When I retired 9 years ago at the age of 55, I had no expectations about retirement other than that it would be nice to not have the daily pressures of a high-stress job. I was the chief financial...
  Image credit: www.lifehack.org Eat Better and Help Save the Planet Recent polling indicates that Americans are more worried about chemicals in food than they are about added sugar, saturated fat, and sodium. Accordingly, food companies are removing some of the chemicals that consumers...
I'm pleased to welcome John Strohl to BoomerWarrior. In this post, John is responding to an article recently published on BoomerWarrior dealing with the emotional consequences of climate activism. (Rolly Montpellier ~ Editor, BoomerWarrior). Avoid Climate Activist Meltdown A number of...
The way we communicate about climate change and global warming makes a difference. When I first became a climate advocate, it felt quite normal to bombard skeptics with facts and evidence about the problem. Surely if you give people...
We are pleased to welcome Caroline Jones as a guest contributor to Below2°C. Caroline is a researcher at the Climate and Development Lab at Brown University. She writes about the climate impact of a hamburger, more specifically, its impact on...
Recently, I was a guest on the Green Divas Radio Show hosted by Green Diva Meg (aka Megan McWilliams). Meg and I are both grandparents who have become quite involved in climate action. During the interview, I was able to tell my story—about...
What is the most sensible diet in today's climate-conscious world? What is the healthiest diet? Most health experts recommend lower meat consumption. Environmentalists would have us all eat less meat and save the planet. The following article by David Suzuki...
The problems of overpopulation, overdevelopment and overshoot continue to be largely ignored by the climate movement. As a 'book champion', 'campaign activist' and 'campaign friend' of the Global Population Speakout network,  I'm pleased to share the following excerpts from the afterword of the book (written...
Anne Lappe of Food MythBusters has launched a second animated movie that takes on the myth of personal choice and exposes the harmful impact of marketing to kids. "We believe that marketing targeting children and teenagers is a public health...
I closed the last post by saying, “And so we have come to it: the greatest opportunity for enlightened courageous action that humanity has ever had.”  Opportunity to do what?  Nothing less than reshape civilization and build a collective future for...