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Mineola, New York, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. ERIC WELTMAN, Brooklyn, a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York, is holding a blue card with 100% by 2030 on it, referring to goal of 100% clean energy by 2030, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky, Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation. This 3rd public hearing on bill to fight climate change was on Long Island.

NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate Change

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
February 16, 2019

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. At right, NYS Senator TODD KAMINSKY, and, at left, NYS Assemblyman STEVE ENGLEBRIGHT, listen to speaker during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. At right, NYS Senator TODD KAMINSKY, and, at left, NYS Assemblyman STEVE ENGLEBRIGHT, listen to speaker during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

NYS Senate Climate & Community Protection Act

Invited speakers addressed the NYS Senate Democratic public hearing at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building yesterday, February 15, on the Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Senator Todd Kaminsky (District 9).

Mineola, NY, USA. Feb. 15, 2019. PHILIP MARINELLI, Huntington, is holding a green sign with'Text Renewable to 69866' and'OFF FOSSIL FUELS

Mineola, NY, USA. Feb. 15, 2019. PHILIP MARINELLI, Huntington, is holding a green sign with ‘Text Renewable to 69866’ and ‘OFF FOSSIL FUELS” on it, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky.(© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Earlier this week, hearings on the bill to fight climate change were held in Albany and in Manhattan, and this hearing on Long Island was the final one of the series.

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. Invited speaker addresses (L-R, at table) NYS Senator JOHN BROOKS, Assemblyman STEVE ENGLEBRIGHT, NYS Sen. TODD KAMINSKY, NYS Sen, KEVIN THOMAS, and Assemblywoman JUDY GRIFFIN, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. Invited speaker addresses (L-R, at table) NYS Senator JOHN BROOKS, Assemblyman STEVE ENGLEBRIGHT, NYS Sen. TODD KAMINSKY, NYS Sen. KEVIN THOMAS, and Assemblywoman JUDY GRIFFIN, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Several Democratic Long Island officials participated in the hearing with Sen. Kaminsky, the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation: NYS Senators  John Brooks (D8), James Gaughran (D5), Kevin Thomas (D6); and NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D21) and NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D4), the assembly’s Chair of the Committee on Environmental Conservation.  [Contact info for reps below]

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. JON KAIMAN, Deputy County Executive in Suffolk, is interviewed by Fios 1 News in atrium of Nassau County Executive Building after he spoke at NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. JON KAIMAN, Deputy County Executive in Suffolk, who spoke in support of Bill S7253, is interviewed by Fios 1 News in atrium of Nassau County Executive Building during the NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

A variety of speakers – including local elected officials, environmental educators and activist leaders, business representatives – spoke, some for and some against passing Senate Bill S7253.

Mineola, NY, USA. Feb. 15, 2019. Sister KAREN BURKE, of Sisters of St Joseph in Brentwood,s tands in audience after addressing climate change mitigation from a moral perspective during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. Feb. 15, 2019. Sister KAREN BURKE, of Sisters of St Joseph in Brentwood,s tands in audience after addressing climate change mitigation from a moral perspective during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Sister Karen Burke of the Sisters of St. Joseph, in Brentwood, was one of the speakers  in support of the bill. She explained she was addressing the bill from a moral perspective, and that she wanted the NYS Senate to address and mitigate effects of climate change by passing the New York State Climate and Protection Act. 

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. Activist wearing green Climate Emergency shirt re-enters chamber during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, Sign next to entrance give info about the bill sponsored by Sen. Todd Kaminsky.  (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. Activist wearing green Climate Emergency shirt re-enters chamber during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, Sign next to entrance give info about the bill sponsored by Sen. Todd Kaminsky.  (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)


Feature Photo at top: Mineola, NY, US. Feb. 14, 2019. Eric Weltman, of Brooklyn, a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York, holds a blue card with “100% by 2030” on it, referring to goal of 100% clean energy by 2030, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act.


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•  NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky (District 9)
•  NYS Senator John Brooks (District 8)
•  NYS Senator James Gaughran
(District 5)
•  NYS Senator Kevin Thomas (District 6)

•  NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright (District 4)
•  NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (District 21)


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Photo Illustration: Cammanns Pond in Merrick, New York, USA, © Ann Parry, FromLongIsland.com

Cammanns Pond: Or, New Year’s Eve in Space

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
December 31, 2018

Cammanns Pond

Tonight, ten days after the shortest day of the year, and hours before the stormy last hurrah of 2018 would become the dawn of 2019, I stopped at Cammanns Pond on my way home.

Struggling through the downpour, the light from the street lamp behind me surrendered before reaching water’s edge.

Merrick, NY, USA. Dec. 31, 2018. A raft of ducks sleeps hidden at Cammanns Pond during rainy New Year's Eve. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, NY, USA. Dec. 31, 2018. A raft of ducks sleeps hidden at Cammanns Pond during rainy New Year’s Eve. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Rain coated the windshield seconds after each sweep of wipers, and dashboard lights bounced on the glass and water, so my bullseye view was light from distant buildings slashing an abyss.

But, after countless visits, I knew waterfowl must be near. Once my eyes adjusted to the darkness and I covered the instrument lights with an infinity scarf, I saw hints of a silent, nearly still raft of ducks midway between shores.

Aiming my iPhone from the space between steering wheel and windshield, I captured rain smeared photos of two bare trees standing sentinel in front of the pond.

Going outside, I stood behind one tree trunk then the other, to avoid throwing a shadow, and leaned out to take photos of the ducks, pond, shores and beyond.

No home is an island

Then I sat silent and still in my car as ducks slept at the Merrick pond, on the deluged south shore of Long Island…

on the northeast coast of the United States on Earth as it orbited the Sun, in a spiral arm of the Milky Way, in the Virgo Supercluster…

as we made our way in the universe this New Year’s Eve –

forty years after the world understood global warming and still had time to avoid crisis.


• NASA: Global Climate Change Resources
• Bloomberg: Climate Changed
• NYTimes: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
• United Nations: Climate Change


fyi fLI
What’s the correct spelling of the name of the Nassau County park on the south side of Merrick Road between Lindenmere Drive and Babylon Road? Several versions appear, including on government sites. 

The park’s named after the Cammann family. In 1890 Hermann Cammann bought the Carmen farm house property on the north side of Merrick Road, across from where the park is now located, and he rebuilt a larger version of the house.

So – despite its glaring absence of a possessive apostrophe next to the “s” – I’ll go with the name on the park sign: “Cammanns Pond


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