Info about Trump’s NAFTA 2.0, the USCMA

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In January 2020 Congress passed NAFTA 2.0 (Trump’s USMCA), which increases fossil fuel pollution in Mexico:  https://truthout.org/articles/with-passage-of-nafta-2-0-congress-boosts-fossil-fuel-polluters-in-mexico/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e5ce0dde-589e-4dd6-a92a-a4dcf710c66f   People who care about the environment and the climate opposed Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA), but Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats caved in to Trump and the oil companies.  U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House’s top Democrat, caved in to Trump and moved his trade toward House passage DESPITE its failure to include any of the key changes environmental and climate groups have been demanding over the last year.  Trump’s trade deal does not even mention the climate crisis, let alone do anything […]

Much smarter, more efficient rail transportation for passengers and freight

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Progressives keep talking about “bullet trains” and other very high speed rail projects. There are BETTER REMEDIES than those! Some Olympia area folks have watched and discussed this short video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaf6baEu0_w – but there are MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVES than what this short video discusses. For several years I have been supporting “SOLUTIONARY RAIL” (www.solutionaryrail.org), which would significantly reduce carbon emissions in transportation, reduce air pollution at transportation hubs, reduce highway/freeway congestion, help transportation workers, and provide other benefits. My December 2017 TV interview focused on that, and my November 2019 TV interview will provide more information about it. Here […]

THESE should be Articles of Impeachment to remove Trump!

December 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has committed MANY, MANY violations of the Constitution and MANY, MANY violations of federal law. But the House Democrats have given him a FREE RIDE — negligently EXONERATED him — for NEARLY ALL of those violations, which REALLY ARE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES! THESE ITEMS IDENTIFY SOME TRULY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES.  The House should create Articles of Impeachment for these:   Ted Rall, who — besides being a skilled cartoonist — is also a savvy political analyst, urges these impeachable offenses:   https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Articles-of-Impeachmen-by-Ted-Rall-Articles-Of-Impeachment_Bipartisan_Conviction_Senate-191228-892.html   Paul Blumenthal urged impeaching Trump for these reasons:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-impeachment-impeachable-act_n_5de6edb3e4b0913e6f872731?ncid=newsltushpmgpolitics   One of the strongest, most consistent non-profit organizations urging […]

VOTERS DEMAND strong climate actions, but Joe Biden’s top climate advisor is a high-level person from the fossil fuel industry

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

FACT #1:  OVERWHELMINGLY, a STRONG MAJORITY OF VOTERS — across the entire political spectrum — care about the climate crisis.  Voters demand strong actions to curb the climate crisis. FACT #2:  Young people are ESPECIALLY outraged that our government has failed to take strong actions for the climate. FACT #3:  The Democratic Party KNOWS that in order to win it ABSOLUTELY MUST INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT. FACT #4:  Joe Biden seems UTTERLY CLUELESS and appointed as his TOP CLIMATE ADVISOR someone with a long history within the fossil fuel industry. Biden is SO CLUELESS that he will REPEL VOTERS — especially […]

Solutionary Rail Is Good for Climate, Workers, Communities

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

During 2019 my local newspaper, www.TheOlympian.com, authorized me to write five Op-Eds of up to 750 words each. My November 2019 Op-Ed explained and strongly supported Solutionary Rail.  It begins with this headline and first paragraph: Solutionary Rail Is Good for Climate, Workers, Communities It’s rare to find a creative proposal that solves many problems at the same time. I’m enthusiastic about Solutionary Rail, www.solutionaryrail.org. It would electrify our railroads and significantly reduce fossil fuel use and air pollution. It would protect our environment, climate, and public health. It would create jobs and help local communities – including seaport areas, […]

Trump keeps attacking science. We must PROTECT HONEST SCIENCE from Trump and Trumpism!

November 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Why We Need to Protect Government Scientists From Political Retaliation:  https://truthout.org/articles/why-we-need-to-protect-government-scientists-from-political-retaliation/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=775d76ee-11c3-497e-8f4d-a5b69482cc42   EPA Career Staffer Says Trump Has Effectively Immobilized the Agency:  https://truthout.org/articles/epa-career-staffer-says-trump-has-effectively-immobilized-the-agency/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=775d76ee-11c3-497e-8f4d-a5b69482cc42   New reports show that science is in ‘crisis’ under Trump!  The article below begins with these two paragraphs: Acceptance of the root cause of climate change — human beings — is growing among the American public. But among policymakers, acceptance is on the decline. That’s the dismal conclusion of a new peer-reviewed study in Environmental Research Communications published on Thursday. Between 2010 and 2017, Washington policymakers became less supportive of the science behind climate change. What’s […]

In Feb. 2019 young people urged U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein to help the climate, but SHE REBUFFED THEM!

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In February 2019 Brave New Films (www.bravenewfilms.org) reported this: Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein’s reaction when a group of kids showed up at her office to ask her to back the #GreenNewDeal shows how dangerously out of touch the establishment is. We met up with these young leaders to get their response… Watch this 2-minute video of the U.S. senator rebuffing the young people:  https://www.facebook.com/bravenewfilms/videos/2212412422356629/     Another short video of this horribly patronizing response by a Democratic U.S. Senator: This very short video a group of young people try to convince Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein to support the Green New […]

Much of Greenland’s ice melted in the spring of 2019.

