Posts tagged ‘Climate Change’

April 22, 2015

Time For A REAL Change of Climate !!!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Earth Day 2015We have always had severe weather – just read the Bible.“,  “I remember one Winter 30 years ago when we rarely wore coats on the East Coast“, “How do explain all the snow this past year? ” … yes indeed each of these and more are the far too often heard responses when discussing global warming issues. Now these ideas are not always from the extremist climate change deniers – no, actually many are surprisingly from rather moderate and truth be told, confused individuals. REALLY troubling is that most are hearing lie filled and very unscientifically sound rhetoric from the naysayers – those hell bent for a variety of mostly nefarious reasons to deter action toward solving the planet’s environmental crisis. Add in the ridiculous anti-climate change partisan political diatribes and oh my, the end result is that nothing nearing a unified global effort to deal with Earth’s resource destruction is happening. Why the hell REAL science has gotten political is far beyond my ability to comprehend – not saying I don’t understand the base motivations of finances, power and such but I am at a loss to digest fully the whys of any one wanting to leave unattended environmental problems that affect each and every one of us. Climate change denial moves from much necessary skepticism regarding such matters to the usurping tonality that belies the almost frightening misrepresentation of REAL facts.

Money talks and there is loads of it behind the so called contrarian scientist – these are the professionals being funded by groups wanting to protect profits they feel will be lessened by government imposed regulations on items like pollution. We need to create energy industry jobs from the how to conserve and create new sources of energy programs; we also can provide many employment opportunities for those working on and constructing REAL methods of climate control. I am in no way an extremist do-gooder type – not in any way do I insist all industry seize to exist in order to protect the environment. Instead I REALLY believe profit and protection for all can occur through a  sensible business and societal plan. Regulation is not the demon plan – no, no, no – it is through a regulatory system that we achieve controls and reasonable government oversight to instruct industry on the methods best proven to protect consumers and the environment.

Much more frightening –  at times belly laughter inspiring – are the wing nuts who seem to think climate change concerns and especially the United Nations initiatives on the subject are anti-Christ. These “end of days” zealots profess and I think REALLY believe that controlling the destruction of our Earth will deny their quested “second coming of Christ”. Well now, my Jewish faith teaches the polar opposite – we are dictated to be REAL stewards of the environment, as G-d created and gifted it to us and wants its safe keeping. No matter your chosen faith or lack there of – I am not willing to destroy this planet so another person’s religious desires might be achieved and besides the lineage from Earth destroyed to heavenly nirvana makes zero sense [just saying]. REAL science must rule the day on the subject of climate change and global warming … neither left/Liberal nor Right/Conservative should ever be allowed to impose their self motivated ideals on this REALLY imperative matter. The health and welfare of every living thing – human, animal and plant – depends on a concerted and intelligent effort to correct and control the destruction of our environment.

On a REALLY personal note – my late Father, Abraham H. Solomon,  was an early environmental activist; so much so that I included reference to his nearly life long efforts in dealing with this issue in my eulogy for him. I myself was at the first Earth Day celebration in 1970 – in Philadelphia.The children in my family always being the benefactors of my annual April tutorial and books/items to help make Earth Day fun. In my book, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! I will share much of how my life was altered by such matters of REAL science. For now, lets PLEASE work together – wise up and do our best to make Earth safe for all living things – learn about and enjoy this great gift from G-d on this Earth Day, 22 April 2015!!!

May 21, 2013

REALLY United States of America or Not ??? — #PrayForOklahoma

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

PrayForOklahoma-pictures-630x421Listen up America: NYC on 9/11, Oklahoma City bombing before that, New Orleans last decade, Boston bombing recently, now Oklahoma Tornado, daily murders of kids in inner cities, mass shootings at schools and on and on and on … we are NOT red or blue States and the partisan politicians can go %#@* themselves – tell them now that we are ALL Americans and we care for each other well. Enough is enough – damn the dividers – lets stop all the divisions immediately. Our children are hurting and we adults need to wise up NOW – because we have REAL problems my dears and no bogus or faux political diatribe will save us.

Yesterday (20 May 2013) people – including children – died in Oklahoma  from severe tornadoes … homes and businesses were destroyed.  Now you tell me if political affiliation matters to those folks – one bet is that the answer is an unqualified no. Now I will tell you what is a REAL and true fact – that the aspect where politicians insanely deny climate change and the need for government programs to address such issues does affect these circumstances prior and in the actual events. You see the REAL truth is that no amount of bullshit on Capital Hill will deter a weather system from causing disasters – nope – words are not enough to address REAL issues … we as a people must insist on sensible and reasonable action and reaction to deal with all our national problems. Education in every sense is paramount to an informed populace – we MUST not let extremist viewpoints deter us from the tasks at hand my dear brethren. We are destroying ourselves simply to support one or another political party – does that make any sense? Is the blood shed  from disasters or terrorist attacks branded Republican or Democrat? Yes I am using hyperbole – but apparently that is what it takes to bring us back to reality in this great nation. Dear G-d, we just spent a few weeks having unnecessary Congressional hearings with “much to do about nothing” delineation on what now turns out to be made up emails in relationship to the Benghazi attacks last year and IRS standard operating procedures. Now do not get me wrong – I fully support government oversight on such matters but I also support the same for climate and safety issues – all in REAL and educated fashion however – with no lies or exaggerated self interest at play.

