climate change

Sue Minter Letter to Lt. Gov. Phil Scott

News Release — Sue Minter for Vermont July 21, 2016 Contact: Molly Ritner [email protected] Dear Phil, If you can’t properly diagnose a problem then it’s hard to solve it. On July 19, during the Vermont Climate Economy forum in Rutland, you said there were “many reasons” for the warming of the planet, and did not […]

Shumlin Signs Executive Order to Promote Business Working to Combat Climate Change

For Immediate Release July 19, 2016 Gov. Shumlin Signs Executive Order to Promote Business Working to Combat Climate Change South Burlington – Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed an Executive Order to give preference to companies that are fighting climate change when awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in State contracts each year. “Climate change is […]

John Elder: ‘Music is required if we are to move forward’

Middlebury College professor emeritus John Elder’s new memoir “Picking Up the Flute” seeks harmony as it addresses everything from chord shifts to climate change.

Vermont’s Economic Future in a Time of Climate Change Gubernatorial Forum

News Release — Vermont Council on Rural Development July 11, 2016 Contact: Amy Shollenberger, 802-793-1114 / [email protected] Paul Costello, Vermont Council on Rural Development, 802-223-5763 / [email protected] Please join Vermont Council on Rural Development and sponsoring partners VT PBS and Northfield Savings Bank for an important discussion with all five gubernatorial candidates. The forum will […]

Poll finds support for carbon tax, other climate change steps

The poll also asked likely voters which candidate they planned to back in the gubernatorial primaries.

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 […]