Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 15 op-ed article in the New York Times, Bill McKibben states that it's hard to be optimistic when the US government has just reported that "the Arctic [habitat of the beluga] shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen region of recent past decades."



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Bill McKibben: Something Big is Starting to Shift 
Renowned environmentalist McKibben  is not  referring to a beluga whale, but something bigger. In a December 15 op-ed article in the New York Times, he states that it's hard to be optimistic when the US government has just reported that "the Arctic [habitat of the beluga] shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen region of recent past decades."  
He goes on to offer some heartening news for the New Year, however. The trillion-dollar Norwegian sovereign wealth fund is considering divesting their holdings in companies that produce climate-warming fossil fuels, and that other large financial institutions, and  some governments, have already begun to do so.   
Read the full article here.

Yours with best regards for a happy and healthy New Year,

Elliot

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We can recognize the other animals as fellow creatures who share our fate as conscious living beings struggling to get along in a world we never made.


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