climate change

Bipartisan Green Climate Fund Amendment Passes Senate Committee

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 30, 2016 Contact: Jay Tilton [email protected] WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, June 30, 2016) — The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed an amendment to the State Department and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill that would fund the Green Climate Fund, an essential part of the international climate agreement reached in Paris last […]

Rob Roper: Time to sue climate alarmists?

It’s a very dangerous trend, wherein elected officials are essentially criminalizing the thoughts and actions of their political opponents.

Vermont Folklife Center Holds Energy & Climate Change – Visions for a Path Forward Panel Discussion

News Release — Vermont Folklife Center June 22, 2016 Contact: Bob Hooker (802) 388-4964 [email protected] Join energy experts Tim Maker, Beth Sachs, Leigh Seddon, and David Blittersdorf on Thursday, July 7, at 6:00 PM at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Middlebury for a practical, clear-eyed look at what the transition to renewable energy […]

McKibben hails states’ efforts to go after Exxon Mobil

At a rally in Burlington, Bill McKibben praised the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general for having “bravely” launched investigations into whether Exxon Mobil deceived its investors about climate change.

Sandra Levine: Clean energy powerhouse

Recognition of Vermont’s advances on clean energy provide a good model for future work and for other states.

Study Looks at Adaptability of Maple Products to Climate Change

News Release — UVM Extension June 8, 2016 Contact: Lisa Chase (802) 257-7967, ext. 311 or (800) 278-5480 (Vermont calls only) E-mail: [email protected] Burlington–Climate change may impact the future health of sugarbushes, timing of sap flow and forest regeneration, all factors critical to maple production. Producers who depend on sugaring as a source of income […]

Tim Stevenson: Living with near-term extinction

In an effort to deny our mortality, we have created a civilization that is based upon the plunder of nature’s finite gifts to achieve perpetual economic growth and material abundance.

John McClaughry: Making sense of the climate change battle

Skeptics are indignant that some prominent climate scientists have refused to make public their data – a serious scientific no-no.

UVM Study Links Irrigation to Inaccurate Climate Perception

News Release — UVM June 6, 2016 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], 802-578-8830 It’s the height of irony. Irrigation systems designed to buffer farmers from the effects of a warming planet may be causing them to think their local area is cooler and wetter than it is, says research published June 1 in the journal Global […]

Hurricane Damage Costs Will Skyrocket Due to Climate Change, New Report Finds

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 2, 2016 Contact: Dan McLean (802) 862-0697 WASHINGTON, June 2 – Costs from hurricane damages in the United States are expected to increase 39 percent in the coming decades because of the effects of climate change and coastal development, according to a new report prepared by the Congressional […]

Second Annual North Country Climate Conference June 17 Focuses on Responses to Climate Change

News Release — Green Mountain College June 1, 2016 Contact: Kevin Coburn Director of Communications Green Mountain College [email protected] o: 802-287-8926 c: 802-299-5410 For more information about this program, contact Dr. William Throop at [email protected] POULTNEY–Green Mountain College, in partnership with the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Branch Campus, will be hosting its Second Annual North […]

Stuart Graves: Common sense about the not Supreme Court

Calling any institution supreme is ill advised. Granting ourselves such an exalted position in the cosmos only encourages us to folly.

Symposium: Changing Climate — A Compassionate Response

News Release — Vermont chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Montpelier Mindfulness Community, Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, Vermont Interfaith Action, and 350VT May 9, 2016 Contact: Neville Berle [email protected] 802-249-5905 Many are concerned about cumulative changes to world climate; some see those changes directly linked to human habits of consumption. Opinions on the reality […]

Paul Costello: Building a climate economy in Vermont

We are inviting Vermonters to join with us in the Vermont Climate Economy Partnership to advance practical and positive ways to spur creative business solutions and boost Vermont’s economic competitiveness in an age where carbon will be constrained, clean energy valued, and the wise use and reuse of resources essential.