Over the past year or so, I have grown increasingly concerned about global warming and the environment. What had been a passing interest evolved into a powerful premonition that my failure to fully engage now might one day be looked back upon by my children with disdain.
I started by reading voraciously. Everything, including the doubters’ stuff, about it. Plus, I had the good fortune of meeting a couple of really smart science types — Cal Tech & JPL folks — with whom to consult. The reality, gravity and finally potential prescriptions for mitigation became clearer and clearer.
The world may not be crying out for another shrill blog about climate. A different motive informed my launch of this little site. As I explored the topic, I found my email and social feeds EXPLODING with a dizzying array of frantic solicitations for funds, activism, petitions, marches and so on. Further, each of the countless well-intended groups had a slightly different mission. In short, I couldn’t see the forest for the trees.
Even in semi-retirement, I couldn’t keep up. And most of the folks I know — even kindred spirits on the issue of climate — have less time than I to dedicate to the issue.
My goal then, is to provide a FAST, weekly summary of important news, resources and suggestions related to combating global warming. As I have more than most, I’ll spend my time curating the material I think most compelling in order to keep my busy friends abreast of the most important issue confronting humanity.
This then, will be the longest post you ever see on this blog about saving the planet.
My goal: “Give me ten minutes. I’ll try to give you the world.”