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I spent a long time today musing the paradoxical nature of the oil slick.

To the naked eye, it is alluring and enchanting; a liquid rainbow. Its seduction is a metaphor for its omnipresence in the world….

How could we tear our eyes away from something so beautiful?

How could we stop using something so vital to existence ?

The US uses more oil than any country in the world ~ almost 2 billion barrels (84 billion gallons ⛽️🤢) a day. Despite the fact that we’ve been relying on it for centuries, it has not proven to be a sustainable resource. Whether we like it or not, the impact of oil is destroying our planet. We need to continue advocating for safer and smarter energy alternatives & fight against those who claim that “climate change is a hoax” because they profit from oil’s greasy stream. Yes it’s “beautiful” in that it provides instant gratification / comfort to us as consumers, but we need to continue advocating for more sustainable alternatives.

Solidarity to all of the water protectors at Standing Rock ✊️ We are with you

anonymous asked:

Macky, you are killing me!! Who are Nami's parents??

Sorry for killing you! :D 

Nami’s mother, Sessi, was an adventurous marine biologist from the Southern Water Tribe. She wasn’t a waterbender, but she loved the sea and was a skilled sailor who independently tracked and catalogued the migration patterns of thousands of Dolphin-Whales and Koala Otters. She was commissioned by the Northern Water Tribe to evaluate the environmental impact of oil rigs off the coast of the North Pole. During her field work, she met Tomkin, a non-bender laborer on one of the oil rigs. (She actually saved him from drowning when he accidentally fell into the icy waters.) He took her to dinner to thank her, and they hit it off~

They married, had Nami, and settled down in the Northern Water Tribe. Sessi wasn’t exactly the domestic type, though. As much as she loved her daughter and husband, she couldn’t stand being cooped up in the North Pole, so she resumed her research and went on numerous month-long expeditions across the ocean. One day, she didn’t come back. It’s unclear what happened, but authorities guessed she had crashed into an iceberg. Her father was of course devastated. Nami was only 6 years old when it happened.

*** I know the dead mom trope is overdone, but apart from Genji, everyone else in Team Avatar had a relatively normal childhood. I chose this for specific characterization, plot stuff, etc. Also apparently around 8% of households in the U.S. are single-father homes, so it isn’t as uncommon as some people think ***

anonymous asked:

What is the best way to get most voters to understand the strengths of the Scottish economy without oil. And that oil is just a bonus for Scotland. I can never seem to have a good conversation about Scotland's economics because the sceptical person mostly always fixiates on oil.

My favourite argument against this (and also my favourite reaction I get from this) is that when you look at the statistical data of the impact the oil crash had the Scottish economy.

Less that 1% GDP.

Scotland dropped less that 1% GDP after the oil price fell on its arse.

It’s a bonus, it’s not what we rely on.

Can a Sustainable Font Help Save the World? This Ad Agency Has Made One

Ryman Eco, a new “sustainable font” from U.K. retailer Ryman Stationery and ad agency Grey London, uses 33 percent less ink than standard typefaces. According to Grey, if the world switched to Ryman Eco as its default print front, it could save almost 500 million ink cartridges and 15 million barrels of oil every year.

If the world used Ryman Eco as its default print front, it could save almost 500 million ink cartridges and 15 million barrels of oil a year! 

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Oil-impacted counties looking at $10 million in development funds

The Florida counties impacted directly by the BP oil spill will be in line for $10 million a year for the next three years in extra economic development funds, but that could just be the beginning.

That was the message this morning from Rick Harper, director of the University of West Florida’s Office Economic Development and Engagement, who spoke to the Santa Rosa County Commission about the state’s Oil Spill Economic Recovery Act. That office is negotiating a contract with the state to administer the act.

The funding is expected to be available beginning Oct 1.

That act set aside the $10 million a year for economic development incentives in the eight counties between Escambia and Wakulla, Harper said.That money is intended to be a “closing fund,” meaning it will be used as a final incentive to seal the deal with industries that are considering locating within the eight counties.

“The legislation specifies that this money is to be used to develop and implement an innovative economic development plan (for these counties) that emphasizes research and development, commercialization, economic diversification and job creation,” Harper told commissioners. “The legislative intent is that this funding be used for a relatively small number of relative large projects.”

He said incentives could range from $10,000 per job created to as much as $30,000 per job created.

While the $10 million a year comes from Florida general fund revenues, Harper said the legislation puts the impacted counties in line for the lion’s share of the expected fine to be paid by BP for the spill.

“The bill specified that 75 percent of BP fines to be paid in the future be allocated to the disproportionately affected counties,” Harper said. “That’s potentially enormous … (Depending on the ultimate fine) that’s $750 million that could be allocated to Northwest Florida.”

#Conservative MPs get a surprise delivery of toxic debris from Vancouver oil spill

How about we serve him contaminated fish from that polluted river on a plate? Would this conservative politician eat the contaminated fish from the polluted river? He should.


Dismantling the white man’s Indian : Dr.Dawn Martin-Hill at TEDx McMaster U

Published on Dec 26, 2013

Dawn Martin-Hill (Mohawk, Wolf Clan) holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and is one of the original founders of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University, where she recently accepted a position as the Paul R McPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies Research. Her research includes: Indigenous knowledge & health prevention, Indigenous women, traditional medicine & well-being, and Indigenous methodologies & community research. Dr. Martin-Hill has her own book, The Lubicon Lake Nation: Indigenous Knowledge and Power (UofT 2007), which outlines the human and environmental impact of oil in Alberta on the cultural survival of the Lubicon Cree. She is also principal investigator of a SSHRC grant for the Digitization of Ceremonies in the Hewitt Collection and co-investigator of the Indigenous Health Research Development Program, a CIHR-IAPH grant for the Network Environments in Aboriginal Health Research.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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