I wouldn't be doing my job as a good citizen, much less as your faithful blogger on all things slow love, if I didn't from time to time alert you to important posts from the global warming front. For those of you who have mentioned that this sort of thing is depressing, I agree. It is. I have trained myself not to start reading about climate change before bedtime. It gives me awful nightmares. But it is important to be aware of what is happening. So read this in the clear light of day. And it is important to know that there is hope. We can avert disaster, but we have to push for change. This post from one of my favorite climate science sites, Joe Romm's Climate Progress, contains an excellent explanation of positive feedback, as well as a sobering message from Ohio State University scientist Lonnie Thomson: "Global warming poses a clear and present danger to civilization."