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Addressing Our Climate Crisis at the Grass Roots

Jon Biemer 05.07.2024

 

Editor’s Note: Jon Biemer gives us a real life example of what can happen at the local level when climate activists, municipal administrators and just plain folks cooperate and collaborate to tackle our climate crisis.   Pat Wartinger is a retired teacher and grandmother and a whirlwind of sustainability. The point here is not so […]

 

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Crew Living in Symbiosis with Spaceship Earth

Tim Rumage - Planetary Ethicist 04.21.2024

 

“If you really want to help this world, what you will have to teach is how to live in it.” Joseph Campbell   The Quartermaster’s Report, Volume 3, like its predecessors, is designed to be a guide and reference as to how harmoniously humanity and Earth are getting along with each other. And this edition […]

 

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What Motivates People to Act Sustainably?

Jon Biemer 03.31.2024

 

The central question of my upcoming book, Our Journey to Sustainability, has been “What motivates people to act on behalf of the planet.”   Here was my conundrum. After interviewing sixty people who are actually making a difference and collecting a like number of stories from other sources, I still hadn’t succinctly answered my question. […]

 

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Building Community Climate Resilience

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.18.2024

 

Local communities come together to recover from disasters. It is human nature to help when we see others in distress. We’ve all seen it dozens of times. Strangers pitch in together and lift a car that has pinned a woman. People go door to door after a hurricane to find those who need assistance. The […]

 

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Systems Change Isn’t Easy, Yet It’s Required

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 02.27.2024

 

More people are beginning to perceive the root of the problem in our misguided value system, and they are searching for new values and new ways of living. Many now understand the need for an awakening to a new consciousness. At This Spaceship Earth we call this new consciousness “crew consciousness”. That is thinking and […]

 

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Climate Models Did Not Predict This

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 01.29.2024

 

Gavin Schmidt is a climate modeler at NASA. Climate modeling takes in all of the climate data (climate is an extremely complex and highly interconnected system) from thousands of sensors on the land at different altitudes, and in the oceans at different depths, around the world and uses software to run models of what we […]

 

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Voting for the Environment

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 11.14.2023

 

Human-driven global warming has long been a divisive issue in the U.S., thanks in part to decades of polarizing messaging from industry, political figures and others. As the world experiences extreme heat and other climate change-driven events with increasing frequency, people’s views on what’s happening still vary widely, but they are changing.   The political […]

 

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Systems Changes Needed in Governance, Insurance and Disaster Preparedness

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.31.2023

 

I was in the room seven years ago when David Houle, the futurist, addressed the annual conference of Sarasota County realtors. If you don’t know, Sarasota is a seaside city on the Gulf coast of Florida. It has several heavily populated barrier islands just a couple feet above sea level. He said, “When will it […]

 

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Hieroglyphic Stairway – my great, great grandchildren won’t let me sleep

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 09.22.2023

 

It says above that I authored this. I did not… just found this poem and posted it. I’ve embedded the transcript below, but I think you’ll enjoy this video of the author reciting it more (you may need to click the replay button at the bottom left of the YouTube screen).   Hieroglyphic Stairway by […]

 

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A Clear and Present Danger

Tim Rumage - Planetary Ethicist 09.17.2023

 

To many, my desk is a cluttered mess or a jigsaw puzzle of disconnected pieces that can never be assembled into a coherent picture. To me, my desk is a highly organized panorama of easily accessible tools of my craft interspersed with remembrances and waypoints of travels, adventures, people, places, joys, sorrows, hopes, philosophies, beliefs […]

 

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