March 22, 2007
Yesterday I used the theme “Meeting of Minds”to focus on the US Congress and its hearing with Al Gore. Today, I would like to play this out one step further, and suggest how the members of the Congressional committees that are responsible for environmental issues and legislation might be informed by two great minds, each of whom received Presidential Awards for their contributions to government and society.… Read more
March 21, 2007
Years ago, Steve Allen, of TV fame, created a program entitled Meeting of the Minds. He would bring together historical figures such as Galileo, Thomas Jefferson, Shakespeare for discussions among themselves of important topics.
So here in Washington today we witness the meeting of the minds of Representatives and Senators in the U.S. Congress to hear from one of their former members on climate change and global warming.… Read more
January 20, 2007
There was an article today in the New York Times New Warnings on Climate Change by Andrew Revkin. Revkin is a science reporter for the NY Times, and author of book on climate change entitled The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World. The book is for 6th graders and up, but I recommend it to adults, and particular teachers as a great teaching tool.… Read more
September 26, 2006
An interesting article caught my attention as I was scrolling through the New York Times online. It was entitled Emblem of the West is Dying, No One Can Figure Out Why. The emblem? The Aspen Tree.
Image: A Stand of Aspen Trees
Image: Aspen Leaves
One of the most beautiful trees to observe in nature, the Aspen appears to be mysteriously dying, and biologists are not sure why.… Read more
June 11, 2006
One on the things that Al Gore’s book has done is to bring the issue of climate change (global warming) to the surface via his book/film/appearances/interviews, and also independent reviews and discussions in local neswspapers. In the Atlanta Journal today, there was a very good article on the Issues page entitled “Studies Change Debate’s Climate.” The byline was “naysayers persist, but evidence gives credence to concerns.… Read more