climate change

Jaiel Pulskamp: The economics of climate change

At the People’s Climate March, I will join hundreds of thousands to march against a system that exploits the Earth and its creatures, that exploits workers and engenders injustice.

Barry Lawson: Conservatives’ carbon dividend plan merits consideration

The Climate Leadership Council is trying rally global opinion leaders around a climate solution based on so-called carbon dividends.

Rick Wackernagel: 1 cent/gallon carbon pollution tax would go far

A tax of $1 per metric ton of carbon dioxide would cost less than 1 cent per gallon of gasoline and generate about $5 million per year.

Dan Hoxworth: Fighting poverty and climate change through transportation efficiency

Making transportation more efficient is a way to put more money in the pockets of Vermonters who need it most.

Richard Bell & Jock Gill: Shifting values and beliefs

We are facing a spiritual crisis that will determine whether or not we can solve the environmental crisis facing us.

Deb Markowitz: Holding out hope on climate change

Despite the setbacks of the past few weeks, we can still stay on track to reduce climate pollution.

Effort to help towns thrive in climate change will start in Pownal

The program director said the aim is to encourage communities to “embrace the transition to a new economy” through transportation improvements, renewable energy and more.

Photo gallery: High school students mob Vermont Statehouse for climate change rally

“It’s our future that’s really going to be paying” for inaction, said Kassidy Abair, a senior at Harwood Union High School. “It’s important that legislators who can make these changes realize that the youth want something to be done.”

John McClaughry: Putting ‘climate change’ into Act 250

With the 50th anniversary of Act 250 approaching, VNRC has ambitious plans to push the state’s control over land use to new heights.

Green Mountain College to Host North Country Climate Reality Conference

News Release — Green Mountain College April 11, 2017 Contact: Dawn Ringel, Warner Communications [email protected] 781-449-8456 Empower yourself to create a climate solution in your community on April 21 Poultney, Vt. – April 11, 2017– We need all hands on deck to combat climate change! To empower individuals and local communities to create climate solutions, […]

Scott pans carbon tax tradeoff as costly for Vermonters

Lawmakers have proposed reducing or eliminating various current taxes through a levy on carbon dioxide pollution. The idea promptly ran into opposition.

Copeland-Hanzas, Donovan, Gonzales & LaLonde: Tax reform and climate action

Our bills are not comprehensive. They are designed to get Vermonters and policymakers thinking about what makes sense to tax, and what doesn’t.

New carbon tax proposals look to shift burden onto pollution

The sponsors say the four bills would not increase taxes or generate any additional government revenue. The GOP chair called that “just not true.”

Duane Peterson: Trump leaves climate action to us

American history is ripe with movements led by the people who forced the dramatic change which the times called for.