Welcome to my climate change actions blog. This blog is my way to keep myself committed and focused on taking concrete steps to support climate change actions; 350 of them at least. These actions might include personal choices, or political involvement, or educating myself and/or others on climate change actions or policies- everything is on the table.
I started this blog because as a scientist and as a mom, I am, frankly, pretty terrified by the consequences of anthropogenically enhanced climate change we are already seeing and which are quite likely to get a lot worse unless we can start making much smarter decisions about our relationship with our planet. I am hopeful that there are incredible win-win opportunities for reshaping our local, regional and local economies to address climate change: clean energy and moving away from a fossil-fuel based economy holds remarkable opportunities not only for reducing the worst climate change effects but also for making our economies more self-reliant and robust. However, Im also not naive to the phenomenal investment in keeping the status quo with respect to how we use and distribute energy. That’s why all of us- the vast majority of our economy, including farmers, emergency responders, public utility workers, natural resource managers and stewards, fisherman, and everyone who relies on these services- needs to be aware and engaged about how devastating climate change can be to our ways of life and to the economy and security of our planet, and make our voices heard.
There are hundreds and hundreds of websites, blogs, and institutions out there that do an amazing job describing and discussing the science and policies related to climate change; the goal of this blog is not to add to those resources (though I will likely refer to them, a lot, as the source of my inspiration and education). My goal is to keep myself honest and committed to working on climate change actions, large and small, and I hope that my efforts might inspire others as well; each one of us speaking out can build a tidal wave of change that can push us in the right direction towards a more liveable earth.
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