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”

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”

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)”