Profile

Scrapbook photo 1
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Deborah Phelan
Works at WiserEarth
Attended New York University
Lived in San Francisco
2,220 followers|7,498 views
AboutPosts

Stream

Deborah Phelan

Shared publicly  - 
 
September 1st press CGIARConsortium press conference will address challenges & Solutions to Food Crisis in Horn of Africa. Participate Live and ask Qs at CGIAR Consortiums HOA page http://consortium.cgiar.org/hoa/
2
1
Deborah Phelan's profile photo
 
Please repost and share. This is a vitally important event which has high significance on an international scale as we all face the need to adapt and mitigate to climate change locally and sustainably. The models of development being utilized most successfully in LDCs have much to inform how we deal locally, regionally and nationally with the impacts of global warming and food security.

Deborah Phelan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Attention potential CORE writers. A must read!
Brankica Underwood originally shared:
 
I am cross posting this to make sure everyone who like to get tips from me and my blog sees it.

I am changing my FB Fan page. There is a brand new one that will be active from now and while the old one will not have any updates and will be removed soon.

So if you like FB and want to stay up to date with FB updates of my page you know where to find me (Link below!!!) LOL

By the way, I sometimes give special gifts to FB fans :)
1

Deborah Phelan

Shared publicly  - 
 
I just love this one!
Derya Unutmaz originally shared:
 
1

Deborah Phelan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Michael Cote originally shared:
 
Regarding today's oil protests at the White House. Below are two maps of all the O&G+PC pipelines in the North America (c 2002). There are close to 500,000 miles of pipeline (my napkin math estimate). The second maps shows just NA oil pipeline, with, I believe, smaller lines of 2-4" diameter stripped out. So, with deep apologies and due respect, I'm unconvinced that stopping Keystone XL will make the difference +Bill McKibben et al seek.

Thousands of miles of new pipe have been laid over the past 10 years, especially in Alberta, Wyoming, Texas, and Louisiana. Many existing lines are aging, leaking, and are being replaced. There's a need for line consolidation and increased efficiency.

Even if Keystone XL adds a layer of mileage to this mix, it is unclear why stopping this particular pipeline (one that is technologically superior to any other pipeline in comparable scope) supersedes the long-existing harms from the aging, damaged, and demonstrably harmful networks shown below. Shouldn't +Bill McKibben et al battle against existing, leaking lines?

Look, since the BP spill there have been over 5,000 oil spills and incidents in the GoM. Five thousand spills in one year. http://www.businessinsider.com/bp-spill-stopped-year-ago-2011-7

So far, I'm not convinced of their cause.
1
Deborah Phelan's profile photoDave Pollard's profile photo
5 comments
 
I think the inevitable failure of this protest, which is up against the entire corporatist structure, and up against masses of government and business lobbying and vested interest, will be a tipping point.

If we can't stop the Tar Sands, the worse environmental project in civilization's history, even with a massive show of outrage from mostly-Dems, what's the point of peaceful protest? What will it take to actually bring about the necessary change? And are we ready to do that, to take the real risks that the outraged in Libya and Egypt and Syria have taken, to win the day?

And if we're not ready to do that, what does that say about us, and about our future? Governments love protest demonstrations, because they present the appearance of tolerating dissent and of listening, while changing nothing -- and hence discharge anti-administration anger before it poses any trouble to the status quo.

Sorry Bill, you need a lot more than "more company". You need a real strategy for change. All your protest is doing is showing the polluters that they're invulnerable, and selling a few more books of wishful thinking. (end rant)

Deborah Phelan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Look at that, you son of a bitch!" think R Murdoch, David Koch, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney .... and ????
Alex Steffen originally shared:
 
This could pretty much be my job description... awesome.
3
1
Have her in circles
2,220 people
Micah Wheeler's profile photo
John ClimateHawk's profile photo
Camilla Burg's profile photo

Deborah Phelan

Shared publicly  - 
 
if you are on this list, perhaps you belong in CORE?
Tara Husband originally shared:
 
Are you on this list?
1

Deborah Phelan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Purrfect for CORE
Maddie Grant originally shared:
 
My latest white paper. Please let me know what you think! Very happy with this one. :)
1
1

Deborah Phelan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Bill McKibben says this is what love looks like #nokxl @tarsandsaction
1
Franke James's profile photo
 
Good to see this Deborah. Great statement by Bill -- "in the face of intimidation" he and so many others are not backing down and are putting their personal freedom on the line. I respect their decision to choose civil disobedience to make their voices heard.

Deborah Phelan

Shared publicly  - 
 
Greg Kliewer originally shared:
 
LOVE. I could stare at this all day.

Where's WALL-E. lol

Hey +Robert Llewellyn you're in there.
1
1
People
Have her in circles
2,220 people
Micah Wheeler's profile photo
John ClimateHawk's profile photo
Camilla Burg's profile photo
Work
Occupation
write to live, live to write
Employment
  • WiserEarth
    Bay Area Coordinator, 2012 - present
  • JetEye
    Managing Editor, 2005 - 2006
  • FluidArts
    Publisher, 1999 - 2003
  • Magellan
    Education Editor, 1995 - 1996
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
San Francisco
Links
Other profiles
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
experienced reporter always in search of 'authentic' work writing on climate change and climate justice
Introduction
Editor and Bay Area Coordinator  @ WiserEarth. Climate blogger @ DailyKos. Women on the Road to Rio. Social media team for international #ag4dev.  Bay2Rio+20? ... Poet. I Ching above all. Lover of all things quantum ... marble player ... kite flyer ... 
Bragging rights
ivengar yoga makes me high
Education
  • New York University
    Journalism/Philosopohy, BA, 1970 - 1973
  • SFSU
    Education, Masters, 2002 - 2004
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Comparative Literature, 1974 - 1975
Basic Information
Gender
Female