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Why Real Estate and Insurance Lobbies will Influence Climate Policy

Flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Image: nbcnews.com.

By Kenan Sahin

Climate change is often seen as synonymous with global warming, a misperception deriving from the historical mislabeling of the phenomenon.

Certainly, “warming” is part of it, but the real danger is the increasing variations or the greater-than-normal fluctuations in all aspects of climate: temperature; humidity; […]

What is Going On in Washington, D.C.?

Jim Bridenstine being sworn in at NASA. Photo: Bill Ingalls, NASA.

By George Harvey

This was supposed to be a very simple article, providing people with a single link and some information on its usefulness. That link goes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Local Government Solar Project Portal (http://bit.ly/EPA-local-solar-portal), which is […]

Get Out of Jail Free Card: Carbon Capture

 

By Dr. James Hansen

There is enough popular misinterpretation of recent news about the cost of carbon capture that I should comment on that.

David Keith has done some of the most credible work on direct air capture of CO2, so his recent paper1 in Joule reporting on the cost of carbon capture deserves […]

A Letter to My Great-Grandchildren

By Greg Whitchurch

Hello from 2018. This is your great-grandad, Greg. I’m writing to you because I suspect that your parents and grandparents have shown you some of my old photos, and I just want to explain some things about those pictures of me and my cars, me barbecuing hamburgers, sitting around bonfires, our family […]

Charlie Baker’s Record on Climate Action and Consumer Protection

from Blue Mass Group

Charlie Baker didn’t run for governor on a platform of consumer protection or climate action. But now that he thinks climate change is real and man-made, he talks a lot about his administration’s work on clean energy and climate change, even as his messaging to his base, and his reelection campaign, […]

We Have a Problem

By George Harvey

The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have all the solutions we need, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.

Populations of black-footed kittiwakes have declined nearly 80% since the 1980s. (RSPB photo)

We have a problem. The bad news […]

Screen THE RELUCTANT RADICAL in your community!

We want to call your attention to an important new documentary, The Reluctant Radical, that is now available for Community and Educational Screenings around the world. You may remember that in October 2016 Deia Schlosberg (Producer, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change & Co-producer, Awake: A […]

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Maple Syrup and Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture

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MAPLE SYRUP and CLIMATE CHANGE

Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the U.S. But could this change with the impacts of climate change? A recent study looks at changes in sap flow and sugar formulation as trees adapt to a changing climate. […]

A Slowing Gulf Stream

Flow of the Gulf Stream. NASA image.

By George Harvey

There are some things nature brings us that we feel we can count on, such as the warmth of summer and winter snow. We depend without thought on rain to grow our crops.

Perhaps most of us have never heard of […]

Lessons from Winter – A Snowy Winter Gives Way to Spring

Snowy winter in Pittsford, Vermont in mid-March. Photo: Alan Betts

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

It has been a chilly and snowy winter in the northeast. While temperatures in the western U.S. and Alaska have been above average, temperatures in the Arctic have been very high, and the sea-ice cover has reached […]