A strong statement from AOSIS: “The goalpost has been moved even further to the continued detriment of Small Island Developing States”

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The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), of which Jamaica is a member, tweeted its concerns on the US$100 billion climate finance goal, expressing deep disappointment, and indeed, impatience, noting:

The delay in meeting the US$100 billion #climatefinance goal is a major blow to #SIDS and the developing world. Devastating #climatechange impacts are not waiting, this is about survival.

Ambition must be realised now, before we’re faced with an existential cost beyond our reach.

@AOSISChair on Twitter

They shared this Statement from Ambassador Aubrey Webson, AOSIS Chair:

We now have a climate finance plan, but the US$100 billion goal is still elusive and only likely to be met in 2023. While we appreciate the efforts of the UK COP26 Presidency, Canada, and Germany in leading this initiative for transparency, this is a major blow to the developing world. The goalpost has been moved even further to the continued detriment…

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The climate emergency: a last chance to act? – The Lancet

The world is not on track to meet the 1·5°C limit on warming, nor the 2015 Paris Agreement limit of well below 2°C. Global greenhouse gas emissions dipped by 6·4% in 2020, but have since rebounded, and country-level nationally determined contributions fall far short of the necessary targets, with few exceptions. Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, and the USA have the greatest greenhouse gas emissions. Each remains beholden to fossil fuel companies through government subsidies and excess consumption and, in Australia’s case, continually increasing exports of coal. Brazil’s emissions are linked to loss of the Amazon rainforest through clearance for agriculture, which is also causing biodiversity loss of a global magnitude and destroying Indigenous communities. Targets and declarations are futile on their own; it is actions that are needed. Source: The climate emergency: a last chance to act? – The Lancet

Veggie Burger


What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Equal Measures: Veggie Burger! For a quarter-pounder without all the fat, substitute red meat for black beans instead. Sound crazy? Actually, I conducted a little taste test on my husband recently. By using mashed black beans, onion, green pepper, egg, and bread crumbs, it seemed more like a meatloaf than a burger. It kinda did. The texture was the same and they fried up real nice in the iron skillet. By the time we added lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle, we practically did a double-take on the finished product. Go all out and slide it between a brioche bun. The veggie burger definitely crossed the finish line at the dinner table. Now that’s delicious.



16-ounce can organic black beans, drained and rinsed well

1/2 green pepper

1/2 yellow onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 egg

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

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Darcy Ribeiro

Vivaldi translation: 2015 – ”Today, the Amazon offers itself to Brazil as its great expansion area, to which inevitably millions of Brazilians are already moving and will continue to move in the future. The forest has been attacked all over its shore and also from within in a powerful demographic movement, driven by economic and ecological factors. More than half of the original population of caboclos in the Amazon has already been displaced from their seats, thrown in the cities of Belém and Manaus. Thus, all the ancient adaptive wisdom that this population had learned from the Indians to live in the forest is lost. ”


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” Hoje, a Amazônia se oferece ao Brasil como sua grande área de expansão, para a qual inevitavelmente milhões de brasileiros já estão se transladando e continuarão a se transladar no futuro. A floresta vem sendo atacada em toda a sua orla e também desde dentro num movimento demográfico poderoso, movido por fatores econômicos e ecológicos. Mais de metade da população original de caboclos da Amazônia já foi desalojada de seus assentos, jogados nas cidades de Belém e Manaus. Perde-se, assim, toda a sabedoria adptativa milenar que essa população havia aprendido dos índios para viver na floresta. “

Darcy Ribeiro. O BRASIL CABOCLO.

Darcy Ribeiro. O Povi Brasileiro: a formação e o sentido do Brasil. 3 ed. São Paulo.Globo, 2015

Marii Freire Pereira

https://pensamentos.me/ VEM comigo!

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Santarém, Pa 26 de outubro de 2021

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Florbela Espanca

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

É vão o amor, o ódio, ou o desdém;

Inútil o desejo e o sentimento…

Lançar um grande amor aos pés d’alguem

O mesmo é que lançar flores ao vento!

Todos somos no mundo ” Pedro Sem”,

Uma alegria é feita dum tormento,

Um riso é sempre o eco dum lamento,

Sabe-se lá  um beijo donde vem!..

A mais nobre ilusão morre…desfaz-se…

Uma saudade morta em nós renasce

Que no mesmo momento é já perdida…

Amar-te a vida inteira eu não podia…

A gente esquece sempre o bem dum dia.

Que queres, ò meu Amor, se é isto a Vida!..

Florbela Espanca. A VIDA.

Florbela Espanca. Volume 2.Livro de Soror Saudade, Charneca em Flor, Reliquae. Coleção L&PM POCKET. Porto Alegre, 2018

Marii Freire Pereira

https://pensamentos.me/ VEM comigo!

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Santarém, Pa 26 de outubro de 2021

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Inhale Peace; Exhale Love. Joy will Follow! - RUELHA

People constantly ask me Why do I always seem so happy? Irrespective of whatever happened in life If there was conflict within me, and strife I'm always known to be happy At least that's what everybody sees Right since childhood, I've been the sunshine girl Joy and happiness all around me lay curled One by one, too many deaths in the family Followed by the teenage years that came so suddenly But sure, I've always been happy Life has never really been that crappy Right from the early years, mom taught me To hold on to Jesus ever so tightly Do everything with passion and integrity And to this date, that has been my ecstacy Even when I was desperate for a job, no quarters in my bowl I rejected a few decent ones that didn't allow me to feel whole Do what you love; love what you do Usually…

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Native American Legislative Update


Following are legislative updates for October from Portia K. Skenandore-Wheelock, Congressional Advocate, Native American Advocacy Program, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). This is a link to information from FCNL related to Native Americans. On that page you can sign up to receive these legislative updates. https://www.fcnl.org/issues/native-americans

The Friends Committee on National Legislation is a national, nonpartisan Quaker organization that lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, and environmental stewardship. https://www.fcnl.org/about

This month’s action is to Support the Establishment of a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding Schools.

“It is long overdue for the United States to acknowledge the historic trauma of the Indian boarding school era. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Christian churches collaborated with the government to create hundreds of boarding schools for Native American children. The conditions at these schools, some of them Quaker-run, were unspeakable.
Now we must work with…

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