My grandfather was a coal miner. He was also an American immigrant from southern Italy. As a US citizen, he served in the US Army. He was very proud to be able to participate in democracy. My mother remembers her dad putting on his best suit and walking for miles to cast his vote.
Back in his mountain origin of Bocchigliero, he was a contadino; a peasant farmer. Like… Continue reading
“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 genius with
Congress- listen up; forty companies with annual revenues of $611 billion want you to take action on climate change- including GM
, the world’s largest auto manufacturer. What are you waiting for?
This past month, GM joined a stellar group, including Starbucks, Adidas, L’Oréal & IKEA. These companies are urging federal lawmakers to
A lot of my friends are still on a high about Obama’s recent discovery of the words climate change. He broke his climate silence after Hurricane Sandy. And climate change took prominent place in his inaugural address. In Tuesday’s the State of the Union, he… Continue reading | 1 Comment
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
Judging from the chatter on Facebook and twitter, Obama’s inaugural rhetoric was a success. He used the words climate change. (We’ve really set the bar low in our expectations there.)
“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
24 Hours of Climate Reality- The Dirty Weather Report is being livestreamed at The Climate Reality Project. The below musical montage of the project, called The Symphony of Science, was designed by John D Boswell.
A very cool interactive new tool from the Climate Reality Project is Reality Drop. Created to combat climate denial, disinformation, myths and lies, Reality… Continue reading
“Nowhere in the world is the rising number of natural catastrophes more evident than in North America. The study shows a nearly quintupled number of weather-related loss events in North America for the past three decades, compared with an increase factor of 4 in Asia, 2.5 in Africa, 2 in Europe and 1.5 in South America. Anthropogenic climate change is believed to contribute to this trend, though it