Category Archives: Disasters

On July 8th parts of the upper westside of Manhattan were inundated with torrential rains; subways and roadways flooded, as did my ground floor walkup apartment. The week prior, in Alberta, Canada, my mother lived with a week-long heat wave, … Continue reading

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As Climate Mamas and Papas, we know we are living a climate emergency. For those living in the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest – or really  pretty much anywhere in the USA at the end of June 2021 – even … Continue reading

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As I explained 5 years ago: The final Paris agreement was carefully worded and crafted, it laid out hopes for what we should do, it apologizes for what we haven’t done, but what it didn’t do, was lay out a … Continue reading

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“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” ― Elie Wiesel As the United States convulses –  as ugliness, hate and frustration boil over and … Continue reading

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As part of our Climate Mama journey, we have been privileged and honored to meet so many amazing and inspiring Climate Mamas and Papas from all around the world. These parents are  working to raise attention to the climate emergency, … Continue reading

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Excerpts from How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, Turning Angst into Action By Harriet Shugarman Publication Date May 5th. Order it today. As you grow and expand your personal knowledge about the immediate crisis of COVID19,  I … Continue reading

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Once you know the truth, it’s devastating. The mental anguish of the reality at hand can feel paralyzing and overwhelming. The storm is upon us. Understanding clearly that the outcome may not  be okay – not only for others in … Continue reading

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Greetings to our Dear Climate Mamas and Papas, I am sure you will agree, it has been a week….But rather than dwell further on the difficult stuff and big events that are out of our hands directly and in particular … Continue reading

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As the California fires from late 2018 fade to distant memories for some, the realities of their destructive forces live on for so many in the impacted region. As with many impacts of our climate crisis, those of us in … Continue reading

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August 23rd, 2011 is a day I will remember forever. At approximately 1:30pm I was being released from jail in Washington, DC.  Earlier in the day, with 60 new and dear friends, I was arrested in front of the White … Continue reading

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