Tag: environment

The Pacific Urgently Suggests that You Vote Blue Today

If you want to save liberal democracy, the possibility of less war, the health of oceans and all things on earth that the oceans make possible (well, everything), the best thing you can do today, November 6th, is find a way to vote for the Democratic Party.  President Trump and his Trumpublican Party have, to say the least, become, as Trump himself likes to … Read More The Pacific Urgently Suggests that You Vote Blue Today

Ocean Plastic Pollution: Trump administration has its head stuck in a (plastic) bottle

You may have missed the news (as I did) that back in June, when the G-7 group of nations met in Canada, the United States, led by the Trump administration, opted not to sign a joint declaration to address the critical problem of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Known as the “Ocean Plastics Charter”, it was signed at the G-7 summit by Canada, … Read More Ocean Plastic Pollution: Trump administration has its head stuck in a (plastic) bottle

The Pacific Has Returned

The Pacific has returned (it seems to come and go like the tide) to the digital realm and intends to stick around. It will now be known as an “oceanic journal of criticism,” addressing peaceable politics,  literature, culture broadly-speaking (including the fine arts), as well as topics relating to marine environmentalism in general and the Pacific Northwest coast in particular. This personal journal will … Read More The Pacific Has Returned

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Oceans Under Threat of Acidification and Trump Policy

If you are hoping that  global warming from the burning of fossil fuels will make future dips in the ocean a little more comfortable, you are narrow-minded, to say the least.  For if significant cuts in carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere do not occur fairly quickly, in as little as 15 years the oceans of the world face an uncertain future. Actually, there is … Read More Oceans Under Threat of Acidification and Trump Policy

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Rumple Oxbridge: “The Death of Old King Coal”

By Rumple Oxbridge , imaginary rhymer-in-residence at The Pacific Old King Coal was a polluted old soul And a sick old soul was he. He called for his pick, and he called for his shovel And he called for his draglines three. Every dragline needed one man, Just one man and greed To scrape the heads of mountains off And dump them in the streams. Old … Read More Rumple Oxbridge: “The Death of Old King Coal”

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Jill Richardson: Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

(Originally published on OtherWords.org, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies. Copyrighted under Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 3.0 Unported license.) Trump is using sympathetic out-of-work miners as a cover for what is really just a handout to dirty industry. By Jill Richardson When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough. … Read More Jill Richardson: Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

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Cartoon: “Mountaintop Decapitation” by Khalil Bendib

(Khalil Bendib is OtherWords’ cartoonist. OtherWords.org ) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/