Sunday, July 24, 2011

Easy way to “cool” the USA (just change the numbers)

It was difficult to find information about “New Normals”. I suppose that’s because our nation’s news is slanted toward climate change denial. Maybe if Rupert Murdoch goes to prison that will all change but until then we can expect to not hear the words “global warming” in a weather forecast.
You can find information about “New Normals” here:

Updated Statistics Show the “Normal” US Climate is Getting Warmer 
Published: June 29th, 2011
To make his unemployment numbers look less bad Ronald Reagan changed the way unemployment is calculated. Someone working 30 hours a month at McDonalds is now fully employed. If someone gives up looking for a job he or she is no longer unemployed.  Like magic, unemployment numbers went down.
There is a simple way for Republicans to confuse the hell out of people saying it’s too darn hot; just change from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
 115 degrees Fahrenheit magically becomes only 46 degrees Celsius.  Instant cooling.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... Worth Dying for.

“This is a non-commercial attempt to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless 'consumers' are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Meadows in Coatesville?

I tried to do something like this in Coatesville a few years ago and it requires a revision of our codes to allow something on a lawn longer than 6 inches.  
Coatesville has lots of steep slopes which makes grass impractical.
It would also be a very low cost major improvement in stormwater management and add to groundwater recharge.
No one was even slightly interested.
Published: Saturday, July 02, 2011

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Sound water management has put the border town on the Rio Grande leagues ahead of its neighbours, but robust growth rates mean local farmers and ranchers are still losing out