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

Vote for Jay Inslee. Vote for the future.

Jay Inslee is the right choice for president.     Why? Résumé, Character, Vision.(To see Inslee's plans, go to https://www.jayinslee.com/issues) Jay’s résumé is strong.      He’s engaged. He solves problems. Whereas many candidates talk of general approaches to climate change, he’s been working specific solutions as the governor of Washington State and as the chair of … Continue reading Vote for Jay Inslee. Vote for the future.

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: 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

Environment positive: Great Peninsula Conservancy and Miller Bay

The Great Peninsula Conservancy recently partnered with Friends of Miller Bay, a nonprofit organization, in efforts to save 13 acres of habitat on Miller Bay in Kitsap County.” — source: Tyler Shuey, “GPC partnership seeks to preserve habitat on Miller Bay,” North Kitsap Herald, July 12, 2019, p. 12, Print. E- published 11 July 2019 … Continue reading Environment positive: Great Peninsula Conservancy and Miller Bay

Astronauts, Humankind, Earth, Space, and God

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon, many newspapers and magazines have recently published articles and photos of the moon landing and other space-related events. The 14 July print edition of the Seattle Times devoted three pages (as well as a special moon-landing insert) to this special look back. In one … Continue reading Astronauts, Humankind, Earth, Space, and God