There are a lot of words being used to describe Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath; unprecedented, historic, catastrophic, one-in-500, one-in-1000, costliest natural disaster in US history. You get the idea; Harvey’s devastation was massive and on a scale that is hard to wrap our brains around.
I even heard one stat that said we’ve had 10 1/1000… Continue reading
I spoke with my friend Robin this week. Robin lives in Miami Shores, a mostly upper-middle class neighborhood located in Miami Dade county. It’s near the causeway that takes you to the beach. Robin was born on Miami Beach; she’s a native.
On our call, Robin recounted a conversation she recently had with a friend who lives on… Continue reading
My Grandfather Was a Coal Miner
My grandfather, “Sam”, immigrated to America from southern Italy in the early 1900s. He served in the US Army during the first world war. My mom remembers him putting on his best suit and walking for miles to cast his vote on election day. He loved his adopted homeland.
Back in his mountain origin of Bocchigliero, he was a… Continue reading
A Fool With A Plan
It was late 2008 and everyone in the room laughed as billionaire T. Boone Pickens retold this story from his college years. His father, concerned with Boone’s lack of direction in choosing a major told him;
“Listen son, a fool with a plan can beat a genius with no plan. And your mother and I have a concern that
“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo
Lately, people have been emphasizing that the climate movement is really about saving ourselves.
Yes, I agree. The problem is with humanity; it’s a crisis of consciousness.
The symptoms of this problem are… Continue reading
So, the dust has settled after the… Continue reading
Well, Happy New Year…we are just out of the gate into 2014, and here we are again with mega extreme weather. We’ve already had a North American deep freeze, and record highs with 100,000 bats falling from the sky in Australia.
No single weather event can be attributed to climate change, but as Al Gore says… Continue reading
My friend lives in the Philippines. Rodne and I met 15 months ago when we participated in a Climate Reality Leadership Training with former VP Al Gore.
We were 1000 volunteers from all across the globe. Enthusiastic, bright-eyed, peaceful warriors, we accepted our mission to spread truth about the reality of climate change and cost of carbon that we all… Continue reading