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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Australia is in Trouble. So Are We.

Weather caused by fire. Source: EPA Australia.

Green Energy Times Staff

Australia has a wildfire season every year. The worst of the bushfires occur in the summer months, late December through late March in the southern hemisphere. On the first day of the Australian summer, it was already a record […]

Burlington Mayor Weinberger Proposes Carbon Fee to VT Legislature

Mayor Miro Weinberger speaks at the REV 2019 Conference. Photo: Barb and Greg Whitchurch.

Barbara Whitchurch

In a press conference held during the final day of the Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) ( conference in October, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that he will ask the Vermont Legislature to levy a carbon pollution fee on […]

IPCC Reports on Oceans and Cryosphere

Watching the Permafrost Thaw; Man Heats Ocean First

A collapsed block of ice-rich permafrost along Drew Point, Alaska. See more at ( Credit: U.S. Geological Survey.

J.D. Kaplan

In the last issue of G.E.T., I took it upon myself to profile the latest report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), […]

Where is the Fire Department?

It is often very difficult to make up one’s mind. The difficulty may be due to the complexities of the issues involved, or to the limited number of facts available for consideration, or certain fears that overshadow the horizon, or a general habit of indecision that has developed over the years… Of course, […]

Late News on Energy and Storage

George Harvey

Three noteworthy developments came into the news in the last few days of October, which taken together may show a picture of things to come. It is a future in which natural gas may become increasingly irrelevant.

To start with, the cost of offshore wind power has […]

The Counterattack Against Clean Energy Is Collapsing

Carl Pope

Carl Pope

For two years, the cabal of fossil fools surrounding Donald Trump have leveraged an impulsive president’s loathing of his predecessor, tapped their reactionary right-wing networks, mobilized coal and oil lobbies and political donations, and thrown themselves vigorously into two missions:

Bring back the coal industry and stop the “Stalinist” threat […]

It No Longer Exists

John Bos

We don’t like change, even though change is inevitable. Sometimes it takes a 2 X 4 up alongside the head to get our attention. And then we “see” that some change in our lives could have been avoided if only we had paid attention.

Driving back home in the early […]


Join me for a CLIMATE TOWN HALL Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Dear Friends,

I am writing to invite you to join me for a Climate Town Hall on Tuesday, May 28th at Hudson Valley Community College. You will have the opportunity to hear more about my work advancing comprehensive national climate action through […]

The Climate Crisis – More Complex Than Simple Solutions

George Plumb

There have been many commentaries recently about what is happening to the Earth caused by climate change. Most of the commentaries focus on what needs to be done about reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and include suggestions such as putting a carbon tax on fossil fuels, moving to renewable energy, or weatherizing our […]

Time for Real Change


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 […]