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blogging, Environment

Reliance on Power and Technology

When the circuit breaker blew on our home's power connection, my explanation to the then-teenager as to why nothing was working in the house, included telling her wide-scale electricity generation was not available in our area until the 1930- 40’s. Furthermore, I explained, her own Grandmother remembered the introduction of what was referred to as,… Continue reading Reliance on Power and Technology

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Environment, Motivational

How to Talk About Climate Change

Thanks largely to social media, much of the world already knows the basic facts - the planet is warming, carbon emissions are increasing, biodiversity is decreasing and all this and more threatens mankind's existence on planet earth. Martin Fredricks of IVWords was a recent guest at StPA, writing about how we talk about the climate… Continue reading How to Talk About Climate Change

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blogging, Environment

“It’s Not Just a Crisis of Climate” – Guest Martin Fredricks IV

It’s Not Just a Crisis of Climate: by Martin C. Fredricks IV Everything I need to know about the climate crisis and the need to speak positively about what can be done I’ve seen in my daughters’ eyes.Martin C. Fredricks IV One is 19 and the other is 13. Both, at different times, have had… Continue reading “It’s Not Just a Crisis of Climate” – Guest Martin Fredricks IV

blogging, Environment

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – Something Different

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge Sandy set a Friendly Friday challenge to come up with Something different and I was convinced I'd failed to find anything noteworthy until I read Ally Bean's Rudolph Framework which she's adapted from a marketing analysis by author Ann Handley. Not 'Rudolph' but quirky namesake The Rudolph Marketing Framework The Rudolph… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – Something Different

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Environment

Can We Defeat Climate Change?

Our parents and grandparents say, "Why blame us for global warming?" They point out they never had all our cars, air conditioning, computers and devices. That is true. Ron Mueck Sculptures However, it is not the damage of past generations so much as the story of the last thirty years and the speed of increase… Continue reading Can We Defeat Climate Change?