Kids to Climate Delegates: Stop Talking. Start Planting

In 2007, a German fourth grader, Felix Finkbeiner prepared for a school presentation on the climate crisis. While researching on the internet, Felix was inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai and her “Green Belt Movement” in Africa.

After his presentation, Felix spontaneously said to… Continue reading

Join the Million Letter March for Climate Solutions

The Million Letter March is a writing campaign to US elected officials demanding they address climate change with real solutions and not false solutions like Cap-and-Trade-with-Offsets. The Milion Letter March endorses the following seven elements or principles for effective climate change legislation.

  1. Science Based Targets:

    Select annual targets for U.S. emission reductions consistent with peer-reviewed science, which shows that rapid reductions in

Global Warning, Our Oil Addiction and Living on a New Planet

Narrated by Leo DiCaprio, this clip is based on the book by Thom Hartmann, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It’s Too Late.

“Picture this, a blue planet protected by a thin layer of atmosphere that keeps temperature, air and water in perfect balance to maintain life. In the cold

Florida’s Great Senator- The Oldest Cypress Tree in North America

Senator CypressEvery young student can tell you what are the biggest theme-park attractions in Orlando.  But probably very few can tell you about Big Tree Park, home Florida’s oldest and most distinguished resident, the Senator bald cypress tree. Located in Longwood, FL , the Senator majestically looms high as if… Continue reading | 2 Comments

James Hansen on Cap-and-Trade, Tipping Points and Where We Go From Here

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In a recent interview, post- the COP15 Conference, the nation’s top climate scientist and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for

Climate, Overshoot & Alternatives to the Mall

As an alternative to being part of the herd at the mall this Black Friday, some celebrated Buy Nothing Day.

As I explored in my previous post, our insatiable demand for natural resources now exceeds our planet’s ability to meet it. September 25th symbolically marked Earth Overshoot Day, the day humanity began living beyond its ecological budget… Continue reading

Living Beyond Earth’s Budget & Happiness

Earth Overshoot Day

Thanksgiving is a recognizable holiday to most Americans but can anyone remember the event that fell on September 25th of this year?

September 25th was Earth Overshoot Day and marked the day when humanity begins living beyond its ecological means.

According to the Global Footprint Network, collectively at the present time, humanity is using 1.4 planets worth of resources. Many people in western countries like… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Political Will in the Concrete Forest

Concrete Forest

As I descended from I-95 into the concrete forest that now covers the city of Miami, I thought about the artificial shade. Darkness was everywhere even while the sun rested high in the sky.

Al Gore at Miami Book Fair Construction raged on even in the early morning hours of… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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