Category Archives: Climate Change

Environmental Degradation

It seems to me…. “Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.” … Continue reading

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Converting To Renewable Energy

It seems to me…. “In reality, Republicans have long been at war with clean energy. They have ridiculed investments in solar and wind power, bashed energy-efficiency standards, attacked state moves to promote renewable energy and championed laws that would enshrine … Continue reading

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Coping With Environmental Change

It seems to me…. “Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it’s too late.” ~ John Delaney[1]. The old adage that “everyone” talks about the weather but no one does … Continue reading

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Sources Of Greenhouse Gases

It seems to me…. “A more robust approach to global warming is needed if we are to avoid catastrophe. Unlike the recent financial crisis, there is no bailout option for the earth’s climate.” ~ Jose Angel Gurria[1]. A global warming … Continue reading

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Correcting Environmental Mistakes

It seems to me…. “I have long understood that climate change is not only an environmental issue – it is a humanitarian, economic, health, and justice issue as well.” ~ Frances Beinecke[1]. There are many areas where it now is … Continue reading

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Antarctic Glacial Meltdown

It seems to me…. “Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.” ~ Martin Sheen[1]. Some … Continue reading

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An Existential Risk

It seems to me…. “In the history of the world, all five mass extinctions have been accompanied by massive climate change, so we are facing an incredibly serious threat. In fact, we are technically in the sixth mass extinction right … Continue reading

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