Friday, August 11, 2017

8/17 CCC: Enviro. Quotes, Dates, Books, Media, etc.

8/17 Creation Corner Column: Enviro. Quotes, Dates, Books, Media, etc.

Quote of the Month:

"The situation has become so bad it would not be ethical not to use strong language" says Prof. Gerardo Ceballos, lead researcher for the study concluding that billions of animal populations have been lost, a "biological annihilation", amounting to a sixth mass extinction.

This is a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilization", according to the study in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Earth Overshoot Day of August 2, 2017

This is the estimated date humans have overdrawn the planet's natural resource budget this year.  It takes more than 20 months to regenerate what's depleted in a year.  Source: Global Footprint Network.  This USA Today Snapshot asks: "What will you do to #movethedate?  The date arrives earlier each year.

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting the US EPA the authority to regulate global warming pollution in the case of Massachusetts v. EPA (2007).

1967-2017 the 50th anniversary of the Environmental Defense Fund whose motto is "Finding the ways that work."

Documentary Film of the month:

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.  Al Gore.

Religious book of the month:

Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril.  edited by Lisa E. Dahill and Jim B. Martin-Schramm.  Foreword by Bill McKibben.

"The" Books of the Month:

The 50 Greatest Walks of the World.  Barry Stone.
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life. Richard Dawkins & Yan Wong.
The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau's River Years.  Robert M. Thorson.
The Canada 150 Collection (many titles, Univ. of Toronto press).
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A True Story of Resilience and Recovery.  Andrew Westoll.
The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath: Some Paradoxes of Human-Animal Relationships. Erika Ritter.
The Enigma of the Owl: An Illustrated Natural History. Mike Unwin and David Tipling.
The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession. Adam Leith Gollner.
The Human Eros: Eco-Ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence.  Thomas M. Alexander.
The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us.  Alice Roberts.
The Living Shore: Rediscovering a Lost World.  Rowan Jacobsen.
The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action. edited by Alison Alkon and Julie Guthman.
The Paper Zoo: 500 Years of Animals in Art. Charlotte Sleigh.
The Poetic Species: A Conversation.  Edward O. Wilson & Robert Hass.
The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History.  Juan Pimentel, translated by Peter Mason.
The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains.  Edmund Stump.
The Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior.  Janine M. Benyus, Juan Carlos Barberis, illus.
The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors.  David George Haskell.
The Water Book: The Extraordinary Story of Our Most Ordinary Substance. Alok Jha.
The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China.  Philip Ball.
The Way of the Hare.  Marianne Taylor.
The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology.  Thich Nhat Hanh.

Coloring Books: To inspire creation-consciousness while at the beach, lakeside, shorelines.

The Brilliant Colouring Book.  Arcturus.
The Kew Gardens Exotic Plants Coloring Book: Over 40 Beautiful Illustrations Plus Color Guides. Arcturus.
Floral Coloring Book: Beautiful Pictures from the Garden of Nature.  Arcturus.
Sacred Geometry Coloring Book.  Francene Hart.
Stained Glass Coloring Book: Luminous Designs to Personalize and Treasure.  Arcturus.
Vintage Coloring Book: Gorgeous Retro Patterns to Personalize and Keep.  Arcturus.

Other Media:

The Bird Collection (4 11x14-inch color prints and book).  Kathryn Hennessy & Victoria Wiggins, eds.
The Plants and Flowers Collection (4 11x14-inch color prints and book).  Kathryn Hennessy & Victoria Wiggins, eds.
Food Chains (DVD). Eric Schlosser & Eva Longoria.
Ocean Waves: 100% Pure Nature, Soothing, Pure.  (CD) Compass Productions.

Concluding Quote: "What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.  Mollie Beattie.

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