Us and How This Site Can Work For You
Web site began December 17, 2008
graduated from Lancaster University (England)
in 1979 majoring in social studies and international relations. He has been a
long-time peace and environmental activist and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina
with wife Liz and has three children aged between 23 and 31. His concern for
climate change and the future prospects for the planet led him to develop this
web site. His degree is in Education. Alan moved to the USA in
1984 after living in Scotland, France and Israel.
has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in
Biology from Winthrop University (South Carolina). Since
2009 she has worked as an environmental consultant focused on ecosystem
restoration, primarily in the Florida Everglades, Missouri River, and Platte
River (Nebraska). She currently spends her time between British Columbia and
Alan & Becky (not related) have worked on
bringing this web site to fruition over a two year period while researching
climate change. There are countless thousands of web sites addressing the
multitude of issues that surround climate change, or global warming. That’s the
problem- no one site brings them together in a fashion that can be easily
explored without being over-informed or confused by graphs – and ads.
Thinkglobalgreen.org aims to collect and make accessible the many issues
associated with global warming. Thinkglobalgreen.org is designed with
students in mind - students in high schools and colleges and students
outside the classroom who regard as essential current information on climate
It is universally accepted
that greenhouse gases are causing the planet to warm and threaten life for
future generations: we must as a world-wide community take urgent action to drastically
reduce fossil fuel burning. As the word “accelerating” has been increasingly
applied to the problem over recent years, many scientists are now seeing a
tipping point arriving within the decade: this demands our attention now!
Of the many published positions on the warming
of our planet, we are partial to those generated from academic and scientific
communities. To us, many positions from coal and oil industry sources are
agenda-driven and self-serving and do not reveal the whole truth. However,
if some positions from these sources have merit, they will be included here. We
aim to keep the site current and will have weekly updates with news items from
around the world. (Note - many articles referenced from outside the U.S. will maintain English spellings that differ.)
Why we feel you must be involved
It is today’s generation of young people who will bear the results of whatever
actions are, or are not, taken over the next few years. With one estimate of a
tipping point being forecast for December 2016, this is now very close indeed. This
may well mean sacrifices and lifestyle changes, but the last eight years have
adversely changed many people’s lives already despite no appeal for sacrifice.
The coming years offer possibilities if everyone does his/her part. It will
take individual and government initiatives. It will also take grassroots
activity in our neighborhoods and communities. And this is why it’s vitally
important that we be well informed, the goal of thinkglobalgreen.org.
We end with three quotes which we hope will inspire.
going to have to change the priorities of your life if you love this planet."
physician, author and anti-nuclear advocate) used with permission for
you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you
M. K. Gandhi
greatest fear is not that we are powerless. Our greatest fear is that
we are powerful beyond measure." Nelson Mandela
|This web site is dedicated to my grandson, Micah, born September 10 2015|
Editorials on a
range of issues will be regular features on thinkglobalgreen.org
Contact Alan with comments and
concerns when you have them. Responses guaranteed.
Note: All articles from overseas sources will retain spelling as published.