The farms and forests of Vermont will survive this year, mostly, but multiple years in a row of drought conditions could spell trouble for the region.
Do we really want Vermont’s population to skyrocket past one million?
Scott and the Legislature seem to have the same reason for doing just about everything but proposing actual solutions. Those solutions are expensive and/or unpopular.
Corporate capture is behind the failure of inter-governmental efforts to address the problem, since any effort to reduce energy consumption threatens to constrain growth, which in turn threatens the wealth of the few.
There is significant time sensitivity to passing meaningful legislation. The effects are no longer theoretical and the impacts already tangible.
We’re so thrilled to see the Senate already take action to tackle long-term challenges such as climate change, even in the midst of a pandemic.
Each of these seemingly unrelated phenomena, including the pandemic, catastrophic enough on their own, are nevertheless, undeniably connected through climate change and the political tendency to pit science and prosperity as diametrically opposed.
As Vermont continues relief efforts and builds toward recovery, many tools are already in place that can make communities stronger and more resilient to face future challenges.
Lawmakers were working on a bill that would limit greenhouse gas emissions when the coronavirus surfaced.
Our response to Covid-19 speaks volumes about how we will respond to future public health issues that arise as the planet’s climate changes.
Democratic leaders say measures that had been on track before the pandemic, like Act 250 reform and a bill to legalize marijuana salesm still stand a chance this year.
Leading up the worldwide pandemic, we already knew that our way of life was based on unsustainable habits.
We need to acknowledge that this pandemic is a direct result of collapsing economic, environmental, and political systems.
Among the initiatives are an increase in funding for weatherization programs and an expansion of incentives for cold-climate heat pumps and electric vehicles.