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It’s a climate change nightmare: what can you do?

The nightmare scenario is upon us.  Donald Trump has been elected president.  A renowned climate skeptic has been appointed to lead the re-organization of the EPA.  And the Paris agreement on climate change — so recently negotiated, at such cost and with such hope — is on the chopping block.  We have been losing the… Read more »

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It’s Not About the Polar Bears: Stop diminishing the impacts of climate change

If I see one more polar bear, I’m going to scream.  It feels like whenever people think of climate change, they think of this: [Scream].  Even conservationists can’t stop talking about the damn polar bear.  Yesterday, Friends of the Earth tweeted this: To slow #climatechange we must limit burning fossil fuels. #SaveTheArctic #KeepItInTheGround: http://t.co/JY20EvFcwA pic.twitter.com/lOia40A37E… Read more »

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Individuals and Climate Change Part II: You can’t expect people to change

In my last post, I argued that individual actions and decisions can make a difference when it comes to climate change, and other environmental problems.  But only if lots of people take part.  The question is: is it really realistic to expect enough people to make this kind of change in their lifestyle and behavior? … Read more »

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Individuals and Climate Change Part I: Nothing I do can make a difference

When I talk to people about climate change and particularly about what we can do about it, one of the most common responses I get is that we can’t do anything — climate change has to be solved at the state/national/global level, by governments and politicians, maybe big business.  Certainly not us. Now, I am… Read more »