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5 hot years

As reported in today's Washington Post: "Last month, the World Meteorological Organization projected that the period between the beginning of 2015 and the end of this year will mark the Earth’s five warmest years on record." Some scientists now say that we have even less time to change our greenhouse-gas-emitting patterns than had been thought previously. … Continue reading 5 hot years

2nd Debate of Democratic Presidential Candidates: where to see the debates.

2nd Democratic Debates: 30 and 31 July 2019, both at 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern Time (5 to 7 p.m. Pacific Time)             Details about how to watch the debates can be found at the following address:             - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/democratic-debates-2019-july-schedule-candidates-start-time-watch-online-stream-tv-channel-second-dnc-debate-detroit/ Debaters on 30 July: Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth … Continue reading 2nd Debate of Democratic Presidential Candidates: where to see the debates.

Environment positive: Protected bike and pedestrian lanes in Seattle.

If you’ve not been to Seattle recently, go see the upsurge in bicycle use that protected lanes and e-bikes (in this hilly city) have accomplished. Copenhagen, Denmark remains the model for cities that have embraced the bike—over 50% of transportation to work, school, and the market (in this flat city) is by biking or walking. … Continue reading Environment positive: Protected bike and pedestrian lanes in Seattle.

Environment positive: NASA’s most important mission now—the climate crisis.

     NASA’s most important mission—at this time in human history—must be to assist in solving the existential threat to our and many other species: the climate crisis. For a discussion of what NASA could do, see Lori Garver, “Imagine what NASA could do to solve the climate crisis,” Seattle Times, 21 July 2019, A19. Print. … Continue reading Environment positive: NASA’s most important mission now—the climate crisis.

Environment positive: Land to expand Coulter Park in Kitsap County

“County to use 231 acres to expand Coulter Park. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission gave its blessing to the transfer of Square Lake State Park to Kitsap County on Thursday." - source: Isabella Breda, “Panel OKs land transfer to Kitsap,” Kitsap Sun, 20 July 2019, 1A. Print.      e-published 19 July 2019 as … Continue reading Environment positive: Land to expand Coulter Park in Kitsap County

Environment positive: “Washington’s first electric school bus rolls through Tacoma”

     “In Washington, we’re electrifying planes, trains, ferries and automobiles," Inslee said. "And today, we’re showing we can electrify buses, too. It’s exciting to celebrate the first electric school bus in Washington state, because this effort is, ultimately, all about our kids and their future.” — source: Gov. Inslee Press Updates <press@updates.gov.wa.gov> 17 June 2019