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Image: Flickr/Strawberry Singh
A recent report in the journal Scientific Reports has been quite a topic of discussion lately (https://bit.ly/Nature-end). Basically, it says that even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gasses today, it would be too late to stop climate change, because we have passed […]
Hurricane Delta. NASA image.
It is amazing what an increase of 1°C (1.8°F) can do. As the world has warmed by just that amount, disasters have grown fast. And the disasters are clearly more numerous and worse because of a little bit more heat. According […]
Looking down into a Forest Fire. Image: Wikipedia Commons/defenseimagery.mil
What a record fire season signals about the future of a wet state
In mid-May, Chris Easton, an assistant fire chief in the town of Dixmont, Maine, was standing in his yard when he noticed a huge column […]
Mount Rushmore – made into a place to spread contagion. National Park Service photo.
Denial of reality is dangerous. When it is institutionalized, it becomes dangerous to large numbers of people, sometimes focusing most heavily on those who support it.
Denial of science has become a policy of the Republican Party. […]
The San Juan Generating Station is closing down. At its peak, it had a capacity of 1,848 MW. Photo: Wikipedia.
Every month or so, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) publishes its estimates of short-term changes in the energy markets. Among its data is a table showing its expectations […]
Brent Suter, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, recently endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act which is working its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. Fellow endorsers include many names that will be familiar to New England readers, including former Vermont governor Howard Dean and biathlete […]
John Deere autonomous electric tractor. Image uploaded to YouTube.com by John Deere UK IE.
Farming stands out as one of the most important contributors to climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists it as contributing 10% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as of 2020, but this does not tell the […]
Millions of green jobs will be created under the Green New Deal. Image from Green for All.
Roger H. Bezdek
The Green New Deal (GND) refers to proposals designed to address climate change, economic inequality, and other issues. The name derives from the New Deal, and the concept of the GND combines […]
The collapse of the global capitalist economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has valuable lessons for us. Capitalism searches for places, people and resources that can be exploited to maximize profit and minimize costs. Capitalism has no moral guiding principles, it simply demands growth and profits, with […]
The 146.16-kW solar system (shown in the background) at Laurel Lanes is a net-zero project that wipes out their entire electric utility bill. Photo: Joseph Videtta.
“Social distancing” is actually quite easy while we’re outdoors, but we should not let our guards down. COVID-19 is still here, still active […]