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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Time for Real Change

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By Dr. Alan K. Betts

Elections are coming up, and if we don’t vote for real change this November, many environmental disasters lie ahead. The U.S. is sinking deeper into a sticky web of lies from which truth, honesty and democracy may not escape. At the national level, this is clear […]

What Kind of America Do We Want?

Arctic tundra burning. Image: Western Arctic National Parklands.

Dr. Alan K. Betts

As I write in late July, wildfires are burning across the Eurasian Arctic as temperatures soar. These climate extremes remind us every month of the urgency of the global renewable energy transition. Unfortunately, the global rise of nationalism is undermining the […]

Second Deadliest Birthrate in India Affects All of Humanity

Sustainability issues exist among the filth in the Ganges River in India. Image: Wikispaces.com

Frosty Wooldridge

India expects its population to jump from 1.252 billion to 1.55 billion within 33 years. It adds 16 million, net gain, annually. Their human misery index explodes off the charts.

In 1960, India reached 500,000,000 people. Today, […]

Our Responsibility to the Earth

“Blue Marble,” January 4, 2012. Image: NASA.

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

Spring came late this year, as the daffodils did not start opening where I live in Pittsford, Vermont until April 18, and the forsythia were ten days later. Rain for days on end from slow moving weather systems led […]

Coal is Just Bad, Bad, Bad

Merrimack Station. Photo: SayCheeeeeese, Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

The President wants to save coal and nuclear plants from closing, citing security issues. One estimate in the Caspar Star-Tribune, published in Wyoming, where coal is still king, said the cost of subsidies could be as high as $30 billion. (bit.ly/ST-coal-reprieve) The reason […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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SKIING AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The impacts of climate change on Vermont’s ski areas were modeled in an article in Tourism Management. The researchers looked at 103 ski areas in the Northeast, finding that many will not be viable by the middle of this century. See also […]