Cesar Chavez (2014)
Cesar Chavez (2014)
U.S. Ranks Near Bottom on Energy Efficiency; Germany Tops List
Overall dismal report shows the U.S. outperformed only three of the world’s largest economies on energy efficiency—Russia, Brazil and Mexico.
Article in Inside Climate News can be read here.
Climate change is making the world more dangerous.
You can see how, in 8 charts:
- Flooding was the leading cause of disaster from 2000-2010
- As of 2010, heat waves are one of the leading causes of deaths — they weren’t even registered as a threat in the 70s
- Disasters are 5.5 more expensive mostly due to floods
- Nearly all of the 8,835 disasters – about 89% - were due to flooding and storms
Read the rest on the Guardian
This is Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon. She died on September 1, 1914 in the Cincinnati Zoo. Shortly thereafter, her body was packed in ice and sent by railroad to Washington, DC, to become a part of the National Museum of Natural History’s collection as a lasting legacy of the harm that can be done to the natural world by humans. Just decades prior, the Passenger Pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America. The disappearance of the species helped ignite the modern conservation movement.
For the Centennial of her death, Martha was recently brought out for display and is currently on view in the exhibition Once There Were Billions, Vanished Birds of North America. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Libraries in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History and the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the exhibition tells the story of the last Passenger Pigeon, a member of a species that once numbered in the billions, along with the disappearance of the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, and Heath Hen. These extinctions reveal the fragile connections between species and their environment.
The Smithsonian Libraries, National Museum of Natural History, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library will be hosting a Twitter Chat on September 2, 2014 from 2-3 pm Eastern Time. This is your chance to ask questions about the Passenger Pigeon, extinction, and biodiversity literature.
ADD YOUR NAME: Support the constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and get corporate money out of our democracy
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Forum on The Supreme Court’s War on Women,
Minorities and Workers
at California Western School of Law on Thursday, September 4, beginning at 7 pm. Speakers will talk about the horrible SCOTUS decisions on women (Hobby Lobby, etc.), civil rights (voting rights, affirmative action), workers rights and, of course, Citizens United.
225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (first floor)