Global Warming....What Can You Do?

Written by Ellen Gaver

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Today, I made a decision. It is no longer enough for me to talk and share. Today, I am asking for you to take a stand and make a difference. Today I joinedrepparttar March on Washington to Stop Global Warming, and I am asking you to dorepparttar 142783 same. We must not only care, we must say that we care and we must make our voices heard. Please join me today.

Please visit my page at and joinrepparttar 142784 Virtual March on Washington. Show that you care, and make your voice heard.

About the Author: Ellen Gaver, from the central coast of California, is a Work at Home Mom of one teenage son. Owner of Slo County Moms, she educates families about the dangers of household toxins and helps them to create safe and healthy homes. Learn more about Ellen and Slo County Moms at

Another Doomsday, Another Dollar: Shifting Science Towards Peace and Ecology

Written by Charlotte Laws

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Regardless of skepticism,repparttar “Pascal’s Wager” game plan seems a good bet. This essentially means we should not gamble with eternity, but instead urgerepparttar 140967 scientific community to take precautions since Armageddon allows no second chance. Better to err onrepparttar 140968 side of life, even if it means some black holes will go unexplored and some research grants will be pulled.

Precaution means building contingency plans--such as shields and containment measures--into emerging technologies so that if an experiment goes awry, a safety net will kick into place. It meansrepparttar 140969 scientific community should better police itself. It means committees or boards—both local and international—should be established for oversight and regulations, much like Albert Einstein proposed in 1947 to maintain worldwide peace. Many nation-states and multinational corporations are known for fighting even minimal efforts to regulate dangerous technology, and they must be countered.

There are pragmatic hurdles to be negotiated when trying to impose rules on private parties or on authorities in renegade lands, butrepparttar 140970 ozone hole “near disaster” demonstrates howrepparttar 140971 world can cooperate when it comes to life-and-death matters. As cultures dovetail, as communications rise, as borders become more porous, and asrepparttar 140972 world figuratively shrinks, it will be easier to impose structure and scientific parameters on nations that seem combative today

Science must shift its course and find new mountains to climb. It looks to us for cues. Due to our materialistic bent as a culture, our cursory endorsement of “progress” and our captivation withrepparttar 140973 Prometheus-like aura of technology, we subtly askrepparttar 140974 scientific community to scale those mountains that arerepparttar 140975 highest (great accolades can be received),repparttar 140976 easiest (the path of least resistance) orrepparttar 140977 most profit-oriented (grant money from special interests or an emphasis on reducing labor so companies can realize greater proceeds) rather than those that arerepparttar 140978 most ecological and peace-enhancing.

The research community has rivers of creativity and forests of energy that could instead be directed towards rivers and forests. It could move towards ecological preservation and restoration, peaceful alternatives to conflict and a furthering of life on this planet.

We will know a cultural transition is underway when news reports following fires, earthquakes and other disasters addressrepparttar 140979 impact on natural systems and nonhuman species, rather than justrepparttar 140980 human and economical consequences, such asrepparttar 140981 number of homes lost. Our capitalistic culture thrives onrepparttar 140982 fact that nature is cost-free, which in turn, reinforcesrepparttar 140983 notion that it is expendable and devoid of value. This reality must change. Our reality must change. And science must change. It must shift towards peace and ecology. It’s as plain as doomsday.

Charlotte Laws is a nationally syndicated columniust, councilmember in Valley Glen, California (GVGC) and the President of the League for Earth and Animal Protection (LEAP). She has attended Oxford University and earned a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from the University of Southern California. Her political website is and her nonprofit website is

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