Wednesday :: Apr 27, 2011

Tim DeChristopher Keynote at Power Shift


by Oly Mike

Mary is right about the methane hydrate feedback loop. I have been talking about methane release from thawing permafrost and icesheet melting for several years.   The release of methane is a deadly tipping point that we are approaching.

I got an email from Jack Zeiger in Olympia with a link to Tim DeChristopher's speech at Power Shift.  I think Tim is also seeing the tipping points approaching and passed and concluding as I do that we are in for some rough times ahead. We still have the choice that no one can take away from us (thank you, Viktor Frankl) to choose how we seek meaning in our lives.

A couple of Frankl quotes for the day:

“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose ones attitude in any given circumstance.”

“When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.”

so thanks to Jack for sending the following:

So did you hear about the Power Shift conference that was going on in Washington, DC? Sounded pretty amazing. In addition to the bill McKibben speech below, make sure to check out Tim DeChristopher's speech (Tim is the student who disrupted an auction of oil and gas drilling leases by posing as a bidder in 2008). Here's his speech:

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