Standing up to defend the only place we have as a home will depend on us by voting out corrupt politicians who represents the greedy class. All corrupt politicians need to be voted out. Regardless if it’s Republicans or Democrats.
Will it take an environmental disaster or a tragedy to vote out corrupt politicians? It seems that we’re heading in the direction to wake people up in which its no longer worth voting for the same corrupt parties who are going make our problems a lot worse. By the time all corrupt politicians are voted out of office then it maybe too late.
Gear up my nasty ladies and bad hombres. Less than a year until we start talking midterms. If we can organize and get out the vote in midterms we can take back the Senate or the House. Stopping Trump from a dangerous agenda becomes much easier if we control one or both of the houses of Congress.
But it WON’T HAPPEN if no one votes. We lost it in 2012 and failed to win it back in 2016. In 2018 don’t let it fall further into the hands of people who want to:
Cut your healthcare
Privatize social security
Repeal laws about global warming
Privatize and/or drill in National Parks
Refuse to invest in clean energy
Take away women’s rights to their bodies
Refuse gun reform
I could go on and on.
Stay indignant. Stay kind… but stay indignant. Stay motivated.
Don’t be so hard on others. Be as positive as you can, whilst showing them how much you enjoy your cruelty-free lifestyle. Focus your frustrations on governments, scientists and big businesses, the very ones who allow this cruelty towards animals and the environment to be acceptable, when research shows differently.
DOODA ŁEETSOH! NO TO URANIUM! This picture was taken in Cameron, AZ, where there are numerous abandoned uranium mines. Over the whole of the Navajo reservation, there is a conservative estimate of over 500 abandoned uranium mines that are in existence that continue to impact the health and well-being of various communities. Many of these mines that emit high dosages of radiation are within a quarter of a mile of inhabitants on the reservation. No to environmental racism, no to desecration of sacred lands, keep it in the ground!
White people need to stop fooling themselves. No land in the Americas “once was native land” it was and always will be native land. The blood you’ve spilled and the lives you’ve ruined and the people’s you’ve displaced to take that land will never be erased, it was and still is and forever will be native land. You cannot change that.
und Umweltprobleme – Environment and Environmental Problems
Atomkraftwek – nuclear power plant das Aussterben – extinction die
Bodenschätze – natural resources die
Dose – (aluminum) can die
Einwegflasche – disposable bottle das Gift – poison die
Glasflasche – glass bottle die
Klimaerwärmung – global warming die
Müllentsorgung – waste management der
Mülltourismus – waste exportation die
Mülltrennung – waste separation die
Nachhaltigkeit - sustainability die
Naturkatastrophe – natural disaster der
Naturlehrpfad – nature trail die
Ökologie – ecology das
Pfand – deposit die
Pfandflasche – returnable bottle die
Umweltbildung – environmental education die
Umweltpolitik – environmental policy der
Umweltschultz – environmental conservation die
(Umwelt)verschmutzung – pollution
– to conserve recyceln
– to recycle verbrauchen
– to consume zerstören
– to destroy
Erziehung – education die
Freiheit – freedom, liberty die
Gerechtigkeit – justice die
Gesetzgebung – law, legislation das
Gewissen – conscience die
Gleichheit – equality die
Grausamkeit – cruelty der
Machtmissbrauch – abuse of power das
Menschenrecht – human right die
Unmenschlichkeit – inhumanity das
Verbrechen – crime
– to gauge einsperren
– to imprison missbrauchen
– to abuse schützen
– to protect ein
Gesetz verabschieden – to pass a law verteidigen
– to defend verurteilen
– to condemn
Angst – fear die
Drohung – threat die
Gewalt – violence die
Politik – politics die
Sicherheit – security; safety der
Terrorismus – terrorism die
Wahl – election
– to achieve fördern
– to promote, to encourage kämpfen
– to fight retten
– to save, to rescue sich
streiten – to verbally fight, to argue sich
widmen – to dedicate oneself
– peaceful gemäßigt
– moderate konservativ
– conservative liberal
– liberal pazifistisch
Leute – The People
Aktivist, die Aktivistin – activist die
Geschworenen – jury der/die
Kriminelle – criminal der
Naturschützer, die Naturschützerin – conservationist das
Opfer – victim der
Rechtsanwalt, die Rechtsanwältin – lawyer der
Richter, die Richterin – judge der
Terrorist, die Terroristin – terrorist der Zeuge, die Zeugin –
Let’s talk about gas. No no, not the gas that comes out of your ass but rather the gas that comes out of the earth and fuels your stoves, homes and generates electricity that powers your life and gadgets! Everyone who recycles and eats “locally sourced” lettuce thinks they know a thing or two about what it means to being green, but when we bring up natural gas as one of the great heroes of the clean energy movement, everyone goes blank.
