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Frank James's Blog – October 2009 Archive (2)

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

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