The Green Flash

With Eve Simmons


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Seeing the Big Picture

As I recently found myself flying into the outer bands of Hurricane Irma, I remember contemplating my reliance on the expertise of our pilot, who navigated us gently and skillfully to safety. We must rely on the expertise of our climate scientists to do the same for us now.
Listen to a new 5 min. clip (from KPBS) of what internationally revered Scripps Institute climate scientist Dr. Ramananthan says about our chances of humanity being wiped out by 2050 due to catastrophic climate change unless we act immediately.   http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/sep/15/scripps-study-theres-chance-climate-change-can-wip/
On September 13th, 2017, the 56 member-voting-bloc strong, House Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus held a meeting in which they were briefed on some of the profound consequences of climate change currently affecting our nation. Here’s a link to an article summarizing the highlights of that gathering… https://citizensclimatelobby.org/climate-caucus-economic-impact-climate-change-tourism/

 


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“Harvey’s” Intensity and Climate Change, Alert the Media NOW!

Please tweet, text, fb message, email or call news agencies and ask them to report on the climate change connections to “Harvey” right now. Climate change stalls weather patterns making hurricanes slower, stronger, and more damaging. Sadly,”Harvey” exemplifies this. Media, please report on the connection of “Harvey”‘s slow pace and intensity to climate change. This is the time to build public support for and awareness of our environment. Time to interview scientists as part of media coverage – alert the media now. Here’s a Media Contact list


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The Magnificence of Science

This exquisite celestial moment was predicted, captured,  and monitored by our stellar scientists. Instead of silencing, ignoring, berating, and defunding them, let’s appreciate and honor them. Let’s heed their words and utilize their knowledge for the benefit of all humankind and our shared natural world. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-41005529/solar-eclipse-watch-it-happen

Photo credit: NASA exploration


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Hard Realities, Pragmatic Optimism

This Saturday, August 5th, 1:00 PM at Escondido Public Library (upstairs in the air-conditioned Turrentine Room) 239 S Kalmia St. Escondido, CA 92025

Hard Realities and Pragmatic Optimism A presentation by Eve Simmons. Join us for an eye-opening and inspiring afternoon with keynote speaker, environmental advocate, former photojournalist and wildlife guide, Eve Simmons. She’ll bring a blast of hard realities and pragmatic optimism. Sourcing the world’s top experts, Eve brings awareness, humor, and hope to the climate challenges we face and explores the many solutions at hand.


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#BeInconvenient

 

Yes, I’ve seen it… twice, and so should you. (I’m pictured here with producer Richard Berge.) “An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power” is the clear-eyed follow-up documentary to 2006″s zeitgeist challenging original Oscar and Nobel Prize winning film. This is not just a sequel, it’s Al Gore’s  powerful, pragmatic and prophetic soliloquy to us all. And it’s about time we listened. It’s about time we respectfully and passionately speak up and speak out again and again and again. It’s about time we look at our own choices, policies, and practices with an eye towards positive change. It’s about time we vote with our dollars on the products and services we purchase and the investments we make.  Let’s start reaping the rewards of sustainable living because, as I so often say, when pollution goes down, economies rise. Go see the movie and bring everyone you know, because here’s another saying worth remembering, this one comes from Al himself… “Never let anyone take away your hope.”


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Eye-Opening Oceans Overview

Join us for an update on the policies, problems, and potential of “The State of Our Oceans” at UCSD’s Peterson Hall, room 103 (just north of the Faculty Club). I’ll be speaking Monday, July 10th, from 12:30 to 1:50 pm. All are welcome, it’s free (except for campus parking) and open to the public. Come early to park and walk to the venue.