Here’s just how much you don’t know about natural gas.
When you hear the words “climate change” being spoken, you think about the sad polar bear standing on his 1 cubic square inch of ice almost drowning to death in the middle of the North Pole. And the world coming to an end. And the fact that you could be riding your bike more. You definitely don’t think about all the things we could be doing to lower CO2 emission rates, and how we can maintain our standard of living whilst being conscience of our carbon footprint. Natural gas is a great remedy to our emissions issues. It is the least carbon-intensive major energy source, emitting up to 60% less CO2 than coal when used for electricity generation.
When you think about oil, you think “evil liquid killing the earth that also fuels my lovely Prius named Penelope”… But did you know that coal is a huge culprit of CO2 emissions as well? Well now you know. You’re welcome.
When you see solar panels, you wish you were soaking up the sun, too or you think “ugh, too expensive for me”. You definitely don’t think about how much solar panels are saving us from ultimate world doom and saving you dollars on your energy bill.
“You know what fracking is, right??”
“Fracking… Oh, let me just google that right quick. I used to know… Umm, my internet is down. Can you just remind me again?”
“It’s this thing…”
When you think about climate change and these types of issues, you get overwhelmed because quite frankly, who cares about the environment when you don’t even have a job and you have all these bills to pay? Forget the polar bears, save the US economy first!
When you think of oil companies, you don’t think about the other “good stuff” they’re doing to save the environment such as renewable energy and natural gas exploration. You just think “big evil oil company killing all the polar bears… and fueling my car” because after all, that’s the way the media and all your friends tell you to think, right?
Staying informed is the key to curing ignorance… But remember, not all news sites are created equal.
Let’s talk about something dirty… Voting! Everyone does it, but no one wants to talk about it. Just kidding! It’s more like: no one does it, but everyone talks about it. It’s like our complicated relationship with cross-fit and veganism.
When you think about the things that matter to the US, you think of job creation, more organic food for everyone, and stricter gun laws. One of the most understated issues is alternative, clean sources of energy. We all love our iPhones, computers, the lights in our homes, and the gas in our stoves, but we rarely think about what powers our world (literally!). Without energy, you wouldn’t be able to read this article right now!
Think about the next question carefully… Your iPhone, iPad, computer, cat, mom, and the mac-n-cheese on your stove depend on it.
Forming opinions and perspectives can be healthy when it comes to understanding complex issues such as climate change and natural gases. However, remember that being flexible about your views can make you even smarter and more enlightened.
So knowing what you know now… Why don’t you think more people know about natural gas?! When you figure out the answer, please tell us (in the poll below).
Do you have any tips on how to not forget that characters exist when writing scenes? (especially nonverbal characters)
Good question, glad you asked. I still struggle with this and I think most seasoned writers do. Even on stage and in film it’s awkward to have extra characters standing around doing nothing.
Begin by making your readers aware who is present. Give everyone a line or an activity explaining their purpose in being there without sounding like a roll call.
During the scene occasionally have the nonverbal characters interact with the speaking characters
or engage in side conversations with each other.
Let them react to the conversation, environmental elements, or personal issues (laughing, zipping up their coat, checking their phone).
Occasionally a look or gesture can reflect the motives of a side character. You can focus on it, or leave it vague and seemingly innocuous.
Keep a balance between attention on the main speakers and reminding the reader who’s present. You don’t want to interrupt an important conversation by constantly checking on what the side characters are up to or focusing on meaningless interactions.
Next time you’re in a group, pay attention to what the non-speakers are doing. The same goes for watching a group in a film or on stage, observe what the director has the background characters doing.
With ocean temperatures rising we are not only seeing shifts in temperatures and interesting weather events on land, but this will change the future of marine biology and ecology.
Creatures will have two options:
1. Die out. 2. Adapt.
If animals cannot adapt to new temperature ranges, or their food sources can’t, we are going to see a complete shift in the composition of animals in our home ranges. Which in turn will change the future of how we use our ocean resources.
So what are we going to do? Let them die out, change, or are WE going to adapt?
“There Are No Jobs On a Dead Planet” (w/Guest Kandi Mossett)
The only jobs on a dead planet will be cleaning up the mess left behind by reckless/greedy corporations and corrupt politicians. Since these are only jobs on a dead planet then the CEOs the corporations that benefited from the exploitation of natural resources and corrupt politicians (from both parties) should be compelled to clean it up since they allowed it to happen. It’s their mess.