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  •  Thirty-five years ago... (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    ...I was just starting work at the Solar Energy Research Institute, where we were, until Ronzo cut out budget, working on clean energy innovations that, had the funding continued, be several decades more advanced than they are now.

    In 1982, I did the first-ever newspaper interview with Steven Schneider at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. He was already on his way to becoming one of the most famous climate scientists in the nation. At the time he was immersed in the study of spread of desertification but soon go on to write Global Warming in 1989. I still have my signed copy. That was the same year my friend Bill McKibben's book The End of Nature appeared, which spurred me to get my bosses to syndicate original environmental articles by leading figures to newspapers and magazines around the world. Many of them cried the alarm.

    So, I have a little experience with "hair on fire."

    In my view, arguing that nothing can done is the language of nothing-we-can-do-will-make-any-difference-so-why-even-try is the language of despair. That doesn't work for me.  

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 12:34:14 AM PST

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