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20 Things YOU Can Do To Address The Climate Crisis!

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My Halloween Monsters scared me out of the research mode. So here is my 2nd Halloween TREAT. These actions will work when you work them. The one thing never to do is blame the poor. Please suggestion more actions in your comments if you wish.


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Slava R (1311)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 8:29 am
Visit Care2 more often < lol why is that not in the list?

. (0)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 8:57 am
Thanks Betsy

Lady Suki (446)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:06 am
Thanks for the forward.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:22 am
Thank you Betsy. I do more than pretty good .
I can't say the same for some of the people I know unfortunately.

Sandra Penna (135)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:23 am
thank you, Betsy!

Kay M (347)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:29 am

Kay M (46)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:36 am
Good Morning Betsy; thank you so much for sending me this article - which I read and noted- I also made a copy to send on to my family and friends - everyone needs to know about this and what we as individuals can do along with the family-the neighborhood, the cities, the states, and finally our nation--- So much work, and really not enough time or people who really care ----IT IS A SAD SITUATION but I will not give up ---- Each and ever item on your list is so important - If each person did their [art in conserving and working toward the climate correction --it would add up to a lot being done -everything starts with one drop- one step- one action and it grows by leaps and bounds - Keep upo the good work everyone ---Sincerely Kay M.

Abo r (107)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:41 am
Thank you Betsy

Gene J (290)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:42 am
"After youíve read about the crisis, let yourself feel grief. Donít ignore your feelings, either through resignation or through forced optimism. Feel what you feel."

While all 20 are worthwhile, this one is where it starts for me. No action will ever be taken if all one does is read and watch the various media. FEEL this, feel it in your soul, know that only WE can change this. Feel the sadness if life on this world, with all its diversity and beauty goes extinct, when the planet freezes over after a few centuries of true horror for living things. Feel personally responsible for doing your part, however small that is, in trying to prevent what is coming regardless the odds that seem never in your favor. Feel the connection we all have to this planet, this beautiful blue oasis in space that gave us life and joy, that lives and breathes in moments too slow for us to understand. Feel the sentience in our only home. Then let those feeling propel you forward onto the other 19 items on that list. :^)

. (0)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:47 am
Noted. Thanks, Betsy

Don H (45)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:56 am

Thank you, Betsy. I appreciate your dedication.

fahad Al fahad (140)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 10:32 am
thank you my dear :)

Sandra V (85)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 10:42 am

Axa T (60)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 10:42 am

Sheila D (194)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 11:52 am
Don't know where I went wrong, but between the time my sons lived with me and now...they seem to have forgotten to recycle, to not buy bottled water, etc...just about everything that can be done to help the environment, they've either forgotten or don't take the extra few seconds to do...Big Sigh when their eyes glaze over as Mom gives them pointers/reminders on recycling dos and don'ts...Thanks Betsy.

Autumn S (151)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 12:27 pm
thank you, Betsy

Jessica Story (198)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 12:40 pm
Noted, thank you

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 12:47 pm
Noted. Thanks so much for posting, Betsy. Popular Resistance is a wonderful website---I get their daily mailings, and recommend it. It's a good list, and we must all start somewhere; then do all we physically can, while sharing this info.
I liked Gene's above comment. Recently I've been doing that, then imagine vast numbers of people (starting in the US) waking up and mobilizing. I envision multitudes actively taking part in speaking truth to power, learning the facts, and spreading them----then imagining others joining in. It does put a smile on my face; and it takes barely a minute. This can be repeated several times daily.

Kathleen M (211)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 1:14 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Betsy, and GGma for the forward. Love your comment, Gene!

Jane H (139)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 1:40 pm
There are lots of things we can do On Care2--the Daily action, with Butterfly points. We can do so many good things with both. Thank you Care2!!

