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“Choose a Bold, Humane Future” — Glen’s November 2022 TV program

November 7, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The November 2022 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series provides many fresh insights that can inform and empower you to take bold, positive actions on issues you care about. The American people know serious problems exist.  Public opinion polls keep showing that increasing majorities say our nation is “on the wrong track.” So what do we do about it?  Take small steps only?  Or solve the big problems? Our November 2022 TV interview is positive, upbeat, creative, and encouraging.  Besides working to stop what we oppose, what if we also worked equally hard and skillfully to accomplish what we […]

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Here are many QUOTATIONS to help you create a BOLD, HUMANE FUTURE

November 7, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

We all know the status quo is dysfunctional in many ways. We want to create a much better future for every sector of society. We REALLY CAN do that! Over the years I have accumulated (and written) a great many short quotations that can inform and inspire us. I sorted them into 13 categories (Democracy, Peace, Environment, Nonviolence, etc.). I invite you to read these great QUOTATIONS in the document I compiled: 2022.11 BOLD HUMANE FUTURE — QUOTATIONS                  

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If we want “national security,” we must establish “climate security”

October 2, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

FACT SHEET: No National Security without Climate Security Environmentalists know that EVERYTHING IS INTERCONNECTED.  This is true about public policy issues too. We cannot have “national security” unless we have “climate security,” because climate disruptions makes the U.S. (and the rest of the world) INSECURE and causes global disruptions (environmental catastrophes, massive migrations of climate refugees, etc.) that endanger “national security” and result in escalating military violence. See the FACT SHEET posted below to understand how the U.S. government’s pitifully small spending to protect the climate compares to its enormously gigantically outrageous spending for the military. The National Priorities Project […]

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United Nations is warning the world about persistently hurting the environment!

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

U.N. warning #1: A U.N. report blames short-sighted economics for endangering nature.  The dominant policies focus on short-term profits from exploiting nature. Instead, we need to “value” other aspects of nature. The smart article is at this link:  https://grist.org/international/nature-is-in-crisis-a-un-report-says-short-sighted-economics-is-to-blame/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily   U.N. warning #2: Pay attention to economics: U.N. warns that increasing disasters are ‘setting humanity on a spiral of self-destruction’ Currently, our politicians and our economic models are FAILING TO PAY ATTENTION to the escalating disasters (environmental, climate, etc.).  The United Nations issued this warning.  We – grassroots people – need to push our politicians, big businesses, economists, etc., to […]

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Greenland’s ice is melting faster and faster

September 27, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Greenland ice melt will raise global sea levels at least 10 inches, scientists conclude.  The scientists worry severe melting events, like the melting seen in 2012, could push eventual sea level rise closer to 30 inches.  https://www.nationofchange.org/2022/09/01/greenland-ice-melt-will-raise-global-sea-levels-at-least-10-inches-scientists-conclude/     Greenland’s Melting Glacier Could Raise Sea Levels Twice as Much as Predicted.  https://truthout.org/video/greenlands-melting-glacier-could-raise-sea-levels-twice-as-much-as-predicted/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=9fdc01f7-7fc4-4187-8881-0270d5ea3953     The best-case scenario for Greenland ice melt just got worse.  In a warming world, scientists keep needing to revise their projections.  https://grist.org/science/the-best-case-scenario-for-greenland-ice-melt-zombie-ice/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily     Greenland Ice Melt Will Raise Global Sea Levels at Least 10 Inches, Scientists Conclude.  https://www.ecowatch.com/greenland-ice-melt-sea-level-rise.html               […]

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Divest from fossil fuels! Let’s organize a strategically savvy grassroots movement!

September 13, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Let’s organize a savvy grassroots movement to divest from fossil fuels and protect the climate!   Divesting from fossil fuels is a powerful strategy for protecting the climate. More and more governments, pension funds, colleges, religious organizations, investment funds, and so forth are selling their fossil fuel investments. We can significantly strengthen this positive trend by organizing a bigger, more strategically savvy grassroots movement.  Let’s educate the public and various public and private entities.  Let’s build a grassroots movement to convince them to sell their fossil fuel investments. I’m offering a series of 6 FREE online workshops providing practical ways […]

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YES! We really CAN organize grassroots movements to solve big, hard, scary problems!

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Many important issues (climate, nuclear weapons, etc.) are big and scary to think about, so many people do not want to think about them.  Many people feel that those problems are so big and are imposed upon us by powerful forces (big businesses, the Pentagon, etc.).  This power imbalance causes many people feel that they are powerless to solve the problems because the problems were created and are perpetuated by forces that are so big and powerful, and that we are too small and weak to oppose them.  It’s easier to simply avoid dealing with them.  As a result, the […]

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Many Americans are ignorant about — or denying — science. Here are a few articles.

