TED GLICK – Two days ago I was convinced that the amazing Keystone XL pipeline victory won by the North American climate movement on November 10 was going to be, without question, a pivotal turning point. Today, having thought more about it, Iâ€™d say itâ€™s more like somewhere between â€œmaybeâ€ and â€œprobably.â€
The Curiosity Mission: Nukes in Space
KARL GROSSMAN – NASA intends in coming weeks to launch a rover to be deployed on Mars fueled with 10.6 pounds of plutonium. Opponents of the launch in Florida, concerned about an accident releasing deadly plutonium, such as the explosion of the rocket thatâ€™s to loft the rover, have created a Facebook page warning people not to visit Disney theme parks in Orlando during the November 25-to-December 15 launch window. â€œDonâ€™t Do Disney brought to you by NASA,â€ the Facebook page is titled. Other actions are planned.
10 Myths That Keep Us From Creating The World We Want
FRANCES MOORE LAPPE – From Diet for a Small Planet exactly 40 years ago, it dawned on me that humans are actively creating the scarcity we say we are trying to escape. Whoa! Why would our bright species do such a thing? Researching my new book, EcoMind, Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want (Nation Books), I discovered that it is the power of ideas.
Theyâ€™re Eating Our Lunch â€“ U.S. Misses Green Opportunities
ELISABETH ROSENTHAL – The [British] Mark Group started hunting for a new untapped market when it realized that its core business â€” insulating old homes using innovative technology â€” would drop off in coming years. Based in the rust-belt city of Leicester, the company had grown rapidly over the last decade largely because of generous and mandatory government subsidies for energy conservation that impelled the British to treat their homes.
Was Fukushima Too Big to Fail?
TOM H. HASTINGS – When George Bush started bailing out corporations, and Barack Obama continued Bushâ€™s program, we were told that those corporations were too big to fail. The dangers of massive corporations dragging down all of us were noted, they were bailed out. And then were they then downsized? Nope. What is up with that?
Nuclear Power Madness
NORMON SOLOMON – Like every other president since the 1940s, Barack Obama has promoted nuclear power. Now, with reactors melting down in Japan, the official stance is more disconnected from reality than ever.