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Climate Change Leadership Academy Welcomes Applicants

Vital Communities and Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup Invite Applicants for New Climate Change Leadership Academy

Vital Communities and the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup invite community members to apply for the first ever Upper Valley Climate Change Leadership Academy. The six Academy meetings between October 2019 and April 2020 will include expert presentations, […]

The Serious Health and Safety issues of Gas Should Not Be Ignored! Ditch the Gas!

Ditching fossil fuels can tackle affordable housing and climate change reprinted from: TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog, July 23, 2019 BY CARL POPE AND BRUCE NILLES

With the passage of one of the nation’s most ambitious climate policiesearlier this year, D.C. has sparked an important conversation — how can all this new clean power […]

It’s an Emergency!

2050 Is Not Soon Enough For a Fix

Shishmaref, Alaska, is falling into the sea. Photo: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.

George Harvey

Some among us could look at the fact that the United Kingdom adopted a law mandating that it be 100% carbon free by 2050 as good news (See […]

Higher Prices for Beer with Climate Change

Beer. Iva Balk, Wikimedia Commons.

George Harvey

Most beer is made from barley malt. Perhaps the greatest reason for this is that barley malt, which is dried sprouted barley grains, is particularly rich in amylase, an enzyme that can break down starch into the much smaller sugar molecules yeast use […]

Oh, Canada!

by James Hanson, July 10, 2019

North of the border, there is bad news and good news. Canada’s fossil fuel CO2 emissions remain stubbornly high, despite decreased coal use. Emissions in 2018 were 7% greater than in 1997, the year of the Kyoto Protocol. I don’t even want to look up what Canada promised – […]

Saving Earth

Figure 6. Fossil fuel CO2 emissions by the three countries with largest current emissions.

James Hansen

I must finish Sophie’s Planet this year, so I am writing few Communications. However, I make the draft of Chapters 31-34 available here [at http://bit.ly/Sophies-Planet-31-34], because my perspective of and conclusion about events in the 1980s differs from […]

World’s Most Powerful Mayors & Thought Leader to Convene in Copenhagen to Drive Greater Ambition on Climate Change

Led by Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen and Paris Mayor & Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo, the C40 World Mayors Summit will take place in Copenhagen from October 9th -12th, 2019.

The IPCC report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C clearly demonstrated the threat posed by climate change. For more than a decade, […]

NY CLIMATE TOWN HALL MAY 28, 2019

Join me for a CLIMATE TOWN HALL Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Dear Friends,

I am writing to invite you to join me for a Climate Town Hall on Tuesday, May 28th at Hudson Valley Community College. You will have the opportunity to hear more about my work advancing comprehensive national climate action through […]

LOCAL CLIMATE ADVOCATES RALLY IN MONTPELIER, VT

Climate Protest halts House debate, three arrested

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Protesters disrupted proceedings at the Statehouse Thursday, demanding action on climate change from lawmakers.

As they shouted out some demands House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, banged the gavel to declare order. When they continued, she ordered a recess and directed lawmakers to leave the […]

What’s Going On in New York?

The Good, the Bad, and the Nonsensical Approach to Nuclear

Michel Lee

In January 2017, two actions took place in New York that could significantly affect the energy system and policy of the state. The first was the signing on January 9th of an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear […]