RENewsletter | July 22, 2012


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Opening Salvo:  “Climate Change is still too boring”


At this late date, decades into our understanding of Climate Change, I am amazed that articles such as “Climate change: extreme farming” are so rare. 


On Thursday, Greentopia’s Film Festival sponsored “The Island President,” at The Little Theatre, about a nation and a culture 3, 000 years old that is sinking under the sea because of Climate Change, to only about 30 folks. 


During this incredible heat wave and drought that is even reaching us here in the East, our local media is still not connecting the dots (except City Newspaper, of course) between our extreme weather and Climate Change. 


Jeremy’s series of articles on Climate Change should be galvanizing the public about the how Climate Change in our region is something to be addressed at both the world level and at the local level.  In this article, we learn that to keep our region viable for agriculture in our warming future, all of us must understand the changes that are going on, so we can help plan to adapt and eventually survive this change.


 Last Friday night, my wife, my nephew and my sister-in-law, tried to walk a block to another film at the Little Theatre, but there were so many people in the streets drinking and swaying to the music festival going on that we barely made it. 


If we only cared about the plight of our planet as we do about self-absorbed gaiety.  (Click on my email for feedback)





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The great conundrum of our times is that in a time of rapidly occurring Climate Change and a rapid disintegration of the environment that we need to thrive and survive, mainstream media still marginalizes environmental concerns. [Check often for this continually updated list on the possible consequences of Climate Change in our region--supported by facts.] If there isn’t a quick and substantial change in how environmental concerns are reported, edited, and chosen in mainstream media, the public will continue to believe that environmental concerns are merely special interest matters, issues they can avoid if they choose.  How can we inform the public and monitor our environment without abridging our Freedoms--in enough time to safe ourselves?


Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air and drink the water. Don't sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet. -- Carl Sagan




NewsLinksEnvironmental NewsLinks – [Highlights of major environmental stories concerning our area from the past week]





UpdatesDaily Updates – [Connecting the dots on Rochester’s environment. Find out what’s going on environmentally in our area—and why you should care? Clicking on -DISCUSSION – will take you to my blog “Environmental Thoughts, NY, where you can add your comments.]





EventsRochester Environmental Events Calendar – [The most complete listing of all environmental events around the Rochester, New York area.]  If you don’t see your event, or know of a local environmental event, please send me the info: with (EV event) in the subject line. Also, be sure to check other calendars and environmental series for multi-day events.


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ActionTake Action - Often, I receive request to pass on alerts, petitions, Public Comments on local developments, and environmental items needing action by the Rochester Community and around the world. I’ll keep Actions posted until their due date. 




AwardEnvironmental Site of the Month Award – [On the last Sunday of each month, we present an environmental award for the Rochester-area environmental web site or blog that best promotes the need to protect and offers solutions for our area's environmental issues.]