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.”

Fossil fuel companies doing evil

Call this greed what it is: evil. Years ago, when I was a medical student riding ambulances in New Orleans, we pulled into an alleyway one night to aid a woman who’d been raped and to take her to Charity Hospital. Seeing what someone had done to her, I learned then that mean, evil peopleContinue reading “Fossil fuel companies doing evil”

Two strikes and we’re out. Call Republicans.

“Only the most important climate legislation ever proposed in America.” The future of my grandchildren can’t be all about what Democratic senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema do. Call Republicans, too. ————————————————————————————————- Two strikes and we’re out. As Bill McKibben noted in a recently released webinar (see references) that hosted multiple fighters for climate-action, theContinue reading “Two strikes and we’re out. Call Republicans.”

Gray Green: that’s me!

I love it—a term for who I am. An identity that provides me and others of my generation another means to act for Earth during this double-whammy time of climate change and mass extinction.     Newspapers recently reported (see references below) about gray-haired folks standing next to young people during their Extinction Rebellion climate protests.    Also,Continue reading “Gray Green: that’s me!”

Climate Protest in Bremerton, 25 Sept.

When: 25 Sept. 2021, 11 a.m.Where: Meet at the Manette Bridge in Bremerton, WA.What: speakers, music, booths and more. Plan to march from the Manette Bridge to Evergreen Park. (addendum: See this letter to the editor about climate action and the upcoming climate march in Bremerton: Marty Bishop, letter, “Join our efforts to promote climateContinue reading “Climate Protest in Bremerton, 25 Sept.”

Bison success, a new mindset, and climate success

Bison: they’re here. They weren’t going to be, but they are!Bison restoration represents a great conservation success story, and it should inspire us as we battle to transform our greenhouse gas making ways. Bison—the big mammal that filled North America prairies and forests in the millions—were within a whisper of extinction, but then they wereContinue reading “Bison success, a new mindset, and climate success”

We need climate leaders, infrastructure, and systems.

Kate Brown, “The West Is on Fire. It’s Past Time to Act on Climate Change,” New York Times, 3 Aug. 2021, Web, Governor Kate Brown, climate fires, climate action       As Oregon governor Kate Brown relates in the opinion piece above, the West is on fire (my wife and I see smoky skies most daysContinue reading “We need climate leaders, infrastructure, and systems.”

Trees, trees, and more trees

“Trees, trees and more trees” was Golden Gate Park Supervisor John McLaren’s motto when he helped design the shaded, pleasant, walkable, and popular Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon. Trees, we know, besides making our neighborhoods cooler and more pleasant, are part of the solution to the climate crisis.

“I need water,” said the duck.

“I need water,” said the duck.“Me, too,” said the fish.“I must have water,” said the man. Tule Lake dries and cracks.South Klamath Lake? Well . . . it was.Flyway for Pacific waterbirds?Hmmm. Money for the farmer, the fish, and the duck.Money doesn’t make water.Sadly true. Farther south, California’s Central Valley dries.Away goes nectarines, avocadoes, andContinue reading ““I need water,” said the duck.”

Netting Zero: Solutions for the Climate Crisis

Netting Zero is a New York Times series of virtual events that discusses climate solutions. This series can be reached at https://www.nytimes.com/article/netting-zero.html. You can also to go to the same link to sign up to virtually attend the next Netting Zero event which will be “Transport and Logistics for a Post-Covid, Net-Zero World,” Thursday, SeptemberContinue reading “Netting Zero: Solutions for the Climate Crisis”