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Aldous Huxley’s famous quotation about denying science is worth repeating:  “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”     U.S. Has Highest Percentage of People Not Worried About Climate Change in Survey of 31 Countries: Clearly, the climate deniers, the fossil fuel companies’ propagandists, and the right-wing media have been succeeding:  https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-concern-survey-us-countries.html We must get more savvy in communicating effectively with the general public.  I offer FREE online workshops to help people build a stronger grassroots movement for the climate.  Although the opportunity linked here has passed, I invite you to contact me if you’d like me […]

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Video (shorter than 3 minutes) urges care for environment. Pope Francis is helping environment + climate.

September 1, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

Although we are bombarded with so much bad stuff, it is encouraging that Pope Francis has been pushing hard to protect the environment and climate.  The short video I linked below is part of a Christian Ecumenical Global Season of Creation running from Sept 1 to Oct 4  (Feast of St. Francis).  This period is a time of reflection, prayer and action.  Pope Francis’s Vatican urges grassroots pressure for real climate action  COP 27 in Egypt November 2022. The Vatican produced this video, which is shorter than 3 minutes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwjKAOQ0_is        

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Let’s organize a savvy grassroots movement to significantly reform the Port of Olympia!

August 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

For many years local folks have been frustrated that the Port of Olympia has been hurting the environment, violating principles of honest democracy, and abusing Thurston County’s taxpayers. We can solve problems if we organize a strategically savvy grassroots movement to educate the public and elect good Port Commissioners.   I’m offering a series of 6 FREE online workshops providing practical ways to strategize and reach out effectively to the voting public and various constituencies so we can build a strong, grassroots movement to significantly reform the Port of Olympia. The workshops will help you make better progress on other […]

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What issues do YOU care about? FREE online workshops help you organize grassroots movements: Sept-Oct 2022. Gather online. Learn together. Organize to solve problems!

August 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

You have more power than you know! On issue after issue, the status quo is horribly broken. The good news is we can organize grassroots movements to solve the problems! You can strengthen your skills and strategies for organizing grassroots movements!   Here is FREE HELP for ALL of the issues you care about! Let’s choose a bold, positive future! Let’s solve the problems! Let’s build savvy grassroots movements to accomplish bold goals for whatever YOU care about: peace, social/economic justice, environment/climate, humane politics, and more!   You can significantly strengthen your skills – and gain new resources – if […]

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Divest from fossil fuels: Here are dozens of links to info sources.

August 20, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I’ve been saving many articles about various aspects of divesting from fossil fuel companies.  I saved them under these topics: Pension Funds Risky Investments National, State, Local Governments Banks and Insurance Companies Universities and Colleges Religious Organizing Divestment Efforts Other Information For each topic I created a different document containing information, links to articles, etc. Here are these 8 collections of information resources: Divestment — Pension Funds Divestment — Risky Investments Divestment — National, State, Local Governments Divestment — Banks and Insurance Companies Divestment — Universities and Colleges Divestment — Religious Divestment — Organizing Divestment — Other       […]

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2-minute video: An eagle’s amazing skills

July 30, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

 An Amazing Raptor! An eagle, with a camera installed on its back, was released from the top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, now the world’s tallest building (about half a mile high, approximately twice the height of the Empire State building), in order to search for its trainer, who was exactly ten blocks from the building. When the eagle spotted its coach, it plunged downwards for about a minute and a half and then landed on his arm.  Not only can you see some nice images of the city (and the curvature of the earth), but also you can get an […]

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Biden should have declared a CLIMATE EMERGENCY a year and a half ago!!! Now he is merely considering it.

July 19, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

I keep accumulating information on many dozens of topics that I want to post to my blog.  My file of “CLIMATE EMERGENCY” resources has 80 items in it going back to September 2016 (a full year before I started this blog). Here are just a few HOT items: BOTH political parties have been horribly negligent in dealing with the climate crisis.  MANY candidates in BOTH political parties take bribes (“campaign donations”) from fossil fuel companies.  The Senate Democrats allow Joe Manchin — a multi-millionaire from coal companies — to CHAIR the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  We all […]

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Supreme Court sharply limits EPA’s ability to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Other protections are in danger too.

July 5, 2022 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. Supreme Court is dominated by a 6-3 majority of radical right-wing Republican extremists.  In late spring and early summer 2022 they issued many right-wing extreme decisions that are hurting our constitutional rights.  Here is information about their assault upon the EPA’s ability to protect our environment, climate, and public health from emissions from power plants.     U.S. Supreme Court slashes EPA’s power to protect the climate from power plant emissions: “US Supreme Court Drops Carbon Bomb on the Planet” — One Democratic senator warned the high court’s right-wing majority “could unleash a new era of reckless deregulation […]