More experts and organizations are urging pension funds and other entities to DIVEST from fossil fuels.

March 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

People USED TO THINK that investing in coal and oil companies would be safe investments.  Now THE OPPOSITE is true!  The climate crisis and the rapid transition from fossil fuels to green energy has changed everything — except some people’s thinking.   The climate advocacy group 350 Seattle (www.350seattle.org) has begun organizing vigorously for divestment from fossil fuels.  Recently they wrote this: Over 1100 institutions. More than $14 trillion. Fossil fuel divestment is, by far, the largest divestment movement in history — and yet Washington State remains deeply invested in the Exxons, Chevrons, and BPs of the world. Can you […]

Momentum is growing to push pension funds, etc., to DIVEST from fossil fuels

March 5, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I am seeing MANY non-profit organizations urging state governments’ pension funds and other entities (colleges, religious bodies, investment companies, etc.) to DIVEST from — SELL ALL of — their investments in fossil fuel companies. MOMENTUM IS ON OUR SIDE! Let’s increase the number of persons learning about the movement!  Let’s recruit some additional persons to testify to an upcoming meeting of the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB), the small state agencies that manages the pension funds for state and local government employees and retirees.  We have been testifying to WSIB’s meetings off and on since April 2014.  They listen politely […]

“Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want”

February 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The June 2020 episode of my TV series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” is already on my blog, and is watchable at any time from now into the distant future.  You may also read the transcript, which ends with many links to additional sources of information.  (SEE BELOW) It will air on Thurston Community Television’s channel 22 for cable TV subscribers in Thurston County WA three times a week throughout June 2020:  every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm. This TV program and the transcript start by confronting the serious problems in our […]

Green New Deal: Excellent information and resources

February 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Green New Deal is a TRULY AMAZING AND WONDERFUL “win-win-win-win” for the climate, for jobs, for local communities, for the next generation, for social & economic justice, and more!   Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal proposal is hugely important!  It is a good step toward international climate justice.  SEE THESE: https://www.actionaidusa.org/blog/sanders-green-new-deal-plan-a-good-step-towards-international-climate-justice/?utm_source=action&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=climatemonth&utm_content=sandersGND https://www.juancole.com/2019/08/sanders-manhattan-changing.html   The Green New Deal would create many jobs. Let’s do it now!  SEE THIS: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/green-new-deal-could-create-lots-great-jobs-so-why-all-hate?utm_source=advocacy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=general&utm_content=realitynow-email-7-a&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1dOalpEbGxNMlF3WkRNMCIsInQiOiJrS3RhYU9qZVNiYTZidzNTRkNMNlA3TDhqVENKTGVHZlVMZEFCXC91R2E4WHRTSlZyeTRJSXRSNXdRZ0h3NTV4djZPMlM5Tyt6Q2cxT05cLzBmR3NwRWNWVlpIejNaWWI3dGxIMnBsbnpPWk5LQURLY0ZXRmd1aGpEQjBDdlRlQ1VDUkZQSGVVaDJ3UjN5Y3ZuK3I3RVg0Zz09In0%3D   Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin say a Green New Deal is necessary if we want a future.  SEE THIS: https://www.ecowatch.com/chomsky-pollin-climate-change-interview-2640451773.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=fb232e6e0f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-fb232e6e0f-85369701   See and share this informative, supportive link: www.prospect.org/greennewdeal   […]

Presidential candidates AND members of Congress MUST take the climate crisis seriously!

February 7, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Elected officials and candidates like to create the image that they care about important issues (such as the climate crisis), but many of them are NOT SINCERE and are “slippery” and have conflicts of interest.  Voters and the media MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.     A great many of the persons Trump has appointed to positions of enormous power over the environment, energy, etc., have very severe conflicts of interest.  I will post a different item to my blog with examples of those horrible corruptions of our government.     Members of Congress own up to $93 MILLION in fossil […]

Sign up now for 6 exciting, practical workshops to help you organize more effectively for the climate.

February 3, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Sign up now for 6 exciting, practical workshops to help you organize more effectively for the climate. Thurston Climate Action Team (www.thurstonclimateaction.org) is sponsoring Glen Anderson’s series of 6 exciting, practical workshops on 6 Tuesdays from March 3 to April 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at a convenient Olympia location. Each 2-hour session shares some of the smartest, most workable principles, strategies, methods and examples to help you build a much more effective nonviolent grassroots movement for the climate. While these workshops are relevant for any issue, the group exercises for developing movement-building goals, strategies, outreach, messaging, etc., will […]

Doomsday Clock moves THE CLOSEST EVER to midnight!

January 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Now the “Doomsday Clock” has been moved 20 seconds closer to midnight (global destruction).  It was at 2 minutes (the same as in 1953 — the closest it had ever been), but now it is at 100 seconds, EVEN CLOSER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN! The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (www.thebulletin.org) have said nuclear weapons and the climate crisis have become more dangerous than ever before. Please work with groups on those two existential issues.  They issued these statements: To: Leaders and citizens of the world Re: Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight Date: January 23, […]

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 […]

Support the Mar-a-Lago Dump for Fossil Fuel Sludge and Nuclear Waste

December 15, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump is persisting with his OBSESSION to massively increase oil drilling, coal mining, nuclear power, and nuclear weapons. All of these would MASSIIVELYL INCREASE the amounts of sludge and wastes from those nuclear and fossil fuel operations. The wastes will need to go somewhere. Since Trump is so enthusiastic about those, I’m proposing a gigantic toxic waste dump right next door to his Mar-a-Lago luxury resort in Florida. Before the Trump era, the Environmental Protection Agency would have prevented such a project. But Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency — which now under Trump PUSHES TO ABUSE THE ENVIRONMENT — […]

How to achieve peace and true security

December 13, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

People keep worrying about “national security.”  But that is a dead end — and a misleading distraction — unless we understand that MILITARISM ITSELF IS THE PROBLEM and that our nation can be secure ONLY if we help the rest of the world to be secure in more profound ways than mere militarism can accomplish. See the insightful article I wrote at this link: Article on peace and true security            

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 […]