Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

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 […]


Biden-Harris Administration Hosts First-Ever White House Climate Resilience Summit and Releases National Climate Resilience Framework In conjunction with White House Summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities, Administration announces more than $500 million in additional investment for resilience

Across the country, Americans are experiencing the devastating impacts of climate change. In just the first eight months […]

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 […]

The IPCC’s Sixth Synthesis Report on Climate Change.

The elephant in the living room is a metaphor. The cow on the porch is not. (Jo-Anne McArthur, Unsplash,

George Harvey

On March 20, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its Sixth Synthesis Report on Climate Change, referred to as AR6. This report synthesizes three earlier reports, which […]

NHPR Climate Summit in April

NHPR, in collaboration with NHPBS, is presenting the inaugural By Degrees Climate Summit. This event will bring together a diverse group of regional change-makers to discuss opportunities for transformative action in the face of the climate change crisis.

Hosted by NHPR’s climate and energy reporter Mara Hoplamazian, this is a chance to […]

Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Climate Response Time


James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Norman Loeb, Leon Simons, Karina von Schuckmann Our judicious choice of graphs for Global Warming in the Pipeline[1] (submitted to Oxford Open Climate Change, available here with an added list of acronyms) squeezed out a graph of Earth’s energy imbalance (EEI, Fig. 1 above). EEI is the net […]

Disasters Hit 90% of USA in 2022

Ortley Beach, New Jersey (Office of the Governor of New Jersey)

George Harvey

Hurricane Sandy hit the United States just over ten years ago. It formed as a hurricane on October 22, 2012, and dissipated on November 2. It caused about $65 billion in damages in this country, nearly all of which happened […]

A Climate Scientist’s Review of COP27

Floods in Pakistan destroyed food systems and left 4000 homeless. (

Alan Betts

The COP27 meeting in Egypt continued the annual discussion of key climate change issues and whether we are on target to keep the warming of the planet below 1.5oC. Teams of people brought their enthusiasm from around the […]

VCRD Celebrates Third Class of Climate Catalysts and Gears Up for Fourth

Several Climate Catalysts join a celebration for all three cohorts at Hubbard Park in Montpelier.

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) is celebrating the graduation of sixteen local leaders from the third class of the Climate Catalysts Leadership Program. The third cohort began in the fall of 2021 and, over the past […]

East Coast Sea Level Rising Fastest in the World

Sandbags protecting the eroding east coastline. (Adobestock/69295946_digidreamgrafix)

George Harvey

For the September 22edition of NPR’s “Fresh Air,” Terry Gross interviewed Brady Dennis about climate change. The show was titled, “Extreme heat, flooding and wildfires: How climate change supercharged the weather,” and it can be heard online at

Brady Dennis […]