from BARDO

The stars are in our belly; the Milky Way our umbilicus.

Is it a consolation that the stuff of which we’re made

is star-stuff too?

– That wherever you go you can never fully disappear –

dispersal only: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen.

Tree, rain, coal, glow-worm, horse, gnat, rock.

Roselle Angwin

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

'The Heat of the Moment' (George Monbiot)

I know it's hard to face this stuff, and I don't want to be accused of bringing anyone down ('man'). But Monbiot is one of the very few sane voices out there, and we have to listen. We HAVE to listen. And we have to face it, spread the word and make changes.

Please visit this link... and share it...

The Heat of the Moment


  1. Thanks for the link Roselle. I read it and cried. I can't honestly imagine a time when governments are interested more in doing something about this pending disaster than passing silly, knee-jerk pathetic legislation designed to get them votes in the next election! I'm getting myself a bit wound up now so will be off to weave some tapestry to calm down!!

  2. Thank you, Angie. It's hard, isn't it? But it is (also) a reality: the beauty of it all; the transience of it all. the latter's hard to take when it's accelerated by our unthinking and greedy actions... Hope the tapestry helped unwind!

  3. Hi Roselle, coincidentally, I just blogged about some research funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at reversing global warming by cloud seeding with sea water.

  4. When I read his article I thought you'd read it too. Apart from the hard message, the feeling of helplessness, I was struck by his observation that we're ill-equipped both psychologically and historically to understand it. I certainly am.
    It was good to be pointed towards those who can. Greenpeace for one.


  5. David - thanks - will read your blog (of course). I don't quite know how to get notifications that you've posted, but I do visit. Yes - this does seem to be a possible way forward that so far I haven't seen any objections to (unlike eg mirrors posted in space, or changing the nature of seawater in situ - can't think of the term for that) - and hooray that a 'big guy' is dedicating funds to that (Melinda seems to be very involved in charity-type work).

    Marg - thanks - and yes, I think because we're not well-equipped psychologically our tendency is often to bury our heads, isn't it? - and yes I'm big on Greenpeace - been a member for 30 years, but less active currently than I used to be (eg lying down in road at Hinkley Point nuclear power station, being at Greenham Common, demos at Devonport nucler dockyard, acrively opposing hunting etc) - now that many of our family troubles have eased I'd like to get back into more active activism. It's all about getting the message out now that we do have to change our assumptions, I think, don't you? Nice to hear from you! x

  6. Consider it done. Thanks for posting.


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