Today, I woke up at 8:00 am to read about the 2021 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report being released: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/; https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/climate/climate-change-report-ipcc-un.html. The 14,000 studies behind it yielded a consensus on what many of us in the climate arena expected – we are basically locked in at 1.5 degrees Celsius more warming. We … Continue reading The 6th IPCC Report – Share it. Here’s How.
Reflection, in Honor of Plastic-Free July. This is a waste basket, the kind made out of waste. The broken base of it came from the free box of a garage sale last Saturday. The plastic ribbons are single-use plastic packaging used to ship construction materials: three of the four colors picked up off the floor … Continue reading Waste Basket
Tiny houses have been around for as long as humans have sought shelter, but lately they are becoming a more popular choice in housing internationally, offering alternatives for people who want their own house but, for a variety of reasons, don’t want a traditional, single-family home.
By Anshika S. and Annette Olson Known as Public Consultation in the British Commonwealth and in European nations, and often as Public Testimony and/or Commenting in the United States (U.S.), governments around the world that have forms of free speech have processes for seeking public inputs on laws, regulations, and other forms of policy. Climate … Continue reading Public Consultation – Providing Your Input.
It is during such times that we realize the power individuals hold towards determining the future of the world.
or How Collaborative Communities Can Reduce Global Warming....
According to the United Nations, the climate crisis has become the defining issue of our generation. With the legislative and executive branches of states around the world failing to act, however, the judicial branch often remains the last resort to address the growing human rights and environmental crises. Learn more on how you can take … Continue reading Taking Action in the Courts: The New Climate Steps Politics Page
Announcing a new resource page for Climate Steps - Podcasts, which has reviews of 13 informative podcasts in the areas of climate science, how climate change affects us, the all important climate solutions, and then the environment in general. Three of my favorites are: The Mint Climate Change Tracker, which provides an overview of climate … Continue reading A New Climate Steps Resource Page – Podcasts
Need a list of things you can do to save the planet while stuck at home or in the yard, self-isolating? Well, there's no need to binge-watch shows you aren't interested in. Instead ...
....cover the one-species grass lawn of death with cardboard, loads of compost, and then mulch. Then plant new native plants in....
(Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com) Article by Annette Olson and Carrie McLaughlin, 2018. Wow. Christmas 2016 was when I (Annette) wrote my second Climate Steps blog ever - Christmas Climate Steps, and it's now SO LONG AGO. It's been a weird two years, definitely. And during this time, many of us have been motivated … Continue reading Christmas Climate Steps – Reposted!
Trees. Gorgeous and calming, providing homes for birds and other life, they also help clean the air of carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. And, if planted in a city or in your backyard, will cool during the summer and warm in the winter. So here's a brief list of tips to consider about helping save … Continue reading Trees