Category: Climate Action

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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DiCaprio’s Tweet Enrages Bolsonaro Who Shows His Fangs

Washington (GGM) Analysis | May 4, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: AdobeStock

Anyone who spends even the shortest amount of time on Twitter can instantly recognize how diplomatic Leonardo DiCaprio’s tweets are about the pressing need for immediate climate action, biodiversity restoration through rewilding, and the dangerous deforestation in the Amazon that not only threatens the survival of endangered wildlife, a cause very dear to DiCaprio’s heart, but also the survival of the entire human species.

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FINALLY! Ketchup Packaged In Glass | New Brands

Washington (GGM) Analysis | April 17, 2022 by Noreen Wise | Reprint from December 24, 2019

Exciting update on the “Ketchup in a glass bottle sold locally” saga, a tale that has reached a positive outcome in just five weeks. Five weeks is a very short period of time to go from 0 to 60. This proves that social media is a very powerful solutions driver.

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Say Yes to French Press | Ditch Your Keurig

Washington (GGM) Analysis | April 17, 2022 by Sarah J. Kings

For years now, we have known that Keurig K-Cups are an environmental hazard.  Made from plastic, these little cups are too small to be properly sorted by recycling centers and machines.  Billions of K-Cups are piling up in landfills around the world, and many have been incinerated in Keurig’s program, Grounds to Grow On.  

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Virginia Green Initiative, Inc. Is Making Positive Impact on Reducing Corporate CO2 Emissions

Washington (GGM) Analysis | April 11, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: AdobeStock

Following the most recent and alarming IPCC Report on climate change, released February 28, 2022, four days after Russia invaded Ukraine, it’s become essential that we drill down on what US companies are doing to curb their greenhouse gas emissions and boost their sustainability efforts.

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Deforestation in Amazon Is Driven by Consumption | Will this Lead to Our Demise?

Washington (GGM) Analysis | March 4, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: AdobeStock

Deforestation numbers for January 2022 have just been released and reveal that a staggering number of trees were felled in the Amazon rainforest this winter. This, despite it being the rainy season when loggers usually stay away, and despite the fact that 141 world leaders, including Bolsonaro of Brazil, signed the Declaration On Forests and Land Use at COP26 in Glasgow to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. 

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