Taking Climate and Environmental Action

At this time every year, Washington State’s legislature is busy, and laws are being made which will affect our climate future and our environment. Fortunately, here in Washington, we have environmental groups that track the content and progress of bills and that make recommendations to residents about how to contact their Senators and Representatives regardingContinue reading “Taking Climate and Environmental Action”

Washington State’s Climate Action Plan

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State just released his Climate Strategic Agenda. It’s a detailed plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Washington State, to transform our state to a clean energy economy, and to employ people in executing the transformation. You can read the well-done and graphical brief by going to< https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-climate-package-2022 >Continue reading “Washington State’s Climate Action Plan”

Third Act Launches on 7 December 2021

When: 7 December 2021, 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (5 p.m. Pacific time) Third Act is for Gray-Greens. Two current projects are protecting our vote and bugging the banks that support the fossil-fuel industry Per Third Act’s description: “Third Act is a new way for people over 60 — “experienced Americans” — to bring theirContinue reading “Third Act Launches on 7 December 2021”

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”

Inslee-led coalition of governments commits to slashing carbon emissions

⸺ source: The following is pasted from a 7 Nov. 2021 Gov. Inslee Press Update GLASGOW, Scotland – A coalition of 68 state, regional and city governments led by Gov. Jay Inslee today affirmed their urgent commitment to addressing the climate crisis by signing a range of emissions-slashing actions ahead of 2030. This is partContinue reading “Inslee-led coalition of governments commits to slashing carbon emissions”

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”