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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

A New Metaphor

Rock Concert fire show (Les Panchyshyn, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

Freedom of speech?

Imagine being in at a really great indoor rock concert. You got a really good seat, about five rows back from the stage and right in the center of the theater. Exiting out will be a chore, […]

Trump’s Withdrawal

Demonstrators at Copenhagen Climate Talks in 2009. Flickr

By Carl Pope

Donald Trump has done what Al Gore, Jim Hansen, climate scientists, the Sierra Club and the rest of the environmental movement could never do – make climate disruption breaking cable TV news. Trump’s histrionic, largely symbolic and recklessly self-destructive decision to abandon the […]

United States Climate Alliance

The Republican governors of Vermont and Massachusetts have come out in support of the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA), joining governors of a growing number of other states.

On June 1, only a short time after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the PCA, several states started taking a stand in […]

Donald Trump Makes America Irrelevant

The United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

By George Harvey

President Donald Trump made his long-awaited decision on the Paris Climate Accord. He announced:

“Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord – Thank […]

New Precipitation Models for New York State

Extreme Precipitation Projections to Help New York State with Planning

Millbrook, NY, January 17, 2017 – Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, and Lee are examples of extreme precipitation events that have caused destruction and deaths in New York State. In 2009 alone, 175 total flooding events in New York State led to $32.82 […]

Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Partner on

2016 Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference

For communities throughout the eastern United States, historic warm temperatures, rain and flooding closed out 2015 and ushered in 2016. To prepare for and to share strategies for becoming resilient to these climate impacts, Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Center for Climate Preparedness and Community […]

It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm

Vermont Workers’ Center leaders are joining a grassroots delegation at Paris climate talks calling for system change, not just climate change.

Shela Linton and Senowa Mize-Fox, of Brattleboro and Burlington, head to Paris this week to attend the United Nations’ COP21 global climate negotiations from December 3rd to December 11th. The two VWC representatives will […]

Climate Action on November 30:

Grassroots Activists to Deliver Thousands of Calls for Bold Climate Action

Montpelier, VT – On Monday, November 30, representatives of the Energy Independent Vermont coalition will deliver thousands of postcards and petitions to legislators at the Statehouse demanding that they “tackle global warming and save Vermonters money by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.”

Vermonters […]

Where do Republican Presidental hopefuls stand?

November 1, 2015

Dear Earthtalk: Where do the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination stand on environmental issues? — Susan Wollander, Raleigh, NC

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump calls climate change a “hoax.” Credit: Gage Skidmore, FlickrCC

In recent decades, Republicans have certainly been far less sympathetic to environmental causes than the Democrats, […]

VPR News examines the rise and record of Bernie Sanders.

Listen Tuesday, October 6 at noon and 7 p.m. for ‘Becoming Bernie’, a look at the rise and record of Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

In the hour-long program, VPR News explores the forces that shaped the life and politics of the self-described democratic-socialist, from his early days in Brooklyn through his […]