Talk about the weather

By HIROKO TABUCHI 28 Jan 2017, New York Times GLEN ELDER, Kan. — Doug Palen, a fourth-generation grain farmer on Kansas’ wind-swept plains, is in the business of understanding the climate. Since 2012, he has choked through the harshest drought to hit the Great Plains in a century, punctuated by freakish snowstorms and suffocating gales of dust. His planting season starts …

How to see the opportunities we are missing: Ask the question: Why? Why is it this way? Does it have to be this way? What if it were different?

  https://unsplash.com/@r3dmax?photo=h8nxGssjQXs Levi Belnap: Feb 2017 How to see the opportunities we are missing I met a man at Disneyland and made an incorrect assumption about him. I only saw what others saw. I want to see what others miss. We have to ask the question The seeds of opportunity are all around us. We stumble upon them daily as we cruise through …

Getting our language right: environmental issues are moral issues and nature is a giver of all life, as sustainer and provider, as having inherent value, imposing responsibility, and deserving gratitude, love, and commitment

George Lakoff: Why Pope Francis Killed It on Addressing Climate Change The Pope combines science, morality and politics. By George Lakoff / AlterNet July 1, 2015 Beginning with my book Moral Politics in 1996 (Ch. 12), I have been arguing that environmental issues are moral issues. There I reviewed and critiqued conservative metaphors of nature as a resource, as property, as …