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.

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”

Accentuating the positive: Hope is in climate-change action, and it’s happening in Washington State.

Today in Medford, OR, where my trailer-traveling wife and I are staying this week, the temperatures will reach 101°F today, 107 tomorrow, and 113 on Monday. I’d experienced 113 in Iraq, but not in the Pacific Northwest. Near here (Ashland, Talent, Butte Falls) fires swept last summer, burning hillsides and homes. Greta Thunberg bluntly observed,Continue reading “Accentuating the positive: Hope is in climate-change action, and it’s happening in Washington State.”

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)”