Photo by Astronaut William Anders, December 24, 1968
with special speaker Dr. Richard Gammon, Terra Anderson, and Ruth Richards worship leaders, and special music by David Edwards
What does this 50th anniversary of Earth Day call us to do? What do these troubling times, with a global pandemic and a climate crisis, invite us to change in our daily lives? As we begin the work of making a better world, what do we retain, what do we relinquish, what do we restore? Is the Covid virus sending us a message? Do we hear our great-great grandchildren calling to us in our dreams? How then, shall we live?
Dr Richard Gammon, a member of UUCWI, is a retired Professor of Chemistry, Oceanography, and Atmospheric Sciences at UW Seattle. He and his wife Carol moved to Whidbey Island in 2017 and they live in Langley. He co-authored the first report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 1990) and still speaks to improve the public understanding of the climate challenge.