These articles support a clean “green” energy future

June 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Yes, We Can Electrify Almost Everything. Here’s What That Looks Like. National lab wraps up groundbreaking project on electrifying the economy:  https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03062021/inside-clean-energy-electrification-report/?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=adfa20848a-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-adfa20848a-327502737   These two items support a clean energy future: Mark Jacobson (from Stanford) succinctly makes the point that we already have the technology we need to displace all fossil fuel use, so we do not have to wait for technological revolutions to move ahead.  This article takes less than five minutes to read:  https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/554605-no-we-dont-need-miracle-technologies-to-slash-emissions-we-already Amory Lovins (from the Rocky Mountain Institute) spoke to Congress.  He explained that nuclear power is NOT the solution.  It costs more and takes […]

The Perils of an “America First” Climate Policy

June 13, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Trump kept pulling the U.S. out of treaties and international collaboration.  He wanted an egocentric “America First” policy that actually interfered with solving global problems. Now President Biden is doing somewhat better on some issues, but he appointed a great many war-hawks to powerful positions, and he keeps taking his advice to pursue militarism and nationalism instead of collaborating well as one nation among nearly 200 on Planet Earth.  A number of knowledgeable persons have said that Biden’s foreign policy is pretty much the same as Trump’s President Biden has promised action to protect the climate, but in order to […]

Oil companies and the PR industry aim to demobilize environmental movements and blame consumers. Here’s what organizers can do about it.

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

Besides reading the article linked shortly below here, also see my further examples below that link: The PR industry aims to demobilize environmental movements — here’s what organizers can do about it Public relations poses distinct threats to environmental movements, but activists are becoming more savvy and developing new forms of resistance. https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/04/22/the-pr-industry-aims-to-demobilize-environmental-movements-heres-what-organizers-can-do-about-it/ More information: Decades ago – when the beverage industry wanted to replace refillable bottles (for soda pop, beer, milk, etc.) with disposable containers – the beverage industry DECEIVED THE PUBLIC by shifting responsibility for the waste problem onto the public.  While the beverage industry VASTLY INCREASED disposable […]

Learn about connections between war and the environment in ONLINE COURSE beginning June 7

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

An Online Course on War and The Environment: Spreading Knowledge Builds Power   This course could not be more important. A culture of extraction and destruction is closely tied to a culture of war. Questioning that ethos of destruction and consumption is challenging, but it has belatedly begun. Challenging a culture of militarism is even harder. The 6-week online course, War and the Environment, will run from Monday June 7 to Sunday July 18, 2021. This course will provide participants an opportunity to learn from, dialogue with, and strategize for change with experts from the bold peace organization World BEYOND War (www.worldbeyondwar.org) […]

A landmark court decision hurts Big Oil because Big Oil has failed to deal with the climate crisis.

May 27, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

A court decision in the Netherlands is a huge landmark. See these links to FOUR articles.   A judge holds Shell liable for causing climate change in historic vote: The Dutch ruling is being called a first of its kind and a big “step forward for the international climate movement.” See this short — but important — article by Ashley Curtin dated May 27, 2021: https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/05/27/a-judge-holds-shell-liable-for-causing-climate-change-in-historic-vote/ This article pertains to the Dutch court decision about Shell: The pathway to critical and formidable goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 is narrow but brings huge benefits, according to a special report by […]

Sign up NOW for FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS so you can make more progress on issues YOU care about

April 14, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

Long trains carrying oil in tank cars are DANGEROUS! See this powerful information.

March 8, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

See these photos of oil train derailments since 2013 in Canada and U.S. Although not currently in the news, oil trains are dangerous.  See the link here for a collection of photos since 2013: A Timeline of Oil Train Derailments In Pictures Since 2013, North America has seen at least 21 oil train accidents—and counting https://www.sightline.org/2021/02/26/a-timeline-of-oil-train-derailments-in-pictures/?utm_source=Sightline+Newsletters+II&utm_campaign=30fe327c1c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_22_09_02_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e1b0f73ac-30fe327c1c-296416429   Another huge oil tanker train derailed in Washington State in late December 2020. The “regulatory” agencies failed again to protect us. https://www.desmogblog.com/2020/12/23/bomb-trains-continue-put-public-risk-due-lack-regulation?utm_source=DeSmog%20Weekly%20Newsletter   Here is more information about the highly toxic oil train derailment in Whatcom County WA in December 2020: A State Patrol […]

Teenagers for Climate Action — TV interview and more information

February 19, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

The March 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series features two teenagers discussing the climate crisis, sharing their experiences and insights, and urging smart actions. The March 2021 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) helps us move ahead toward solving the climate crisis.  It helps people of all ages understand why young people are so deeply concerned – and it informs us of some of the positive ways teenagers are taking action. Our guests are two juniors at Capital High School in Olympia, Washington.  Both have been climate activists for perhaps two years […]

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February 15, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

Sign up NOW for FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS so you can make more progress on issues YOU care about

January 14, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

You visited this blog because you care about important issues, such as peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, or ___________. YOU can make MUCH MORE PROGRESS on important issues by strengthening your skills in organizing nonviolent grassroots movements! Let’s set smart goals and devise smart strategies.  Let’s reach out to the public more effectively than we have been doing.  Let’s devise ways to be more effective in how we nonviolently push the people who have the official power to serve the broad public interest. ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can […]

Sign up for climate news and actions for the 2021 WA State Legislative session

January 3, 2021 GlenAnderson 0

350 Seattle (www.350seattle.org) does good work for the climate.  I’m glad they are connecting with people to push the WA State Legislature to take good actions in the 2021 session, which starts on Monday January 11 and will run for several months. Please consider signing up with them to keep informed and take actions on important climate legislation. On Sunday January 3, 2021, they sent this invitation and a link to sign up: Are you ready for our first-ever virtual legislative session in Washington? The 2021 session is shaping up to be like none other ― and the 350 WA […]

Now We Empower Ourselves to Achieve Bold Goals

December 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The January 2021 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV program will help YOU make progress on the issues YOU care about. Many of our nation’s problems had existed for a very long time.  These include racial injustice, economic inequality, environmental problems, a foreign policy that is both cruel and violent, and some dysfunctional aspects of our electoral systems.  From 2017 through 2020, Trump made these and other problems even worse.  Really, this goes beyond partisanship.  Many of our nation’s problems are long-standing and bi-partisan.  The American people have values that are better, wiser, more compassionate, and more progressive than either of […]