Thursday, November 24, 2022

Trust Issues in America -Observations

 Before we can truly tackle the problem of climate change, we first have to address underlying issues that are needed to be resolved before we can be led to solutions really good solid, widespread solutions, and one of those is trust. Significant loss of trust in each other can only reflect back on the goals that we have, which include making the planet a better place to live now, and in the future. In America and some other countries, the breakdown of trust is evident in number of criminal incidents that occur in public, and that catch people by surprise are described as totally unexpected or described, as never thought it would happen here. The more such incidences,the more the trust between people break down. Climate activists nonetheless continue with the goal of lessening the dangerous effects of climate change even in this social climate in which we need more and more people on the street level to understand their contributions are needed as well. How trust of one another can be increased with the goal of listening effects of climate change will be the subject of future writings here. Hope everyone has a nice holiday however you celebrated you deserve it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Oceans Too Hot for Sealife-Observations

 In 2022 it’s still difficult for a very large number of people to imagine or consider oceans with a lot of sea life gone,  dead, or, extinct. But they need only think about the temperature of our cities in our towns and summers or when the heat reaches over 110°F and some people die from heat,  of heat stroke and other causes. If the oceans continue to warm over the decades, then sea life, fish, other sea creatures many of them will die from the heat because it’s just too hot for them. It’s really that simple. The things we do now to help the environment or what will make a big difference 20, 30,40 years from now. That’s why it seems like a climate emergency for a growing number of people. We don’t really have as much time is some of us think we do and more assertive action needs to be taken to slow the heating of the planet by slowing the use of carbon-based products, fossil fuels gases that dissipate into the air cause problems with the ozone layer cause problems on earth. I believe that more young people should consider careers as science engineers, climate engineers, people who study the climate and study the make up of the earth, the oceans the air, the atmosphere and try to find additional solutions to fixing this problem. Of course, having said all of this, we still know that the biggest burden is with multinational corporations with the big producers with big countries who are not slowing the use of these chemicals quickly enough who are not committing to doing so like they should. I like the idea of climate engineers, and would like to see this type of curriculum more prevalent not just in colleges, but even introduced in high schools this is definitely a subject that I will bring up again.

Turn Vehicles Off For a Moment of Silence-Observations

 Massive actions in which people do things together, or do something in conjunction with each other that is unusual, or even profound is a way to bring attention to a subject like climate change. For example, let’s say in New York City a certain day and time is decided in which everyone who is operating a vehicle will stop safely where they are, and turn their engines off for a full minute. This seems to be a type of concerted, action and effort that can help bring attention to climate change for people who may need a reminder or who are not completely aware of the dangers we face and to show the world and the people in the future that they do care, and we are trying to do things to remedy this serious issue . 

There are many other things people can do to show support for minimizing climate change. Let’s  brainstorm and come back here and share more ideas.

School Teachers as Ambassadors of Climate Change Awareness-Observations

if the study of climate change could be a major part of school curriculum, particularly in younger students, elementary,middle school ,high school this would convey back home to the adults of these children and put more awareness on the importance of understanding climate change, and the things that we can do to lessen that negative impact. One of the issues that school teachers would face, of course would be negative feedback from parents and adults, who have a non-sympathetic opinion to climate change or who even go so far as to believe that climate change is fake or a hoax or not true. This could cause repercussions for the school teachers, and so one of the questions becomes, are you willing to take this risk for the planet, for what you believe in and does this all fall under freedom of speech, at least in America. Of course in other countries it will be handled differently as far as school teachers are concerned, where some countries are more open to school curriculums that include climate change. currently in the year 2022 school curriculum is a contentious subject for teachers as we live in a age where there are books being banned again, and considerable feedback from parents who want to have a bigger input into what books are presented to their children and especially in some cases what books are not allowed. On a positive note, the subject of climate change is not as controversial as some of the other subjects that have been discussed and argued and banned, but nonetheless, there are still a significant number of people including adults, who are disagreeing, or fighting the notion of climate change. Perhaps if teachers can gently educate their students especially the younger ones, this can be conveyed back home. Children can ask their parents questions and maybe some of these parents will start to think more about the real future of our planet. I will have a lot more on this subject, on the subject of school teachers as ambassadors in the effort of understanding climate change, and doing things that lessen the impact of carbon, fossil fuels, gases,coal.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Distractions from Climate Change-Observations

