I awoke this morning, as many did, to the news of a devastating earthquake in Japan and the ensuing tsunami.
Once again we are reminded of the power of Nature and the fragility of human existence. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected in Japan and elsewhere.
The New York Times and BBC appeared to have the best coverage (thanks to Heidi N. Moore for the links):
Huge Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake
Video of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
Here are links for this week:
Brad Johnson, of The Wonk Room, reports on Rep. Ed Markey's Sardonic comments during this week's climate hearings in Washington: Markey Asks if GOP Will Repeal Gravity
Meanwhile, Nick Blake, writing in OnEarth magazine asks, "Are We Hard-wired for Extinction?"
My colleague from The Energy Collective advisory board Marc Gunther ponders Can Clean Energy Drive U.S. Economic Recovery?
Our friend Molly Davis of Rainmaker Communications has her film producing premiere at SXSW and got some props in the New York Times: "Something Ventured, A Love Story About Capitalism." Here's a link to the film's web site: Something Ventured.
Craig Newmark has launched a new venture to connect people to non-profit organizations: Craigslist Founder Starts Craigconnects To Make World A Better Place.
David Brooks has sparked a lively debate about the failures of contemporary society, which he sees as rooted "a single failure: reliance on an overly simplistic view of human nature," The New Humanism.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.