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Lobster Boat Blockades Coal Barge at Massachusetts Powerplant

15 May

Cross Posted From CommonDreams

Steering a lobster boat called the Henry David T., two climate activists on Wednesday attempted to blockade a shipment of West Virginia coal from arriving at Brayton Point Power Station in Massachusetts, New England’s largest coal-fired power plant.

The coal freighter, the Energy Entreprise, is believed to be carrying coal from a mountain top removal operation in Appalachia to the terminal in Massachusetts, setting up a ‘David vs. Goliath’ visual in which the activists in their tiny lobster boat put themselves between the massive coal ship and the power plant’s terminal.

Updates from the site indicate that the Henry David T. and its occupants have been detained by the US Coast Guard.

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On 400 PPM, Mass Stupidity, and the Suicidal Language of Climate Lemmings

10 May

by John Atcheson, Cross Posted from Common Dreams

lemmings

OK, lemmings don’t commit mass suicide.  But they do reproduce chaotically, and periodically consume their way out of sustainable habitats, and into mass migrations that result in most of their population dying.

Sound familiar?  We’re cavalierly headed for our own cliff – 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere sometime in the next couple of months, if not sooner.

The lemming has a brain the size of a pea.  What’s our excuse?

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