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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…


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:

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 […]

Vermont Long Committed to Acting on Climate Change – in Words at Least

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Johanna Miller

In 2006, the State of Vermont enshrined strong carbon pollution reduction goals in statute. Unfortunately, despite that commitment, Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions are 13% above 1990 levels, when they are supposed to have been cut significantly below that by now.

You need only […]

Great Ways to Make a Difference Now to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint – Part 2

G.E.T. staff

The Green Energy Times team wants to share some ideas with you on what you can do now to help the planet and reduce your carbon footprint. We hope you learn some new ideas that you can adapt to your everyday lives. Look for more ideas in the next issue.

We Can Reach ‘Drawdown’ by Mid-2040’s

A new report – The Drawdown Review – provides the most in-depth assessment of climate solutions and their potential to reduce greenhouse gasses and build a climate-safe future

All Images: Project Drawdown.

San Francisco (March 3, 2020) – A new report from the world’s leading resource on climate solutions demonstrates […]