Category Archives: climate change

Life on Earth Can Recover … Humans Cannot.

From Joanne Young Doesschate (Port Jefferson) I’ve gotten lots of great news links sent to me about so many different subjects, but then the leaked IPCC report put all but the environment and climate change on the back burner.  When … Continue reading

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Right whale #3720

On March 18th Chris Paparo, the manager of Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Center reported a sighting of a mother right whale with her calf just 300 yards off an East Hampton ocean beach!  #3720, as she is called, had … Continue reading

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South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC

Press Release: For Immediate Release South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC East Hampton, New York – March 18, 2021 — This morning the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously to grant South Fork Wind (“SFW”) … Continue reading

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Legalize Commercial Kelp Farming in our Bays – Let’s Blue-Green Our Economy

 Join us in signing onto this petition to Legalize Kelp Farming in our Bays . Dear Senators Kaminsky and Stec, Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, and Assemblymen Englebright and Smullen, Chair and Ranking Member of the Assembly … Continue reading

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Update on the South Fork Wind Farm & Call to Action

To: Win With Wind supportersFrom: Win With Wind steering committeeDate:  Feb. 14, 2021Topic: Update on the South Fork Wind Farm Dear friends of WWW, We would like to update you regarding where we stand in the 4-year-long process of getting the South Fork Wind … Continue reading

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And Now, For Some 2020 Good Climate News

Looking for 2020 good news on climate? Get ready to set some priorities and make some New Year’s Climate Resolutions. Continue reading

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Friend of clean water, biodiversity, climate-friendly regenerative businesses and safe-guarding our shorelines? Read on…..

Dear Friend of the Shellfish Farmer,  If you are a friend of clean water, biodiversity, climate-friendly regenerative businesses, coastline protection, Earth and her oceans read on….. Join us in support of our shellfish farmers, and support the inclusion of commercial … Continue reading

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We have been warned.

Rather than denial and political inertia from the Republican party now in power, what if we had acted immediately on what our science community understood and warned us about, the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic? The resulting health, economic, and … Continue reading

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Complete Lee Zeldin Environmental Voting Record

Lee Zeldin’s League of Conservation Voters (LCV) score for 2019 was 28%. This seems like an improvement from his scores from prior years, which hovered around 10%, but to put things in perspective: The average Member of Congress score in … Continue reading

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Anxiety, or A Day in the Life of a Covid-Vulnerable

May.  Late morning, midweek.  Parked at the curb of our village post office, I was in the passenger seat waiting for my gloved-and-masked husband to return with our mailbox key and any mail.  I noticed a 30-something couple out bicycling.  … Continue reading

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4 Bests

1. Best mask ever   2. Best read this morning: What We Pretend to Know About the Coronavirus Could Kill Us https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-fake-news.html?referringSource=articleShare   3. Best video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxF_CDDJ0YI Tony Schwartz: The Truth About Trump | Oxford Union Q&A.  This is the … Continue reading

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Climate and Real Estate

GUESTWORDS in the East Hampton Star By David Posnett January 1, 2020 There is already evidence of a real estate slump in the United States. A housing recession is predicted for 2020. The average price of luxury home sales is … Continue reading

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Panic or Empowerment? Brought to You by Greta, Alexandria, 1.6M+

    photos from their instagram Feeling inspired?  I am.  Thrilled, actually, to witness the clear clarion call to climate action….. by young people who have their whole lives to live, and so much to loose.   UNITE BEHIND THE SCIENCE, … Continue reading

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The People You Meet Picking Up Beach Plastic

Serenely beautiful, surreal, spiritual.  Three weeks on the sugar-white sands of Tulum, contemplating the sometimes jade, sometimes topaz, sometimes evening blue Caribbean.  On days when the sea was perfectly flat and clear you could watch the sting rays and barracudas … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather: Monster Storm Ulmer

Reporting from Harrison NE, 4 PM. I am on what was supposed to be a leisure trip: my first transcontinental drive from coast to coast, New York to Calfornia and back.  It turns out that I got caught in super … Continue reading

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Oil Giant Takes Climate Change Seriously

This is hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=D1BOWxFMT5Q   And this is serious: BY STEVEN MUFSON,  The Washington Post, March 5th The chief economist of one of the world’s biggest oil companies is urging other companies to take climate change seriously — and sooner … Continue reading

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Spring is Looking Up. March 15 #FridaysForFuture, April 4-23 #DrawdownEcoChallenge

March 15th. The Ides of March, notable to the ancient Romans for settling debts, as a holy day when sheep were sacrificed, and of course, a day to beware, as a seer warned Julius Cesar. What is this year’s prophecy?  … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Earth, #LoveOurPlanetNotPollution

Some of us have been meeting at the Southampton library to discuss ways we can scale up existing efforts that draw down carbon from the atmosphere, based on the top 100 solutions outlined in the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg, What Can We Do? Individual + National Actions

Dear Friends, David Posnett recently posted a compelling video of 16 year old Greta Thunberg reading a letter “Our House is On Fire” at Davos.  “I want you to panic” she says. It is worth finding other news about her, … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old star speaker in Davos

Take a look at a 16 year old lecturing the leaders of the world! Impressive. Our house is on fire! On TED! On ScientistsWarning.Org?

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