 Imagine there’s one issue that most people should be focused on and trying to help, but there are other things going on in society in the world that take energy away from that cause. Let’s say that cause is climate change. Let’s say some of the distractions are politics, crime, financial issues, and other concerns that may be a result of those issues. Every day people are presented with news often of which is very tragic and consuming. Take for example mass shootings. All the concerns with guns and automatic weapons, long rifles, and proliferation of major shootings can be very  traumatic and time-consuming for millions of people —even people not directly affected by an incident. Because of these concerns, the energy that millions of activists,  other people are directing towards this is time and energy taken away from what could be a much bigger picture the condition of earth in the very near future the point being societies would need to be able to solve. These issues were which are really much more in their domain, much more in their control to solve than climate change, more energy ,more people,  more time , more effort could be dedicated to mitigating climate change.

Before we assign too much responsibility on individuals and society, we really need to consider the role of governments throughout the world. These governments first must be the entities to lead the way to help find ways to legislate towards the goal. With rare exception, these governments are failing. Notably in the Scandinavian countries, there seems to be more progression and more care within the governments to implement changes, to mitigate to help slow the deadly effects of climate change.

Shoreline Relocation Mitigation: an Observation

 One can’t help, but wonder if enough is being done now to plan for onshore, or near shore relocation of homes and businesses. It’s understood that some people don’t want to discuss this subject, especially perhaps people in real estate businesses people that feel like they would be economically sacrificed or harmed by discussions such as what are we going to do about all these houses and businesses that are right on the shore when there’s evidence that in 20 years or maybe less, maybe a little more, the ocean will move in further, and these homes will be at risk. During recent hurricanes, we’ve already seen homes basically falling into the ocean, and we haven’t even begun to see the extreme serious effects of rising oceans. Since flood could be considered to be more of a concern than wind, some building owners have redesigned their homes to lift them up to be able to withstand significant flooding. People who choose to remain on the beach, should consider such measures. But one day even those measures may not work and so hopefully engineers, architects, civil authorities -  others, are thinking about the future and thinking about what could very likely happen. Where will these these dwellings and other buildings be relocated. Even if these efforts were to begin, imagine the time it takes to plan and orchestrate, and to fulfill such a massive project. The effects of climate change are already occurring, especially in some developing and third world countries. 

Burning Residential Trash-An Observation

 I noticed there are some people who like to burn straw and leaves residential yard debris even when they have a local service that will pick it up on a by monthly or every other week basis. Even in locations, where a pick up service offered by the town or the county or the state it’s not available we still need to find ways to dispose of yard debris, and to minimize burning in our cities and towns and country sides. 

One solution could be a network where people who need straw and leaves who live in areas where there are not as many trees, but they still need mulch or they need the cover of straw leaves on their property who could pick up this debris free of charge and therefore the resident will not have to burn the debris. So this effort or this solution is tied to communication and building networks in which people can convey quickly what they have and what others could want that would help the environment.

There are so many things so many projects that we can do and continue to build so that the burden of solving or slowing climate change does not rest completely on corporations, large nonprofits and major entities who are working in this effort. We need to bring individuals into this mix and by the millions and millions so that hopefully soon it will be intertwined in our daily lives and we all understand without having to say climate change what it is we’re doing and the reason why. 


Trust Issues in America -Observations

 Before we can truly tackle the problem of climate change, we first have to address underlying issues that are needed to be resolved before ...