Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Just saw a guy with a floppy hat and shades...kick down every political sign at Cornell at Dixie. He was whisked away by a similarly attired woman w/straight, gray hair in an old, small red car w/a Ron Paul sticker on the rear window. She shook her finger at me as they made their hasty escape.
The male appeared to be relatively young and over 250lbs and put a scarf over his face when he saw me. The woman was middle aged, also heavy-set and had nearly shoulder-length straight gray hair. the car had multiple rear stickers besides the Ron Paul sticker.
Must have happened around 6 p.m. Friday.
Join us and others from across the globe Saturday, October 24 to focus attention on the real and credible threat to the planets ecosystems from excess atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
A year ago NASA produced a landmark series of studies. They showed that if we let the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere top 350 parts per million, we will not have a planet similar to the one on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted. We are now at 387 ppm.
There is a real possibility that coral reefs may be the first ecosystems on the planet to face extinction from excessive atmospheric CO2 levels. Respected scientists from across the globe warn that todays 387 ppm CO2 level is already too high and is beginning to degrade the coral reefs of the world.
Credible climatology models predict 400 ppm CO2 may be reached by 2015. Carbon dioxide concentrations over 400 ppm will increase ocean temperatures to a point where mass coral bleaching events can become an annual occurrence. As carbon dioxide levels continue to increase and the oceans become more acidic, corals and shellfish will be unable to build skeletons.
On Saturday, October 24, concerned citizens from across the globe will rally to focus attention on the carbon dioxide threat facing the planet. If you care about coral reefs, the ocean, the environment and future generations, please join us to help raise awareness about one of the most challenging problems facing humanity.
In Palm Beach County join us Saturday October 24, 3 PM at:
Atlantic Dunes Beach Park, Linton & A1A Delray Beach, FL
Visit www.350.org/palmbeachcounty350 for details.
To find a rally near you or learn more about the International Day of Climate Change go to: www.350.org
Read the Reef Rescue open letter to the US Coral Reef Task Force.
To see how elevated carbon dioxide and ocean acidification is killing the worlds coral reefs watch:
Is the Great Barrier Reef on death row? Link: Datpresenter® 2.0 Build #1854 for
Palm Beach County
You will hear the frustration that nobody was representing Lake Worth while this discussion was going on, discussion of on-going re-negotiations of existing agreements with Lake Worth and questions about the now missing matching money to be put up by Lake Worth. The agreement we had with the County expired on October 16th. The long and short of it is that they need "an approved plan by their Commission" by February 2, 2010.
I'd like to get your reaction by commenting to this post.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Feedback from yesterday's candidate forum at the Greater Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast...
Just a note to say nice job conveying your priorities as Commissioner this morning.
You secured my vote and support with your views. I wish you the best of luck and hope to gosh you win as I was very concerned after last nights meeting and several candidates this morning.
Thanks for your efforts.
John Q. Supporter (real name withheld)
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Wes Blackman for City Commissioner District #3
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