Failing to deal seriously with the climate crisis WILL COST MUCH MORE than taking the necessary actions!!

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Political conservatives and “centrists” keep saying that spending money to deal with the climate crisis would be too expensive.  ACTUALLY, FAILING TO TAKE STRONG ACTIONS will COST MUCH MORE!!! A friend sent me the article linked below.  My friend thought it is a good article – and she especially urges “fiscal conservatives” to read it.   Read the article — “The Green New Deal Costs Less than Doing Nothing” at this link: https://newrepublic.com/article/153702/green-new-deal-costs-less-nothing        

Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want!

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this powerful, inspiring essay because we have much more potential for solving problems and creating a better future than most people realize. Regardless of which issues you care about, I encourage you to read the essay at this link: Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want                

Short article: The currently dominant worldview is hurting our society in many ways.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Our society is suffering in many, many ways.  The problems are all around us — and they are interconnected.  They are rooted in a worldview that has been dominating the U.S. (and some other nations) increasingly in recent decades. I wrote a long article about this.  Here is a very short article that summarizes a few of the main points.  I published it in a recent issue of Works in Progress (www.olywip.org): This currently dominant worldview is hurting us.            

Adults as well as youths should strike for the climate on FRI. SEPT. 20, 2019

August 24, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Bill McKinnon urging us to strike for the climate on Sept. 20, 2019:  https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/21/youth-adults-join-us-climate-fight Calls for maximum adult participation in the young people’s climate strikes:  https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-strikes-public-participation-2639336361.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 A 17-year-old climate justice activist admits to being “terrified of what the future holds if we remain on our current carbon trajectory.  The climate crisis looms over every single decision I make, and impedes any and all plans I try to make for the future. I have never known a time in my life where life on earth as we know it wasn’t coming to an end thanks to the climate crisis. It’s time […]

Bernie Sanders proposes a $16 TRILLION Green New Deal — and proposes how to pay for it

August 24, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The climate crisis is extremely serious. Modest efforts (like nearly all Democrats tolerate) will NOT be enough! The cost of doing nothing will be HORRIBLE for our quality of life, for the survival of humans and our civilization, and for the economy.  (Some people don’t care about the first items here, but damage to the economy might get their attention. Bernie Sanders proposes cutting the military budget in order to fund the Green New Deal.  The military FAILS to protect us, but the Green New Deal is absolutely necessary for our protection — and our “national security” if you want […]

The Green New Deal would be good in many ways!

August 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The Green New Deal is an amazingly good idea.  It provides fresh thinking “outside the box” by bringing together environmentalists, labor, local communities, poor people, young people, and other diverse constituencies.  It is a “win-win-win-win-win ” all the way around.  I urge all kinds of people to work together in grand coalitions to pass the Green New Deal through Congress. In the 1930s, FDR’s New Deal helped our nation in many ways.  Now we need a NEW “GREEN New Deal” to help us in many ways, including the environment and climate, which were less pressing issues during the 1930s.   […]

Practical strategies for forestry, agriculture, etc., to protect the climate

August 21, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Much of the effort for the climate focuses on what NOT to do:  what to do less of, and what to stop altogether. Let’s also promote POSITIVE REMEDIES.  Smart science has identified several PRACTICAL STRATEGIES for forestry, agriculture, etc., that can protect the climate.  Here are a few examples.   #1.  Plant trees to protect the climate. Better yet, CUT DOWN FEWER TREES.  Let’s sharply reduce the number of trees that are cut down.  Let’s protect rainforests, other forests, and random trees everywhere. The article at the link below begins with this paragraph:  Every year, an estimated 15 billion trees […]

Expert exposes Trump’s suppression of truth: “The White House Blocked My Report on Climate Change and National Security”

August 20, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The White House Blocked My Report on Climate Change and National Security Politics intruded on science and intelligence. That’s why I quit my job as an analyst for the State Department. By Rod Schoonover, who was a senior analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the State Department. July 30, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/opinion/trump-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage      

Trump is ESCALATING his WAR ON HONEST SCIENCE

August 10, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

EXAMPLE #1: Mid-July 2019: The Trump regime is PREVENTING the US Geological Survey from studying climate effects past the year 2040. Major scientific trends — such as the climate crisis — emerge and develop OVER A PERIOD OF TIME. If you want to PREVENT scientists from understanding those hard realities, you can SHORTEN THE TIME PERIOD they are allowed to study. This is what the Trump regime is doing to the U.S. Geological Survey.  He is PREVENTING the USGS from looking for effects after the year 2040. This is a DELIBERATELY STUPID way to ENFORCE IGNORANCE AND CLIMATE DENIALISM. It […]

Climate remedies: Plant billions of trees. Switch to “regenerative agriculture.”

July 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Interesting ideas worth considering seriously in order to reverse climate damage:   A new study reports that PLANTING BILLIONS OF TREES would be the best available climate remedy we can take right now.  READ THIS:  https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-planting-trees-2639092782.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=80a31844fa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-80a31844fa-85369701   This article explains how “regenerative agriculture” would be good for the climate:  https://www.ecowatch.com/regenerative-agriculture-2639054637.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=80a31844fa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-80a31844fa-85369701    

New info says we have ONLY 18 MONTHS to fix the climate, not 12 years

July 30, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Scientists tend to express their findings in conservative ways, limited by what they are really confident about. Scientists have been saying we need to fix the climate within 12 years. Now there is strong evidence that we must make serious progress in the next 18 months. See this article: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48964736?fbclid=IwAR1-mecfSkoM-sSTn5DDNzcg8RyQIS1BYNVQcwFyZN5Cqv1oWSiS9NPEumU

VIDEOS, ARTICLES, etc.: Swedish teenaged girl speaks to world leaders powerfully for the climate

July 2, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swede, has been speaking to world leaders powerfully and effectively about the climate crisis. She is bold, articulate (even in English), and holds world leaders accountable for their negligence. See what I posted to my blog on April 29, 2019: http://parallaxperspectives.org/articles-videos-greta-thunberg-swedish-teenager-speaks-boldly-to-world-leaders-about-climate-crisis