Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Australia: canary in the mine shaft

Posted April 13th, 2009 in Blog, Featured 4 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Look, I know we are still basking in the various sacred celebrations of hope and renewal that come with the season, but sometimes we get hit with reality in any case.  Yesterday, my Chicago niece sent me this article from the Chicago Tribune, Global Warming: Australia showing effects […]

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Blessing for the Sun

Posted April 9th, 2009 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Blessing for the Sun

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Yesterday Jews around the world got up at dawn to recite the Birkat HaHamma, a Blessing for the Sun, a prayer of gratitude to the God that created, well, everything.  It happens every 28 years when the sun returns to the point in the sky where, according to […]

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Living with climate change

Posted March 26th, 2009 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Living with climate change

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Let me just say this one more time because we need to understand this: as the Earth warms, the atmosphere holds more energy. That is one of the things that warm air does.  It’s why thunderstorms are more prevalent on a hot humid summer day.  As global warming […]

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As a ‘Sacred Duty,’ help end industrial livestock agriculture

Posted March 4th, 2009 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: [This is a guest post from Dr. Richard Schwartz, a founder of Jewish Vegetarians of North America. We don’t usually promote films as blog posts, but we consider the expansion of industrial livestock agriculture to be one of the biggest threats to the well-being of the planet. In […]

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