Sunday, May 29, 2011

Are you connecting the dots?

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From: Jamie Henn -
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 8:29 PM
Subject: Are you connecting the dots?

Hi all,

Do you ever feel like there are signs of the climate crisis all around you?

In an article published today in the Washington Post, founder Bill McKibben connects the dots between recent natural disasters and climate disruption.

Click here to read the article and share it with your friends, family, and co-workers:


Jamie for the team

Keep Calm and Carry On

By Bill McKibben, orignally published in the Washington Post

Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections. When you see pictures of rubble like this week's shots from Joplin, Missouri, you should not ask yourself: I wonder if this is somehow related to the huge tornado outbreak three weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, or the enormous outbreak a couple of weeks before that—together they comprised the most active April for tornadoes in our history. But that doesn't mean a thing.

It is far better to think of these as isolated, unpredictable, discrete events. It is not advised to try and connect them in your mind with, say, the fires now burning across Texas—fires that have burned more of America by this date than any year in our history. Texas, and adjoining parts of Oklahoma and New Mexico, are drier than they've ever been—the drought is worse than the Dust Bowl. But do not wonder if it's somehow connected...

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