Actions in Washington State and Washington, D.C. create hope

Because of a major change in my life (my wife and I are leaving Kitsap County and soon will be trailer traveling around the United States), I’ve not been able to write of the details of the many wonderful, Earth-changing legislative actions that have occurred in Washington State and Washington, D.C. recently.     In Washington State,Continue reading “Actions in Washington State and Washington, D.C. create hope”

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

Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.

Dear Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall, Thank you for voting for the Clean Fuels bill (HB 1091) and the Climate Commitment bill (SB 5126). The relentlessly rising parts per million CO2 in our atmosphere, with its accumulating consequences for people and other species, mandates that we markedly reduce our fossil fuel use. I’m proud thatContinue reading “Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.”

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”

America Is All In webinar (notes from)

At a 19 Feb. 2021 webinar, American climate leaders from many spheres of influence announced the launching of America Is All In. They talked of the climate actions that have occurred at the subnational level (cities, states, towns) during the last four years, and they projected the climate actions that will occur, now reinforced byContinue reading “America Is All In webinar (notes from)”

Electric Cars– the time is now

Per my blog posting yesterday (21 Feb. 2021), Washington State Attorney General Bill Ferguson (who I respect very much), says that Clean Cars 2030 (the bill mandating that all new cars in Washington from 2030 onward be electric) would not survive a court challenge. A counter argument is that we now live in a newContinue reading “Electric Cars– the time is now”

Regarding the proposed gas car ban (House Bill 1024 and Senate Bill 5256)

Hal Bernton, “Washington state’s proposed ban on registration of new gas passenger cars prompts pushback from attorney general,” Seattle Times, 9 Feb. 2021, Web, Washington State’s proposed ban on gas cars–pusback from the state’s attorney general [22 Feb. 2021 addendum: Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (whom I respect very much) says that Clean CarsContinue reading “Regarding the proposed gas car ban (House Bill 1024 and Senate Bill 5256)”

E-testimony to the House Transportation Committee about Clean Cars 2030 (HB 1204)

E-testimony that I sent 8 Feb. 2021 to the House Transportation Committee (Reps. Jake Fey, Sharon Wylie, Dan Bronoske, and Rill Ramos urging a yes vote on HB 1204 (Clean Cars 2030).