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Jobs and Climate Forum • Tuesday, October 19th, 6:30-7:30pm

Join Vermont Council on Rural Development and the Vermont Climate Economy Action Team for an Addison County Jobs and Climate Forum.

On Tuesday, October 19th from 6:30 to 7:30pm, join a virtual forum with local business leaders to hear how confronting the climate crisis can also create economic opportunities for Vermonters. Hear directly from […]

Why did Ida cause so much less damage than Katrina? Because government did its job

Carl Pope

“A version of this article appeared in Salon“

The most significant images from Hurricane Ida’s devastating landfall on the Gulf Coast are the ones we are not seeing: no refugees huddled in the Superdome, no shots of block after block of New Orleans under water, no miles of overtopped and crumbling […]

Climate Change Is Making the U.S. Poorer Than It Realizes

Carl Pope

“A version of this article appeared in Bloomberg”

The trillion-dollar spending package that the Senate has passed along to the House is being described as a once-in-a-generation fix for America’s deteriorating infrastructure. It should be viewed as only the first in a long series of such big investments, because […]

Vermont’s Climate Change Plan Meeting/Thetford, VT: 9/11/21

350.orgVT and the VT Renews Coalition will host a meeting on Saturday, September 11 from 10am-noon at the Outdoor Classroom at Thetford Academy.

This fall, the State of Vermont is developing the plan for how we address the climate crisis and what our energy future will look like. This may be our best opportunity to […]

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 […]

Webinar: Climate Change: Not Too Late?

What are the costs of inaction and what actions can receive national and global support? Bill McKibben will speak about our last best chance to rein in fossil fuels and preserve our planet. Bill McKibben, Professor of Environmental Studies, Middlebury College “We’re Behind at the Top of the Home Stretch, But Starting to Close.” So […]

Double Trouble

Drought conditions on June 6, 2021

George Harvey

Out of perhaps a million headlines, there is one I found the most frightening. And yes, I mean “a million.” It is not hyperbole.

Every day, I search the news for articles on energy and climate change, and I put links to the important articles […]

Tell the Senate to Price Carbon

Pricing carbon and returning a portion of the money to households is the strategy favored by economists worldwide to drop CO2 levels faster than anything else, but more importantly, to not burden low and middle income households. Senators are working on the Reconciliation Bill, with language to be finalized by August 10, so they […]

On Tuesday, enough ice melted in Greenland to cover Florida in two inches of water

On Tuesday, enough ice melted in Greenland to cover Florida in two inches of water Data from Danish government shows vast ice sheet lost 8.5bn tons of surface mass in a single day

Read in The Guardian: […]

The Vermont Climate Council Needs To Hear From You!

It’s Time For All Of Us To Speak Out

To Demand An Accurate Accounting Of Our GHG Emissions

The Global Warming Solutions Act, passed last year, requires the Vermont Climate Council (VCC) to create a Climate Action Plan that will reduce Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions to specific levels by three […]