the forests are returning in the amazon and indonesia

good news for a change : the forests are returning, deforestation is peaking, the world is getting greener, climate change is being mitigated.…/we-ar…/article26147272/This is true of the dediduous hardwood forest of northeastern North America, which has been coming back since the car replaced the horse as the way to get around. After 1918 the internal …Read More

glitches with DVW

Hi everybody, we’ve been having a little trouble with our server, which was hacked. With great difficulty and the help of some brilliant techies in Bangalore, we managed to retrieve the Site and the original 2001-2010 version, which was redesigned by Justine Harare. But the server won’t allow me to attach a pdf to a …Read More

excellent profile in the New Yorker by Elizabeth Kolbert  of Christina Figueres, and discussion of the state of the effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and what might be accomplished at the Paris climate change conference in December.

Bravissimo Pope Francis !

Hosannas to Pope Francis ! He is emerging as the greatest leader in the world. A genuine champion of the poor (why he chose Francis as his papal name) and big promotor of interfaith dialogue, his latest encyclical contains a brilliant concise statement of the environmental, political, economic and moral meltdown we’re undergoing. He gets …Read More