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

See this information:  https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/us/greenland-sudden-ice-melt-wxc/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3NJqTMCrLI7oyvNdE7IuPDzivuZhL9LGtvQsD7jqNx5hypIWGhu9c8   This photo shows a Greenland sled dog team ankle-deep in water from melted ice:  https://www.ecowatch.com/greenland-sled-dog-teams-melted-water-2638906558.html   In June 2019 Greenland’s temperature rose to 40 degrees above normal.  Greenland’s ice sheet was rapidly melting.  People saw a photo of a dog sled team ankle-deep in water.  The article at this link provides context for climate disruption causing massive melting of Greenland’s glaciers and ice sheets.:  https://www.ecowatch.com/greenland-temperatures-above-normal-2638907188.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=69a9b4ab65-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-69a9b4ab65-85369701                  

Geo-Engineering to ease the climate crisis is RECKLESSLY DANGEROUS and a DISTRACTION from real solutions!

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Beware of climate “geo-engineering” plan to block the sun: I read this article in the magazine’s print version (to which I have subscribed for many decades). Now they offer it online too.  We need a variety of strong actions to protect the climate. But some “geo-engineering” proposals are reckless and would likely cause side-effects and unknown consequences that could be as bad as the climate crisis itself. Some people are actually proposing these reckless schemes. This article discusses the proposal to launch things into the atmosphere to block out the sun:  http://inthesetimes.com/features/geoengineering-climate-change-fossil-fuel-industry-srm-indigenous-activism.html?link_id=2&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-inside-geoengineers-risky-plan-to-block-out-the-sun-sanders-and-harris-fall-short-on-abolishing-money-bail&email_referrer=email_455098&email_subject=inside-geoengineers-risky-plan-to-block-out-the-sun-sanders-and-harris-fall-short-on-abolishing-money-bail   U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Geoengineering: The […]

Fossil fuel companies have been deceiving us and denying their climate crisis

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The Koch brothers made billions from oil companies — and they have vigorously funded climate denialism.  See this information from www.ClimateHawksVote.com — and sign the PETITION below this information: “At the center of the Koch brothers’ vast network of wealth and influence is their funding of university programs and other quasi-scientific-sounding organizations promoting climate denial. In the past 10 years alone, Koch funding for university programs has quadrupled to more than $60 million annually, at 50+ schools — with no sign of slowing down. “Koch Industries has built their fortune thanks to fossil fuels. They’ve spent millions to lobby against […]

Media bias INTERFERES WITH solving the climate crisis

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The Establishment (fossil fuel companies, big business, the “consumer culture,” economic elites, and BOTH of the big political parties) caused the climate crisis. Mainstream (corporate-owned) media — as always — played along as the mouthpiece for the corrupt Establishment. In order to solve the climate crisis, ORDINARY PEOPLE MUST PUSH BACK against big business, against government, and against mainstream media.   Weather reports — and news reports about extreme weather — keep assuming that extreme weather is merely an “act of God” and ALMOST NEVER mention that decades of fossil fuel pollution and climate disruption have caused it. Even Seattle’s […]

While we work seriously on the climate crisis, let’s also be open to humor and satire.

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

When you buy your new pickup truck, include the “Sea-Level Rise Suspension Package” Buy the Sea-Level-Rise Suspension Package for your next vehicle.docx     When sea level rise covers downtown Olympia, here is something we might do: Scientists keep revising estimates of climate disruption upward – and their time-frame more urgent. You’ve probably seen some of the serious reports from the world’s most knowledgeable climate experts. Very often they issue newer reports saying that the crisis is rapidly getting worse. The newer reports say that extremely serious disruptions and damage will occur sooner than they had been expecting. Those two […]

The Climate Crisis is ALSO a SOCIAL JUSTICE issue!

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Some people think of issues as if each was in a separate “silo” unrelated to other issues.  Actually, issues are very deeply and strongly interrelated.  For example, the Climate Crisis is ALSO a SOCIAL JUSTICE issue. This insight should not only broaden our understanding of the climate crisis, but it should also help us strategize more insightfully to reach out and connect the climate crisis with other issues.  We should bring various kinds of people into the climate movement AND bring climate organizers into the movements working on other social justice issues.     This November 21, 2017, article at […]

NEXT SAT NOV 16: Attend event in Olympia focusing on CLIMATE and NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Learn, connect, and take action.

November 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation’s 2019 Fall Retreat will focus on BOTH nuclear weapons and the climate crisis. It will occur on Saturday November 16 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 20th & S. Capitol Way, Olympia. The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is one of several co-sponsors. Keynote: DAHR JAMAIL “The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption” — Author and journalist Dahr Jamail, on the necessity of listening deeply to the Earth, as the planetary crisis accelerates. PETER LUMSDAINE WA Physicians for Social Responsibility, Nuclear Weapons Abolition Task Force — […]