Caitlin M (104)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 1:40 pm
I appreciate Gene and Lois' comments. One of the sad things that touches me is that most of my family are right-wingers and cannot stand the merest prod to question their beliefs about factual things. Several in my family still believe that Obama was born in Kenya and grew up in Indonesia as a Muslim. Pointing to facts elicits the response, "It's a free country. I can believe what I want!!!" (With three exclamation points). Then I am asked not to say anything further. I write several beginnings in response... and then settle on "As you wish." Now that is something I find very sad. I guess we must choose our battles. Recycling is much more productive than arguing political thought. Putting one's influence where it will be received is more fruitful. Thanks, Betsy.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 2:22 pm
Thanks for sharing Betsy. I would like to share a beautiful Indian song with you all. It is called:
"The Earth Is Our Mother"


Fiona Ogilvie (561)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 2:32 pm
Thank you, everyone, for your comments. Thanks for the suggestions. Thank you, Gene, for the suggestion for using a different order ... YOU ARE RIGHT. I will use these twenty things in the order you have suggested. Birgit, that song is so beautiful. Thank you. I will change my profile video to that lovely song.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 2:38 pm
Your welcome Betsy. I am glad you loved it.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 2:59 pm
Thx Betsy, another great pist and great website. Gene captured it pretty well above. I would add re No 8:
"Call out any politician that participates in or is a member of groups designed to give corporations the power to write the law."
You might as well start at the administration itself, what else are things like TTIP... and officials in power too weak or chicken or greedy-or all of it-to givr a clear VETO to KXL..and..and.. a number of things we can think of.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 3:01 pm
Adding my thx to Birgit! Beautiful indeed!

Arlene C (30)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 3:48 pm
Read + noted, thanks Betsy

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 3:51 pm
Noted. Thank you.

Eternal G (736)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 5:08 pm
Wow Gene, your comment hit home here... CHAPEAU!
Thank you for posting Betsy...I'll fight for environmental justice!

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 8:33 pm
Imagining something different is maybe a good start, and not getting paralysed by grief, cos it can be sad and frustrating for sure.

For sure, it is not the poor's fault.


Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 9:20 pm
These are great ideas.
The main problem is, most of those who have read it, agree with it, and the ones who haven't, don't want to read it.
Now, how do we change that?

Climate deniers are becoming fewer and far between, and they know it.
They have nowhere to go and are completely disgruntled.
All they can do is stick to the S.O.S. they have been preaching, from the beginning of this issue, when they actually, believed there was a chance they were right.

Let's face it, Teapublicans are not very good at admitting they were wrong.
In fact, they will stutter all the way to their grave.

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 10:16 pm
Thanks.. Betsy.. if only!!

Sherri G (128)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 10:29 pm
Thank You Betsy Noted

Ondine J (134)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 10:32 pm
Thanks for a great article Betsy.

Inge B (202)
Sunday October 12, 2014, 11:33 pm
All We Need Is Love,

Love Is All We Need

Ulane V (48)
Monday October 13, 2014, 12:22 am
Thank you for sharing.

Claudia A (70)
Monday October 13, 2014, 1:16 am
Gene Jacobson, if I could, I would give you thousands of stars! for you too Betsy :)
Thank you

Past Member (0)
Monday October 13, 2014, 1:17 am
If everyone followed these points what a difference it would make.

Giana P (398)
Monday October 13, 2014, 1:59 am
Thank you Betsy, we do what we can. Each does his small part.

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Monday October 13, 2014, 2:19 am
Lets hope we get a brighter future. If we work together anything is possible.

Arild G (174)
Monday October 13, 2014, 2:43 am
Thanks Betsy.

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Monday October 13, 2014, 3:50 am
thank you Betsy

Dawnie W (250)
Monday October 13, 2014, 4:42 am
We all need to start each day with the attitude it all starts with me...Then each little thing we do and accomplish will add up and mean something. Gene J writes it ever so succinctly. So we must start and build until we achieve all the things that need doing and then our success will dawn on the horizon. But it will take a lot of work on each of our parts. I'm proud that my two adult children are environmental conscious and are teaching their children same. However having said that we cannot pat ourselves on the back because now we have a duty to try and pass the message to the unconverted without sounding like preachers. The biggest problem is with the profit driven corporations who don't give a tinkers cuss about the environment or ecosystem that they are raping and polluting all the while leaving the vulnerable natives a waste land to live in plus exploiting the poor workers who they use and abuse with unsafe work environs, low wages and the list goes on.
Angelika R. has a very good point of view as well. Until we have governments with the guts to do the hard yards and make laws against corrupt greed and pollution of minds, bodies, souls and environs we are going up that well known creek in a barb wire boat with out any navigation what so ever.

