Wonder Why Many of Our Bills Aren’t Getting Through? Research Shows the Views of the Majority Don’t Matter

We include news on a nationwide student strike for climate change on Friday, including here in Santa Fe with Santa Fe strikers speaking at Collected Works at 11am today. Critical election reform bills being heard today in Senate Rules and a NY Times Op-Ed and two very compelling video depicting why we don’t get what…

Our Biggest Challenge is NOT Climate Change It is Us, Humans & Our Thirst for More…powerful guest blog

Retake has reiterated the need for new systems that will facilitate a just transition to a no-growth economy. This guest blog by Julia Adeney Thomas lays out clearly how a new innovation or technological solution is not going to address the complexity of impacts from human misuse and overuse of resources. This article is not…

Plastics in Appalachia: The New Coal…..Just What We Need, Another Coal, Plus a Bad Day at the Roundhouse

Last week I wrote about how we need to vastly reduce our use of one-use plastics in part due to our inability to recycle plastic and in part due to plastic’s reliance upon fracking. And then Roxanne sent me this Inside Climate News article on a series of massive plastics plants being planned along the…

Gas & Oil Lobbyists Trading Profit for their Grandchildren’s Future + News on Special SB 489 Radio Show

“The sky is falling,” is NM Oil & Gas Association’s persistent claim any time the legislature tries to address climate change. This post exposes the moral bankruptcy of an industry that is fine with trading 2019 profits for the future of children born in 2019. It also calls upon Democratic leadership to fund a study…

As China Refuses Our Recycling, We are Now Burning our Plastics, and Guess Who is Down Wind?

Recycling will never solve the consequences of over-consumption. We are now poisoning the air by incinerating plastic and dumping trash at horrifying levels directly into the ocean. With China no longer accepting our recycling, we need to examine closely our single use of plastic and paper. Remember, when we throw things away, there is no…