Going Green Without Losing the Clean

Washington (GGM) Analysis | August 31, 2022 by Sarah J. Kings, Reprinted from April 18, 2021 publication; Image Credit AdobeStock

Now more than ever, keeping a clean home is rising to the top of the priority list.  As a parent, you are diligent in wiping down surfaces, disinfecting door-knobs, and beating back dust bunnies. But as you recycle container after container of Clorox Wipes and Febreze, you may be starting to wonder what impact this is having on the planet.  You might even be thinking about making some eco-friendly swaps to your cleaning routine.

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Top Three Ways to Lower Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

Washington (GGM) Analysis | August 31, 2022 by Sarah J. Kings; Reprinted from April 18, 2021; Image credit AdobeStock

You love your precious pug like a family member. But as you tiptoe towards greener choices, you may be wondering what effect dog ownership has on the planet. According to researchers at the University of California, an estimated 80 million dogs live in US homes today. On an annual basis, these animal companions consume as much meat and grain as nearly 40 million Americans. This alone packs a pretty big punch to the planet.

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How US Schools Have Become Climate Action Rock Stars

Washington (GGM) Analysis | August 24, 2022, by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author ; Photo credit AdobeStock

Schools are quickly becoming climate action role models. Their success is rooted in the power and effectiveness of collective action in achieving targeted results. Using a lens focused on the top 10 most critical climate actions, which are in essence the basic requirements for reducing carbon emissions, boosting biodiversity, and drawing down legacy load carbon, US schools have become the bright beacon on top of the torturous greenhouse gas reduction hill. Additionally, schools are climate action accelerators that transmit vigorous energy through a very powerful national network.

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Deadly Lightning, Beware | Climate Change

Washington (GGM) Analysis | August 22, 2022 by author and climate journalist Noreen Wise; Updated from original article, July 13, 2021

Climate change is impacting everything about our weather, down to the small details. From the heat of a forest fire, to the strength of a hurricane, the amount of moisture in clouds, and the force of rain microbursts, down to the size and intensity of a lightning strike. 

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Why Is Bolsonaro Harassing Leonardo DiCaprio?

Washington (GGM) Analysis | August 2, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: Leonardo DiCaprio

No good deed ever goes unpunished. Environmentalist and legendary actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a global Hollywood phenomenon who’s devoted many tens of millions of dollars of his fortune, endless hours of his personal time and a huge portion of his platform to promote wildlife protection, environmental causes, climate action, and ocean and forest conservation on multiple continents, particularly South America in an effort to help save the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, comes under attack again following his two sentence tweet on July 26, 2022.

Dicaprio didn’t even mention Bolsonaro by name.

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Food Waste Urgent Priority if We Are to Stay Below 1.5ºC

Washington (GGM) Analysis | July 18, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: AdobeStock

Global food waste is one of the most upsetting failures in the complex web of our dirty energy linear economy, particularly food wasted in the United States where we’re so capable of creating systems to manage food efficiently, with little or no loss. 

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What Is Your Community’s Climate Action Plan?

Washington (GGM) Analysis | June 27, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: AdobeStock

The following is the requested feedback to Fairfax County’s draft Resilient Fairfax Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan, put forth for public comment from May 16, 2022 through June 15, 2022.

With so many lives at stake, as well as the survivability of the human species, it’s extremely important for every single one of us to voice our positions, and our objections when something seems amiss with our local community/county’s climate action plans as well as the timeline. Everything we do and don’t do in 2022 will be hyper-analyzed in the future. The IPCC, the UN, many global leaders and thousands of scientists have repeatedly warned about the urgency to act immediately. Yet so few local governments are following through.

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Top 9 Immediate Concerns with High Heat

Washington (GGM) Analysis |June 7, 2022 by author and climate journalist Noreen Wise

In a recent interview with American radio personality Thom Hartmann, distinguished climatologist Dr. Michael E. Mann explained that our global climate is warming “on pace as the models predicted,” but the consequences of global warming are playing out much faster and more profoundly than anticipated. “We may be in store for more extreme weather than the models predict,” Mann emphasized.

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Wait, what? Algae Carbon Capture?! | The Rush to Stay Below 1.5ºC

Washington (GGM) Analysis | May 17, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: AdobeStock

In a recent interview with Preet Bharara on his weekly podcast Stay Tuned, Dr. Pete Kalmus, a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, emphasized that every tenth of a degree matters in our fight to stay below 1.5ºC.

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Alfalfa and Tall Native Grasses are Carbon Capture Superheroes | Fast and Inexpensive

Washington (GGM) Analysis | May 9, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: AdobeStock

The rush to stay below 1.5ºC is now in overdrive. We only have three short years to get ourselves into the groove of implementing and growing climate mitigation micro habits. 

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