The greatest times in this nation’s history were those found in a unified effort – a oneness of purpose. I am NOT naive and I happily and proudly admit to being a politically Liberal oriented American but I want joined efforts to keep America great and whole. Same for the entire world but if the United States falters, so will the rest. So lets get our act together and do what needs to be done, without all the left and right diatribes … let us stop being the political pimps call girls – you know what I mean, right? We the citizenry are being played in that the profiteers put us front and center to do the bidding so they can either stay in office or reap great rewards – sounds like prostitution to me. What say all of you???

P.S. In my year end (2013) memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! much will be shared in relationship to my born and bred activist ideals. For now join me in helping our latest national tragedy by going to the site here on How to Help Oklahoma – it has a list of where and how to help/donate funds and PLEASE send your prayers too!!!

… oh yes. one more thing: earlier this morning, when I changed my Facebook timeline to a photo asking for prayers for Oklahoma tornado victims, some schmuck suggested that I “get up off my knees” because prayer does nothing. Well now, #1. I also asked for donations and #2. I explained that my faith of Judaism sees pray as an active thing AND we do not pray on our knees – I personally never get down on my knees – not to pray at least. What? I mean to exercise or kiss the children, pet our doggie and whatever I do get on my knees occasionally but never in prayer!

April 20, 2013

Time for a REAL Change of Climate!!!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Earth day 2013 blogWe have always had severe weather – just read the Bible.“,  “I remember one Winter 30 years ago when we rarely wore coats on the East Coast“, “How do explain all the snow this past year? ” … yes indeed each of these and more are the far too often heard responses when discussing global warming issues. Now these ideas are not always from the extremist climate change deniers – no, actually many are surprisingly from rather moderate and truth be told, confused individuals. REALLY troubling is that most are hearing lie filled and very unscientifically sound rhetoric from the naysayers – those hell bent for a variety of mostly nefarious reasons to deter action toward solving the planet’s environmental crisis. Add in the ridiculous anti-climate change partisan political diatribes and oh my, the end result is that nothing nearing a unified global effort to deal with Earth’s resource destruction is happening. Why the hell REAL science has gotten political is far beyond my ability to comprehend – not saying I don’t understand the base motivations of finances, power and such but I am at a loss to digest fully the whys of any one wanting to leave unattended environmental problems that affect each and every one of us. Climate change denial moves from much necessary skepticism regarding such matters to the usurping tonality that belies the almost frightening misrepresentation of REAL facts.

Money talks and there is loads of it behind the so called contrarian scientist – these are the professionals being funded by groups wanting to protect profits they feel will be lessened by government imposed regulations on items like pollution. We need to create energy industry jobs from the how to conserve and create new sources of energy programs; we also can provide many employment opportunities for those working on and constructing REAL methods of climate control. I am in no way an extremist do-gooder type – not in any way do I insist all industry seize to exist in order to protect the environment. Instead I REALLY believe profit and protection for all can occur through a  sensible business and societal plan. Regulation is not the demon plan – no, no, no – it is through a regulatory system that we achieve controls and reasonable government oversight to instruct industry on the methods best proven to protect consumers and the environment.

Much more frightening –  at times belly laughter inspiring – are the wing nuts who seem to think climate change concerns and especially the United Nations initiatives on the subject are anti-Christ. These “end of days” zealots profess and I think REALLY believe that controlling the destruction of our Earth will deny their quested “second coming of Christ”. Well now, my Jewish faith teaches the polar opposite – we are dictated to be REAL stewards of the environment, as G-d created and gifted it to us and wants its safe keeping. No matter your chosen faith or lack there of – I am not willing to destroy this planet so another person’s religious desires might be achieved and besides the lineage from Earth destroyed to heavenly nirvana makes zero sense [just saying]. REAL science must rule the day on the subject of climate change and global warming … neither left/Liberal nor Right/Conservative should ever be allowed to impose their self motivated ideals on this REALLY imperative matter. The health and welfare of every living thing – human, animal and plant – depends on a concerted and intelligent effort to correct and control the destruction of our environment.

On a REALLY personal note – my late Father, Abraham H. Solomon,  was an early environmental activist; so much so that I included reference to his nearly life long efforts in dealing with this issue in my eulogy for him. I myself was at the first Earth Day celebration in 1970 – in Philadelphia.The children in my family always being the benefactors of my annual April tutorial and books/items to help make Earth Day fun. In my year end (2013) book, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! I will share much of how my life was altered by such matters of REAL science. For now, lets PLEASE work together – wise up and do our best to make Earth safe for all living things – learn about and enjoy this great gift from G-d on this Earth Day, 22 April 2013 !!!

