“I encourage educators to embrace Friday’s Global Climate Strike as part of a strong civic education for young people. The youth of today will inherit the planet of tomorrow. The cataclysmic impact of climate change will impact them more than any generation before them. “If I had the authority to excuse students from school to participate … Continue reading Inslee response to Global Climate Strike walkout
A climate protest will occur in Bremerton, WA on 20 Sep. 2019. It’s being organized by 350 West Sound Climate Action. It is part of the global climate strike (which will be held 20-27 Sep. 2019). For details, see the Kitsap Conservation Calendar at https://westsoundconservationcalendar.org/new-events. At the Bremerton event (as described by the West … Continue reading 20 Sep. 2019 Climate Protest in Bremerton
Earth brims with life. God obviously likes life and variety of life, since he put it everywhere. Upon this blue-green jewel he put us, too, and he chose to impart himself into us. Among species we’re the ones blessed to see and appreciate his nature. But with that spark of God—that freedom to see … Continue reading Blessed and Cursed: Our Power over Nature
In a world where extinction rates are running 1,000 times the normal background rate (because of habitat destruction, pollution, and killing), Donald Trump recently weakened the Endangered Species Act.
see Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, “Trump administration to relax restrictions on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas,” Washington Post, 29 Aug 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/08/29/trump-administration-reverse-limits-methane-powerful-greenhouse-gas/
“Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows." — source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 15 Aug 2019, https://www.noaa.gov/news/july-2019-was-hottest-month-on-record-for-planet
The Green New Deal is a statement that we want to buckle down and work so as to not be overwhelmed by the climate crisis. Though he’s not termed his plans as “The Green New Deal,” Jay Inslee does have detailed plans (forged in the reality of managing one of the most progressive states in … Continue reading The Green New Deal. Jay Inslee: the man with the plan.
Climate change warms some areas of America faster than others. In this article you can read how that differs from overall climate warming, plus you can enter your county name into a blank box in the article and find out how much your region has warmed since 1895. That blank box is about midway into … Continue reading How Hot is Your Home?
Kate Yoder, “An evangelical leader calls young Christians to save the planet,” Grist (Web), 12 Aug 2019, https://grist.org/article/this-evangelical-leader-calls-young-christians-to-save-the-planet/
Depressed or Hopeful? Resigned or Engaged? How should we feel and how should we act regarding the climate crisis? All these qualities are part of the climate-crisis mix, and are exemplified by the experiences of three people representing different groups: Kim Cobb, climate scientist; Greta Thunberg, climate activist, and Jay Inslee, politician and person in … Continue reading CLIMATE DEPRESSION, CLIMATE HOPE