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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

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 […]

America’s Accelerating Population Predicament: Exponential Growth Consequences

Humanity digs and carves the planet up for the remaining resources which dwindle while humans continue on their growth rampage. Image: ped203health3.wikispaces.com.

By Frosty Wooldridge

Part 1: Quotes that make impact on America and around the world, denial, displacement, ignorance

Nobel Laureate Dr. Henry W. Kendall said, “If we don’t halt population growth […]

A Brief Intro to Climate History

By Rick Wackernagel

Earth’s climate has been changing for a long time. One way to assess the significance of current changes is to compare them to past changes. Two important measures to compare are atmospheric temperature and carbon-dioxide (CO2) concentration. Temperature is both an indicator and a determinant of climate. It influences how much […]

Ecological Economic Growth – An Imperative Policy Path

Antarctic sunset. NOAA photo.

By Roy Morrison

The fact that it was warmer in parts of the U.S. and Europe in February 2018 than at the North Pole should get more than our passing attention. It is time to pursue a global agenda for dramatic and healing change an emergency basis. It is a […]

Will climate change, pollution, and invasive species kill off fishing?

Fly fishing for trout. Photo by Bryan Ledgard, Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

Pity the poor brook trout. During the nineteenth century, it was one of the most popular fish with American anglers. In fact, it is the state fish of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and six other states. But it […]

Help stop bee-killing pesticides in Vermont — Voting soon!

The Vermont House of Representatives needs to hear from you as soon as possible to ask for key improvements to H.915. Instead of protecting our bees and butterflies from bee-killing neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides — 10,000 times more toxic than DDT — it relies upon public service announcements, compiling survey results and passive measures for neonic-free […]

VECAN (Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network) News

This March, there are several grant opportunities, workshops, and other events planned. Read below to learn about what’s going on in the world of climate and energy in Vermont this month and beyond: Reminder: New England Grassroots Environment Fund Grant Applications Due this Week – Applications due by March 15, click here for more information […]

Extreme Weather and the Climate Crisis e-book

Every new year seems to arrive on the heels of another unfortunate climate record set. And 2017’s is among the most startling: Climate-related and other natural disasters caused a staggering $306 billion in total damages in the US, making last year by far the most expensive one on record for disasters in the country.

And […]

The Weather Listens to No Man

The damages to the infrastructure of Houston, Texas were massive and long-lasting from Hurricane Harvey. Image: transgriot.blogspot.se

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

The impact of accelerating climate change last year has been sobering. High temperatures and drought produced record fires in the western U.S., and the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was devastating. Preliminary […]