions as real scientists are. How come?"
- The genesis of the climate change stalemate | Grist (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

2010 - Not that far away

Here's a thought provoking video, even if the music is annoying. Turn the sound off.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Spirit Cloth: making peace

Spirit Cloth: making peace
Thank you for a lovely image for the new year, Spirit Cloth

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day Monday

It's September. The weather is still beautiful. I'd love to live where I could work outside all year long. Would I mis the seasons? Hard to know. I love the fall, but I worked in offices for so many years. I remember periods when I wouldn't know the season when I reached the door out to the parking lot. I want to enjoy the heat and the rain and the early morning cool.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Test Post

Trying out a new template, a new topic, and the new Blogger. What does my vast audience of one think of this format?

I guess I should change my time zone. It's actually 9:54 am.

Otherwise, okay for a start.