Per Capita Davis: Sickness and the pandemic
It may be just my opinion, but it seems there’s a sickness that has taken hold in our country. There’s also a pandemic. The pandemic attacks the lungs. The sickness attacks the brain. The pandemic interferes with breathing. The sickness interferes with thinking. The pandemic…
Per Capita Davis: Two elephants in the room
At the risk of inflicting my internal turmoil on you, I confess to a huge ambivalence in making any connection between the pandemic and the climate crisis. Do we really need two elephants in the room at the same time? One that has been with…
Per Capita Davis: Big changes are coming our way
When I approached The Enterprise 12 years ago about writing a column on what was then referred to as “climate change” I struggled to find an appropriate title for the column. While watching Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” I was struck by how many times…
My View: Climate Crisis Coming Sooner Than We Thought
The fires have attracted worldwide attention to the peril that could hit this planet if the Amazon succumbs to an ecological disaster. But as a Washington Post editorial this week makes clear – this isn’t just about fires. The Post points out: “ONE OF the easiest ways…
Per Capita Davis: A change is coming in how we talk about climate
Climate scientists, even a half-century ago, predicted adverse effects from “climate change,” including sea-level rise, an increase in global temperature and melting of glaciers, to name a few. But right from the get-go, they predicted that among the first and most obvious “changes” would be…
Per Capita Davis: Evidence pushes us toward urgency
The Dec. 5 “Per Capita” reported on recent studies by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the U.S. National Climate Assessment and was basically bad news, with calls for urgent action to avoid catastrophic effects of the Climate Crisis. The Dec. 19…
Per Capita Davis: The media could use change of language
I hardly know where to start. One of my main conundrums in writing this column has been, over time, whether to “sound the alarm” and stress the urgency of action and the enormous potential dire consequences, or to try to look at the bright side,…
Per Capita Davis: The ‘tipping point’ revisited
Back in 2007 when I began writing these articles there were a few terms that captured the discussion about global warming. One was the term in the prior sentence: “global warming.” It may have been adequate at the time, but the soft, fuzzy, cozy, under-a-blanket…
Feeling the heat
This column by Cool Davis member, John Mott-Smith is cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise. I find it difficult at times to get my mind around the scope or scale of global warming. We speak about this issue as affecting the “planet” or the “atmosphere” or…
A Message from Davis Climate Strike folks:
This Friday - today - we will dedicate our climate strike to Eva and her passionate defense for the rights to dignity and respect for all life. She loved all forms of dancing so we will have her colorful scarves on hand and music. Please wear a facemask and maintain 6 feet of social distance. Please join us TODAY in Eva's memory at the corner of 5th and B, 12:30-2pm.
You may have heard of Eva Dopico who left us last year around this time. She was a beloved teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary that suffered and eventually succumbed to depression.
Eva was a bright light in our community and an ardent defender of equality and belonging for all. She worked tirelessly and joyfully to restore healthy relationships with the Earth and all her creatures.
Eva had a clever, project-based learning approach to teaching climate change to her second grade class. Each student was asked to build a solar oven with their family, which became a model to learn the science of global warming and how greenhouse gases are trapped by our planet's thickening atmosphere. From there she talked about other impacts of human-induced climate change and told the stories of youth leaders.
Eva was passionate about water and protecting marine life in the oceans from plastics and pollution. She frequently transformed into mermaid form, an experience she also shared with her young students. She was a woman of many superpowers and is dearly missed.
Eva wanted to join the climate strike and march with us in September 2018 but was unable to find a substitute teacher.
This Friday - today - we will dedicate our climate strike to Eva and her passionate defense for the rights to dignity and respect for all life.
She loved all forms of dancing so we will have her colorful scarves on hand and music. Please wear a facemask and maintain 6 feet of social distance.
Please join us in Eva's memory at the corner of 5th and B, 12:30-2pm.
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Eva was a shining star in all the colors!
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A message from Davis Climate Strike folks:
Today we dedicate our climate strike to Eva Dopico. She loved all forms of dancing so we will have her colorful scarves on hand and music. Wear a facemask and maintain 6 feet of social distance. Corner of 5th and B, 12:30-2pm. Davis
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