Sustainable Energy is Possible Today. Let’s Help Make it Happen

When it comes to climate change, it’s not all bad news. An article published by CarbonTracker.org back in April  (tinyurl.com/sbwu6j2y) and cited in Forbes magazine states that: Solar and wind are inexhaustible sources of energy, unlike coal, oil and gas, and at current growth rates will push fossil fuels out of the electricity sector byContinue reading “Sustainable Energy is Possible Today. Let’s Help Make it Happen”

Throwing stones at ourselves

In a new study published on Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, the authors attribute 38% of all heat-related deaths in the 732 locations in 43 countries studied between 1991 and 2018 to climate change. And this increase in deaths was seen on every continent. This is yet more evidence that the human tollContinue reading “Throwing stones at ourselves”

How long do we have?

Last week, I had the honor to speak to Nathan Hale High School students about climate change as part of Nathan Hale’s 2021 Climate Day of Action, where about a dozen speakers, some who were students and some, like myself, were not, spoke about climate change. My talk, which was based on Climate Reality ProjectContinue reading “How long do we have?”

Connecting to Nature during the Pandemic

It’s easier to work towards preserving creation when you regularly experience the wonders of nature. Unfortunately, the pandemic has kept many of us locked up inside our homes, away from the natural world. A recent column in EarthBeat (articles on the climate crisis, faith, and action from the National Catholic Reporter) by Barbara Fraser, offeredContinue reading “Connecting to Nature during the Pandemic”

Just…start

When dealing with the climate crisis, you may be paralyzed with inaction since the problem seems so “intractable and hopeless.” It isn’t. In fact, the climate crisis is waiting for you; it’s calling your name; it needs your help; you just need to start.  The Nigerian poet, Ijeoma Umebinyuo, wrote: Start now. Start where youContinue reading “Just…start”

Will the market cast fossil fuels into the dustbin?

An April 26 Forbes article claims that the writing is on the wall for fossil fuels and that they are already overpriced when compared to renewables and it will just get worse for fossil fuels in the coming years. From the article: Solar and wind energy have the potential to meet global electricity demand 100Continue reading “Will the market cast fossil fuels into the dustbin?”

Don’t send flowers for Valentine’s Day; send trees

Send love, not carbon From a blog post on earthday.org: Nothing is stronger than love — except maybe climate change. Did you know that a gift of flowers will often travel thousands of miles (often by jet plane) to your florist? Add the refrigerants used to keep the flowers cold and then there is the additionalContinue reading “Don’t send flowers for Valentine’s Day; send trees”

Countdown on Climate Change

TED is a conference that features short but powerful talks from scientists, entertainers, teachers, and other thought leaders. Those giving TED talks have included luminaries such as Bill and Melinda Gates, Madeleine Albright, Bono, and many notable speakers.  Countdown is a new global initiative from TED to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The CountdownContinue reading “Countdown on Climate Change”

A life on our planet

I just finished watching a powerful documentary on Netflix that I wanted to share with you and urge you to watch as well. The name of the film is David Attenborough: A life on our planet. In this 1 hour and 23 minute documentary, David Attenborough, who was 93 years old when it was filmed,Continue reading “A life on our planet”