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by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Change of administrators
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Change of administrators

I'm sorry this page did not grow. I'm sorry, too, but its lack of activity is not the reason for my transition out of the role. Quite simply, the Admin role is a constant commitment which I am ready to take a break from. If you want to talk about DWE's lack of activity, a new topic in Suggestion Bo...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Change of administrators
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Change of administrators

I accepted the role of founding admin of DWE when it was new, just over a year ago, but I think one year is enough and I am handing over the day-to-day management to David (DNS). However, it will be convenient for both of us if I retain Admin privileges for a while so I can fix problems in passing w...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Altruism
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Altruism

Have not finished the book, but if one has a selfish, secular, science is all, atheist acquaintance this large (700pp) book may change their outlook on life. It is science based survey of many facts & arguments for living more altruistically. Ricard is a Mahayana Bhikshu, but this work is not a tex...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Engaged Buddhism, Revolution, and Climate Change
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Engaged Buddhism, Revolution, and Climate Change

...Would these kinds of actions be enough to change the economic and political system enough to avert catastrophe? Not if only one or two people per thousand took part, which I guess is what we're seeing now in the Western world, but one or two hundred people per thousand could certainly make a dif...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 72
Views: 6312

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Here's a great individual contribution - Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Auctions Off 126 Guitars and Raises $21 Million for Climate Change Battle Earlier this week, legendary Pink Floyd guitarist and songwriter David Gilmour auctioned off dozens of his guitars – and he sold them all so he could donate t...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Engaged Buddhism, Revolution, and Climate Change
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Engaged Buddhism, Revolution, and Climate Change

It's a difficult but worthwhile topic, Polar Bear. We could approach it from a rationalist, ethical-humanist POV, and ask what kinds of actions (that any ordinary folk can take) will benefit all living beings the most. I think that anything up to and including civil disobedience is clearly justifiab...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 110
Views: 9976

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Chennai water crisis in India leaves millions reliant on filthy wells and expensive trucked-in supply Millions of people in the South Indian city of Chennai, the country's sixth largest metropolis, are facing an acute water shortage as the main reservoirs have dried up after a poor monsoon season. ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 110
Views: 9976

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

More for American friends - Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040 Defending against rising seas could cost US communities $416bn in the next 20 years, according to a new report. Spending on seawalls alone could total almost as much as the initial investment in the in...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 110
Views: 9976

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Meanwhile, South of the (Canadian) Border ... Leading carbon price proposals: A bipartisan dialogue Featuring U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney Economists overwhelmingly recommend a price on carbon as a way to control the risk of climatic disruption. A fee on carbon dioxide and othe...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Exposing Australia's recycling lie
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Exposing Australia's recycling lie

Thanks (I think :rolleye: ) Kevin. I haven't watched that particular programme but we have known for a while that we have problems. They got worse very suddenly when China decided not to take our rubbish any more, and new outlets for it (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand) are problematic both for us and...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Another war in the Middle East?
Replies: 12
Views: 154

Re: Another war in the Middle East?

I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly, US-disapproved talks in Tehran on economic cooperation that can help Iran survive the effects of ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 1815

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Donald Trump could be in re-election trouble, the polls say. Here's why you shouldn't believe them
:reading: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-14/ ... s/11208412

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 72
Views: 6312

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Europe’s leaders are about to decide whether to END carbon pollution completely! But dirty energy blockers like Poland are trying to derail the plan, and it’s up to us to show EU leaders like French President Macron and German Chancellor Merkel there’s massive public support for 100% clean energy t...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 110
Views: 9976

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging $500 million into an effort to close all of the nation's remaining coal plants by 2030 and put the United States on track toward a 100% clean energy economy. Addressing the Massachusetts Institute of Technology commencement, Bloomberg laid ou...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Aussie monk honoured for bhikkhuni ordinations
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Aussie monk honoured for bhikkhuni ordinations

Ricky Grace, Luc Longley, Nicola Forrest among WA recipients of 2019 Queens Birthday honours More than 2,700 Indigenous girls around the country receive mentorship and support to help get them through high school and beyond from former Perth Wildcats captain Ricky Grace's Girls Academy. Former Chic...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 72
Views: 6312

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Lobbying Against Key US Climate Regulation 'Cost Society $60 Billion,' Study Finds Political lobbying in the U.S. that helped block the progress of proposed climate regulation a decade ago led to a social cost of $60 billion, according to a new study. Environmental economists Dr. Kyle Meng and Dr. ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 72
Views: 6312

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Greta Thunberg to express his deep appreciation for her efforts to raise awareness of the climate crisis that faces us all. “It is very encouraging to see how you have inspired other young people to join you in speaking out,” he wrote. “You are waking peop...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: fewer Doctors = more Death
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: fewer Doctors = more Death

Nicholas wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:06 pm
1) Psychic powers.
:D
2). No, evidently in the UK its job is to minimize worker doctors' incomes.
:rolleye:
It's doing a really awful job of it, then. https://www.medscape.com/slideshow/uk-d ... rt-6009730 says -

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Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Beyond Meat

More on "meatless meat" - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/05/eating-meat-future-socially-unacceptable-obsolete What if eating meat is not only wrong – but obsolete? Meat is dead. Carnivores are going the way of cigarette smokers and, by 2050, there’s a good chance that it will be ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: China and the world order
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: China and the world order

Coverage of anniversary commemorations in Hong Kong - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... kong-vigil

:namaste:
Kim