This is just a clip to say hello, shot with my webcam, much to my filmmaker son Max's chagrin, I'm sure.
Some of my influences
My original climate change guru is James Lovelock, the scientist who, back in the sixties, figured out how to measure parts per million and made Rachel Carson's work possible. His theory of the earth's self-balancing organism like behavior has been accepted throughout the scientific community. His most recent book is Revenge of Gaia, which also fills you in on most of what you'd get from his earlier books.
In Tenney Naumer's blog, Climate Change the Next Generation she posts links daily to good solid articles. It's a bit odd, but when you click on a link, nothing appears to happen. Scroll down and there's the article. What do I know? Maybe this is normal.
'In 2008, Time Magazine named Climate Progress.org one of the “Top 15 Green Websites,” writing that “Romm occupies the intersection of climate science, economics and policy…. On his blog and in his most recent book, Hell and High Water, you can find some of the most cogent, memorable, and deployable arguments for immediate and overwhelming action to confront global warming.” In 2009, Rolling Stone named Romm #88 on its list of The 100 “people who are reinventing America” calling him “America’s fiercest climate-change activist-blogger.”'
I read James Howard Kuntsler's blog every week. He's gleefully anticipating a precipitous contraction back to small town life and the end of suburbia. www.kunstler.com/blog/
I worry about melting ice caps and glaciers and I like to get root info, so this was great all summer: The National Sea Ice Data Center at University of Colorado at Boulder
I listened to the audio recordings of interviews with scientists on CBC Radio's Ideas series, "How to think about Science".
"If science is neither cookery, nor angelic virtuosity, then what is it?
Modern societies have tended to take science for granted as a way of knowing, ordering and controlling the world. Everything was subject to science, but science itself largely escaped scrutiny. This situation has changed dramatically in recent years. Historians, sociologists, philosophers and sometimes scientists themselves have begun to ask fundamental questions about how the institution of science is structured and how it knows what it knows. David Cayley talks to some of the leading lights of this new field of study."
Diet for a Small Planet was my vegetarian's bible back when I was nineteen and had never even made 'normal' daily meals, let alone meals such as Mom had never served.
The China Study allowed me to loosen up a bit on worrying about protein. Diet for a Small Planet, back in the seventies, seemed a bit obsessed with everything being equivalent to a three-ounce steak.
My Other Hats
I'm a freelance illustrator and graphic designer and I also paint watercolours of the edges of the little lakes around here. You can see my fine art here.
I act as a Buddhist spiritual friend and educational guide to a number of incarcerated men in the U.S. through Liberation Prison Project.
Love to all,
Lynn, Feb. 21 2010