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”

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”

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.”

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.”