February Temp Records Melt After Leo DiCaprio “Warms Up” Oscars, Setting Twitter-sphere on Fire— So Where Do We Go From Here?

February Temp Records Melt After Leo DiCaprio “Warms Up” Oscars, Setting Twitter-sphere on Fire— So Where Do We Go From Here?

Earth’s temperature soared to a record high last month, nearly 1.5C degrees above average as measured by weather satellites. That’s a huge amount even in these record-breaking atmospheric times according to scientists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. To put that in perspective, a 1.5C degree rise is the line in the sand established at the Paris Accords as not to be exceed by 2100.  As February broke new weather ground, the month ended with Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-anticipated Oscar ...
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Cultivating Calm As the Shift Hits the Fan

Cultivating Calm As the Shift Hits the Fan

To say we are living in turbulent times is to state the painfully obvious. The political landscape veers between frightening and farcical on a nearly daily, if not hourly, basis. As we reel from news of one act of terror to another horrific gun shooting and careen from extreme weather event to bracing for the latest sexual predator reveal, it is enough to make one want to hide under the covers and say “wake me up when it’s over.” However ...
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After all the Accolades Some Inconvenient, Inexplicable and Inexcusable Truths Still Remain

After all the Accolades Some Inconvenient, Inexplicable and Inexcusable Truths Still Remain

Al Gore’s pivotal film, An Inconvenient Truth (AIT), put climate change on the world map, and got many Americans thinking, and talking, about this worsening existential threat. There has been real progress with much of it coming in late 2015, including President Obama’s executive actions, Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si and the pivotal Paris Agreement. Last week’s tributes to Gore and the film’s producers were welcome and deserved. Some of us who had been concerned, and communicating about global warming ...
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Dallas, We Have A Solution — How the Largest Earth Day Event is Tackling Some Texas Size Problems

Dallas, We Have A Solution — How the Largest Earth Day Event is Tackling Some Texas Size Problems

Earth Day Tx was so many things, many of them firsts for me. That’s why it’s taken this veteran green journalist-turned-advocate two weeks to fully process the rare and timely experience, enough to be able to write about it with proper perspective. For starters, the founder of what began in 2011 as Earth Day Dallas, is an anomaly. Trammell S. Crow is a Republican businessman, arts patron and philanthropist, the son of his namesake who was one of the ...
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