Climate Change In The News And Other News

Drudge is flying some headlines on climate change, garnering more attention probably than Prince Charles. Warming, water shortages, and the 10 year thingy. It’s “old news” to readers of this blog.

And there are still those that of course, want to argue the finer points, such as claiming it’s natural and not man-made. At this point, what difference does it make? The profiteers will keep skimming the cream from the planet no matter what. As long as this ball of wax keeps spinning in space, this nonsensical argument will keep going round and round.

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Last warning: 10 Years To Save The World

This is a real headline, one that I’ve been warning about.

THE world has just 10 years to reverse surging greenhouse gas emissions or risk runaway climate change that could make many parts of the planet uninhabitable.

The stark warning comes from scientists who are working on the final draft of a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Sunday Times

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I Had A Job Like This Once

Judge denies unemployment benefits to woman who was fired from her job for keeping a journal detailing her efforts to avoid work

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An administrative judge has denied unemployment benefits to a woman who was fired from her job for keeping a journal detailing her efforts to avoid work.

Emmalee Bauer, 25, of Elkhart, was employed by the Sheraton hotel company as a sales coordinator in Des Moines. While on the job, she kept a handwritten journal. A supervisor told her to stop writing on company time, but instead, Bauer wrote her journal, all 300 single-spaced pages, on her work computer.

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Minimalist Living

I’m doing a bit of reading on minimalist living, and stumbled across this ridiculous practice. Sure, it’s “their stuff” and in a free country (bear with me) they can do what they want – but, companies that make this a practice should be boycotted. Besides, who buy’s $90 T-shirts?

Anyway, here’s some plans for solar cookers you can easily build yourself. Don’t forget to bookmark their home page.

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Everything That’s Wrong – And Something That’s Right (for a change)

NEW YORK – A newcomer to the city became hopelessly lost for five days after going for a walk. Damon Mootoo was staying at his brother’s house in South Jamaica, Queens, when he decided to go for the stroll last Wednesday, 12 hours after arriving in New York for the first time, the Daily News reported Monday.

The 32-year-old man quickly got disorientated by the confusing streets of Queens.

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