About 20 years ago, I (Bill) earned a company-sponsored sabbatical, 4 weeks of extra vacation. Jan and I wanted to travel somewhere that was off the usual travel paths and see something different. We settled on Tonga, an archipelago about a third of the distance between New Zealand and Hawaii. Tonga is a kingdom that … Continue reading Example of air travel impact
This is a multifaceted letter for you to read in any way that works well for you. Feel free to follow the links that currently speak most to you. You are welcome to send this link to the letter to anyone whom you think would find it helpful. You are also invited to thoughtfully use … Continue reading A Climate Change Letter for All of Us
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Ed. Feldman, Mitchell, MD and Christensen, John, PhD. Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice. 4th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. This excellent book has a thoughtful chapter by Christensen, titled “Environment, Health, and Behavior” pp. 76-85. It speaks to many of the issues and challenges alluded to in the letter. The two simple … Continue reading Books and Articles
Past Successes DDT use has been markedly decreased after we learned about all the damage it causes. Likewise, CFC’s are now only minimally used in special situations, after we learned that they were negatively affecting the ozone layer. The Hudson River clean-up by Pete Seeger and others has markedly improved the health of this river. Polio … Continue reading Beneficial Actions
This is a work in progress. Below are some preliminary sites. Please let us know if you have any thoughts. Climate Solutions Worldwatch Institute Physicians for Social Responsibility SeaDoc Society World Resources Institute WWF is a world-wide organization that operates in more than 100 countries. Their WWF International website has much information about climate … Continue reading Other Pertinent Websites
For some background about these things we, as individuals and groups, are putting into the air and water, here’s a link: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/global.html This link gives more information about Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions. There are some very good (and some less good) Carbon Footprint Calculators. Our current favorite is on Shrink That Footprint. This website also … Continue reading My Carbon Footprint and Why Does it Matter? Carbon Footprints of Different Countries.