Life is a Carnivore, and other Cliche Deconstructions
by Pat Darnell, Tnilc Wakorb, George Thistleeeter, and T H Inne
It is a global question -- what is the real change? Starbucks made a small omission in their fifty year effort to turn carnivores inside out. But with Copenhagen Cultural Guide and a few key phrases, even Starbucks can move mountains. And the C-Class at Starbucks HQ might consider Bacon and Pork Burgers along with their beverage items. We at MooPig the Unfriendly are doing our best to alert the WORLD of the climate change gathering in Copenhagen... even though we are not invited.
Cheat sheets: your Copenhagen cultural guide _________________***
If you are quick there's still time to sound intelligent about the climate change pow-wow. Read and see these... HERE [excerpts below]
BOOK:Do say: "Everyone with a voice at Copenhagen needs to read this book."
Review this: Our Choice, A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
by Al Gore
TIMESonline Says: ... After scaring us all into apathy in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore is back with a book designed to redress the balance. An upbeat introduction insists that we have the time and the tools to tackle climate change. Gore says that we are now aware of the problem and theoretically committed to finding a solution. A poem by the man himself underscores the point. Gore is not, however, a natural poet.
In prose, the core of the Gore philosophy is simple; with political will we can curb our reliance on fossil fuels, thus solving the climate crisis, the economic gloom and the political folly of over-reliance on oil.
This is not a game plan for the individual — Gore is concerned with the political, economic and social framework for change. Renewable energy must receive the backing of governments and markets. Gore is a big fan of geothermal energy, nuclear energy is over-rated and expensive.
"We need," says Gore, "a new vision of capital markets; a sustainable capitalism and an end to untrammelled materialism. Support for forests must come into any international agreement on a price for carbon; up to 23 per cent of carbon emissions come from burning the world’s forests."
Challenged by Carbon: the Oil Industry and Climate Change
by Bryan Lovell
Do say: Governments should recognise that oil companies can be heroes as well as villains.
Don’t say: What’s the difference between sedimentary and igneous?
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
by Mark Lynas
Do say: We are messing with the climatic thermostat of this planet at our extreme — and growing — peril.
Don’t say: Roll on barbecue summers.
I think you all are catching marvelously. So to it go, and blow the wind to a better 'morrow, whither 'tis brighter in May, soon we will have less to say. There is always HOPE.