During this morning’s writing, I downloaded the NASA photograph of Earth that’s titled the “blue marble, after which I went outside to watch the sun rise. I reveled in seeing the clear, blue sky, the evergreens standing tall—as they have for decades, the placid waters of Port Orchard Bay, the robins hopping about and seeking … Continue reading The Earth is a fine place and worth the fighting for . . .
“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.
“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.
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/
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.
“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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 17 June 2019