Students at Dartmouth College organized a vigil today to honor victims of Typhoon Haiyan and to put pressure on the U.S. government to act on climate change at this week’s COP19 United Nations climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland.
Times have changed as reflected by the fact that words like “adaptation” and “mitigation” have been replaced by the more appropriately urgent phrases “resilience” and “resistance.”
The floods we experienced this past summer, like Irene, remind us that rivers flowing through Vermont communities have tremendous power to wreak havoc.
The future may be a hazy green, but if there is to be a future at all, we are creating it in the present, and at the rate we are going, climate change is a major component of that future haze.
Facing climate change: Jet stream instability causes record rainfall, summer flooding of Lake Champlain
President Barack Obama this week delivered a speech on climate change in which he proposed, among other things, limiting carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired utilities by no later than June 2014 and linked any approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project to assurances that it would not add to greenhouse gas emissions. Click here […]