Sunday, December 06, 2009

Bits and Pieces - December 6, 2009

If you feel like you've been reading too much shouting on your computer screen, this is for you. I do enjoy that poem, and what it's about is why I love my roadrunner.

It has long seemed to me that too much of environmentalism is pietistic. Mike Tidwell, the executive director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, takes on that individualistic attitude in a WaPo op-ed today. Part of the problem, as in so many things, is that we've been hearing the rightwing pietistic, individualistic propaganda for almost thirty years now, with not enough pushback.

Speaking of which, Jared Diamond suggests that perhaps industry is part of the larger environmental action that Tidwell sounds like he'd like to see.

Joby Warrick interviews Muhamed ElBaradei. Not much new here.

Some of Iran's religious leaders urge others to cool it.

The response, in case your winger relatives are bombarding you with Ted Petruna's claim that political correctness is giving the country to the terrorists.

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