Category Archives: climate change

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-Vulnerableq

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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“Thank you for caring.” The benefits of changing your mind about climate.

Thank You for Caring.   Her clear, youthful voice floated up to the trees above us.  Sincere words of a college freshman, Ashley Ambrocio, who had stepped up to the mic, smiling, soft brown curls escaping her pulled back hair.   It … 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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Carbon Dividends: 2 New Proposals

(1) Carbon Dividend Talking Points. (From James Ewing) In November 2018, three Republicans and three Democrats in the House of Representatives led by Congressman Deutch (D-FL) proposed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (“Deutch proposal”—HR7173), the first bipartisan carbon … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real about Climate Change

Carbon emissions rose sharply in the US in 2018.  We are now talking about a likely 3 degree global temperature rise by 2100, beyond the point of no return.  Just look at the predicted effect on major cities worldwide.  Miami … Continue reading

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Dangerous Men

Bleached Staghorn Coral By James Ewing (Watermill, NY) “The GOP Republican party is the most dangerous organization in human history…dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organized human life on earth.”—Noam Chomsky, scholar, MIT. What are these most dangerous … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Environmental Voting Record Goes from Bad to Worse

Lee Zeldin wants to Drill in the Ironwood Forest National Monument By Marc Rauch: Latest update: Zeldin’s Environmental Voting Record Goes from Bad to Worse in 2018 In the first 3 years of Lee Zeldin’s congressional term (2015-2017), he earned … Continue reading

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We Are Not Stuck With Zeldin

Fight Back East Hampton May 21, 2018 To the Editor, I want to live in an America that strives to be the best it can be, an America that does not look backward with blinders on and pine for illusory … Continue reading

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Global Warming and Crumbling Mountains

Published Feb 28th, 2018 in the East Hampton Star, under Guest Words: http://easthamptonstar.com/Opinion/2018228/Global-Crumbling In August 2017 the mountain world witnessed an impressive manifestation of global warming. An entire mountain-side in the Swiss alps broke loose and crashed into the Bondasca … Continue reading

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