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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 65
Views: 5048

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Extinction Rebellion are ramping up their actions in London and elsewhere - Protesters target Jeremy Corbyn on day three of Extinction Rebellion Demonstrators also hit rail network as number of arrests across week rises to 400 More than 100 people were arrested on Wednesday in the climate protests t...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 104
Views: 8000

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Excellent news on EV's - Batteries have been getting smaller and cheaper so much faster than expected that the experts at Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) have had to revise their own projections for electric vehicles every year. BNEF projected in 2017 that “the crossover point when electric vehicles will be ch...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6654

Re: Joke thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 65
Views: 5048

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

George Monbiot calls for civil disobedience: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/15/rebellion-prevent-ecological-apocalypse-civil-disobedience?fbclid=IwAR3os_97-jXDPtEJbXzfOy4WcnBuSuxUPORS_Iox3vxf5mhGHmBvz-g-85s I'm reluctant to advocate illegal activity, let alone violence, but it m...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 113
Views: 9177

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

Trouble in the Arctic means trouble for the rest of the world.



:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 65
Views: 5048

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

John Kerry is on a mission to hold Trump accountable on climate change Former Secretary of State John Kerry, the man who negotiated and signed the landmark Paris climate accord on behalf of the United States, is working on a new initiative that will seek to punish President Trump and other politici...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 113
Views: 9177

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

One for American friends ... U.S. Air Force bases caught off guard by climate change Greg Brudnicki, mayor of Panama City, Florida, has lived in the community for 55 years and said he has never seen a storm like Hurricane Michael. The cyclone barreled through the Florida panhandle in October, flatte...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Romanian "PC" party asks for 3 to 10 years inprisonment for promotion of communist symbols or ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Romanian "PC" party asks for 3 to 10 years inprisonment for promotion of communist symbols or ideas

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:34 pm
I believe it is the Save Romania Union (PCR) party. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Save_Ro ... on#/search

DS
Looks like it.
And, just going by the wikipedia article, it's more "anti-corruption" than "PC" or "SJW".

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6654

Re: Joke thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Romanian "PC" party asks for 3 to 10 years inprisonment for promotion of communist symbols or ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Romanian "PC" party asks for 3 to 10 years inprisonment for promotion of communist symbols or ideas

PC stands for politically correct, and as Kim said, is usually used in a derogatory manner to condemn people being sensitive to others. "PC" - as used today, refers to a 15% demographic from USA. It's known for promotion of censorship and usage of authoritarian methods in politics. Hi, dxm_dxm, I a...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 104
Views: 8000

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

The Coal Cost Crossover: Economic Viability Of Existing Coal Compared To New Local Wind And Solar Resources March 24, 2019 America has officially entered the “coal cost crossover” – where existing coal is increasingly more expensive than cleaner alternatives . Today, local wind and solar could repl...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 65
Views: 5048

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Something to think about and to share.

:namaste:
Kim

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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: China and the world order
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: China and the world order

In the news recently - China hails 'historic' Europe trip as Xi signs billion-dollar deals with France, BRI with Italy Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his overseas jaunt of the year, visiting Europe on a mission to strengthen Beijing's ties to the region. The trip was described as being ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 104
Views: 8000

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Breaking down neoliberalism, one bit at a time - How Insane is Global Trade? The way trade works in the global economy can be insane – it wastes resources, worsens climate change, and undermines the livelihoods of millions of small-scale producers worldwide. Yet it is an almost unavoidable consequen...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: The War on Plastic
Replies: 58
Views: 3339

Re: The War on Plastic

A very cute - and effective - beach clean-up intervention As some rumours swirl around the internet that there will be more plastic than fish by 2050, there are also some great stories about local recycling, like this one about Goby The Fish. This local beach decided to do something simple, instead ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 113
Views: 9177

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

Food prices in US are rising and with the floods, will likely rise much more. I eat a lot of cabbage and the price per pound has jumped at least 30 cents. Meat prices have jumped too. Its almost cheaper to eat unhealthy fast food than to cook healthy. This really hits the poor. If we have a drought...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Western Buddhists caught again in a web of lies
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Western Buddhists caught again in a web of lies

Buck McGeehy wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:43 am
DNS wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:41 pm
... it's just more wasted money on nothing.
I disagree. Dozens of indictments and several criminal convictions have resulted. ...
Read about them here - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-23/ ... s/10679256

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Romanian "PC" party asks for 3 to 10 years inprisonment for promotion of communist symbols or ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Romanian "PC" party asks for 3 to 10 years inprisonment for promotion of communist symbols or ideas

This isn't easy for those of us outside Romania to make sense of, unfortunately. One reason is that "PC" is such a useless term - it means what the user wants it to mean and it is usually used just to denigrate and offend, like "SJW" (see https://dharmawheel.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=430 ). If you can...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test

Thanks for the link, Buck. I was curious enough to follow through and try the test. My comments, for the benefit of others who may be curious - There is a whole suite of tests on attitudes to all sorts of things - religion (only looks at monotheism, unfortunately), race, gender, etc. Most of them se...