I want to share my extremely efficient system for simplifying a big chunk of life. I hope that some or all of this will provide a gateway into a mostly plant-based diet for a few people. Then I'll feel like I contributed more than just the reduced footprints of one person in rural Canada. I was already pulling this site together when I saw the 10:10 idea, so it seemed like as good a thing as any to hang my program on. I hope they don't mind.

Some of my influences

My original climate change guru is James Hansen. Do read his book, Storms of my Grandchildren.

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 worry about melting ice caps and glaciers and I like to get root info, so I sometimes hang out here at the Arctic Sea Ice Blog.

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.

The Onmnivore's Dillemma and The Third Plate have only confirmed my views on food. Two very personal journeys toward ethical eating.

Love to all,
March 2015

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