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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Disturbing News of 1.5°

By George Harvey

According to NASA, it is official: 2015 was the hottest year in the 136 years records have been kept. In achieving that goal, it blew away the record set in 2014, which beat a record set in 2010, which topped a record set in 2005, which beat the record set […]

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2016 Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference

For communities throughout the eastern United States, historic warm temperatures, rain and flooding closed out 2015 and ushered in 2016. To prepare for and to share strategies for becoming resilient to these climate impacts, Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Center for Climate Preparedness and Community […]

The Snow IS Melting

The glacier has melted at the world’s highest ski resort at the Chacaltaya glacier, and so it has closed for good. Author Ville Miettinen from Helsinki, Finland. Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0. Wikimedia Commons

Ski and Ride While You Still Can.

By G. Harvey and N.R. Mallery

The January-February issue of the Sierra Club’s magazine, […]

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Turning Ideas into Action – Special Announcement

Upcoming LES Webinar: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The How and Why of Using Proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to Reduce Your Town & School Energy Costs

February 10, 2016

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The state legislature saw to it that $2 million is allocated annually […]

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Climate Change

Dear Friends,

It’s official, 2015 was the warmest year on record. Climate change is real and it is threatening the Vermont we love, from our ski areas to our lakes. Will you help us do something about it?

The urgency for us to take every sensible action against climate change has never been […]

Sanders Statement on Hottest Year Announcement

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration released new analyses today confirming that 2015 was Earth’s hottest year by the widest margin:“The debate is over. Fourteen of the last 16 years have been the hottest ever recorded. […]

Climate Deceit and Climate Deniers

By George Harvey

Knowledge of human-caused climate change has been around for a long time. An early scientific paper on the connection between carbon dioxide (CO2) and changes in the Earth’s climate, based on scientific measurement of CO2’s ability to absorb infrared emissions, appeared in 1896.

Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil. Photo: […]

We CAN Prevent Climate Disaster

By Jim Stiles

Our future is in danger, but we have a powerful solution. We have the ability to face climate change head on. A carbon compensation fee levied upon polluters can be an important tool to reduce carbon emissions. This will help nearly everyone both in their pocketbooks and with their health. […]

Paris – COP21: Encouraging Promises!

By George Harvey

The news of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) on climate change came thick and fast as the conference progressed. There was a lot more to say than there was time to say it. We kept a diary of the events as we found them, however. (The dates represent when we […]