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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

New Record Levels of Carbon Dioxide

CO2 levels increased during the El Niño period (2015-2016) due the droughts causing less vegetation available to take CO2 out of the atmosphere. Photo: Pixabay.

By George Harvey

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere set a historic record in 2016. The same […]

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Rain, Road Salt, Water Pollution and ER Tick Visits

Image from The Brattleboro Reformer

Reprinted with permission from the Center for Research on Vermont, November 15 edition of Vermont Research News.



The northeastern U.S. has experienced dramatic changes in precipitation over the past century. A study co-authored by Dr. Brian […]

Robbing Our Children’s Future

Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from tropical storm Harvey rise Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

The weather this past summer was a wake-up call. It was exceptionally warm across the western United States, and there […]

The Cost of Denial

When it happens in the Statehouse, we all suffer.

By George Harvey

Denial is a matter of asserting that something is different from what it actually is. It might be that most of us do it from time to time. Many people say, “I’m okay,” as they shed a tear that says clearly […]

Last chance to register for 10th annual VECAN conference!

Don’t miss the best Vermont Energy & Climate Action Conference yet – this year, the 10th annual conference will be held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT on Dec. 2nd. It’s your last chance to reserve your spot! With the EPA asleep at the wheel and a federal administration staffed by climate skeptics, […]

Video: James Hansen and Daniel Galpern: Making the Carbon Majors Pay for Climate Action

Direct from Bonn, Germany at COP-23, November 12, 2017 Dr. James Hansen and his legal advisor, Daniel Galpern, Esq., discuss making the fossil fuel companies, the ‘Carbon Majors’, pay for the damage they have done to society, not only in terms of climate change and all of its impacts, but also health impacts. This Climate […]

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Video: Young People’s Burden: Averting Climate Disaster – COP-23

Click here to view a video of Jim Hansen and his granddaughter, Sophie at COP-23: Young People’s Burden.

Dr. James Hansen and his granddaughter, Sophie Kivlehan, confront the leaders of the world with the truth of the burden they have placed upon young people. You will find this Climate Matters show, videotaped at COP-23 […]

Video: Climate Change Progress Post-Paris: Is the U.S. Still In?

Click here to listen to the environmental awareness lecture by Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) that was held at Dartmouth College on Monday, October 30th, 2017. Ken Kimmell is president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading science-based nonprofit that combines the knowledge and influence of the scientific community […]

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

From G.E.T. Publisher: What do you think this means for our future? Do you think this affects or applies to you? How so? What do you plan to do about it, if anything? Do you plan to just keep on doing business as usual? Do you know of things that you could do to help […]