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A Planet to Die For

A Planet to Die For

Have you ever thought about what you value so much that you’d be willing to die for? What immediately comes to my mind is that I would do anything to keep my children and grandchildren safe. And millions of activists around the globe feel the same way. These are people who have taken up the fight to save their community […]

It’s Happening That Fast

It’s Happening That Fast

“It’s happening that fast,” says Mark Eakin who is with NOAA’s Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division. Global warming turmoil is our new climate reality. The monthly temperature has been above average since 1985. And we are now entering an era of climate consequences. And it’s alarming! Credit: daulon/Shutterstock.com (sunset image); NASA/JPL (data and overlay). Monthly heat records […]

Solar Youth Power on Parliament Hill

Solar Youth Power on Parliament Hill

At dusk on Sunday, November 22, Ottawa youth will gather with solar lights to form an image of the sun and call for 100% renewable energy in Canada during their lifetime. Please join my four grandkids and I on Parliament Hill to send a strong message from Canadian youth about the urgency of transitioning to […]

Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canadian Press Photo of Justin Trudeau I begin this letter by extending my congratulations for your recent election as the next Prime Minister of Canada.  But I especially want to congratulate you for restoring our pride as Canadians and starting the process of sanitization so urgently required after too many years of toxic rule by […]

Elders and Youngers Meet the Epic Challenge of Climate Change

Elders and Youngers Meet the Epic Challenge of Climate Change

After decades of uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions and mounting impacts, we now need an “all hands on deck” cooperative approach to develop workable, long-term solutions to climate change. This presents an opportunity for elders and youngers to collaborate, to bridge what climate scientist and “father of global warming” James Hansen calls the “geezer-young person gap.” […]

New Climate Policy for Canada – Leave the Problem for our Grandchildren

New Climate Policy for Canada – Leave the Problem for our Grandchildren

“Since when does Canada burden our grandchildren instead of building for them?” Liberal leader Justin Trudeau asked in the daily Commons question period. “Leave it to our grandchildren. Really?” NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair said in the Commons. “I have grandchildren and like so many grandparents I do not want to leave the responsibility for cleaning […]

The Top Five BoomerWarrior Posts of 2014

The Top Five BoomerWarrior Posts of 2014

It’s 3:23 in the morning, and I’m awake because my great, great, grandchildren won’t let me sleep. My great, great, grandchildren ask me in dreams What did you do, while the planet was plundered? What did you do, when the earth was unraveling? Surely you did something when the seasons started failing as the mammals, reptiles and […]

Next Generation Left to Tackle Climate Change

Next Generation Left to Tackle Climate Change

I belong to the Boomer Generation. I was born in 1947. I’m embarrassed to admit that my generation has been at the political and economic wheel during the worst decades of human-made environmental degradation ever witnessed on planet Earth – rising carbon emissions leading to global warming, acidification of the oceans, large-scale deforestation, climate change, pollution […]

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