December 2014 Meeting Summary

Thank you to the 20 attendees who joined us for our December 2014 STAY COOL member meeting in Del Mar. At this meeting we first heard from Nancy Bragado on the City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). For background, the City of San Diego’s current CAP has been … Continue reading

December Meeting to Focus on San Diego’s Climate Action Plan

In September, 2014 San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer released his draft of the San Diego Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP aims to benefit both San Diego’s environment and its economy by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, creating new jobs and improving San Diego’s quality of life. So what are … Continue reading

Stay Cool 4 Grandkids | Meeting with Dr.Kennel

Dr. Kennel shared insights about “the most significant conference” he has ever attended, the joint workshop of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences titled “Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility.” The workshop was held at the Vatican May 2-6, 2014 and Dr. Kennel was one of 43 attendees, 10 attendees coming from SIO. Continue reading

Heat-Related Health Dangers of Global Warming in San Diego

By David Engel, STAY COOL Founder The coming weekend and following week are forecast to be hot.  How hot?  Heat records will be broken and highs, even along the coast, are expected to break 90°F.  Here in Del Mar where I live, we have already experienced several 90°F days this … Continue reading

July 15 Meeting Summary Featuring Jim Stone

Meeting Notes from July 15, 2014 STAY COOL Member Meeting We welcomed 25 guests at this meeting held in Del Mar at the Engel home. Emily Young gave an update on The San Diego Foundation’s Focus 2050 report. It is a follow-up report to the first of its kind assessment … Continue reading

Grandparents Must Create Change

By Marty Eberhardt As a parent, I was stunned by the sudden rush of love and protectiveness that came upon me as soon as I saw my first child. Then, thirty years later, I felt it again, when I met my new grandson. These are universal human emotions. Grandparents everywhere … Continue reading

Get to know our summer intern: Ana Reyes

This week we welcomed a new member of the STAY COOL team: Ana Reyes. As our summer intern, Ana will perform research related to Climate Action Planning in our communities, help expand our membership, conduct outreach to South County and will assist with a video development project. Learn more about … Continue reading

How to Become a Grandparent Advocate

More voices need to be heard in the public sphere to help motivate our elected officials and governmental agencies to take action against global warming. Grandparents and seniors have the time and the ear of our civic leaders to sound the alarm. When more citizens show public support for climate … Continue reading

Planning for climate change with high climate variability – May 14 Meeting Recap

Thank you to the 18 members and guests who attended our May 14 meeting featuring Dr. Dan Cayan, director of the Climate Research Division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Dr. Cayan has been with SIO since 1972 and is one of the Southwest’s leading experts on climate variability … Continue reading

A Cause for Concern in California – and San Diego

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general science membership organization, states it clearly, “Climate change is already happening. More heat waves, greater sea level rise, and other changes with consequences for human health, natural ecosystems, and agriculture are already occurring in the United States and … Continue reading