By Sherry Listgarten
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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a... (More)
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Can you Pay to Reduce your Carbon Footprint?
Jan 26, 2020 6:03 am
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Google’s data centers are carbon-neutral. My household is carbon-neutral. Palo Alto Utility’s natural gas service is carbon neutral. How can this be?... More
Local Pols Debate Climate
Jan 19, 2020 6:15 am
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We have discussions in this blog about the relative merits of individual action vs political action, so I thought it would be useful to spend some time on the policy... More
What Local Teens are Saying
Jan 12, 2020 6:23 am
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I talked with a number of local teens this past week to learn what they think about climate change and our response to it. A summary of what I heard follows, along... More
Jan 5, 2020 6:33 am
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It can be difficult to talk about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers, all of whom may have different perspectives. So imagine doing that at the country... More
A Climate-Friendly 2020
Dec 29, 2019 6:17 am
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‘Tis the season to make New Year’s resolutions, though any time is a good time to be a little climate-friendlier. If you are interested in making some changes,... More
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Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.
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Wait, wait – we’re working on it
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My Pet Peeves
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Goodbye toy stores
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Short story writers wanted!
The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.