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Hello and welcome all. I'm Jim Blackburn, environmental lawyer, professor, and friend of the Texas Coast. This website is designed to help share my poetry, papers and other relevant information.
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EARTH CHURCH BOOK
As many of you know, I have been working on creating a book out of Isabelle and my Virus Vigil works. Isabelle and I will hold an open house at my offices at 4709 Austin Street (just east of Main Street and north of the museums) on Sunday, November 21, from 3 until 6 when the two of us will be signing and selling books. We will be prepared for credit cards, but cash or check would be more than welcome. I think the books, with tax, will be $49 (we rounded up) for cash and we will have the exact amount for checks and credit cards. Books are also available through Amazon here. I hope they will be available at some local bookstores, but that is not set yet because they want to see the book first. I am working on a venue and date for books to be on sale in Wimberley and in Austin with details to be developed.
Ecological Capital, Climate Change, and the Economy of the Future
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Jim Blackburn discusses nature-based ecological capture and storage of carbon dioxide, and includes information about prairie ecosystems, forest, and oyster reefs as well agricultural emission reductions and avoided conversion. This comprehensive presentation also covers BCarbon, the system that was developed at the Baker Institute at Rice University and is currently implemented through BCarbon, a Texas non-profit organization.
This Place Called Houston
Rice University OpenRICE
What is this place called Houston? And, how can our connection to this place sustain us now and after the pandemic? The COVID-19 pandemic has led many Houstonians to spend more time than ever enjoying nature, through their windows, from their balconies and patios, in their backyards, and venturing out for socially-distanced neighborhood walks. Environmental lawyer, Rice University professor in the practice and poet Jim Blackburn invites you to experience Houston’s nature with new eyes. Learn about Gulf Coast ecology, how our bayou system works, and how this place has shaped our identity and our future possibilities as a city.
Climate Change Emergency Series