ALOUD: Moore / Childs / Deverell

Philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore uses water to explain human inter-connectedness to the environment in an "ALOUD" lecture at the Los Angeles Public Library.

High good, low bad: Mead in May 2012

 

Click on the cover to be taken to the "Aloud" program at the Los Angeles Public Library, where "Moral Ground" editor Kathleen Dean Moore will be part of a panel on western water on June 6, 2012.

Spoiler alert. It’s low bad for the monthly Mead report. The largest reservoir in the United States, which serves Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, and Mexico, was at 1,119.38 feet  at the close of May, 2012. That’s lower than it’s been for seven months, a mere 44 feet and change above a level that will invoke shortages in Arizona and Nevada. But! Now that doomsayers like me are all cheered up at any opportunity to remind wastrels with lawns, “We told you so,” it emerges that there is a more constructive voice in town. As clarification, it merits adding that the town is Los Angeles and the voice is that of philosopher

Earth and us

This week WaterWired posted a lecture by philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore in which Moore asks the question that sticks in the caw of any environmentalist:

How can we be aware of impending cataclysm and still be doing so little, if anything, to lessen the impacts of climate change?

“We know that immediate action by us is the thing that can change the direction of this asteroid,” she says, “But that knowledge hasn’t moved us to action … So the question I would ask is: What’s missing?”

According to Moore, the ever louder warnings of scientists aren’t enough. We need to actively decide that it’s wrong to wreck the world.

To hear the whole lecture, click here. As enticement, WaterWired also has Jon Stewart on “Climategate.”

This posting has been updated. The headline has been changed and the Stewart link added.


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