September 24, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

I Apologize

Small People

Gasland

The winner of the special Sundance prize for docs this year was Gasland by Josh Fox (airing on HBO June 21). It discusses a kind of drilling called hydraulic fracturing and what a bright idea that is . . . or isn’t.  Get a load of this trailer for the film in which this guy is able to light up his faucet.

Sharp increases in pollution, illness and death are a big price for this gas.  Seems like the same story all over.  Killing ourselves chasing down the last drop of fossil.

Now, here’s the solution.  The people of Samso Island in Denmark decided to chase, instead, every possible non-fossil solution to the problem.  Today they produce more energy than they need and sell it at a profit. Two very close dots, very easy to connect. If only we move the greed machine out of the way.

Surf’s Up

Surfs-Up.gif picture by sbrodner

Boothiness

Does the fact that BP is still in charge of the rescue and clean-up of the Spill seem, at this point a bit strange?  Is it a little like asking John Wilkes Booth to be Lincoln’s doctor?