It’s Really About Pollution, Isn’t it?

It’s Really About Pollution, Isn’t it?

I was fortunate enough to be able to visit my daughter in China recently. I observed Earth Day April 22nd2019 while cruising on the Yangtze River. We traveled throughout China seeing major cities, the countryside and rural areas. Comparing Earth Day to its origin...
Renewable Energy Mandates

Renewable Energy Mandates

I recently watched the Michael Moore film, “Planet of the Humans.”  Not coincidentally, Moore released the film on the 50th Earth Day and fifty years after his first film, an Eagle Scout project, which dealt with pollution in his hometown in Michigan.  I was struck by...
Sea Level Rising

Sea Level Rising

SEA LEVEL RISING BLOG I am a sailboat sailor. Tides, seas and winds are the essence of our pleasure and challenge. The storm’s sediment deposits and currents certainly impacted the bay’s depth and its channels for navigating. I live very close to the water where...

PLASTIC BAG BANS AND COVID-19

PLASTIC BAG BANS AND COVID-19 Before COVID-19 blindsided us, warnings about possible health consequences of banning single-use plastics for the protection of the environment fell on deaf ears. Reusable bags can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses....
Paper Vs. Plastic

Paper Vs. Plastic

Paper vs Plastic I recall the time when supermarkets and other retailers introduced plastic shopping bags. They were not well received at the time. The phrase “paper or plastic?” was offered as a packaging/carrying option. At the time the “Save the Forests” movement...