When I was born, Nature was already dying. At the age of five, Only half of the wetlands in the US remained. When I was only ten, Almost half of the world's forests had been destroyed. By the time I was twenty, The world's oceans had over 400 dead zones Where no life could be supported. When I turned twenty six, Tens of billions of pollenating insects had died worldwide. By the time I am forty, Half of the Amazon Rainforest will be eliminated. By the time I am fifty, Lions will be extinct in the wild. By the time I am sixty, Many of the world's glaciers will have disappeared. By the time I am seventy, Ninety five percent of the world's coral reefs will have died off. By the time I am eighty, Two billion people will not have access to clean water. By the time I am ninety, Nine billion people will live on the planet, It would take three entire Earths to sustain them, We will not even have one. By the time I leave this Earth, The Nature I knew and loved, Will be gone.
"And our small planet, at this moment, here we face a critical branch-point in the history. What we do with our world, right now, will propagate down through the centuries and powerfully affect the destiny of our descendants. It is well within our power to destroy our civilization, and perhaps our species as well.
But, we are also capable of using our compassion and our intelligence, our technology and our wealth, to make an abundant and meaningful life for every inhabitant of this planet. To enhance enormously our understanding of the Universe,
for significant achievements benefiting the environment.
"$100,000 isNOTHINGto the big boys in the corporate natural gas world. The only way money will work if it will also embolden others to do big things."
"We’re at the 11th hour now. The moratorium was here before, but now that's over. Now is the time if you don’t want to be fracked. As a cancer survivor, whatever money I have ends up going into paying medical bills. When you live in an area surrounded by frackers, what point is it to even try to do that if the water, air, community, etc., will be gone and destroyed and the area becomes a toxic wasteland?
"So, what better use of money than to defend and protect this place? I couldn’t think of better thing to do, with even more of a public platform, to highlight lunacy of fracking. I want others to feel that they shouldn’t give up before they start the fight. Self-defeatism is what’s beating us — learned helplessness — beats us even more than the formidable power of natural gas industry.
"Whatever I can do to get people out of that place — if you want to be the hero, now’s
your chance. I hope to use the money to open up space for speech, and not silence."
Delaware River Basin Water Supply Hangs in Balance
as Delaware River Basin Commission Prepares to Vote
on Revised Gas Drilling and Fracking Regulations November 21
Over 10,000 people circled the White House
to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline
Can't we have more than 10,000 people
circle the Trenton War Memorial
to protest fracking in the
Delaware River Basin?
Josh Fox is a Miracle
“It is unthinkable, reprehensible and indefensible for the Delaware River Basin Commission to issue regulations that would allow for large scale fracking in the Delaware River Basin. It is an act that betrays the DRBC’s mission to protect the Delaware River, the source of drinking water for 15 million people, and borders on the criminally negligent. This is truly a “watershed” moment for President Obama as it is becoming clearer that the administration will have the deciding vote on the issue." Josh Fox
"52 more protesters were just reported arrested at the ongoing civil disobedience outside of the White House, bringing the tally to 162 arrested over three days. A diverse group of activists are gathered there to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would inextricably hook the U.S. up to the dirtiest fuel source on the planet: Canada's tar sands.
If the U.S. government approves the pipeline, preeminent climatologist James Hansen says that it will be "game over" for the global climate."
"The Park Police decided to hold 50 protesters from Saturday's civil disobedience against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until Monday. They said this was to "deter future participants" in the protests, possibly at the request of the White House according to Ted Glick. The deterrent failed: 52 more protesters were arrested Monday, the third day of the protests, and this will continue as planned all the way to September 3!"
"I'm a little tired and a lot hungry..
but more than that...
I'm happy as can be"
TXSharon of Bluedaze arrived in Washington last night.
She'll be arrested today along with Margot Kidder, Tantoo Cardinal and 50 others.
Many have travelled a long way to stand up against the Oiligarchy.
"...those who write the rules are those who profit from the status quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don't make any substantial change."
If you don't know about Tim DeChristopher...
He's gone to jail...
"I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Join Me"
“At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like. In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like. With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow.”