Five Ways You Can Fight Climate Change Without Washington’s Help

Legislation, policy and diplomacy are the best ways to fight climate change.  President Obama had a great impact through policy and diplomacy. But now Trump comes along and puts in place one of the most anti-environmental cabinets ever.  The next four years will see a roll back of environmental protections of epic proportions — at a time when we can least afford it.  So what avenues do we have to pursue positive change? Here are five ways that YOU can fight climate change without Washington’s help… 1. Lead by Example When you lead by example your life is a model for others.  That Continue reading Five Ways You Can Fight Climate Change Without Washington’s Help

Divest and have a Happy(er) Valentine’s Day!

Today, just a quick post to say that Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Day has begun.  So why not take a look at your investments and see if you can switch to something less destructive.  Even if you are not an investor, there are still ways you can help. Check out these posts… Why Divest From Fossil Fuels – un-burnable fossil fuels, stranded assets, and corporate welfare Carbon Budgets Explored – how much can we safely burn?  I made some easy to look at graphs to help visualize this. Peak Oil Predictions — Only 50 Years Left?! – thoughts on fracking, Saudi Arabia, and just Continue reading Divest and have a Happy(er) Valentine’s Day!

Why Divest from Fossil Fuels

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Well here we are again, talking about oil.  Oil, and other fossil fuels are the root of our problem; we can’t live with them, we can’t live without them.  At least not yet. But our romance with oil hasn’t been all bad.  No other source of fuel, save nuclear power, provides us with more energy by volume or weight.  Oil has made many people and countries fabulously wealthy, and lifted millions and millions of people out of poverty in the past hundred years or so. Oil powers every aspect of modern society, from the fertilizer and machinery on the farm, to Continue reading Why Divest from Fossil Fuels