Saturday, October 6, 2018

"Global" on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston , MA

October 6, 2018
I am posting here some documentation of the piece, "Global," I did on the Rose Kennedy Greenway as part of Mobius/Belfast exchange. I drew animals on the path that are very vulnerable to the effects of increased temperature due to climate disruption.
The irony is that I did a similar piece in 2007 at Mobius. The Union of Concerned Scientists sent two of their staff to the reception. They handed out their study: Confronting Climate Change in the US Northeast. Since 2007, the temperature of the planet has increased! So, nobody listened?

I confront again with images of penguins, salmon, butterflies, moose, caribou, and the symbol of Boston itself, the Atlantic cod. Not overfishing, no, but increased temperature of the Gulf of Maine is killing off the young cod. IT IS TOO HOT for the larval fish to find food that has not been COOKED and killed by heat.  The Atlantic cod is on the way out. Yep.

How will we explain to children of the next generation the fish weathervane on the top of the golden dome State House in Boston? GONE FOR GOOD.

photo credit: R. Cooke




Saturday, August 11, 2018

Believe-it-when-you-see-it video

The Weather Channel recently posted this video from last March 2, 2018 "bombogenesis" storm featuring what happened in Scituate, MA a town near me:

https://vimeo.com/281624227

The consequences of climate disruption have arrived. The effects of global warming is on my doorstep. I have been sitting on a bench at Webb Park in north Weymouth drawing the sea and sky every summer for over 30 years. This summer the bench is gone and with it the land it sat on. This point of land was eroded very quickly during the March 2 storm by wind and wave action from Hingham Bay. Erosion was always present before but NOW it is different. The rate of erosion has accelerated. It is hard for me to accept.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

EXTREME Weather in New England!

Today the meteorologists are predicting another nor'easter coming on Wednesday around lunch time. Snow levels may be as much as 12 inches. But it is the sound of the howling wind that disturbs me most. This new storm comes after 2 other nor'easters and two BOMBCYCLONES of January 4, 2018 and March 2, 2018. These storms with unfamiliar terminology are different than the previously thought of was the very worst : a "nor'easter." The bombogenesis is actually a sudden drop in atmospheric pressure, at least 24 millibars in a 24 hour period. I have friends who lost power for 4.5 days. No electricity. No heat. No cooking. No internet. I have neighbors who had 2.5 feet of water in their basements. Some lost their cars. My street flooded when huge crashing waves coming over the sea wall during the high tide cycles. The water came up as close as 3 houses away from me. This did not happen even during the Blizzard of '78."

The next town over, had 10 feet of water from storm surges with over 100 evacuations. No one had ever seen water that high before.

http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180303/flooding-uproots-hundreds-in-quincy

My Question: will the climate deniers connect the dots that this is connected to Climate Disruption?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

EPA rolls back regulations on toxic effluents

The EPA will now allow toxic effluents into our waters. These can affect the IQ s of children! Do we want the next generation to be dummer?


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Panel Discussion on Climate now on Youtube

I am glad to be part of this panel on Climate Change and the importance of local involvement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTQGStQIPgE

For inspiration, watch Miramar White-Hammond at 39:39'

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Keep It In The Ground

Last night I participated in A Forum on Gas Pipelines sponsored by Mothers Out Front (http://www.mothersoutfront.org) at Winthrop Cable Access Television
(http://www.wcat-tv.org).

Two of the four presenters have been arrested several times protesting the building of pipelines (Nancy Wilson and Rev. Mariama White-Hammond for lying down in the trenches at the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline). Is this the only action left for those of us protesting the expansion of fracked methane?

In Weymouth, on January 25, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a certificate for the construction of a toxic, volatile, fracked methane gas compressor station to be built in the Fore River Basin despite the protests from the people who live there and all their legislators. Except for one: Governor Charlie Baker.

The Fore River Basin, the site of the proposed compressor station, is already an INCINERATION ZONE with seven polluting industries located dangerously close by. Explosions do happen. Especially by the Spectra/Enbridge Corporation.


The health consequences of polluting the air for the 950 families in a half mile radius was not taken into account by FERC or even our Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection when granting the permits. The Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (www.nocompressor.com) have hired a lawyer and filed for a rehearing.

At this point, since the FERC Commission has only 2 members instead of the required 5. This lack of a legal quorum  prevents them from taking action in granting us a rehearing. Instead, an illegal "tolling order" was their response. This is essentially a hold on the process for now...

Is civil disobedience the only path left?



Friday, August 12, 2016

altered photo by Margaret Bellafiore

A perfect image to symbolize the stay of one year that Coastal Zone Management has ordered to Spectra Energy on their proposed gas compressor in the Fore River Basin!!!!