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.
Research and Rhyming This is the continuation of an interview with three great people, all submarine engineers, who you can get to know in Chapter 1. [link] Nick, Jon, and Matt You three guys have three planned children's books being developed for hardcopy but already available in audio, with Nick recording and reading most of … Continue reading The Three Submarine Engineers – Chapter 2
Guest blogger: Hugh O’Connor, with Annette Olson Money talks – twice. Take away money from investments that are damaging to the environment, and invest in the growing, green economy, and it results in the same dollar doing double the work. We need to use whatever resources we have, money included, even when in small amounts, … Continue reading Green Investing – the Basics of Mutual and Similar Funds: Know your ESGs…
A gathering of ideas from folks in different Facebook groups, and what I am tackling. (Those steps now tackled are in green, those not achieved, in red.) First off, this is my second year throwing myself into climate activism – yes, it all started due to the 2016 election from climate change hell. I realized … Continue reading 2018 New Year Climate Resolutions
"What do trains run off of, fuel-wise? " Good question - one that was asked as I was sitting in the dining car on Amtrak's Crescent-line, from Washington DC to Louisiana today. The subject of fuel sources had come up among myself and my two tablemates -- designated by Amtrak to sit with me for … Continue reading Train-ing Ourselves