Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman December 19th Newsletter

Hello,

We have just witnessed the warmest December 18th on record with huge amounts of rain and snowmelt causing flooding in Vermont yet again. We saw the devastating effects of climate change this summer when our second “once-in-a-lifetime” flood in the past twelve years destroyed communities, wiped out houses and washed […]

Michigan Senate votes to override local decisions on wind, solar energy

From Bridge Michigan:

Wind turbine farms have caused local controversies throughout Michigan. After a Senate vote Wednesday, permitting power for the projects will likely soon shift from local communities to the state’s Public Service Commission. (Bridge file photo)

The Senate Wednesday approved bills to shift permitting authority over wind, solar developments to the […]

Uh-Oh. Now What? Are We Acquiring the Data to Understand the Situation?

Fig.1.Globaltemperature(relativeto1880-1920meanforeachmonth)forthe1997-98,2015- 16 and 2023-24 El Ninos. The impact of El Nino on global temperature usually peaks early in the year (El Nino Peak Year) following the year in which the El Nino originated.

14 August 2023

James Hansen, Makiko Sato and Reto Ruedy

Abstract. Global temperature in June […]

House Climate Action Needed

To friends concerned about preserving a livable world,

In July, U.S. Senators received over 50,000 messages from Citizens’ Climate Lobby members and friends, all asking them to address climate change by putting a price on carbon. That was a big deal!

Those messages moved the Senate and they are talking about it. There’s no way […]

June 2021 Global Temperature Update

Fig. 1. June 2021 surface temperature anomaly (°C) relative to the 1951-1980 base period.

13 July 2021

James Hansen and Makiko Sato

Global temperature in June was +1.13°C (relative to the 1880-1920 base period, which is our best estimate of preindustrial temperature); it was +0.85°C relative to the 1951-1980 […]

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Contact your lawmakers today to urge them to support the Global Warming Solutions Act!

Earlier this week, lawmakers reconvened for the final days of the 2020 legislative session, with a primary focus on finalizing a FY 2021 budget. That said, a few key policy priorities remain in play, including the important, job-creating, pollution-reducing, Global Warming […]

March to the Vermont State House

April 9, 1:00 PM

From Energy Independent Vermont:

Hundreds of Vermonters are walking across the state right now to demand climate action from the Vermont legislature.

Right now they are making their way down Route 2. Will you join them in Montpelier tomorrow?

The walkers are expected to arrive at the Christ Episcopal Church on […]

We Have a Problem

By George Harvey

The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have all the solutions we need, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.

Populations of black-footed kittiwakes have declined nearly 80% since the 1980s. (RSPB photo)

We have a problem. The bad […]

More on Joseph Mangum in Puerto Rico

The forests around Utuado, Puerto Rico, were largely destroyed by the storm. US Department of Agriculture Photo, Master Sgt. Joshua DeMotts | 1st Combat Camera Squadron

By George Harvey

I last posted on the Green Energy Times website about the work Joseph Mangum was doing in Puerto Rico in “Joseph’s First […]

Help from Vermont is on its way to Puerto Rico!

Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

By George Harvey

Regular visitors to the Green Energy Times website may recall an item that was posted on October 7, “Solar Power and Water for Puerto Rico.” In it, Joseph Mangum, who runs Sunnyside Solar in West Brattleboro, Vermont, made a plea for donations to help people […]