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Climate Change Is Pushing Record-Setting Disasters

Hurricane Delta. NASA image.

George Harvey

It is amazing what an increase of 1°C (1.8°F) can do. As the world has warmed by just that amount, disasters have grown fast. And the disasters are clearly more numerous and worse because of a little bit more heat. According to […]

So— the USA has Stepped Away from the Paris Climate Agreement

Americans voted for major progress on climate crisis and clean energy — will they get it?

TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog

November 5, 2020 San Francisco, CA

On Wednesday, one day after our closely contested presidential election, the United States stepped away from its adherence to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, a decision […]

Join the Climate Strike – This Friday

Join the Climate Strike Now Rescheduled for This Friday – October 23 – 1PM University Green, Burlington

A coalition of activist organizations, led by Club Organize UVM and UVM Union of Students, have called for a climate strike on October 23rd, beginning at 1pm on the University Green in Burlington. The action will […]

Urgent! – Join the Climate Strike! – Friday, Oct. 16 – 1 PM – University Green, Burlington

Join the Climate Strike Friday – October 16 – 1 PM University Green, Burlington A coalition of activist organizations, led by Club Organize UVM and UVM Union of Students, have called for a climate strike on October 16th, beginning at 1pm on the University Green in Burlington. The action will begin with a rally, […]

The Eastman Charitable Foundation’s “Virtual” Fall Forum on Climate Change

Save the date! The Eastman Charitable Foundation’s “virtual” Fall Forum will be on Friday, October 16th at 7:00 PM. This year’s topic is “Climate Change in NH”. The presenter is Sherry Godlewski, Resilience and Adaptation Specialist from the NH Department of Environmental Services. Learn how climate change is effecting our state and local region, […]

Press release from the Office of Vermont Attorney General

September 15, 2020

Attorney General Donovan’s Statement on the Governor’s Veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act:

“Climate change is real, and it is already affecting our state. The Global Warming Solutions Act, recently passed by the Vermont Legislature, tells government: When it comes to climate change, do your job. I testified in favor of […]

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Fantastic news! Yesterday, the Vermont House passed the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act (H.688) with 102 representatives taking a stand for real climate action in Vermont. The 102-45 vote margin means we expect there will be enough votes to override Governor Scott’s decision – if he chooses to veto this pollution-reducing, job-creating bill.

This […]

Social and Environmental Justice

September 10, 2020

By James Hansen

We older people are leaving young people a tough row to hoe. So when they figure out something on their own, the best thing that we can do is support their efforts.

That’s the philosophy that Dan Miller and I had in writing the op-ed below (A Socially and […]

A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change

September 9, 2020

By James E. Hansen And Daniel H. Miller, Opinion Contributors

A majority of the public is in favor of action on climate change, and putting a fee or tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels is generally accepted — including among conservatives — as a key method for reducing greenhouse gas […]

Capitalism, Courage, and Justice

Alan Betts

The response of the United States to the confrontation with the COVID-19 virus has been revealing. The strengths and weaknesses of America’s core values of freedom, justice and courage have been exposed, along with the blatant immorality of capitalism and white racism. Little has changed since the famous “Tale of Two Cities” speech […]