Category Archives: coal-fired power plant

Dr. James Hansen: Climate change is happening now

Another warning – and a stark one at that – from the scientist who first put the problem of climate change before the American public – of what awaits if no action is taken to stem the carbon tide.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/29/climate-change-carbon-price?fb=optOut

Global disaster? Climate change not on today’s media agenda

According to the National Climatic Data Center, July 211 to June 2012 was the hottest 12-month stretch on human record. But even as the devastation resulting from humanity’s ongoing alteration of the Earth’s atmosphere became more and more obvious, coverage of the 2012 presidential election campaign seemed completely impervious to the effects of climate change,”the media watchdog organization FAIR reported. You can read about FAIR’s findings right here. The conservation impact of what we humans are doing to our fish and wildlife heritage by burning fossil fuels goes well beyond the crisis faced by one or two species.

Climate change: Admitting the problem a first step

This well-crafted and well-researched article focuses on Delaware and the Delaware Bay, but its conclusions are widely applicable.

Convertising to solar power at home: A Vermont success

This feature from today’s Burlington Free Press here in Vermont is a good read and has a message of success for all of us who feed our electricity diet with coal-fired power.

Global warming’s terrifying new math

Vermonter Bill McKibben’s new essay can be read at this link.

Searching for clues to calamity

I admit to becoming tired of reading yet another opinion piece about the politics embroiled in climate change. There, I said it. But even so this op-ed from today’s Times is a good read. To bad that a majority of federal lawmakers, mostly Republicans at that, simply don’t care as there will not be future generations.

Group of 8 affirms climate change efforts

Wow. This will finally, finally end the madness of burning fossil fuels forever and ever. Wanna bet? Sure, sure you say. And you are likely on the mark. The Group of 8 certainly got some positive PR-type news coverage, but that’s about it. You can read about it all here and get a look at the Group of 8 leaders hamming it up for camera people.