I ask myself: “How can I follow the example of this kid? Do I even have her guts?”

Sometimes a story frames the big picture around global warming simply and clearly... I see this fifteen year old taking a leadership role, and ask myself: "How can I follow the example of this kid? Do I even have her…

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,…

“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, Share This Collection of Climate-Solutions Memes – See Below…

Photo memes are a quick, punchy tool you and I can use to fight global warming: We can use them to keep climate change solutions top-of-mind, among people we want to influence. That's what it's all about... each of us…

To Save the Planet, Use Our Voices: Michael Bloomberg Gives $50M to Replace Coal with Clean Energy

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg certainly used his voice in an awesome way this week, by giving $50 million of his own money to advocate internationally to replace filthy coal with cleaner energy.  This is in addition to $165 million he…

To Save the Planet, Use Your Voice: Like Paul McCartney, in His Film on Protecting Our Fragile Planet

There aren't many with as fine a voice as Paul McCartney's, and his is taking the new U.S. administration to task for its weakness at fighting climate change. According to the BBC, the former Beatle criticised President Trump's attitude towards climate…

If You’re General Motors, To Save the Planet Simply Electrify Your ENTIRE LINEUP

Astonishing news from the auto industry this week:  "General Motors said Monday that it plans to electrify its entire lineup, bringing at least 20 models to the U.S. market by 2023, including two electric vehicles within the next 18 months,"…

To Save the Planet, Use Our Voices: Run for Office, or Volunteer for a Local Commission

Emotion from the 2016 U.S. election triggered a wave of new people running for office... and that includes people serious about protecting our future from environmental harm. Though the impulse comes from concern, for many it will be the most…

To Save the Planet, Use Our Voices: These 21 kids taking on Trump could be our best hope for climate action

From Eric Holthaus of Grist, a profile of 21 kids skillfully using the court system to sue those who harm the kids' futures...  by causing climate change. In this case, the commercial product causing the kids harm is coal, oil…

To Save the Planet, Use Our Voices: “I’m a climate scientist. And I’m not letting trickle-down ignorance win.”

Here's is an excellent piece from the Washington Post, by climate scientist Ben Santer of the National Academy of Sciences.  In it he firmly commits to making sure climate change facts win, not the current (and temporary) political blizzard of…

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, Use Your Voice: Five Ways to Make a Difference

This quarter's Environmental Defense Fund Solutions magazine publishes a list of great advocacy resources... Five Ways to Make a Difference.  As the article lead-paragraph says, "In these unprecedented times, we've seen something equally unprecedented - a surge of activism." Countable (countable.us)  "Not sure…

To Save the Planet, Use Your Voice: Today, Pope Francis Gave a Copy of His Climate Change Book to President Trump

One way to think about "To Save the Planet, Use Your Voice" is for us to simply look, in daily conversation or social settings, for opportunities to influence the people around us... be resourceful and courteous, but gently persistent. Today,…

To Save the Planet, Use Your Voice: By Supporting Volunteers Like “Citizens Climate Lobby”

By chance good luck, the New York Times yesterday published an extended profile on Citizens Climate Lobby.  The profile fits with our own May 18 call-to-action post, asking that we all support CCL's June 9th day of calling US congressional…

To Save the Planet, Use Your Voice: June 9 Day to Call Congress, and Advocate for Carbon Fee and Dividend

One of the very highest-payoff climate change solutions is carbon-fee-and-dividend:  It fixes the serious market distortion, where climate harm is inflicted on innocent third parties but no cost ever shows up on the transgressor's books - in effect, an enormous subsidy…

In One Elegant Move, Combine Two Personal Superpowers – “Invest Your Working Life” and

If you have a strong conviction on a social-change issue, there are really only three tactics you can use (Superpowers we all share, really).  They come from you, and only you... Change Yourself, or Invest Your Working Life, or Use…

Part Three: Vehicle Standards are Energy Efficiency at its Best – and Too Valuable to Roll Back

Thank you, Lord, for putting Amory Lovins and his Rocky Mountain Institute on the planet... Here one of the world's leading experts on energy efficiency economics demolishes the Trump team's incorrect argument that lowering automobile fuel economy standards is good…

To Save the Planet, Use Your Voice: “The Indivisible Guide” to Influencing Our Leaders and the Business Community

"Be the change you want to see..."  Earlier this month I had the honor of hearing one of the authors of the fast-rising and hugely useful Indivisible Guide for grassroots-organizing. Our era and our children's eras face great risk from…

Part Two: Vehicle Standards are Energy Efficiency at its Best – and Too Valuable to Roll Back

We are seeing a renaissance in upcoming clean vehicle, high MPG gasoline and electric car offerings by all major auto manufacturer.  But there are risks:  Market acceptance is gradual and there is open hostility from some quarters.  Here's a thoughtful piece…

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,…

“If I just explain the facts, they’ll get it – right?”

Here's another of Katherine Hayhoe's excellent video talks on global warming science and global warming solutions... in this one, she talks about recent science into the psychology of skepticism:  Why simply telling folks about facts doesn't always influence them. *…

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…

Summer release date set for An Inconvenient Sequel: Speaking Truth to Power

According to film-industry mainstay Variety, a July 28 summer release date has been set for An Inconvenient Sequel:  Speaking Truth to Power. Al Gore's ten-year update of his orginal hit global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth received positive reviews at this month's…

Concise, Positive Climate Message (Tattoo it on Your Arm)

This useful summary-message is by Canadian author Guy Dauncey, from his fine resource book: "The Climate Challenge (101 Solutions to Global Warming)"  Fossil fuels have been amazing. The age of fossil fuels is almost over. Climate change is the Earth's…

Despite the intensity of the election, there is clear bipartisan support for renewable energy

Interesting polling as reported yesterday by The Guardian: "Republicans and Democrats Alike Want More Clean Energy." We've been hearing this for sometime, that on the conservative side it is really only the leadership that blocks efforts to fight climate change...…

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…

Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication

Use your voice to influence the people around us, in our ordinary day-to-day low level social interactions.  Key :  Make the effort to hear their point of view and speak to their concerns. A magnificent resource to polish your technique…

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…