Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Home Work describes homes around the globe built with soul, creativity, and designed with a solid understanding of natural materials, structure, and aesthetics.
Home Work contains over 1,000 photos and 300 line drawings, stories of real people building and living in their own homes, plus photos, stories, and feedback gathered over the thirty years since Shelter was first published.
Shelter Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 279
Bolinas, CA, 94924
(415) 868-0280 Fax: (415) 868-9053
The Harrison Studio has available a travelling exhibition during the autumn of 2007 and spring of 2008 that addresses the Global Warming phenomenon from an artist’s perspective. The Harrison Studio proposes nothing less than an alternate narrative about how one might withdraw as waters rise, what new forms of settlement might look like and what the content, or properties that a new cultural landscape might have in response to Global Warming.
Click here to read more about Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison.
Friday, December 21, 2007
"First of all, I don't think it's within the power of human beings to assure that the climate does not change, as millions of years of history have shown, and second of all, I guess I would ask which human beings - where and when - are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings." (Michael Griffin - NASA's Chief Administrator)
As we also learned, mass migration is "imminent" and the IPCC knew this the whole time, yet continued attempting to convince you --- if you just cut back on your pollution all will be well.
This is just the tip of the iceberg all of which is in "Global Warming - A Convenient Disguise".
Given the fact that there is "no prevention", what about "preparedness"? In the book "Global Warming - A Convenient Disguise", you will see the hope which is still available to us all. I cover the many options which are available for preservation and sustainable communities.
I am hopeful this book will help ignite a new paradigm of thinking, and will stop the waste of billions of dollars to the lie of "prevention" which does nothing but line the pockets of the greedy.
We have the money and resources if we spend wisely and in the right direction. So let's make it happen.
Sea Level 2100 attempts to alter and reinterpret urban space, so the impact of rising sea levels in New York City can be visualized through the amalgamation of digital technology and sea level data researched by institutions such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. This project has been conceived and implemented by Charles Yust and Chris Hennelly who are Master of Fine Arts students in the Design and Technology program at Parsons the New School for Design. (See video on their website)
Since antiquity, Sirens and their mermaid sisters have maintained an ongoing affair of the heart with humanity’s greatest writers and artists. Sirens play important roles in the classical writings of Homer and Euripides, as well as in the modern works of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, and many others. Matching these writings with vibrant work from such artists as Peter Paul Rubens, Hieronymous Bosch, Edvard Munch, and René Magritte, Meri Lao has created a feast for the eye. Exploring our 3,000-year-old relationship with Sirens, Lao reveals the secret of the power in their song: it is the sound of the subversive, luring us from the orderly conscious world down to the depth of the world of dreams, and the harder we try to ignore that singing, the more we desperately want to hear it.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help Save Them
by Kimberly Lisagor & Heather Hansen
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Trade Paperback, 400 pages $15.95
Coming in April 8th from Vintage Books
Travel is more than just a visit to a destination. It’s about heeding your wanderlust with heightened awareness and a new sense of urgency. Thee planet is actually filed with awe-inspiring but endangered places (from the phosphorescent bays of Puerto Rico to the Boreal forests of Finland), each of which are destined to undergo dramatic transformations in our lifetime. (From the press release)
Kimberly Lisagor is based in San Luis Obispo, CA, Lisagor teaches journalism at Cal Poly State University. She is a member of The International Ecotourism Society and the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and is president of the San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Read the entire article on Global Research
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
The Gaia Thang!
The main ice covered landmass is Antarctica at the South Pole, with about 90 percent of the world's ice (and 70 percent of its fresh water). Antarctica is covered with ice an average of 2,133 metres (7,000 feet) thick, and in many places thickness exceeds 4,000 metres (13,123 feet), reaching a maximum of 4,800 metres(15,748 feet).
The British Antarctic Survey estimates the volume of the ice sheet to be 30 million cubic kilometres. If all this were to melt, sea levels would rise by 57 m (187 feet) and the interior of the continent would also rise.
This rebound would be caused by the huge weight redistribution of ice sheets as they change to water and enter the sea. The weight of the Antarctic ice is so great that in many areas it actually pushes the land below sea-level and if the ice cover was removed Antarctica would slowly rise up another 450 metres (1500 feet) above sea-level.
The average temperature is -37°C, so the ice should take an extended period of time to melt. In fact in most parts of the continent it never gets above freezing.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Low Tech Balloon System... reused hemp sacks, in this case animal feed bags, are sewn together to form a dome-shaped structure.