A Fool with a Plan

“A fool with a plan will go farther than a genius with no 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 was concerned with Boone’s lack of direction in choosing a major. Dad came to visit his son and said;
“Listen son, a fool with a plan can beat a

The Anthropocene and the Fierce Urgency of Now

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”   — Martin Luther King Jr.

Want to Change the World? Then Start a Climate Change Group

by Brian Ettling

Brian EttlingIt’s Thanksgiving.  What I am most thankful?  I started two climate change groups: St. Louis, Missouri and southern Oregon. I am even more grateful for Larry Lazar and Susan Bizeau.  The truth is that I would have started ZERO climate change groups without them.  The credit really goes to them for all their hard work.  I was… Continue reading

Climate In-Action: The World Can’t Wait

1476219_600824216650893_255274400_nMy friend lives in the Philippines. Rodne and I met 15 months ago when we participated in a Climate Reality Leadership Training in San Francisco 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 the price that we… Continue reading

How the GOP can answer Obama’s climate challenge

By Mark Reynolds

If you’ve been waiting with great frustration for our government to address climate change, President Obama’s second inaugural speech last week was both stunning and exhilarating.

In his most forceful language to date, the President made it clear he intends to devote much of his energy in his second term to “reduce the threat of climate change, knowing that failure to do so would… Continue reading

As Obama Embarks on Second Term, Heralds Citizens’ Obligations

 

From the chatter on Facebook and twitter, Obama’s inaugural rhetoric was a success. He used the words climate change. (We’ve set the bar low in our expectations there.)397508_10151405408554238_1157804940_n

“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change

My 3 Days With Al Gore’s Climate Reality

Last week, I was fortunate to be an attendee at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training with Al Gore. A thousand people from around the world- 58 countries and 47 US states- made the pilgrimage to San Francisco to be part of this training and that alone was truly inspirational. Bette Midler was in the house. Grammy Award winner… Continue reading