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Adaptation Strategy #5: Managing Our Wants & Needs

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Adaptation Concepts There are many adaptation strategies to be employed to combat climate change and to better prepare us to endure and recover from disasters that strike.  I’ve grouped them into eight major categories (see below).   These all generally relate to adaptations to be deployed by individuals.         Recycle Reuse Efficiency Reduce […]

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Embracing Adaptability. Developing Resiliency.

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System Shocks Make Personal Adaptation Necessary. When we speak about climate change, adaptation strategies help guide us through to a “new” norm while building our resiliency to episodic shocks that are expected to come.  The same can be said for acute shocks like the one we are experiencing today with Covid-19.  Here’s the base reasoning: […]

It’s Smart Business to Develop a Climate Change Strategy

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Climate Change Threats Are Real, Not a “Hoax” The threats and impacts from climate change today and for the future to communities urban and rural, large and small, and both Republican- and Democratic-leaning are very real.  Being a non-believer does not omit you from climate change’s repercussions.  Negative impacts are happening, intensifying and becoming more […]

Yes, Powering the Globe with 100% Renewable Energy is Possible!

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Caveat:  This is a more technical article than most written about climate change issues, personal and corporate sustainability. It’s worth reading but you have been forewarned. Are Renewable Energy Sources Enough? This article addresses the question of whether wind and solar energies are capable of satisfying the world’s energy consumption demands.  The general scientific consensus […]

The Global Climate is a Common (Pool) Resource

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Why It Is Important To Manage “Free” Resources The inclusion of the word ‘pool’ is apropos.  Think of the Earth’s atmosphere and its life-giving property, Oxygen.   This element is essential for giving us the ability to breathe and thus live.  Like a public swimming pool, everyone has free access to it, and has the ability […]

Why is Clean Water Important Anyway?

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Current Water Events There’s been so many “water” stories and in various forms in the news lately.  Here are three more recent current event articles about water flooding, water scarcity, and the importance of maintaining water quality…all across the world. Water Scarcity due to Severe Drought:  https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/24/africa/cape-town-water-crisis-trnd/index.html Water-logged Cities and attendant Water Contamination Issues:  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42856634 Water Quality […]

An Equation, Multiplication, and Environmental Impact

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A Positive Caveat? The title sounds a bit ominous to the discussion laid out below.  It’s not.  I’ll even try to make math fun, which it is, when it’s easy to understand. What is the IPAT Equation? I’m referring to the IPAT equation.  It’s an equation developed in the 1970’s by the early environmentalist thinkers, […]

Post Categories: Environmental, Featured, Pollution

Oceans Full of Microplastics

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Microplastics = Pollution In the May 27th issue of The Economist in the article titled, “Deep Trouble” (see article here) under the magazine’s Leadership section, the proliferation of microplastics in our oceans and by default into the very backbone of our ecological system is mind-boggling in its scope and potential damage (think: bioaccumulation and bioconcentration up our food […]

Post Categories: All Posts, Environmental, Pollution

Does the Proliferation of Microplastic Pollution Concern You?

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What are Microplastics Anyway? The effects of microplastic contamination in aquatic environments has received limited study historically and has become only a recent concern. Microplastics are plastic particles less than 5 mm in size, cover a spectrum of shapes, and are derived from a variety of sources including microbeads (found in cosmetics), manufacturing pellets and synthetic […]

Post Categories: Environmental, Featured, Pollution

The Skinny on Carbon Tax

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What, another tax?  Carbon Tax versus Cap-and-Trade:  the quick on each. Borrowing phraseology from The Week Magazine, the below may be seen as ‘Boring but Important’ and also…critical at this moment in history. Perhaps, more relevant, given the momentum in Oregon to vote on some form of a Cap-and-Trade for Industry during the legislature’s short-session […]

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