Who We Can Be

Agents of Change

One month ago I had never heard of Katharine Hayhoe, despite the fact that she is a climate scientist and the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy. Despite the fact that she has been named a United Nations Champion of the Earth and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. Hayhoe is also…

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Optimistic

Part Three of A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough, is titled “A Vision for the Future: How to Rewild the World.” I focus this month on Attenborough’s chapter in Part Three called “Taking Up Less Space.” Attenborough explains that “the conversion of wild habitat to farmland…

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Aware of What Lies Ahead

Part Two of A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough, is titled "What Lies Ahead." I concluded last month’s post by pondering what life on our planet will be in the next decades for my great-nephew born in 2015 and my great-niece born in 2020. Now I share…

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Aware

In reading A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough, I became aware that… In 1937 when Attenborough was 11 years old – the world’s population was 2.3 billion, carbon in the atmosphere was 280 parts per million, and remaining wilderness on our planet was 66 percent… …

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116

116 degrees is the temperature reached in Portland, Oregon on June 28, 2021! 116 is the number of people who died in Oregon during this extreme heat wave! At the end of that extreme heat wave I watched “A Life on Our Planet” by David Attenborough,…

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Persist

As I began reading Elizabeth Warren’s new book Persist, I realized that what she articulates is Who We Can Be. From that perspective, I share with you Warren’s words and invite you to imagine Who We Can Be. “I am confident that most of those who got in the fight in 2020…

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