Category Archives: Environment

September Has Been a Pisser

Last week was stressful as Hurricane Irma passed through central Florida over our daughter’s home. They boarded the windows, sandbagged the doors and laid in water and shelf stable food for when the electricity went out. “The whole house has … Continue reading

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Weathering Irma

Friends and family in the path of Hurricane Irma are well-informed of its danger and preparing for the worst this weekend. Walt Disney World, where our daughter works, closes tonight at 9 p.m. until sometime Monday,  presumably Irma’s schedule as … Continue reading

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Hurricane Weekend

Rain tapped the bedroom window this morning on the fringe of Hurricane Harvey. It was a reminder of our connection to the oceans. They are absorbing heat from the atmosphere on a planet experiencing some of its warmest days in … Continue reading

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An Energy Revolution

A recent article at Nuclear News reminds us the world is on the cusp of an energy revolution. “The cost of renewables like solar and cell batteries for electric vehicles are making the carbon-based economy obsolete, with the turning point … Continue reading

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Act On Climate — Scary Edition

You may have seen David Wallace-Wells’ New York Magazine article titled, “The Uninhabitable Earth.” It’s a scary article with frightful truths circulating on social media. Half truths according to Michael E. Mann, director of Earth System Science Center at Penn … Continue reading

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Exiting Paris – Not the End of the World

We survived U.S. failure to ratify the Kyoto Protocol to limit greenhouse gas emissions and will survive if Republicans drag us out of the Paris Agreement after the 2020 general election, as was announced June 1 in Washington, D.C. Make … Continue reading

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Green Up in Iowa

The green up arrived as summer approaches and society wakes up in the season. Trees leafed out and pasture grasses presented something new and hopeful. Yesterday we drove south of Iowa City on Highway One. Despite a landscape ravaged by … Continue reading

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