Full Mobilization Against Climate Change

Seeing Humanity as Part of Nature is Key to Fixing Our Climate Crisis

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.24.2019


To truly bring ourselves into harmony with the natural world, we must return to seeing humanity as part of it. Though a varied and complex story, the widespread separation of humans from nature in Western culture can be traced to a few key historical developments, starting with the rise of Judeo-Christian values 2000 years ago. Prior […]


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Cities Leading the Transition to Renewables

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 12.03.2018


More than 100 cities worldwide get at least 70 percent of their electricity from renewable sources. What can we learn from them?   Read the entire article at DW.   Cities are responsible for 70 percent of man made CO2 emissions, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Cars, heating, cooling and lighting systems work round […]


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NASA head Bridenstine now a climate change believer

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.20.2018


New NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine faced tough opposition during his confirmation hearings after being nominated by President Trump to head the space agency. A lot of that had to do with previous statements he had made about climate change.   Read the entire article at the Orlando Sentinel.   Many opposed to his appointment feared he […]


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King County, WA Files Suit Against Big Oil for Climate Impacts

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.25.2018


King County, Wash., which encompasses the metropolitan area of Seattle, filed a lawsuit against five major oil companies on Wednesday, joining a growing list of cities and counties seeking to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for the impacts of climate change.   Read the entire article at Climate Liability News.    The new lawsuit, filed […]


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Four Things that Matter More than the Paris Agreement

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.15.2018


Much attention has been paid in recent years to achieving a global agreement on climate change — a feat that eluded governments for over two decades until the 2015 Paris Agreement. Once achieved, many hailed the agreement as a significant success for multilateral diplomacy. Still others pointed to its shortcomings — notably, that countries’ emissions […]


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100 Year Old Pacifist Fought Hitler, Marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Now Advocates Full Mobilization Against Climate Change

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.29.2018


On Sunday, January 28 there was a small birthday celebration for Bernard Englander. A century ago, when Bernard was born, climate change was not an issue, and sea level was essentially stable.   Read the entire article at John Englander.   Bernard Englander was a pacifist and had been given “conscientious objector” status before World War […]


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