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OP-ED: Robert Redford--Another Looming Cliff of Grave Consequence

Environment  (tags: weather, water, environment, climate, climate-change, nature, humans, green, protection, globalwarming )

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The wake up call that Hurricane Sandy gave us was but one of many just in the last year. We can see that climate change is happening all around the country after the wildfires, droughts, floods and violent storms of 2012

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Jay curnow (196)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:26 am
It never ceases to amaze me how people are prepared to fight over land!...Power!..Money!...Intrusion of their personal rights of opinion!...Obstruct others personal choices re religion or way of life that has no direct bearing on themselves!...yet totally ignore the 1 thing can directly affect each & everyone! the Forces of Nature!...Totally ignored when the plight of others (by way of drought famine etc) until it directly affects them in a very personal way!

Ellen m (215)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:02 am
I think Jay's just about covered it ;-)
Thanks for sharing this Cal.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:22 am

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:49 am
He's 100% right!

pam w (139)
Monday January 7, 2013, 8:15 am's about TERRITORY....the equivalent of a dog lifting his leg on a tree.

Rock H (254)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:15 am
Robert Redford did a great service to this country by using his voice to speaking out in this well articulated statement on the Keystone XL pipeline.

"The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is a disaster in the making. It will cause expansion of the expensive and dirty tar sands oil excavation up in Canada's Boreal forest. It threatens our own farms, and waters throughout our heartland. And it is going to make climate change worse as more tarry gunk is dug up, turned into gasoline and diesel and burned in cars and trucks. All of this is for a pipeline that is meant to export tar sand oil overseas from America's Gulf Coast. Our heartland, aquifers and climate are meant to sustain us. Instead the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline means that we take all the risks - from pipeline leaks and blows to the aftermath of toxic pools of wastewater -- and Big Oil reaps all the benefits."

I also like the way that Robert has also taken a pessimistic view of the outcome, seemly tauting President Obama to prove him wrong.
"It begs the question then, why does it look like they are going to get it wrong?"

Thanks for sharing this link Cal!

Jane H (139)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:18 pm
noted March in DC Feb17th against it---spnsored by Sierra Club and 350.

Tammy Taylor (12)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:49 pm
Great article, I had no idea that it was this bad, thank-you for the insight Cal ...

Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:19 pm
Noted. Thanks.

greenplanet e (155)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:32 pm
Good article. Agree!

Talya H (10)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:20 pm

Sheila S (52)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:34 pm
"The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is a disaster in the making." Redford's article spells it out clearly enough that a 5th grader would get it. Why not the USA current administration?

MmAway M (503)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:04 pm
I am amazed about some of my friends that deny climate change and say NOT TRUE Gads, get a flipping grip! Thanks Cal and outstanding comments above! Shelia...Yes why Not the USA current administration?????
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