“Solving Local Environmental Problems”

The January 2019 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (see below for info about watching it through your computer or TCTV channel 22) helps us understand and solve some environmental problems in the Olympia area, especially in the Deschutes River, Capitol Lake, Budd Inlet, Puget Sound, and the surrounding land areas.

This program’s scientific insights will also help people elsewhere to understand and solve their local problems.  We clearly explain the science so anyone can understand the problems and the solutions we propose.

Two very knowledgeable guests help us explore these problems and solutions:

Sue Patnude has a master’s degree in public policy. She has worked extensively in public policy related to science and the environment in a variety of roles for 30 years. Now she is the Executive Director of the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team, www.deschutesestuary.org.

Daniel Einstein has a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and has worked for decades in a variety of professional scientific roles. In addition to working as an assistant professor at St. Martin’s University, he also volunteers vigorously to protect our local environment, especially through the Olympia Coalition for Ecosystems Preservation, www.olyecosystems.org

We explained basic concepts such as “ecosystem,” “sustainability,” and “best available science.” We explained some of the local environmental problems (especially the water-related ones), and we proposed smart, practical solutions. We addressed problems and solutions related to water quality, salmon, orcas, blue herons, and so forth.

We also addressed some “big picture” context and related issues, such as climate disruption that causes warmer temperatures and sea-level rise.
Local environmental groups and other non-profit organizations are working hard to solve the problems. They know good solutions and could accomplish more if they had more volunteers and more financial support. We really do need more people’s help, including people who have not already participated in environmental organizations. Governments are limited in several ways, so non-profit organizations and volunteers are necessary if we are to solve the problems.

The end of my blog post (see below) offers some of the many sources of information.


Watch Powerfully Insightful and Important TV Programs
Through Your Computer or on TCTV

Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County can watch this interview on Thurston Community Television (TCTV) three times a week throughout the entire month: every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm.

Everyone everywhere can watch this interview – and/or read a thorough summary of what we said – through the “TV Programs” part of my blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org. Each program and thorough summary are also posted to one or more categories listed on the blog. In this case, they are also posted to my blog’s “Environment” and “Olympia Area” categories.

To watch the interview CLICK THIS LINK.

To read the thorough summary of what we said in the interview (and see additional sources of information) CLICK THIS LINK


After I produced this TV program and posted it to my blog, my e-mail address changed from glenanderson@integra.net to glen@parallaxperspectives.org.  When you watch the TV video and/or read the linked document, please use my new e-mail address (and/or phone me at 360-491-9093) if you have any questions or want more information.







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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org