The article has a HUGE flaw, which - when exposed- renders its conclusions irrelevant. None of the proposed actions to address GW address ANY of the major causes of atmospheric CO2. Worse, no proposals even address the major cause of anthropogenic CO2, Third World homefires, per the revised IPCC report. So even if everything about the magnitude and imminence of the problem as stated in the article is true, none of the proposals to date could make meaningful changes in CO2 levels; the proposals amount to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
However, despite repeated false statement to the contrary, there is nowhere near consensus in the scientific community on the GW issues, especially among physicists and chemists. That does not mean we should not take action. There are plenty of reasons to take reasonable action to keep air and water clean that do not necessitate a return to the Stone Age. Some of us have been involved in those actions for many years. But we reject the ill-advised kind of panic responses pushed by the doomsayers.
Good article, raises questions many of us have. The current "debate" dramatically illustrates how political, inconsistent, and incoherent the debate has become. E.g., Iraq opponents who have shouted the "no WMDs" for years now criticize Assad for his WMDs/sarin. Of course the irony is that CIA reports suggest strongly that Assad got his sarin from Iraq.
The article is correct that there are too many uncertainties to justify the proposed strike. Iraq exposed the fallability of our intelligence. Finally, even if there is a need for action, is it not about time that someone other than the U.S. takes that action?
The Green Center was wise to bring Rick Bartalini on board. He is a talented, innovative, true professional who will bring a whole new level of excitement to this beautiful venue!
Congratulations, Rick...what a wonderful partnership! The Green Music Center is fortunate to have your passion and expertise!
Rick is the ultimate professional. He is so dedicated to his work. Rick pays every attention to every detail leaving no stone unturned witch equates to a very successful outcome. What he does behind the scenes to create magic is simply amazing! It was truly a pleasure watching him in action exceeding the expectations of the ultimate DIVA ~ MISS ROSS
I had the pleasure of working with Rick at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. He's professional, fun and knows how to treat an artist! He also understands the finer points of working for a non-profit, marketing and balancing it all with the cost of big name celebrities. Congratulations to the Green Music Center--they are lucky to have Rick!
Looking forward to many nights of great programming at GMC and SSU. Rick is a world-class programmer/booker/marketer whose presence is Sonoma County has been missed since WFC decided they didn't need him. It is wonderful that Rick will now have a world-class facility to present world-class talent at.
Rick has an extraordinary talent and attention to detail. His passion for the work he does shows in every single act he books and manages. I worked with Rick for 6 years at the Wells Fargo Center, and I know first hand how exceptional his work is. Rick will excel at the Green Music Center. Congratulations Rick!
Congratulations to Rick, and to the Green Music Center for acquiring this rare gem. Rick's professionalism, dedication, creativity and talent for choosing the right artist for the right venue are insurmountable. I have known Rick for 29 years, he is one of the most giving people I have ever met, truly an inspiration. His work ethic, knowledge of the business and passion for his work aer extraordinary. Without a doubt, the most memorable concerts I have experienced have been Rick's. I am looking forward to many more thanks to him. Bravo!
Congratulations Rick and to the GMC. What a great move for both. I have had the pleasure of working with Rick for over 5 years and love his style. He is dynamic at what he does. His attention to detail is second to none and in the Entertainment Industry it is a necessity. I am excited to see what entertainers come through. Kudos to Rick and great choice for the GMC.
As a person of mixed heretige, white and native american, I can identify with your intervussies.I was raised to be an all white kid, even though I was kinda "Tan".I always believed I was different.I am now 57, and have finaly realized a commitment to mother earth,as my native american people always have. Having to choose between different cultures, espessialy these days, can mess a person up.
I've known Rick for years and seen him work events. He's level-headed and works well under pressure. One can tell he loves what he does because he's impassioned, and shows consistency and drive.
Wow!! Rick at the GMC! Very good move! Rick has a strong, proven track record of attracting mainstream talent and working with them on numerous occasions. He has such a unique way of connecting the performer with their audience, while providing a very detailed but relaxed environment. Being part of Green Music Center is a win-win!!
Rick brings true professionalism to any position he holds--this is great for the Green Music Center and Sonoma County! He treats the artists, the audience and the venue with equal respect.
Wow, the Green Music Center (and Sonoma County) is very fortunate, indeed. His shows are always big hits and some of my favorite comedians and musical artists have performed in the area thanks to Mr. Bartalini; Lisa Lampanelli, Bill Maher, Kevin James, Diana Ross, Josh Groban, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John, Wynonna Judd, Johnny Mathis, Bonnie Raitt, and so many more (can’t remember them all). The folks at Sonoma State should be thrilled to have his kind of dedication to sell-out shows and artists’ satisfaction. Best wishes for many more years of awesome shows to come.
Kudos Green Music Center for hiring such an extraordinary talent in Rick Bartalini! He was pivotal in putting LBC (Wells Fargo Center) on the map in securing sought after acts, mostly because no one handles A list like Bartalini. From both the artist and fan perspective, each show he produces is professional, well executed and memorable. He doesn't miss a detail and i know i speak for a large percentage when i say - well played Green Music Center...well played!
The Green Music Center has made quite the catch with Rick Bartalini! I have had the pleasure of working with him, and he will bring nothing but success and happy patrons to the Green Music Center.
No one can put together a show like Rick. His shows are always a memorable experience for both the fans and the artist. Very excited for what's to come from his new shows and Green Music Center!
Rick is a world-class producer! Look for more wonderful shows at the Green Music Center.
Pretty well balanced article. But I don't believe there's a need to "finesse" the labelling so as not to turn away customers. If the words "contains GMO ingredients" scare people, it's because the industry has not done a good enough job educating the public on how "safe" and "beneficial" and "necessary" GMO crops are...if they want us to believe, they need to stop trying to trick us and bully us and actually do the necessary studies, have the necessary conversations, and tread lightly...this is public health we're talking about...and what's with their hurry and secrecy, so that their executives can make more money? Please...whether or not there's any basis to all the GMO fears, nobody has done a good job communicating with the public about them, and that alone is cause for concern...
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