My name is Peter Kalmus. I’m an atmospheric scientist and the father of two happy boys. I also grow food and largely avoid burning fossil fuels, which requires some creativity in today’s world. I now emit about 1 tonne of CO2 per year, down from 19 tonnes per year, which is about the U.S. average.
A few years ago, my awareness of global warming reached the point where I had no choice but to respond in some meaningful way. But this is a tall order: global warming is intertwined deeply with our lives, physically, socially, and spiritually. How can we respond, as individuals? What can we do, right here, right now, and with what we have? How can we live happy and fulfilling lives in the shadow of global warming?
I’ve written a book describing my response to the ecological predicament we’re now in. Our predicament has deep roots in our society, our structures of thinking and belief, and the ways we relate to the biosphere, each other, and ourselves. The book is forthcoming from New Society Publishers, due out in spring 2017.
Here’s an interview on the RootSimple podcast with Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen.
Here’s an article on flying I wrote for YES! Magazine.
The opinions herein are my own, and not necessarily those of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or Caltech.