Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Local Author of They Knew Calls for Transformation to Overcome Greed and Apathy

James Gustave Speth

Roger Lohr

James Gustave Speth, who lives in Strafford, VT and is known as Gus, gave a talk to his neighbors at the Universalist Church in town regarding his life and thoughts on environment and related politics. He has been quoted that today’s environmental challenges and climate change […]

Book Review: To Be a Water Protector

To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers by Winona LaDuke

Fernwood Publishing, Published December 2020, 320 pages

Review by Joanne Coons

The book To Be a Water Protector explains the connections of water and our Earth systems. Simply put, healthy water means a healthy Earth. Author Winona […]

The Apocalypse Creep

This American Life

Victoria Ines

After listening to the first part of the podcast “Apocalypse Creep,” I wanted to believe it was one of those dystopian, fictional narratives designed to emulate a low-drama real-life scenario. Don’t Look Up, for instance, was written to provide people with a faster-moving version of […]

Book Review: Pandora’s Toolbox

Pandora’s Toolbox, The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention by Wake Smith, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 2022. 343 pages plus appendices, notes and index.

Book Review by Janis Petzel, MD

There is a lot to chew on in Pandora’s Toolbox, the disturbing new book by author and former division president at […]

Book Review: Freeing Energy

Freeing Energy, How Innovators are Using Local-Scale Solar and Batteries to Disrupt the Global Energy Industry from the Outside In by Bill Nussey, Mountain Ambler Publishing, 2021.

Review by Janis Petzel, M.D.

Freeing Energy by Bill Nussey couldn’t have come out at a better time. As our elected representatives […]

Humans and Oil

How Did We Create This Mess?

Natural tar seep at the McKittrick Oil Field, CA, north of Hwy 58. (Wikimedia Commons/Lldenke)

Janis Petzel, M.D.

In medicine, homeostasis or the stable balance between interdependent elements, is the sign of a healthy body. Imbalance causes illness and disease. The global equivalent to homeostasis is sustainability. […]

Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less

Book Review: Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less by Leidy Klotz

Published by Flatiron Books, 304 pages

Review by Victoria Ines

The title of the book Subtract happens to be a fairly accurate summary of its contents. Through seemingly unrelated experiments, personal stories, and professional experiences, author […]

Book Review: The New Climate War

By Michael E. Mann, published by PublicAffairs (2021), 368 pages

Review by Roger Lohr

The book The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet by Michael E. Mann was released during the early months of the pandemic in 2020 by PublicAffairs books. In a story about efforts by what the author refers […]

To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crises

Nathaniel Popkin

New Door Books, December 2020, 148 pages, $15.95

Review by Steven Strong

Nathaniel Popkin refers to the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere, plastics in the ocean, permafrost melting, glaciers receding, ocean temperatures rising, thousands of species going extinct, massive wildfires around the globe, more frequent and powerful typhoons and […]

Book Review – Touching The Jaguar

By John Perkins, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 240 pages

Book Review by Roger Lohr

The word “inspire” comes from being “in spirit” and the book Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear Into Action to Change Your Life and the World by John Perkins on Berrett-Koelher Publishers encourages that we rise to a better understanding of what it […]