The global climate crisis rests squarely with us and, in no small degree, depends on the outcome of the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections.
Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., an explosion occurred at the Chernobyl atomic power station at Pripyat.
Most recently, the South Coast Air Quality Management District upended its mission to clean our air.
We ignore the interwoven connection between population growth and climate change at our own peril.
The catastrophic levels of pollution and destruction are a direct result of extreme right-wing policies.
The leak was halted on February 18, but not before ravaging the atmosphere with roughly 100,000 tons of methane, leaving a carbon footprint larger than the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Many climate studies discuss the tipping points for hospitable human life on earth, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.
Suggestions include early childhood intervention, expansion of WIC, breast feeding education, expansion of mental health services, nutritional services, and mobile food banks.
The increasing flow of plastic is positively choking the waters and their life: 90 percent of sea birds have consumed some form of plastic.
"With his pen stroke, with the emergency manager law, he poisoned 100,000 people; this is what happens when profits take precedence over people."