Category Archives: News

COP26 Presentation to 350NM.org on December 4th from Edinburgh by Lora Lucero


Goal:
share a personal account of my experience in Glasgow and leave you with a simple take away message.

Quick COP26 Background: 

COP26 follows a long line of international climate meetings going back as far as 1979 in Geneva. The scientists have been issuing their international climate reports since 1988. (First IPCC was in 1988).  The COP meeting in 2015 in Paris was considered a major breakthrough because they pledged to reduce carbon emissions, and to review the pledges every 5 years to further ratchet down CO2 emissions. Didn’t meet in 2020 but the scientists issued their startling report in August 2021 and didn’t mince words.  The situation is dire and we’re on a course today with irreversible impacts that will be catastrophic if we don’t take immediate steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions.  The goal is to keep the temperature increase to no greater than 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. The Emissions Gap Report released in December 2020 shows we’re headed to a warming in excess of 3.0 C this century.

Continue reading COP26 Presentation to 350NM.org on December 4th from Edinburgh by Lora Lucero

August 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

Why We Need To End the Filibuster
By Alex Baptiste, Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Laura Williamson

The filibuster is a racist relic of our country’s past that has effectively
stopped our government’s ability to legislate. In this brief, Demos,
Just Democracy, and Truth and Conciliation explain what the
filibuster is, how it came to be, and how it continues to serve as
a white supremacist tool. Read this article and more information in our Newsletter.

Read the complete Newsletter here….

July 2021 PDACNM Newsletter

Take Advantage of Your Rights as a Citizen

Join PDACNM for citizen advocacy and meet with staff of your US Senator or Representative. Every month PDACNM sits with these friendly folks to express concerns, show support, share information and create lasting relationships.  We bring a letter from PDA national asking to support specific legislation or to express our thanks for their support.  These letters are delivered by PDA chapters throughout the country. We welcome your participation.

Lisa Franzen  geolisafranzen@aol.com
Laura Stokes  stokescorrales@comcast.net
Paul Stokes  stokescorrales@mac.com

Read the complete Newsletter here….