Ofelia Zepeda’s Ocean Power and the Apocalyptic American Summer of 2020

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Anybody who reads the Tohono O’odham poet Ofelia Zepeda’s collection of poems, Ocean Power: Stories from the Desert, might reasonably assume she is being ironic with the title. What power, after all, can an ocean have over a people who live in the Arizona desert, “That land where the ocean has not touched for thousands …

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Climate Change Yoga

  [To hear Doctress Netuopia read her poem, click the above link.] Yoginis and Yogis time for a meditation on breath and the global carbon cycle. Get seated into easy pose—sukhasana. Sit down on your sitz bones as you straighten your spine while extending the crown your head up into the smog. Take a moment …

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Snowpiercer and Earthmasters: Complementary Views of Geoengineering

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OTHER HOMES AND GARDENS Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s film Snowpiercer is an allegorical — and sometimes phantasmagorical — science fiction thriller about a geoengineering climate fix that goes terribly wrong. When the film opens, we see planes releasing something called CW7 into the upper atmosphere to help cool a warming planet. As a result Earth freezes catastrophically, killing everyone except the few hundred people who have bought …

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Tar Sands: the Ugly Proof that the Politicians are Still Clueless about Climate Change

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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The mining of the Tar Sands and the drilling of oil in Canada’s boreal forests is the most destructive project on the earth in terms of climate change. Climate scientist James Hansen has said that developing Tar Sands further would be game over for the world climate. The Sierra Club feels so …

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Two Vigils in Tucson

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In response to the terrible environmental nightmare that would result from the Keystone oil pipeline being built, Tucson activists assembled at two locations with great visibility — at the Ronstadt center and at the Federal courthouse — at 5 o’clock on Monday, February 3. This was in solidarity with hundreds of vigils …

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