Wonders of  Wildlife in Springfield, Missouri—a place for families, fishermen, hunters, and conservationists.

Wonders of Wildlife wowed me with its fish, mammals, and birds—all entertainingly displayed, either alive or stuffed. As important as the many hunting and fishing stories is the conservation history and ethos conveyed throughout the campus. Founder Johnny Morris best summarizes the spirit of Wonders of Wildlife when he says, “Thanks for sharing the journeyContinue reading “Wonders of  Wildlife in Springfield, Missouri—a place for families, fishermen, hunters, and conservationists.”

Inslee leads subnational governments reducing emissions at U.N. climate summit

⸺ source: selections from Gov. Inslee Press Update, 12 Nov. 2021 “Inslee met with regional leaders from around the world, as well as top federal officials like EPA Administrator Michael Regan and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk, highlighting the worsening impacts of climate change in the Pacific Northwest as a call for urgent action onContinue reading “Inslee leads subnational governments reducing emissions at U.N. climate summit”

Standing before God

Dear God, I tried to do what I could do. The present presages an ungodly future I drafted this blog entry July 2021 (and have added to it since) while I was in Oregon feeling the week’s ungodly heat and seeing forest-fire smoke brown the sky. Knowing the IPCC predictions—a hotter world filled with forcedContinue reading “Standing before God”

Greta Thunberg, 6 ½ years left, political failure, people & hope

In preparation for the United States young (and old) 29 October peoples’ protest against companies funding the fossil fuel industry, see the video: “Greta Thunberg has given up on politicians,” New York Times, 27 Oct. 2021, Greta Thunberg, 6 ½ years left, political failure, people & hope for why it matters.

Young people (29 Oct. national protest) and old people (Third Act) protest for climate action

Young people are targeting institutions (specifically JP Morgan Chase, Liberty Mutual Insurance, CITI, BlackRock, and the U.S. Federal Reserve System) that finance the fossil fuel business. For more information, please go to https://fossilfreefuture.earth/about The biggest Pacific Northwest involvement in the 29 Oct. national climate protest will occur in Seattle. Old people are invited (and encouraged)Continue reading “Young people (29 Oct. national protest) and old people (Third Act) protest for climate action”

Abraham Lincoln—a man for our climate crisis time

Lincoln in the light of historyLearning Lincoln is a lifetime affair. He’s one of the great humans in history—a man with tremendous faith, strength, persistence, and courage, who saved the United States and freed American slaves, all while dealing with a large portion of the citizenry who wanted to kill him, egotistical and incompetent generalsContinue reading “Abraham Lincoln—a man for our climate crisis time”

Call For National Climate Legislation

Call your national legislatorsThere has never been more important climate legislation before our national representatives than the current Build Back Better legislation. As stated in this 7 Oct. 2021 Sierra Club newsletter: “ The Senate and the House are actively negotiating the most important clean energy legislation in a generation. The Build Back Better ActContinue reading “Call For National Climate Legislation”

Governor Jay Inslee and the Nez Perce’s Shannon Wheeler at the 14. Oct. Washington Conservation Voters Gathering (virtual) of Environmental Champions to talk about the lower Snake River dams

The following information and the above picture is from https://wcvoters.org/news/governor-inslee-joins-wcvs-gathering-of-champions-on-october-14th/ (accessed 12 Oct. 2021): “Governor Jay Inslee will join Shannon Wheeler, Vice Chairman of Nez Perce Tribe Executive Committee in a special discussion hosted by WCV CEO Alyssa Macy at WCV’s Gathering of Environmental Champions.     “Don’t miss this conversation between two Washington state leaders aboutContinue reading “Governor Jay Inslee and the Nez Perce’s Shannon Wheeler at the 14. Oct. Washington Conservation Voters Gathering (virtual) of Environmental Champions to talk about the lower Snake River dams”

Build Back Better. Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, email your president and your representatives about the most important climate legislation ever proposed in America.

⸺The following is from a 9 Oct. 2021 e-alert from the Sierra Club. Pres. Biden: Hold strong for the boldest Build Back Better Act!President Biden and Congress are now negotiating the final details of the Build Back Better Act. This transformative bill would deliver climate action, jobs and justice — so let’s get the boldestContinue reading “Build Back Better. Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, email your president and your representatives about the most important climate legislation ever proposed in America.”

Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio

Geniuses, tinkerers, theoreticians, self-made engineers, disciplined and methodical men, problem solvers, humble and honest brothers—Orville and Wilbur Wright were all these, as the Wright Cycle Company and Visitor Center (part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park) displays. The Wrights lifted off the ground in Kitty Hawk, but they learned how to make aContinue reading “Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio”