Sunday Links

The Atlantic: Japan Earthquake: One Month Later, 41 photos.

BBS:  “New York is a major loser and Reykjavik a winner from new forecasts of sea level rise in different regions.”

Knight Foundation: Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril, and Potential of Networks. A Webinar on 20 April at 2 PM EDT. Download full report (PDF). “Rapid advances in digital media and technology are changing how we connect to information and each other. The way we engage in public dialogue, coordinate, solve problems—all of it is shifting. New networks are emerging everywhere. It’s exciting—and frightening. What is this new network-centric world? What does it mean for community change?”

LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art: “New York graffiti legend Lee Quinones has organized a team of street artists to do a new mural on the exterior wall facing Temple Street. Scaffolding is up now, with a couple of images in progress, and work is expected to be completed next week, before the April 17 opening of the “Art in the Streets” exhibition at the Geffen.”

Discussion of David Brooks oped at Marginal Revolution: Brooks says Dems are unwilling to ask voters to pay for the programs they want. “Until they find a way to pay for the programs they support, they will not be serious players in this game. They will have no credible plans and will be in an angry but permanent retreat.”

Thom Hartman, at Common Dreams: “With or without a government shutdown, Republicans have already won the debate on our nation’s budget. Why? Because the corporate media is on their side. Make the wealthy pay their fair share.”

Green Blog: “According to Gore nuclear energy is not the answer to our problems because it’s dirty, too expensive, unsafe and that it poses a threat to world peace.”

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  1. #1 by Charlie Keil on April 11, 2011 - 9:23 pm

    Al Gore doesn’t nail the single most important threat: all species, every lifeform, can have its design distorted by mutations due to radiation. Radioactivity messes with genes, chromosomes, DNA in unpredictable ways. Interacts with other forms of chemical pollution, PCBs, anything that concentrates as it goes thru food chains and water cycles.
    It’s like the BP oil spill in the Gulf. No one knows what the consequences over decades and centuries will be. Which single celled creatures are resilient, which are not.

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