‘Tree of Life’ going extinct

Here’s a report that’s both alarming and so “global” that I wonder what I, as an individual, could do about it. So … here’s a fact-based report. Then, I’ll add (with D’s guidance) some specific things each of us can readily do.


●        ●        ●        ●        ●        ●        ●


Scientists warn entire branches of

the ‘Tree of Life’ are going extinct




September 18, 2023


Humans are driving the loss of entire branches of the “Tree of Life,” according to a new study published on Monday which warns of the threat of a sixth mass extinction.… Keep reading

The Lorax Meets Waconda

Here’s a slight departure from our usual bogs.  I am including a previously posted article that documents how weather disasters have increased their severity and frequency – from every three months to every three weeks. I thought I’d wrap my own story around that report, and link it to what we might personally do to change this rapidly worsening picture. The blog is a bit longer than others, but I think you’ll enjoy it.


●       ●        ●        ●        ●        ●        ●


The Lorax Meets Waconda


And with his parting statement …


          “UNLESS someone like you

            cares a whole awful lot,

            nothing is going to get better,

            It’s not.”Keep reading

Climate change & financial disaster

The climate change we’re now experiencing was forecast.  Some believed the research and forecast reports, while others denied them … and some still do.  One group that ignores the rhetoric and focuses on realities to maintain their businesses is the insurance industry.  Here’s some reliable information coming from that industry.  I’ll add suggestions afterwards.


●       ●        ●        ●        ●        ●        ●


Climate change raising risks

of financial disaster for

homeowners, insurers and bankers





The rising weather-related risks from climate change, from coastal hurricanes to western wildfires, are increasingly pinching insurance companies, which are raising rates and pulling back from parts of the country in an effort to stay in business.… Keep reading

Electric Grids Need Updating

Here’s a relatively unknown issue.  Power grid failures, especially with global warming, may lead to massive forest fires, and destruction of both natural and man-made environments, and deaths.  What can you do, personally?  We’ll add suggestions.


●       ●        ●        ●        ●        ●        ●


Hawaiian Electric Lawsuit Is More Evidence

That Electric Grids Across the U.S.

Need Updating




AUGUST 18, 2023


In the wake of the devastating Lahaina wildfire in Maui that left at least 111 people dead, Hawaiian Electric Company is facing a lawsuit claiming that the company “chose not to deenergize their power lines” before the natural disaster despite power lines being known to cause and exacerbate wildfires.… Keep reading

“Clean and Healthful Environment”

My blogs are aimed at providing readers with specific things they can do to both improve the health of Earth and improve their quality-of-life experience.  I’ve stayed away from political debates, as I don’t see politicians simply able to solve the global climate problems we’re all experiencing.  However, here’s a report about a legal action that a small group of young people in Montana did that will likely have a positive outcome for Earth and the residents of Montana.  I’ll add comments afterwards.… Keep reading