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Don Lieber's writing has been published by the Associated Press, the United Nations, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Coalition to Ban the Use of Child Soldiers, Mothering Magazine, and others. He contributes regularly to several websites covering a range of environmental and human rights issues. He also a professional musician in New York City.
Weather Extremes as the 'New Normal', and the Most Destructive Project on Earth.
President Obama is currently considering approval of a massive new oil pipeline, the Keystone XL project. The pipeline is called "The Most Destructive Project on Earth" - with immense implications for greenhouse gas emissions. In lieu of record-setting weather extremes recorded globally, author Don Lieber examines the environmental implications of this decision.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tom Brokaw and the Pentagon: Unwitting Partners in Apathy
On Oct 17, veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw published an Op-Ed in the NY Times which decried the absence of discussion about the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in the current election campaign season. Brokow's call for more attention to the wars comes on the heels of a recent AP report on the Pentagon's first-time admission that over 70,000 Iraqis were killed in the conflict, a detail itself ignored by Brokaw and the media.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010(4 comments)
The Gulf Spill, Corexit, and PROFITS
Public discussion about the hazards of the chemical dispersant Corexit, used by BP to break up oil in the gulf spill, now includes talk about possible public evacuation. What is not discussed as much is the huge profits behind the company which manufactures Corexit, Illinois-based NALCO, and the fortune earned by its CEO, Erik Frywald.
Friday, January 29, 2010
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: 2010
One family's efforts at 'going solar' in Brooklyn. An example of personal environmental leadership in the absence of government leadership.