Category Archives: Environment

Environmental Issues 2018-style

There was never any doubt that when Republicans won the 2016 election setbacks were in store for parts of the environmental movement that rely on government regulations. Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation were ready with swat teams to … Continue reading

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Note to my Congressman

Dave, Congratulations on your reelection last month and thanks for the conversation after the Second District convention. My wish list is brief, here it is. Create a process to audit where defense dollars go. We are spending a lot on … Continue reading

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COP24 and What’s Next

Like others, I was skeptical the broad coalition to act on climate formed during and after the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris would last. This week at COP24 in … Continue reading

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Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves – 24 Hours of Reality

It’s a fact: Fossil fuels are driving a climate crisis and threatening our health. On Dec. 3 – 4, Climate Reality and former Vice President Al Gore will be joined by an all-star line-up of artists, thought leaders, and scientists … Continue reading

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Act On Climate

Every few years, interest in climate change spikes, according to internet search frequency reported by Google Trends. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5º C above pre-industrial levels … Continue reading

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Politics in Desperate Times

“January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”~ President Donald Trump inaugural address It would be one thing if we had entered a new era of Jacksonian Democracy where the … Continue reading

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A Reckoning Came

Even if we knew our ecosystem was close to the tipping point of global warming and its consequences, it is hard to be ready for the recent Washington Post headline, “The world has just over a decade to get climate … Continue reading

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