Apollo 11 lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, 1969. The mission's success flipped the American public from skeptics to fans of the space program. The climate movement needs its own Apollo 11 moment to build public support today. Photo: Wikipedia public domain. "If we want to tackle climate change, we can," writes Apollo Program historian Charles … [Read more...]
Ways to reduce and prepare for climate change, while conserving peak natural resources and preventing pollution and waste.
Today’s movement to abolish fossil fuels can learn from two different paths that the British and American governments took to abolish slavery in the 19th century, one peaceful and the other violent. Image: slaveryimages.org. This article is the second in a series that compares today's fight for climate solutions with the successful movement to abolish slavery in the … [Read more...]
There's no moral comparison between humans who suffered in slavery and molecules of fossil fuels. But the abolition movement of the nineteenth century may hold the key to unblocking climate action today. Image: slaveryimages.org. The planet continues to fry. Yet, America is pumping more fossil fuel than it has in decades. And the U.S. government does nothing to slow the … [Read more...]
And Irma, we don't really give a crap about you, either. Water, Water, Everywhere Twenty-seven TRILLION gallons of water dumped on Southeast Texas in six days? That's what the various reports say. And we say, "Big whoop!" Wild-Westy, pavement-obsessedy Houston essentially destroyed, molded, and steeped in a toxic stew from chemical plants gone kablooey while the … [Read more...]
I share many of Green Party Presidential Nominee Jill Stein's values. On climate and energy, I absolutely agree that our world is in crisis and that we need some form of a "Green New Deal," though whether that would be her plan, or some other approach, is, for me, still a point of debate. On her view that an energy transition would have multiple cost-saving and health … [Read more...]