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Gwynne Dyer on The Climate Summit-Maybe A Bit of Hope?

GWYNNE DYER: COP 27 — The emptying glass is still half-full, but the climatic threat is looming

‘There’s still a very long way to go, but at least we’re moving in the right direction’

Gwynne Dyer — Nov. 22, 2022

As after every climate summit, the air is filled with shouts of rage and despair.

What was agreed was unclear and inadequate and what was left undecided or simply ignored was vast and terrifying. For example, they still haven’t managed to agree that the world needs to stop burning fossil fuels. Continue reading Gwynne Dyer on The Climate Summit-Maybe A Bit of Hope?

Water is Life. When Their Wells Dry Up, Bottled Water Is Life. Then . . .?

As California’s wells dry up, residents rely on bottled water to survive


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In drought-parched Central Valley, thousands rely on trucked and bottled water as they wait for new wells

Washington Post — By Joshua Partlow
 — November 14, 2022

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So, How’s Your Friday Morning Going?

The remnants of Ex-Hurricane  (now Tropical Depression) Nicole are passing by. How do we know this? Here are clues:

1. 9:45 AM, the radio squeals its alarming BEEP!” And do we have a basement? No.

 

2. 10:15 AM: Sunshine, and our Cosmos blooms have cutesy raindrops on the stems.

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Dyer-Lula: One Rare Sign of Hope for the Climate

Dyer: Brazil’s change of presidents best news for climate change conference

This year’s United Nation’s Climate Change Conference (COP27) opens in Cairo Sunday and continues for two weeks, but all that hot air is less important than the single fact that Luiz Inácio (Lula) da Silva narrowly won the Brazilian presidency last Sunday.

By Gwynne Dyer  — Nov 05, 2022  •

Brazil’s president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is facing a tough battle to halt the destruction of the Amazon forest, with the weight of global expectation on his shoulders before he even takes office. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)

This year’s United Nation’s Climate Change Conference (COP27) opens in Cairo Sunday and continues for two weeks, but all that hot air is less important than the single fact that Luiz Inácio (Lula) da Silva narrowly won the Brazilian presidency last Sunday.

He may be able to save the Amazon rainforest; they can’t move fast enough to do that.
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