I'm Beginning To Think That Boxer Gets It -- I Hope So
In Letter from Senators, Bush Asked to Work With Hill on Climate Change Sen. Barbara A. Boxer, D-Calif., the incoming chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, led an effort to write to President Bush to urge him to work on climate change legislation with the new 110th Congress that starts in January.
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The letter said: "The U.S. must move quickly to adopt economy-wide constraints on domestic GHG emissions and then work with the international community to forge an effective and equitable global agreement. Scientists are now warning that we may be reaching a tipping point beyond which it will be extremely difficult, or perhaps impossible, to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. If the world continues on its current path of emissions increases, we could risk global climatic disasters on an unprecedented scale, ranging from dangerous sea level rise, to increasingly damaging hurricanes (such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita), increased deaths from air pollution and disease, to widespread geo-political instability." Orange County, Calif., Register , Nov. 16.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."