The Best Laid Plans……
“If you want to make Goddess laugh, tell her your plans.”
It wasn’t after I publicly declared to the blogosphere that I was headed to DC to get arrested in the historic Tar Sands Pipeline sit in at the White House, that global weirding lifted its ugly head. A hurricane of epic proportions is headed right into NY.
My co-patriots and I soon decided that we did not want to spend time on the NJ Turnpike with heavy rains and hurricane force winds. We re-scheduled our trip to early next week after the storm.
Its tough to gauge from TV news as to whether this is truly the storm of the century. I reported here in this blog about the fact that we have already had 9 weather related disasters this year each costing more than a billion dollars. This one will easily cost another billion.
The hurricane raises my determination to take a stand against this Keystone Tar Sands pipeline. The Alberta Tar Sands bitumen is an oily mix of sand and clay that will result in more significantly more CO2 in the atmosphere which will accelerate climate change, possibly to a point of no return. We all must do whatever we can to keep this gunk in the earth where it belongs and to support cleaner renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.