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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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
An Interlude of Gratitude
Dec 22, 2019 6:58 am
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It’s a busy time of year so this post will be short and sweet. Since it also happens to be the 50th post, a mini milestone, I thought I’d take the opportunity... More
A chimney plug unboxing
Dec 15, 2019 6:27 am
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The biggest emission sources for people in our area, besides those from general consumption, are: transportation (car and plane), food (diet and waste), and heating... More
What gives you hope?
Dec 8, 2019 6:06 am
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Early this week I was feeling a little hopeless. I like to play a game when we are driving in other parts of the state (1), counting the number of EVs to see how... More
What is a "ton" of carbon dioxide anyway?
Dec 1, 2019 6:04 am
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When I first started reading about climate change and all of the carbon dioxide emissions, I wondered what they meant by a “ton” of carbon dioxide, or... More
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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 April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.