[MCN] 626 environmental organizations support action such as a Green NewDeal to

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Fri Jan 11 11:40:30 EST 2019

On behalf of their millions of members and supporters, 626 environmental organizations on Thursday demanded that U.S. policymakers "pursue visionary and affirmative legislative action" such as a Green New Deal to combat the "urgent threat" of the global climate crisis.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/10/world-teeters-brink-climate-catastrophe-600-groups-demand-congress-back-visionary? <https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/10/world-teeters-brink-climate-catastrophe-600-groups-demand-congress-back-visionary?>

“Full of recent references and statistics, Harvesting the Biosphere adds to the growing chorus of warnings about the current trajectory of human activity on a finite planet, of which climate change is only one dimension. 

“One can quibble with some assumptions or tweak Smil’s calculations, but the bottom line will not change, only the time it may take humanity to reach a crisis point.”

Stephen Running. “Approaching the Limits” Science 15 March 2013.

Book review. Harvesting the Biosphere: What we have taken from Nature. by Vaclav Smil .  MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012. 315 pp. $29, £19.95. ISBN 9780262018562.


“Man …  is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.”

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

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