Tag: climate action
An information campaign that’s transmitted into Russia is needed.
Yes, this is an environmental web page, but today I’m writing about the war in Ukraine and about the need to conduct an information campaign directed toward Russians—because a prolonged Ukraine War could cause us to lose the Climate War. Information Campaign Needed to Change Russian Minds A public relations campaign directed at the everyday…
Washington State: doing the work that’s needed.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “It’s not the critic who counts.” I admire Washington State’s governor and legislators because, rather than just gripe, they work the solutions to problems. Governor Jay Inslee’s Press Update (from email@example.com) of 10 Mar. 2023 reports on what action his office and the Washington State legislature have taken recently towards making our…
Youth Climate and Conservation Rally, Olympia, WA
On 13 January 2023 (Friday), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.[MRM note: It’s about climate action, renewable energy, dams, salmon, and orcas.]⸺ source: WYORCA’s announcement at https://saveourwildsalmon.salsalabs.org/YouthRallyOlympiaJan13/index.html (accessed 7 Jan. 2023). Old and Young Folks at Olympia on 30 Jan. 2020
Humans Probably Will Not Go Extinct
Reading and writing about the climate crisis means to follow a changing narrative, as climate change is now happening fast and brutally, and humanity’s climate-action response has, consequently, changed dramatically in the last few years. Though we still use mostly fossil fuels, our direction has decidedly switched to one of renewable fuels and other measures…
The weather is weird.
As I left church this Sunday, I spoke to an eighty-year-old man who has lived his life on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, and he commented, “The weather is weird.” I’ve heard similar sayings from folks who’ve lived for decades in my neighborhood. They say that rain and wind usually start by September, and…
Man, I needed the recent climate-action headlines.
When I was a child, my family often vacationed at Lake Powell and camped near Bullfrog Marina. What a long lake it was—120 miles long. It’s incredible to see the NASA photos showing how much of it has dried up. In the past decade, I’ve experienced summers of smoke, heat, and drought in the western…
Trees—on Joyce Kilmer’s Day
Trees, trees, and more trees“Trees, trees and more trees,” was Golden Gate Park Supervisor John McLaren’s motto when he helped design the shaded, pleasant, walkable, and popular Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon. Trees, we know (besides making our neighborhoods cooler and more pleasant), are part of the solution to the climate crisis. Only God can…
America doesn’t, and then it does
America doesn’t, and then it does—it’s often our history. As my blog post of 25 July “America Surrenders on Climate Change” (accessible at https://mrmconservation.com/2022/07/25/america-surrenders-on-climate-change/) related, America’s Congress had given up on passing climate legislation . . . but then it put forth big climate legislation. If passed, this legislation will remake America as a clean…