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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

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 […]