The future of our planet is in our hands. Tomorrow, April 22, 2021, is Earth Day - a good time to think about what we need to do to save our planet. A couple of days ago there was a feature in the New York Times that explains what climate change is and what we … Continue reading Earth Day, 2021
It’s been a couple of months since my last post and the break from the weekly routine has been rewarding. Everyone should take a vacation now and then to recharge their batteries. Texas Governor Greg Abbott A lot has happened in the last couple of months. Personally, I participated in a 4-day electrical blackout and … Continue reading Hello Again
For the past two years, I’ve written and posted every Tuesday morning, focusing on some aspect of climate change or global warming, with the intent of making specific choices to save our planet. Hopefully, by sharing what I’m learning and doing, more people would adopt behaviors that further that objective. Most of the topics for … Continue reading Happy New Year, Earth
I’ve been following the announced appointments of the Biden administration relative to energy and climate issues, and so far, I’m impressed. After four dismal years of the T***p administration’s systematic dismantling of environmental protections and policies, it’s as though Planet Earth said “Call in the Cavalry” and Biden and his new team appeared, riding over … Continue reading Call In The Cavalry
In 2007, CNN introduced to their viewers 10 individuals - CNN Heroes - selected from public nominations - and honored them in a television special that acknowledged their extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and their communities. At the end of the televised special, viewers are invited to vote to determine CNN's Hero of the Year. … Continue reading Everyday Heroes
Last year, about this time, I posted a blog entitled Environmentally Friendly Gift Giving. I suggested giving items that do not harm the planet, like “consumables”, or products that displace the use of plastic (e.g., reusable water bottle), or an “experience” – all items in lieu of “stuff”. I also suggested giving someone a little … Continue reading Gifts of Love
Years ago, when we lived in St. Louis, we took our kids to the Six Flags amusement park, home of the “Screamin’ Eagle” roller coaster. Unlike newer ones today, the Screamin’ Eagle was wooden and pretty rough on a middle-aged body. Emotionally, over this past week, I’ve felt like I was on that old roller … Continue reading Quite A Week
Last year I began writing about choices I could make to “Save The World”. Some choices, such as eliminating plastic water and soda bottles, and plastic straws, have been very easy. Similarly, eliminating plastic bags and using reusable shopping and vegetable bags is now automatic. Every time I use them, it makes me feel good … Continue reading It’s About Choices
John Prine, 1971 One of my favorite musical artists is John Prine. We lost him earlier this year, another Covid victim. The first song on his first album is titled Illegal Smile. It describes the plight of a fellow who is down on his luck and what he does to compensate. In one lyric, he … Continue reading Climate Insurance?
I am surprised that so many people I know do not seem to take climate change seriously. When I read about the devastation our planet will likely suffer over the next few decades, and then consider our collective reluctance to make substantive changes to avoid these events, I don’t understand it. But recently I found … Continue reading But Will It Affect ME?