♥* ♥ ˚☻Love & Peace☻go with☻you all.☻˚♥ *˚♥

Winn A (179)
Monday October 13, 2014, 6:46 am

Animae C (506)
Monday October 13, 2014, 7:05 am
T.Y. Betsy

. (0)
Monday October 13, 2014, 8:23 am
Noted & posted

Steven G (25)
Monday October 13, 2014, 12:17 pm
Stop the chemtrails (weather warfare). It's destroying the ozone. There's Ultra Violet A, B and C. UVC is the deadliest of the three but doesn't clear the atmosphere; it being stopped at 100,000 ft.... That is until now!

Please watch...
Topic of "Chemtrails" Discussed at United Nations Global Warming Session (17:47)

Past Member (0)
Monday October 13, 2014, 12:35 pm
I agree with Nancy, Kay and Gene as well as several others. See what organizations in your area are doing to fight fracking or other issues you would like to see changed. For instance my husband is a beekeeper so we are always looking for ways to help the bees, butterflies and other pollinators, fight against GMO foods, fight Monsatan and the other chemical giants. So many things we can try to do. Nice post Betsy ; )

Brenda P (125)
Monday October 13, 2014, 12:53 pm
noted and shared

Mitchell D (87)
Monday October 13, 2014, 1:16 pm
Gene, you are right about #8!
Caitlin Mac, and Charlie R. are talking about the same determined, intransigent, ignorance, and that is a very sad
situation, reminiscent of the old advertisement saying "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."

mary f (202)
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 1:00 am
thanks Betsy

Dietrich S (52)
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 3:41 am
1000 Thanks, Betsy! Great site! Left a comment there and will share the link right now. :-)

> 14., "...the big family in the developing world that doesnít have access to family planning": For sure, overpopulation is just a big threat as greed. A population that has very little CO2-emission per capita, but 4 to 8 children per family, will within few generations surpass the total CO2-emissions of a population that has a high CO2-emission per capita, but only 2 children per family. Of course we must reduce our high emission rates substantially. And not to have provided access to family planning and related education in so many regions, is the guilt of the greedy rich nations.

> 6., 7., "Donít ignore your feelings, ...", "Talk about your feelings with your family and friends. ...": O yes!!! The results of expert knowledge aren't enough in order to convince others. What shall go to the heart must come from the heart. We love our mother Earth with all our heart and are longing for her rescue. And this love and longing must be felt.

Ben O (140)
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 9:13 am
"Dear future generations, please accept our apologies; -We were rolling drunk on oil!"
(Kurt Vonnegut)

Mandi T (367)
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 9:44 am
Thank you Betsy !

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 10:12 am
Living by the navy in San Diego was extremely disheartening, while I recycled, held my dunnage, they were dumping chemicals, oil, (found out they have 2 different kinds), an even dirtier version for while out at sea, they were running the wrong tank, and the smoke was so black, I thought they had blown up the engine.

Warren Webber (26)
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 1:28 pm
Live long and prosper

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday October 16, 2014, 12:21 pm
Thank You Betsy - noted. I try everyday to add to lower my carbon footstep and also have the three RRR's down pat I think. Loved Gene's comments and the video from Bridgit!

Anette S (20)
Saturday October 18, 2014, 7:38 am
thanks Betsy

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 18, 2014, 10:38 pm
Thank you Betsy!

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday October 19, 2014, 9:27 pm
The Teapublicans are finally admitting that climate change exists.
However, they don't think that humans are to blame.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 20, 2014, 2:18 pm
Thanks Betsy--am doing my best.

michael sullivan (1022)
Tuesday October 21, 2014, 3:10 pm
what are we waiting for? -- we need to address climate change now before it's too late -- let's do it!

Jeannet Bertelink (74)
Friday November 14, 2014, 11:22 am
Noted thanks Betsy
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