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August 2012 Blog Posts (8)

To the point

I’d rather be talking about bio-char or terra prieta if you will. My wood stove allows me to control the air intake. Giving a lower supply of Oxygen is the goal in achieving pyralysis . At the end of the night I add a  stick of wood and reduce the intake. The small black charcoal pieces and ash are added to the compost pile for a week or two then combined with a wheelbarrow of fertile forest soil, some pond scum, a small bucket of clam shells (broken), mycyliated wood chips (local…


Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on August 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Tipping Point Update


I would first like to thank those whose tireless efforts have brought about the awareness of climate change to an ever broadening audience. Along with the 2012 weather records, an up tick in public interest has become almost palatable. I therefore have little time to concern myself with the deniers of this subject. Although amazed by their ability and energy wasted clinging onto such ever-evolving false narratives, their ignorance seems to proclaim all species…


Added by J. C. Walker,Jr. on August 25, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Charles Eisenstein: Inspiring Occupy, Integral, and Transition Communities

Where do the worlds of Occupy, the Transition Towns movement, and the Integral community meet?  Perhaps in the work of Charles Eisenstein.

"I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of…


Added by David MacLeod on August 21, 2012 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Sowing Seeds for Earth Restoration

How many seeds can a man plant in a lifetime?”....Nature can heal if released to its own wisdom.   However in severely damaged landscapes, humans can play a healing role, simply by sowing seeds.  And humans also need to stop invasive actions that use mined energy, ie. stop the mowing, weed-whacking, plowing, & stop adding…


Added by Heather K on August 20, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

An Action Request: Emails to Bill McKibben, James Hansen, and Fatih Birol

Bill McKibben by Nancie Battaglia, High Res
Bill McKibben by Nancie Battaglia, High Res (Photo credit:

In my two previous posts, Global. Warming. and…


Added by David MacLeod on August 18, 2012 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Linville v Pike

Came across this funny clip on the web:

Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike and challenger Kelli Linville square off on Oct.20, 2011 at Western Washington University. The question from the audience concerns the Gateway Pacific Terminal, which is a proposed coal port. Linville, who ran on the slogan "Respect, Relationships and Results," derides Pike for "checking out" on the…


Added by Stephan Michaels on August 11, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Responses to Bill McKibben

This is a continuation of Thursday’s post, “Global. Warming.” We left off discussing Bill McKibben’s phenomenally popular article for Rolling Stone, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.” A week ago it had already been viewed 450,000 times, and shared 100,000…


Added by David MacLeod on August 4, 2012 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

Global. Warming.

A Dust Bowl storm approaches Stratford, Texas ...

A Dust Bowl storm approaches Stratford, Texas in 1935. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


It sure…


Added by David MacLeod on August 2, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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