Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Next Wednesday at 6PM – The Results Are In! A Post-Survey Session for Energy Committees to Learn, Connect & Collaborate

VECAN recently sent out a significant survey to energy committee leaders across Vermont to help us – and key partners – better understand the challenges, needs and energy priorities for communities.

With many survey results now in (though keep ‘em coming!), there will be a workshop on Wednesday, March 16th from 6:00-8:00pm […]

USDA Highlights Accomplishments to Combat Climate Change In Rural America

USDA Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture

On January 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small, recently highlighted a-year of accomplishments to combat climate change and increase resiliency throughout rural America.

“At USDA, we know people in rural communities are on the frontlines of climate change […]

Nuclear Power Won’t Save the World

It Won’t Even Help

San Onofre nuclear plant (awnisALAN, CC-BY-SA 2.0)

Originally published at Green Energy Times.

By George Harvey

An old paradigm

The electricity most of us use comes from a system that was designed mostly over a hundred years ago. It was built around concepts […]

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 […]

Climate tipping point?

ExxonMobil’s shareholder revolt and the end of the line for fossil fuels

Carl Pope

From Carl Pope’s blog:

A version of this article appeared in Salon.

Few days spell out the future as clearly as this Wednesday did in terms of energy and climate action. The dikes of denial behind which Big Carbon […]

A Future For The Planet

President Biden signing executive orders. White House photo, public domain.

George Harvey

On January 27, President Joe Biden may have changed the course of history when he signed a pair of executive orders and a memorandum at a White House briefing. We have posted a full transcript of his remarks at […]

Virtual VECAN Lunch and Learn January 11th at Noon



Bring Your Lunch and Learn about Public Engagement Opportunities on Climate in 2021

Join us on Monday, January 11th at noon to reconnect with local energy leaders across Vermont who are dedicated to climate action in Vermont. 2021 offers meaningful opportunities for your voice to be heard on […]

Vermont Ski Museum Hosts Climate Change Discussion

A section of the 35-tracker solar farm at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, with the ski trails on Madonna Mtn. in the background. Image: Smugglers’ Notch.

Roger Lohr

The Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum in Stowe, Vermont is hosting a Red Bench Discussion on April 11th at 6:00pm on the topic of “Actions […]

Wallace Smith Broecker, the ‘grandfather’ of climate science, leaves a final warning for Earth

Days before his death, Wallace Broecker urged scientists to consider deploying a last-ditch solar shield to stop global warming.

March 3, 2019, 5:34 AM EST

By James Rainey

After struggling with heart disease for decades, the renowned climate scientist Wallace Smith Broecker had made it clear he was acutely aware of his own mortality. So […]

Second Deadliest Birthrate in India Affects All of Humanity

Sustainability issues exist among the filth in the Ganges River in India. Image:

Frosty Wooldridge

India expects its population to jump from 1.252 billion to 1.55 billion within 33 years. It adds 16 million, net gain, annually. Their human misery index explodes off the charts.

In 1960, India reached 500,000,000 people. […]