Showing posts from July, 2012

Climate Change Skeptic "Converts"

This kind of news should give us pause for consideration. Every human uses resources. We should take time to be mindful of how our resource usage shapes our lives, the lives of our global neighbors, and the lives of future life.  The "world" is a big place - and certainly any individual will not change the world.  But, together, we can be more mindful, intentional and aware of how our lives shape our future - and the future of others. Full Article I am citing from the LA Times is here : WASHINGTON – The verdict is in: Global warming is occurring and emissions of greenhouse gases caused by human activity are the main cause.  This, according to Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley , MacArthur Fellow and co-founder of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project. Never mind that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and hundreds of other climatologists around the world came to such conclusions years ago. The difference now is the

Caravan for Peace

The Caravan for Peace   - with focus on the victims of the Drug War in Mexico. With a goal to promote peace with justice and dignity on both sides of the border! If you live in or around the Southern Border of the U.S. - with Mexico (of course!) - check out their sites and participate in your own way.  Begins August 11th, and here are city stop dates . Toward eupan ~ ~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

"Dark Knight" toward a Bright Future

On the morning of July 20th, I expressed via Facebook: Angst about Aurora. I read prayers & condolences being extended by friends on FB I love and treasure. GREAT! And yet, find myself unable to understand why *this* news about *this* violence arouses people - when this level of violence is a daily reality in all too many regions of the world & we ignore it. Why can't our willingness to work for a better world include every victim of violence, everywhere? As is typical in our world, persons commented in both dis-agreement and agreement. I noted later that evening of July 20th: I wonder what the world would be like if everyday we all awoke to condemn that day's violence, intentionally engaging solidarity in action with those whose lives are shattered. I hope for and have been working toward that possibility. This morning, July 24th, I read refreshing words in harmony with these thoughts, and I'm thankful for them. Please click on this link and read the extended refl