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UN Climate Talks in Katowice No. 1

Half a Degree Centigrade: The Challenge for the COP24 Climate talks in Poland.  UN Climate Talks in Katowice No. 1Nov. 29, 2018 “I am both deeply honored and a bit nervous to be Rotary's first observer delegate to the UN Climate talks, which are being held during...

Packing my Bags and Unpacking the Katowice COP

Packing My Bags and Unpacking the Katowice COP: Inspiration from the UN Secretary General.  Packing my Bags and Unpacking the Katowice COPJuly 15, 2019 I began writing this blog post December 12, 2018 early in the morning of the last day, thinking of the trek to...

COP Blog Post 7

Greta Thunberg: Speaking Truth to Power at COP24  COP Blog Post 7UN Secretary General António Guterres seated next to 15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who explained that while the world consumes an estimated 100 million barrels of oil each...

Week One of COP 24 Did Not End Well, Blog 5

Week One of COP 24 Did Not End Well for Science or the Climate: If You Don’t Like the Science, Refuse to “Welcome” It.  Week One of COP 24 Did Not End WellBOTTOM LINE: On Saturday night December 8, 2018, at the closing Plenary of the Subsidiary Body of Science...

Treading Water in a Sea of Acronyms: RINGO BINGO Lingo, Blog 4

Treading Water in a Sea of Acronyms: RINGO BINGO Lingo, Blog 4  Treading Water in a Sea of Acronyms: RINGO BINGO Lingo, Blog 4On Monday December 4, 2018, with first-day-of-school jitters, Larry and I re-crossed streetcar tracks several times before we found the...

COP24 Blog 2

Into the Belly of the Beast: a just transition away from coal.  COP24 Blog 2December 4, 2018, update fromthe UNFCCC (The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) climate talks in Poland, COP 24 This map of Europe shows how much carbon is released...

Strengthening All Concerned

Key Biscayne’s Yellow Masks protect livelihoods as well as lives  Strengthening All ConcernedWhether you’re a Homestead migrant worker or a Miami seamstress, you’re now better equipped to survive COVID-19 and keep your job, thanks to the quick action of three...

Climate and Peace Forum draws audience from six continents

On Aug 6, Australians planted the Rotary flag in the vanguard of international action to save humanity from catastrophic climate change.   Climate and Peace Forum draws audience from six continentsThat night the Rotary Clubs of Sydney Cove, Sydney, and Darling...

Waste to Energy

Waste to Energy - Reuse and Renew!  Waste to Energy Rotary Club of Brampton members are working to be informed about waste management.  They toured Emerald Energy from Waste plant in Brampton Ontario, Canada.   Emerald Energy from Waste Inc. (Emerald) is a waste...

cop24 blog 3

The IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC:12 Years, Technology Leapfrogs, and Opportunities  COP24 Blog 3The IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC:12 Years, Technology Leapfrogs, and OpportunitiesDecember 6, 2018, update fromthe UNFCCC (The United Nations Framework Convention on...

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Sustainable Living Tips

Be a friend to the environment - it helps make the world a healthier and safer place This is the first in a series of short articles that aims to give some practical advice on how we can all live in an environmentally sustainable way to help protect our environment....

Rotary announces its new Area of Focus: The Environment

On June 25, Rotary International President Mark Maloney made this glorious announcement:    "The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus:  supporting the environment."...

Packing my Bags and Unpacking the Katowice COP

Packing my Bags and Unpacking the Katowice COP

Packing My Bags and Unpacking the Katowice COP: Inspiration from the UN Secretary General.  Packing my Bags and Unpacking the Katowice COPJuly 15, 2019 I began writing this blog post December 12, 2018 early in the morning of the last day, thinking of the trek to...

COP Blog Post 7

COP Blog Post 7

Greta Thunberg: Speaking Truth to Power at COP24  COP Blog Post 7UN Secretary General António Guterres seated next to 15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who explained that while the world consumes an estimated 100 million barrels of oil each...

Week One of COP 24 Did Not End Well, Blog 5

Week One of COP 24 Did Not End Well, Blog 5

Week One of COP 24 Did Not End Well for Science or the Climate: If You Don’t Like the Science, Refuse to “Welcome” It.  Week One of COP 24 Did Not End WellBOTTOM LINE: On Saturday night December 8, 2018, at the closing Plenary of the Subsidiary Body of Science...

Treading Water in a Sea of Acronyms: RINGO BINGO Lingo, Blog 4

Treading Water in a Sea of Acronyms: RINGO BINGO Lingo, Blog 4

Treading Water in a Sea of Acronyms: RINGO BINGO Lingo, Blog 4  Treading Water in a Sea of Acronyms: RINGO BINGO Lingo, Blog 4On Monday December 4, 2018, with first-day-of-school jitters, Larry and I re-crossed streetcar tracks several times before we found the...

COP24 Blog 2

COP24 Blog 2

Into the Belly of the Beast: a just transition away from coal.  COP24 Blog 2December 4, 2018, update fromthe UNFCCC (The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) climate talks in Poland, COP 24 This map of Europe shows how much carbon is released...

Strengthening All Concerned

Strengthening All Concerned

Key Biscayne’s Yellow Masks protect livelihoods as well as lives  Strengthening All ConcernedWhether you’re a Homestead migrant worker or a Miami seamstress, you’re now better equipped to survive COVID-19 and keep your job, thanks to the quick action of three...

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