Blessed and Cursed: Our Power over Nature

     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

Inslee and Steyer, the climate change experts, not invited to the CNN Climate-Crisis Town Hall

Jay Inslee and Tom Steyer, of all the presidential candidates, know the most about climate change and have the most comprehensive and detailed plans to address it--and yet neither one of them has yet been chosen to be at the CNN debate about the climate crisis (to be held 4 September). They should be on … Continue reading Inslee and Steyer, the climate change experts, not invited to the CNN Climate-Crisis Town Hall

CNN Climate Crisis Town Hall occurs on 4 Sep 2019

Democratic presidential candidates will be debating what to do about the climate crisis. [Note: I’ve not yet found a time posted for when this debate occurs—MRM.] — source: Mark Preston, “10 Democratic presidential candidates will participate in CNN climate town hall,” CNN Politics, 20 Aug 2019, https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/19/politics/cnn-climate-crisis-town-hall/index.html?wpisrc=nl_energy202&wpmm=1

July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet; polar sea ice melted to record lows

“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

CLIMATE DEPRESSION, CLIMATE HOPE

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