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Childhood deaths, often preventable, US improving much slower than other wealthy nations

Nothing is sadder than and child's death, for a parent or for a society. So why is it that they are so invisible to us in the US?


A recent review of childhood deaths shows that the number of deaths among children less than 5 will drop below 8 million for the first time in 2010. In 1990 there were 11.9 million deaths in this group. The decline in the US is slower than all other wealthy nations, it is on a par with Kazakhstan and Angola (really and literally) with 6.7… Continue

Added by Frank James on May 25, 2010 at 12:21am — 3 Comments

Art in Action photos of energy generation politically transforming: Mitch Epstein's photographs

“I mean, I’m not much of an environmentalist,” he said. “But as I worked and traveled, I came away troubled by the implications of what I was seeing and what happened to me.”



What he saw — during the first and second administrations of George W. Bush, years deep in the shadows of 9/11 — was a country that could be both largely ignorant of the immense environmental and political costs of its energy consumption and profoundly suspicious of anyone paying too much attention to the… Continue

Added by Frank James on October 10, 2009 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Direct action on trial in Utah

Tim DeChristopher became convinced last year that global warming’s potential effects were so urgent and dire that direct action was needed. The niceties of debate and environmental lobbying were not getting the job done, he said.

link to todays NYTs article
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/10/science/earth/10leases.html?th&emc=th

The details of how a defense works or does not work when one takes direct action. A very useful and informative read.

Added by Frank James on October 10, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

A world day of climate action- Oct 24th, 2009

Thanks to Bill McKibben



Bill reports after his organizing trip around the world. -Lynnette



Dear Friends,



I'm back home with my family for a few days, after the third long organizing trip of the past few months.



In a way, this trip was the most extraordinary, because it took me to places where you wouldn't necessarily expect climate organizing to be going full force. But it is--people everywhere are figuring out that 350 is the most important number on… Continue

Added by Lynnette Allen on August 13, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

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