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”

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State on Climate Action: Keep the Heat Up

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State, “Let’s keep up the heat on urgent action in climate crisis,” Seattle Times, 29 June 2021, Web, Let’s keep up the heat on urgent action in climate crisis  We cannot hide from climate change. To prevent a terrible future we must aggressively pursue climate action, which Washington State isContinue reading “Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State on Climate Action: Keep the Heat Up”

Sing for the Climate (an Earth-Day Song)

– Istanbul 2018https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixn9pB4DkB4&list=RDIxn9pB4DkB4&start_radio=1 –  Belgium 2012https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg_tcJ1SgxA – Greta Thunberg introductionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ7TSlArK6Y – Flemish Artistshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7V1qLLsn7M – Auroville 2014https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2LxVX0tQaY

Parts per million–the only politics that matters

Washington Roll Call regarding HB 1091 (Clean Fuels Standard) — Washington Roll Call, Kitsap Sun (source: WashingtonVotes.org), 7 Mar. 2021, Print. Who voted recently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?     Rep. Tara Simmons (Bremerton), D     Rep. Drew Hansen (Bainbridge Island), D Who voted against reducing greenhouse gas emissions?     Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard), R     Rep. JesseContinue reading “Parts per million–the only politics that matters”