Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, May 8th, 2018, at 6 pm in the Belmont Park Community Room (2nd floor), I’ll be giving a brief presentation on “The Locals & Climate” to the Mission Beach Town Council. It’s free and open to the public, join us.
I’ll be speaking tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9th, 12:30 pm at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) luncheon at Anchors on Naval Base San Diego. My topic: “Our Military and Climate”. All are welcome, join us. The $20 admission includes a huge buffet lunch. The event will be called to order at 1130 am followed shortly by the meal. My talk will begin at 12:30 pm. Enter the parking lot before entering the base. Directions to Anchors: From the north take I-5 south, exit Main Street (first exit after I-15 exit). Continue straight to Main Street (first and only traffic light). Do not turn at the traffic light, but proceed straight toward the south entrance to NBSD but do not enter the base. Anchors is found by turning right just a few meters before the guard gate at the base entrance. The facility is on the base but it’s accessible to the public.
Anchors Catering & Conference Center, Naval Base San Diego
2375 Recreation Way, San Diego, CA 92136
If you’re like me, you usually enjoy Earth Day. It’s a celebration of our natural world and all the gifts Mother Nature has to offer. However, like me, you may find yourself a little depressed these days when it comes to our environment. The outlook isn’t especially cheery what with the current U.S. administration’s war on sustainability and society’s seeming indifference to the continuous onslaught of climate-related disasters. But take heart and shake off those blues, because what you’re feeling is a sign that you care and boy do we need you in the game. Noam Chomsky said, “If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that… there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.” You can only make a difference if you act to do so, and the best cure for feeling powerless is to take action. The payoff is knowing that you are doing good in the world and that, Earth Angels, is priceless. Savor nature, and save yourself in the process. Happy Earth Day.
The world’s oceans called and left us a message. They said… “#MeToo”
Please join us on Wednesday, April 18th, at 1 pm. for my talk on “The State of Our Oceans” at UCSD’s Erickson Hall (a.k.a. b210) in Mandeville Auditorium. Take this mindblowing trip under the seas to grasp the magnitude and scope of the problems we face, and explore how we may begin to heal our Big Blue. This lecture is free and open to the public. Join us for lunch afterward.
Next… Do you feel you have a big heart, but a little voice when it comes to climate change?
Join us on Thursday, April 26th, at 5 pm for my lecture on “Lobbying Broadcast Media on Climate” at UCSD’s Pacific Hall room 3500 (between Muir College and Revelle College). Gain remarkably practical insights that will amplify your message using the power of broadcast media to create and grow public will for a more sustainable world. Use these simple techniques and collective action to enlist broadcast media to cover and accurately report on the climate crisis. This lecture is free and open to the public.
In my efforts to stop offshore drilling along our U.S. coasts, I’ve learned of The SEA Act. It is horrific. It would wipe out most of the protections that the Marine Mammal Protection Act put in place decades ago. How can we continue to torture and kill most marine life in the name of blind greed? Don’t we know that if we kill off the ocean, we kill off humanity? Between our ocean’s increasing acidity, due to the burning of fossil fuels, to the coral bleaching due to a warming ocean, due to the burning of fossil fuels, to seismic air gun blasts for oil exploration so that we may burn more fossil fuels, to the ocean noise-pollution of tens of thousands of fossil fuel burning cargo ships constantly traversing the oceans, to the staggering amounts of toxic petroleum-based plastic pollution choking our oceans, to the warming Arctic which destabilizes our Jet Stream due to the burning of fossil fuels, which creates record smashing hurricanes and energizes superstorms, and causes flooding and mudslides and droughts and raises sea levels, to the tanker and oil rig accidents that cause oil spills, wipes out fishing, tourism, and fouls our beaches, all because we continue to cling to the completely incorrect notion that in order to make more and more money we have to keep burning fossil fuels instead of transitioning to clean energy. We will create more jobs, improve national security, save millions of human lives, and countless wildlife, grow the GDP, and save billions of dollars by freeing ourselves from the burden of fossil fuels. Doesn’t Congress know? Don’t they know? Now we know. Reject offshore drilling. Get environmentally active. Act.