February 1, 2013

Climate Change Anyone???

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Sandy_LibertyContemplating land purchases is now and forever more fraught with speculation and analysis as to what the weather conditions will be in the future. No longer are we United States land of pick up and move on a whim types … no more easily made or impulsive decisions concerning a beach house or coastal homestead. Oh no, you argue – just the natural course of nature and not at all different from our previous generations choices on where to live. You are saying that only if ignorant or determined to avoid the obvious – recent catastrophic weather patterns like Hurricane Sandy means times they are a changing and not in a positive sense in relationship to our planet’s environment.

Personally I REALLY do not care if you believe in the facts as they relate to man made damaging environmental factors … the non science types among us are hell bent on denying the truth, which is our weather systems are worsening. The most egregious factors are from the profit at all costs scenarios – you know the story by hearing repetitive and demonstrative explanations on things like “safefracking. Never mind that the exact process used to retrieve natural gas from shell is admitted to be a tedious and complicated process nor acknowledge the sink water catching on fire where homes are logistically close to fracking sites … these issues should be quite enough to tread cautiously into this territory of energy production. The impetus to create and develop remains a positive human endeavor but never should the dangers that are inherit in progress be ignored or marginalized. There is no doubt that mankind’s expansion and glorious inventions have changed/altered our planet’s climate – not always avoidable but definitely needed to be addressed.

In the last few decades most areas of the United States have experienced a higher frequency of storms and weather related disasters than ever before in recorded history. Likewise, global weather patterns are becoming more volatile and unpredictable – polar ice caps melting at an alarming rate, sea levels rising, tornadoes/hurricanes happening where previously unheard of – all this and much more is the norm in recent times.  Our planet’s entire ecosystem is morphing into an unrecognizable pattern – species and plant life disappearing at a disturbing rate. All this and yet, even though scientific sound empirical data has shown REAL proof, there are naysayer types attempting to thwart all efforts to correct course to stabilize ecological matters. Why the partisan almost religious anti-environmental fervor?  Obviously some financial issues abound – those profiting from status quo and others seeing too much future expenditures occurring to right environmental problems. Population growth and modernization of previously undeveloped countries is adding to pollution and further straining resources – the ever increasing national and international competition for natural resources [like water] will undoubtedly present global strife. The simple solution must lie in the amazing technological advances of the last thirty years – computers and internet brilliance can allow interactions among disciplines needed to solve our planet’s ecology dilemmas. No political or self interest group should be allowed to warrant delineation from the critical task at hand – there is REAL climate change and yes, I am going to state, REAL global warming. Political correctness nor fear of alienation should keep we humans from forging ahead to a REAL and practical/sustainable plan to save our ecology from doom.

All politics is local” the saying goes – but any part of our nation affected by weather disasters must be considered a crisis for the entire country. I say both the extreme left with their all corporations are evil attitude and their opposite extreme right who think unbridled and self  monitor capitalism should define environmental controls are equally ridiculous. The stunning  Congressional Republicans refusal to fund Hurricane Sandy New York  area disaster relief was madness – the idea that regional proximity was the determinant for help with federal funds was not only alienating but radically and dangerously divisive. For years the standard operating procedure has been to allocate $$$ for all natural disasters – no matter where in the U.S.A.. Truth is those funds usually were needed and appropriately given to particular States where repeated weather circumstances caused damage. Not to go unmentioned is Katrina in 2005 – horrific neglect and slowness to respond highlighted the blind eye attitude toward certain groups … minority and poor citizens were marginalized and even lost their life on account of New Orleans government ineptness and the then Bush administration denial of federal responsibility. Lessons were surely learned and indeed responses to such happenings made better – yet here we are in 2013 still bickering in D.C. as to how and how much relief for the New York and New Jersey area is to be distributed.  The October 2012 hurricane caused damage in the Caribbean, mid Atlantic areas, the North East and into Canada – surely testimony that large and otherwise not related locations are then bounded together by a weather pattern. The environment is a inter-connective situation … what effects one part of the country – in fact the world, affects all its inhabitants. What school child has not heard the idea that a butterfly’s wings flapping can cause a breeze across a continent? We are REALLY our brothers and sisters keepers – as well as the stewards of all living creatures on Earth. Benign neglect will not be acceptable and it is up to each and every one of us to “bully up” and address the inevitable climate change problems … difficult, complicated but certainly not impossible a task – we must and can continue to grow, prosper and still save our planet from ecological disasters. G-d gave us this amazing gift of a world full of glorious resources and we are obligated to sustain it or reap the ultimate wrath – not by the L-rd but by our own wrong doings!!!

P.S. PLEASE join me in supporting Hurricane Sandy Relief Funds … my own choice is through The Jewish Federation Relief Fund but there are many to choose from – we Americans are a charitable bunch and we help when the going gets tough. In my end 2013 memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! I will detail the REAL reasons that my dear husband, Chester M. Eliasz-Solomon and I have designed/are developing our own “Caring & Sharing” program.

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