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Baker-Polito Administration Launches First-in-the-Nation Clean Peak Energy Standard

Program Will Promote Use of Clean Energy When Costly Electricity Demand is Highest

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the launch of the first-in-the-nation Clean Peak Energy Standard (CPS), a financial incentive program that promotes the use of clean energy technologies to supply power when electricity demand is at its highest, also known as […]

Dartmouth Upcoming Energy Events and Deadlines

Tuesday, July 28 | 12:15 p.m. Dartmouth Energy Collaborative Energy Seminar Kaitlyn Bunker, Rocky Mountain Institute “Clean Energy Transition: What We’ve Learned from Partnering with Caribbean Islands to Develop Inclusive Approaches that Accelerate Progress” Kaitlyn Bunker, head of the Islands Energy Program at the Rocky Mountain Institute, will discuss the approach developed by the […]

It’s All Hunky-Dory, but…

06 July 2020 James Hansen and Makiko Sato Well-meaning souls, rightfully concerned about the effect of “gloom-and-doom” talk on young people, say that everything is hunky-dory, climate change impacts are exaggerated (they often are) and climate change is not a serious threat (unfortunately, it is).

Let’s look at reality, real data for the real […]

2020 Record Warm Year? Don’t Bet on It.

James Hansen

April, 2020. This year, 2020, should have record global warmth according to widespread media reports in April. The reports were based largely on a NOAA conclusion that such a record was likely with 75% confidence. April has since come in with record warmth for the month, although practically the same as April 2016. […]

Despite COVID-19, atmospheric CO₂ concentrations still reached a record peak

Despite #COVID19, atmospheric CO₂ concentrations still reached a record peak in May. If we keep emitting CO₂ into the atmosphere (even if 10% less than last year), the atmospheric CO₂ concentration will keep rising… https://twitter.com/i/status/1271330643281133568

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Critique of Planet of the Humans

We think this may be the best critique of Planet of the Humans we have see so far.

Thanks to Steven Strong for suggesting it.

Carbon Dioxide (CO₂), the Greenhouse Gas

Let’s get down to the basics: what is CO₂ and why should we even care?

Ball-and-stick model of the carbon dioxide molecule, one of the most important chemical compounds in the world. It is vital for life as we know it but catastrophic at excess levels. Color code: carbon, C is black; oxygen, O […]

A Trillion Trees

Young climate activist Greta Thunberg and eighty-four-year-old primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall at Davos, Switzerland in January 2019. Image: pinterest.com.

John Bos

“It was the Africa I dreamed of when I was ten and fell in love with Tarzan,” said primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall in a recent interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson. “I […]

Fighting Climate Change with Trees in Bennington, VT

Wikimedia Commons/Todd Hatch (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Evan Lawrence

As nature-based solutions to address climate change gain more and more attention, Climate Advocates Bennington 350VT has set itself the goal of planting at least 1,000 trees in and around the southwestern Vermont town this year.

“The plan was inspired by a report last […]

A Resolution to Take Action on Climate Pollution

John Gage at the Carbon Cash-Back Coalition table outside the polls at Windham High School on town election day, March 10, 2020. Windham, NH passed the resolution. Courtesy photo.

John Gage

This spring, voters in forty New Hampshire town meetings and local elections have a chance to ask their state and federal representatives to […]