Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

President Obama acts on Climate Change

President Obama acts on Climate Change

  Washington, D.C. Today, President Obama gave a landmark address on Climate Change.  His speech outlined a new path forward on dealing with U.S. carbon emissions. Here is the speech in its entirety.  

Planning for our common future

Planning for our common future

Ocean City, Maryland. The following article was published on 30 December 2012 in DelmarvaNow.com – the online version of The Daily Times – a newspaper of  Salisbury, Maryland and The Worcester County Times. When the government talks about taking action on climate change, we tend to think in terms of reducing greenhouse gases and investing […]

Sandy – a freak of nature or a sign of more to come?

Sandy – a freak of nature or a sign of more to come?

Ocean City, Maryland.   The following article was published on 13 November 2012 in DelmarvaNow.com – the online version of The Daily Times – a newspaper of  Salisbury, Maryland. “Anyone who says there is not a change in weather patterns is denying reality”. These were the bold and perhaps somewhat controversial words of New York […]


Big America: Monterey to Barstow

Big America: Monterey to Barstow

Barstow, California. Today’s theme was energy. The first day of our cross-country road trip started with high hopes and enthusiasm along Monterey’s verdant Pacific coast. It ended in fatigue in the Mojave’s brown and bone-dry desert expanses. Boca, who’s doing all the driving on the trip, didn’t make it onto the Monterey Peninsula until around […]

Pursuing Happiness. With Less

Pursuing Happiness. With Less

Marina, California. Everyone hates moving, right?  I sure do.  So, getting prepared for my upcoming cross-country move, I found this TED talk from Graham Hill absolutely inspiring.  Hill, founder of Treehugger.com, reminds us that sometimes the more we have, the less happy we are.  Less can be more, and de-cluttering goes a long way towards […]

Speaking Up For The Blue

Speaking Up For The Blue

Marina, California. A few weeks back, Andrew Lewin of Speak Up For the Blue asked me to talk with him about a blog post I wrote concerning the incarceration of climate activist Timothy DeChristopher. Andrew divided this interview up into five blogs posts. You can check them out on the links section below this post, […]


Change is in the Air - Seaweed, Seaweed Everywhere!

Change is in the Air – Seaweed, Seaweed Everywhere!

Over recent weeks, scientists and resource managers in such diverse places as Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and Sierra Leone have been reporting unusual incidents of seaweed washing ashore in massive quantities. The seaweed is a type of brown algae known as Sargassum, which commonly drifts on ocean currents of the North Atlantic and Gulf of […]

What if we create a better world for nothing?

What if we create a better world for nothing?

Marina, California. Saw this great comic on Facebook yesterday and had to share it with you as a blog post. It’s by cartoonist Joel Pett and beautifully illustrates that there are a million reasons other than “the sky is falling” to respond to climate change, reduce fossil fuels and make the world a better place. […]