To Slow Global Warming, Simply Reduce Food Waste or Eat Meat Less Often

Changing our habits first is the way most people start global warming solutions.  It’s effective, plus pretty much automatically gives one a heck of an education. And it pays to focus on big things that matter:  Compassionate food choices and…

To Slow Global Warming, Change Ourselves First: That Includes How We Invest

There are many ways to green our daily lives… but a great tool most people don’t think of is greening our investments.   In particular, at least stop doing harm by dumping any investment in oil, coal or natural gas companies…

Know Your Superpowers, to Beat Global Warming… With You as a Warrior, We Will Win

Get started, taking action on solutions to our emerging climate crisis… while celebrating good jobs and clean, prosperous lives for millions.  In a very real sense, we are inventing the healthy civilization of the future. It starts with YOU.  The…

To Save the Planet, Use Our Voices: That Includes Setting an Awesome Example for Kids…

As a kid, I always watched the grown ups… Like a young hawk, I absorbed the examples they set:  They showed me how I should live, what leadership looks like.  They showed me that I have power and a voice.…

Top Ways to Save the Planet: Here’s Your Action Handbook

An excellent action handbook comes to us from Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize winner and world leader of the fight to slow the emerging climate crisis. Gore's new book Truth to Power: Your Action Handbook to Learn the Science, Find Your Voice,…

To Save the Planet, Change Yourself First: Reduce the Vast Amount of Wasted Food

It turns out reducing food waste is the third most powerful way to fight global warming. And, a refreshing bonus, it saves hard-earned money – in effect giving each of us a pay raise. This is as true for families as it is for…

To Save the Planet, Change Yourself First: The Pope’s Moral Case for Climate Warriors, Made to Oil Execs

I like this pope. Speaking to invited oil industry leaders in the Vatican in early June, Pope Francis reminded them of the moral argument for fighting the emerging climate crisis, as well as ethical principles that should be followed by…

To Save the Planet, Invest Your Working Life: Hawaii Creates Jobs by Going Green

Why WOULDN'T anyone want to go work in Hawaii for a few years?  Here's a great piece from Fast Company, "Hawaii Just Passed a Law to Make the State Carbon-Neutral by 2045." This creates good jobs and business opportunities in…

To Save the Planet, Change Yourself First: Climate-friendly Plant-based Meat Substitutes are Becoming Widely Available

Who knew fighting global warming could taste so good? Yummy plant-based meat substitutes are a rapidly growing new market, not just saving the planet but in the process also creating great new jobs as well as a solid business opportunity. …

“OK, I get it. How do I do my part?” Here’s how…

Hello friends, welcome… are you asking yourself, “OK, I get it. How do I do my part?” Get started, taking action on solutions to our emerging climate crisis… while celebrating good jobs and clean, prosperous lives for millions.  In a very…

To Save the Planet, Change Ourselves First: 10 Ways to Reduce Your Family’s Carbon Footprint

From Eryn Gable of the healthy lifestyle website The Spruce: "The choices we make in our everyday lives have a profound effect on our environment, but there are simple actions you can take to reduce that impact. Here's a list…

To Save the Planet, Change Ourselves First: Electric Cars are Already Cheaper to Run Than Gasoline Cars

Here's a great article from The Guardian, reporting that "electric cars are already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, new research shows." This data confirms my own experience as an…

To Save the Planet, Change Ourselves First: 17 Ways to Fight Climate Change in Our Daily Lives

Here's a list of 17 things we can do in our day-to-day lives to reduce our carbon footprint... the list comes from the Global Catholic Climate Movement.  The important thing is just get started - the feeling of satisfaction of…

To Save the Planet, Change Ourselves First: What Do Both Faith and Secular Morality Tell Us?

The moral obligation created by climate change, it turns out, is the same for people of faith and for non-religious people. So, many of us are coming to realize that no one has the right to injure others, especially the weakest among…

To Save the Planet, Change Ourselves First: Each one of us is actually a “Many Me,” wielding influence in many arenas

When we say, To Save the Planet Change Yourself First, usually we mean our personal carbon footprint:  Transportation, homes, and even making our food choices clean and green. However, it's also fun to see ourselves as a Many Me... This…

To Save the Planet, Change Yourself First: Get Educated on the Economic Dangers of Global Warming

If we want to save the planet, we have to educate ourselves as part of "changing ourselves first." Here's an interview with Columbia Business School professor Geoffrey Heal on the dangerous economics of climate change, which he discusses at length…

Food for Thought: President Obama Remains An Activist, Says How We Get Our Food Makes a BIG Difference on Climate Change

Following a short break after leaving the White House, President Obama returns to his skills as an activist... characteristic with his no-drama style, looks like he'll work only on really big knobs that make a difference. Climate change makes his…

To Save the Planet, Change Yourself First: The Best Two Hybrid Cars Now Get 133MPGe and 106MPGe

Automakers in every country are in a race... who will design the best electric and hybrid cars?  Two strong contestants right now are the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime which gets 133MPGe and 640 miles range, and the 2017 Chevy Volt…

News and Advocacy Sources We Follow: Deutsche Welle’s “Environment – Doing Your Bit”

An important part of "Change Yourself First" is get-as-educated-as-possible... here's a solid source I like: I find Germany's broadcast outfit Deutsche Welle a refreshing alternative to America's mainstream media.  It feels good to hear investigative journalism from other countries, produced…

Contest: Enter Your Carbon Footprint Game in Ontario’s “Climate Change Game Jam”

Ever want to design a game?  Enter your awesome climate-footprint game in the upcoming "Climate Change Game Jam." Make saving the planet fun! The event takes place March 18 and 19, and is sponsored by the provincial government of Ontario,…

100% Greenhouse Gas-free Energy Comes to 11 Cities in Silicon Valley

Completely nonpolluting electricity has arrived for Silicon Valey residences and businesses. Silicon Valley Clean Energy is about to go live. The rollout over the next several months offers 100% carbon free energy in two different flavors depending on source. Customers will…

Focus on big solutions that really matter

Global warming is a devilish problem, because our greenhouse gas pollution comes mostly from fossil fuels which infect every area of our civilization. But though daunting, fossil fuels are where we must focus the big solutions, ones that really stand…

Free stuff: One-on-One Counseling, Plus a List of Low-Cost Tips

Global Warming for Busy People is a free service open to all, a labor of love really, by our authors.  We are in Spring of 2017 starting free one-on-one mentoring services, to help you make a life change in any…

Two and a Half Steps to Fighting Global Warming

Maximize the effective time and skills each of us brings, without wrecking our personal lives: To Save the Planet, Change Yourself First.  To Save the Planet, Invest Your Career. To Save the Planet, Use Your Voice. (The steps do NOT…

To Change Yourself First, Take a Careful Look at How You Are Doing Today

If you want to save the planet, Change Yourself First.  It is the magic key that unlocks one hell of a self-education on climate change, and of course fixes your carbon footprint, your own contribution greenhouse gas pollution. But it…

Make the Most of Our Personal Power

The biggest issue facing civilization today, "how to slow down catastrophic global warming so we have time to create the sustainable, clean economy of the future," quickly comes back to the personal level: "Ok, I get it... What can I…