Environmental Regulatory Rollbacks

I admit that I am not one to re-invent the wheel. It quickly became pretty useful when invented about 5,500 years ago by a potter somewhere in Mesopotamia. Several generations later, someone realized that it could be used as a rolling platform, pulled by an equine creature, for a warrior to wreak havoc. Then, it … Continue reading Environmental Regulatory Rollbacks

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AOC, Cows, and the Green New Deal

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As I was getting my semi-monthly haircut this morning, I was asked whether I’d heard of a Representative named Cortez who wanted to get rid of farting cows. I incredulously said: “What?” I started laughing hysterically as I thought it was one of the more ridiculous things (Donald Trump’s verbal flatulence excluded, of course), I … Continue reading AOC, Cows, and the Green New Deal

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

On August 29th, Agence France-Presse (AFP) released a summary of a leaked draft of a forthcoming new Report from the United Nations. It will be the third from the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) issued in the last 12 months. It is titled “The Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a … Continue reading IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

In Support of the Global Climate Strike, September 20, 2019

On September 20, 2019 many of the young people of the world and their supporters will be marching in support of climate justice. The last five years have been the warmest in human history, sea levels are rising, storms are increasing in intensity, drought stricken areas are increasing, natural disasters are becoming commonplace. One-thousand year events … Continue reading In Support of the Global Climate Strike, September 20, 2019

Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training

Well, it’s late Sunday afternoon and I’m sitting in the Delta lounge waiting for my flight home to Atlanta. Today was the last day of Al Gore’s 3-day Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Minneapolis. The former Vice President of the United States was the principal, passionate preacher to a congregation of a thousand soon-to-be … Continue reading Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training

Mental Health and the Climate Crisis

I have to admit that while writing about climate change, I feel, at times, disgusted and overwhelmed. I’d feel alone on a misguided Sisyphean mission. Anxious and depressed. I decided that I wanted to know whether I was the only one feeling this way or whether I was not alone. Common sense told me that … Continue reading Mental Health and the Climate Crisis

United States Climate Alliance

As I was researching for another blog post this afternoon, I came across the website for the United States Climate Alliance. I thought the success of the Climate Alliance would be worthwhile highlighting.  I knew that there was a group of governors who recognized the importance of addressing the rate of growth of greenhouse gas emissions. … Continue reading United States Climate Alliance

UN – One Million Species Face Extinction

The long awaited report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was published on May 6th. The Report clearly shows that human activity is having dramatic consequences to Mother Earth. Approximately one million species are at risk of extinction due to climate change, pollution, and the destruction of natural habitats. It … Continue reading UN – One Million Species Face Extinction