Many thousands of people are converging on New York City for this Sunday’s People’s Climate March, and with good reason. According to environmental authorities, we must reduce greenhouse gas significantly in our atmosphere by 2017 and at latest 2020 — or else melting polar ice will lead to rising seas that may doom New York City and hundreds of other ..
Backyard barbecues remain a hallmark of the Fourth of July, even though this means burning gas or charcoal, which emit significant amounts of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gas emissions drive climate change, whose impacts are now visible at just about every national park visited by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, she said in a recent interview. “In Historic Jamestowne, we’ve actually had 98 ..
We’re announcing a friendly contest designed primarily for public good but that also offers a $100 prize for the entry judged by us to be the best one. Here’s how it works: If you’re musical, we ask that you consider creating a video of yourself and/or your musical group singing your own version of “Hey Food” — which ..
In the month before World Environment Day (today), the New York Times publicized a projection that large-scale melting of ice in the Antartica may now be almost inevitable, and this phenomenon could cause “enough sea-level rise that many of the world’s coastal cities would eventually have to be abandoned.” Yet hopeful measures to avert such an outcome have been proposed in a ..
Backyard cookouts are a hallmark of Memorial Day. Inevitably, this means burning gas or charcoal, each of which emits significant amounts of greenhouse gases. Yet according to a new projection in the New York Times, large-scale melting of ice in the Antartica is now almost inevitable, and this phenomenon could cause “enough sea-level rise that many of ..
To maximize the potential of Earth Day, we’re told to prioritize actions that can yield the most environmental improvement. We’re told this means that reducing greenhouse gas emissions should be our priority, as our civilization is uniquely imperiled by greenhouse gas that generates climate change. So for many years, our priority on Earth Day has generally been to reduce greenhouse gas, and the key recipe has been to ..
by Robert Goodland President Obama’s re-election competed for attention with Superstorm Sandy, which cost at least 200 human lives and US$70 billion. If storms increase in number and strength with climate change, then much higher costs may result – yet the topic of climate change was glaringly absent in recent political campaigning. Perhaps that’s because candidates couldn’t think how climate change might be addressed alongside the ..
The common view of climate change is 20 years old, requiring fossil fuels to be replaced quickly with renewable energy infrastructure. That hasn’t happened –- and it’s now estimated to cost $18 trillion and take at least 20 more years to build. Yet we can see our climate worsening quickly. What may be the best business case for reversing climate change is set ..